Date: Wed, 2 Oct 1996 17:34:52 -0700
From: fire ant collective <email@example.com>
Newsgroups: alt.discordia, alt.slack, alt.drunken.bastards,
talk.politics.animals, alt.anarchism, alt.bitterness
Subject: Fuzzy animal bitterness
Recently, on a show on Comedy Central called 'the daily show', they
showed a clip of a park in China where people purchase baby chickens (cute
fuzzy yellow little 'chicks') and throw them into this big pond full of
voracious crocodiles, who promptly eat them. There were plenty of closeups of
these tiny little, helpless warm fuzzy little chicks, blinking their cute
little eyes, trying to stand up straight and get their bearings on a lily pad,
shivering and looking pathetic and even cuter with water and mud matting down
their little downy coat, when suddenly the enormous jaws of a Croc crunch
down upon their uncomprehending little bodies, and rip, grind and puncture
them into oblivion.
Needless to say I loved this.
Then a week later they had to do an editorial about it, because there
were so many complaints from viewers offended by seeing chickens get
slaughtered. The writers of the show pointed out wryly (with clips
of muddy, pathetic chinese children and protestors in Tienamen square being
slaughtered) that the Chinese government does a lot worse things than kill 5
cents a dozen baby chickens, much of which is indirectly
subsidized by American consumers purchasing zillions of dollars of chinese
goods, much of which is manufactured in slave labor (just look at the latest
cheap electronic gadget, shoe, or plastic gew-gaw you have purchased, and you
will probably see 'made in China' on it...)
Thats not all they make. In China, they sell the organs of Prisoners
to wealthy transplant patients, make the deal and THEN shoot them. People
ignore hell on earth hapily, and even partipate in it, but let them have to
witness some stupid mindless beast being hurt, suddenly they are bunch of
Something similar happened in the sixties once. Some Yippies made a
public announcement that they were going to napalm a puppy in protest of the
vietnam war. Thousands of angry people showed up to kill the depraved long
hairs, who had at last gone too far. But it turned out they werent going to
napalm anything, it was just a publicity stunt to get you thinking about
Vietnamese villagers (and, one has to assume, many of their village animals)
being napalmed by our government on a daily basis. Naturally nobody gave a
crap about that and the crowd dispersed, grumbling.
You know what? I got news for you people. Animals arent going to do
so well in general if we let our governments become totally diabolical, any
more than people are. This sentimental, phony idolitry
of stinking, flea infested critters to the explicit exclusion of having any
concern for the lives of people, is a kind of social and intellectual disease.
You people want to tuck their head in the sand and cower in your cubicles
fawning all over your dogs and cats 'because people suck', 'animals don't
judge you', etc.
The truth is idiots form depraved emotional bonds with their neurotic
animals because they are too stupid and weak minded to grasp, let alone
responsibly deal with, the real world. Yes I said Neurotic. Do you know that
in the United States and estimated 400,000 pet cats and dogs are currently
being medicated with PROSAC and other similar mind scrambling drugs due to
'depression' and other 'personality disorders'?
You have so many pets that their offspring swarm unwanted across our
every city, starving to death, spreading and suffering from disease, living
lives of misery and torture, while you feed your own personal animal
'companion' $5 cans of dog food, $10 a box doggie treats, $20 catnip toys,
and adorn them with sweaters, little houses, jeweled collars, manicures,
pedicures, and $100 per month Prosac perscriptions.
One day people in the third world who are forced to subsist on incomes
considerably less than what you spend on your stupid dog or cat are going to
cut your throat and eat you and your dog, and you will have diserved it.
Every year in the United States hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on
the Veterinary medical industry to prolong the lives of essentially mindless
beasts which only live eight or ten years anyway. Dogs and cats get heart
surgery, eye surgery, cosmetic surgery, New Age spiritual surgery, while EVEN
IN THIS COUNTRY millions of PEOPLE go without adequate medical care, archaic
diseases like Tuburculosis and Typhoid and Dyptheria are spreading in our
inner cities, due to cut backs in basic public health measures...
But why should you care? Your mutant minature mutt is nice and
friendly, and so cute the way he yips and nips and does little flips, and
people are mean and bad and want to hurt you. He communicates his past
lives to you with mystical Chihuaha ESP, and thinks funny jokes. So why care?
Because exactly that. You can torment thousands of stray animals through
neglect in your cities for a thousand centuries, and they aren't
going to do ANYTHING about it. They are stupid animals. They CANT do
anything about it. Ever. But you keep harassing people like that, it can
come back to haunt you.
