So a hunter killed a lion in Africa, and people are going crazy. Just to be clear, I’m not a fan of it. It does seem sad. During the day, I’ve seen it pasted all over the news and social media. People are outraged. They want to hurt this man. They want to destroy his career and ruin his life.
Locally, an abandoned puppy was found outside of a thrift shop. The puppy, about a month old, was in pretty bad shape. The local news reported that they wanted to find this evil, terrible person who would leave this puppy in a cardboard box and abandon it. A local shelter has taken the puppy in, named it Francis, and it seems to be doing better. Locally, people are pretty angry about it. I’m glad the puppy is doing well.
Back to Cecil, the lion. Let’s face it, people have never heard of this lion before this happened. He was on the front page of the CNN website. Even as I speak, it’s still the second header story on CNN. People are out of their minds over it, calling the hunter a “poor excuse for a human being” “A killer” and “Satan.” There are death threats, with celebrities throwing in their idiot two cents. Sharon Osbourne, wife of rocker Ozzy, (who once bit the head off of a live bat during a concert) said she “hoped that Palmer (the hunter) “loses his home, his practice and his money…”
Meanwhile, the barbarity of Planned Parenthood executives talking about fully-formed fetuses as if they are cuts of meat in a butcher shop doesn’t even get a notice. No story on CNN. No outrage on Facebook. No death threats. No wishes of loss of careers, or promises to “Put their head on a trophy wall.”
I watched the movie “300” in the theatre. I remember the scene where they showed the Spartans tossing the deformed babies over a cliff, because they only kept babies that had no deformities. I remember that people in the theatre gasped. I don’t know how we’re different. We don’t even give them that chance.
I don’t care what your opinion of abortion is. I don’t care about trimesters. I don’t care about the legality of how they got the tape. (in other instances, people never care about how recordings are made, except now). I don’t care about your politics. I don’t care if you want to make some argument about ‘choice.’ I don’t care what news channel you watch. Here’s what I know. It’s barbaric.
I think a couple of hundred years from now people will look back at abortion the same way we look back at slavery, in that, they’ll say “how could they not know that was wrong? How could they not know the terrible impact that practice was having on their society and the valuation of human life? How could they not know how truly barbaric that was.
Anyways, it made me cry today. That people would be outraged over a lion they never heard of and not give a fuck that babies’ limbs and organs are being butchered and sold like used parts. It’s like a Stephen King novel you don’t want to be in.
What kind of a fucking world do we live in.