Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Thoughts on Hunting Sarah Palin

Because she defied the voters in Alaska twice regarding the outlawing and unsportsmanship of running wolves down with a helicopter, and then blasting them when they finally got tired. For going into pup dens and blasting the young pups. Because she left the "Great State of Alaska's" finances and debt worse by a large factor than when she started to govern. Because she knows nothing about our history or what the Constitution even says or how we have arrived at our place in history. Because she never read the Federalist Papers - which is required reading for anyone who claims to know what they are talking about when it comes to this Country.

There is absolutely nothing, macho, sporting, resembling hunting, or having an ounce of integrity with shooting animals from a helicopter.

That is just a plain lazy practice. Big game hunters never use the whole animal they want them as trophies to announce their machismo and feed their ego. If the Palin's of the world were like the early Native Americans and thanked spirit for the gift of the animal who's life they had taken and for the nourishment and utility the whole animal provided then environmentalist would have no problem with the culling of the herd. There are important considerations in culling both to the health of the entire herd, our health, and the ecosystem we all occupy.

Getting plastered on beer sitting in the woods to bag a trophy is just plain ignorant. That's why everyone is okay with Ted Nuggent if he really does respect and use the whole animal and actually gives thanks to the creator for its life and body as a necessary resource. I have my doubts about Ted and those that hunt with him. Not only because he charges so much money, but because I seriously doubt they use the whole animal.

In the end you can tell a lot about a society by the way it treats the most unfortunate of its members, how it handles its resources and how it regards the nature and abundance it has been provided. Americans rip through these god given resources with zero respect like spoiled children on Christmas morning - yes and extending the metaphor even farther - leaving trash everywhere for someone else to clean up. Irresponsible and flat out immature. If you want to feel like a man act like a man with wisdom, integrity and responsibility for your own actions. Life can be fun but it's no joke.

Quite frankly there is a large section of of the population that doesn't get it and deserves the derision they get for being an ignorant, arrogant, pompous bunch of jack asses who think they have some sort of entitlement to act like clueless yahoos, the ugly American. I think most of these people have severe self esteem issues based on economics, politics, fear of anyone different from them, or someone thinking differently than them. If someone believes in something other than what they believe in well that sharply brings into question their own beliefs. Examining their assumed belief system is not something they want to do - like considering your own mortality. The resulting knee jerk reaction when confronted with someone who thinks differently than them leads to an us against them paradigm that solves nothing.

Ignorance is not bliss - no matter how many silver bullets you load up on.

I recommend learning about Tarra and Bella - here, here, and here.

and watching this movie for a refresher course on being a human being.

1 comment:

Jerry Critter said...

"...you can tell a lot about a society by the way it treats the most unfortunate of its members, how it handles its resources and how it regards the nature and abundance it has been provided."

So true!