When things are investigated, knowledge is extended. When knowledge is extended, the will becomes sincere. When the will is sincere, the mind is correct. When the mind is correct, the self is cultivated. -- Confucius
Politically correct ideals are garbage: true wisdom comes from decades of deep thought and neutral observation. Only a so-called sociopath could ascertain wisdom from this crazy world in a neutral way. Cool thoughts- uncorrupted by modern politics, social norms, or societal ideals- are required for wisdom. Questioning everything, and going against the grain on all universally accepted norms is the path to true intelligence. The Gods notice this.


Murder Hobby

Hunters make me sick. They are nothing but ignorant, psychotic, half-retarded rednecks.

I admit that when I was younger, about 13 or 14, I used to think it was awesome. I read hunting magazines, and got a 20 gauge. I thought I loved animals and nature so much that I was doing them a favor by culling a few for the good of the rest. I thought I loved their fur and feathers so much when I touched it, I just had to possess it: obsessed like a kid. I ended up killing a rabbit and a squirrel, and a few songbirds with my bb gun, and then I started wondering- how does loving animals mesh in with killing them? If we like to feel fur, pet cats are a good option to stroke on without killing anything. If we want to eat meat, there is plenty in the grocery stores. And if we want to appreciate nature, just go outside- no shooting necessary.

So after a year or two I GREW UP. And now I am so sorry I didn't do it sooner. What is the excuse of the 20-, 30-, 40-, 50- year olds that still hunt: when will they grow up? (Or 90 years old, in the case of Prince Philip!). Do they need medication for psychosis? And should people that immature be allowed to possess guns??

You have to wonder about someone that is obsessed with putting on scent masking fluids- usually skunk spray, or raccoon or coyote urine (no kidding, you can buy bottles of animal piss at walmart)...

...then dressing up in camouflage and putting bait out under sniping stands in trees; then using binoculars, spotting scopes, audio enhancers, mechanical or electronic animal call devices; and then shooting them with powerful guns. And this is called a 'sport'. So killing an animal is a challenge with all this equipment to your advantage? And can the animals outrun the bullets? Some think it's more 'sporting' to shoot from shorter distances, so they hunt with handguns, blackpowder rifles, muzzleloaders, or arrows. Have you seen the selection of arrowheads available? Some are designed to saw through bones, some pop open after entry, some are jagged for maximum bleeding; you just have to see them. And when it is deer season, look for shotgun shells called 'sabot slugs'. Open the box and look at them. Maybe that would be necessary to kill a moose, but I bet there ain't much meat left after shooting a whitetail with one of those things. It's all about tricking animals into getting in range of your gun. How hard can it be to trick them with all that camo gear, scent maskers, and other stuff? Walk down the 'sporting goods' aisle and you will see why I wonder. Once you do kill something, there's a wide array of special knives to gut them on the spot. These include gut hooks, 'butt outs' and other ghastly things...

In the end what does all this equipment cost- guns, ammo, camo clothes, other gear, licenses, and so on? It has been estimated several times at around $50. per pound of meat obtained. I guess it's a rich man's hobby. Who would pay 50 dollars a pound for meat? A hunter. Some people are so obsessed with killing that they make trips around the world to slaughter innocent animals. Look at this nauseating article about psychos who pay 10 grand to murder defenseless and noble giraffes. All so they can brag about how skilled they are to have used all that equipment to kill an animal 100 yards away...what losers. And also so they can brag about how manly they think it is to kill an animal with a gun for their amusement...what cretins.

I have yet to meet a hunter that isn't a redneck and/or farmer. They think they are so tough- but could they hunt these animals down with a club just as well, with no camo or piss or other equipment? If so I would be impressed (but would still condemn them for being so stupid). Meat causes cancer and clogged arteries, but they are so tough- they don't care! Because it is so cool to kill a little animal and then cut it up and eat it, that they laugh at the cancer it will cause!...And I will laugh at them as they suffer later.

Every excuse they come up with turns out to be ridiculous. Like the claim that humans must control the population for the animals' own good. So, what did they do before humans started hunting them? How did the deer get by? Maybe they begged wolves to eat them. Or, maybe they had population surges and setbacks like usually happens in natural cycles. It would also help if people would stop killing the natural predators. In this state there is open season on coyotes all year: no limit. In other states the federal laws protecting wolves are completely unenforced, as it frequently is with mountain lions. A reintroduction and protection of wolves and pumas would go a long ways to reduce deer populations. And it would be natural. It seems all the fear mongering about the supposed danger of wolves and wild cats is perpetuated by hunters and farmers. They are so afraid there wont be 20 deer per acre anymore that it might become a challenge to shoot one someday. And farmers think a wolf may eat one of their cows. Doubtful since there are all those deer, rabbits, and other animals to eat first.

For every 3 animals a hunter shoots, 2 get away to die a long death from gangrene or infection later. But some hunters nobly proclaim- 'only hunt if you are going to eat it'. Who eats the other two? Possums and vultures? In the end over 250 million animals are killed yearly by hunters.

Hundreds of hunters get killed and thousands injured in accidents each year as well. At least there is one positive statistic here.

(c) james platt

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