To put it in an ethical or moral sense, no canary will ever write a
beautiful symphony, no mangy cat will ever discover the cure for cancer, but
the two or three Billion people who's lives are essentially squashed, could
have. More people than lived on this planet throughout the whole Golden Age
of ancient Greece will live and die in miserable illiteracy, disease and
starvation in one generation today, just so much wasted potential. But this
probably doesn't bother the typical animal fancier too much, ("...people make
fun of my lisp and my bedwetting, but innocent animals love me no matter what!")
so let me put it on a more practical level:
A dog is never going to form a gang or a revolutionary cell and hunt
you down. No dog will ever shoot anybody, or burn down your neighborhood, or
kidnap you, make a bomb and blow up your house. But pissed off people will.
Whats more, diseases spreading among the dog population arent likely to effect
humans, but you let the black plague and aids and god knows what
kind of megalo-super-hantavirus breed in your cities, eventually somebody you
know is going to go downtown & get a hooker, and then next thing you know your
neighborhood paperboy is going to be yelling 'bring out your dead!'
Not that I actually hate animals or anything. Animals are great,
especially in the wild or at least semi-wild environment, they can be
symbiotic, help you rid your home of vermin, eat scraps, guard the place,
even share affection. Nothing wrong with that. But it's the hyppocrisy and
waste that just KILLS ME. You know how many tons of food is fed to pets every
year while people starve all over the world? Whats more, if they showed you
how they make that pet food on Comedy Central you would
be writing angry letters again, nobody wants to see 'Roany the friendly horse'
ground up and hacked to bits as soon as he gets too old for the racetrack, and
made into Jello Brand Jelletin and Elmers glue and yes, Dog Food. Even I
don't want to look at that, it's SICK. Poor old horsy stuffed into so many
alpo cans. So wheres the beef? Well, the point of this rambling rant
is simply this: If you want to be completely insulated from the whole world
and not care
about anything, ok, so be it. But don't come whining to me about fuzzy little
old yeller getting whacked in the woods, or some kind of farkn' fur farms,
because I'm going to puke right into your smarmy face out of pure disgust.
Whats more, try selling that crap down in Sowetto, or in some nightmarish
inhabited garbage dump in Guatemala, or on the streets of Calcutta, any of
these places where 2/3rds of humanity are systematically impovrished in
order to support your rich overlords, and to a lesser extent, your own absurd
lifestyle, including your pet food, vet visits, doggie harnesses and pet toys.
Because those people won't think it's too funny.
And whats more, I'd really like to see you trapped somewhere in the
woods, with a bunch of wild animals. Go and pet that Grizzly bear, see how
much he likes you. Observe his noble animal tendancy to eat his own young,
spray shit everywhere, gnaw on his infested ass, right after he pulls out your
intestines and your spleen with one casual swipe of his paw. And guess what,
your pets don't like you any more than that bear does. The only difference
between them is that, if a bear is close enough to you and you don't have a
gun, he can murder you and so frequently does, because he instinctivley knows
that this is the right thing to do, he can smell you for the unnatural
aberration and living blob of hyppocricy that you are.
On the other hand your little meat slave living puppet doll creature
is too physically weak and too mindless to truly thwart your will. It
cravenly licks your hand even as you snap the demaning collar in place, but
don't fool yourself into thinking that means he likes you. Your pets cringe
when they hear your footsteps, they shudder in dusgust when you stroke and
carress them with clumsy enthusiasm (like Lenny) and repulsively erotic intimacy.
But they know where their bread is buttered and they have been selectivley
mutated to reinforce subservience and stupidity. This is why very few people
keep wolves or foxes or jaguars for pets.
But if you shrunk down to about eight inches tall, you would find out how
much your pet really likes you. You would see just how quick your darling cat
fluffy would knock you down, scratch out your eyes, and casually spend the day
torturing you to death, with all the compassion and warmth she shows toward a
mouse or a baby chicken. This is why your pets shit on your rug, pee on your
term paper, wake you up at night barking, barf on your pillow. They secretly
HATE you but they are so completely dominated, and so patheticaly
unimaginative and dull, that they simply cannot do anything about it.
Just like Christians who slaughtered and tortured and genocided in the
name of the murdered 'innocent', you allow your small remaining vestigas of
compassion and ethics to drain into the f everish obsession with your pets,
and the defence of animals. Institutional murder and torture of animals IS
bad, even dangerous to human society in a sociological sense, but the far
greater tragedy morally is the hundreds of millions of suppressed human lives
which are never allowed to develop into anything, but are insted stunted and
warped into slaves and beggars and victims.
Perhaps more importantly, the practical threat of astounding evil by
humans against humans is far more dangerous than even the most diabolical
government behavior control murder science on animals, because A) people will
do their god damndest to get you back for putting them in hell, and B) the
more evil, despotic, and wicked we let our governements and corporations
become toward people, the more likely they will seal us into some kind of
permanent slave empire, and neither you nor the animals are going to benefit
from that. Caligula will just put you both in the arena together to fight
each other for his amusement.
Just think about it people...