Montana has a new governor that likes to kill things, especially wolves. He’s determined to keep the public from participating in decisions that will greatly expand opportunities for trappers and hunters to kill wolves in Montana. Zoom meetings have replaced public meetings. It’s hard to talk to a real person in a government office these days. Remote is the way bureaucrats and managers like it. See no evil, hear no evil. I’m talking about their impression of the (evil) public, who have been replaced by “stakeholders.” Too bad, so sad.
What makes a cold-blooded killer? It is a mind disease that takes over one’s ability to reason before acting. No amount of psychology, philosophy, religion or will power seems to counteract the urge to kill once it’s overtaken the mind.
Wolves are not trapped and hunted for sustenance. There are obviously cultural and historical reasons one can cite for the collective insanity that drives hatred of wolves and other wild predators. This mind disease is overwhelmingly found in males. Wetiko. Little wetiko, big wetiko, it doesn’t seem to matter. I’ve introduced this subject before. https://wordpress.com/post/pieceofmindful.com/91762
Perhaps, there’s no finer example of this mass psychosis in action. All top elected officials in the Northern Rockies region — where wolves thrive — fear and hate wolves enough to kill as many as possible, as fast as possible. Of course, it’s not just wolves these executioners are targeting, it’s all life forms. We see that little red dot on our own chest from time to time. We are all targets of the “managers” (killers) charged with managing the universe in the glory of God, apparently. Their god, not mine.
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Killing of wolves makes the planet safe for sheep. Isn’t that the object?
This guy (Gianforte) lived in New Jersey most of his life, arriving in Montana in 1995. New Jersey is neither sheep country, nor wolf country. https://newjerseyglobe.com/national/possible-next-governor-of-montana-has-strong-ties-to-new-jersey/
Paul Bunyan syndrome is more likely than his love of sheep, or his fear of being compared to a sheep. The guy is a wuss.
And he looks like a closet homo.
“A Fish Called Wanda” is one of my favorite comedies, but I’ve been surprised how many people hate it–or refuse to watch it–because it has (obviously farcical) scenes where, one by one, a grumpy old woman’s tiny little dogs get killed.
Turns out, a lot of people hate movies that depict dogs being harmed in any way. I wonder how many such people voted for this governor?
Wolves kill people (and livestock), the dog is the evolutionary next step, it is domesticated and should take the place of wolves in evolution.
To paraphrase Ed Abbey, it’s not that wolves are taking down a few sheep, but rather, are they getting enough sheep? Are they fit and healthy, are their coats shiny?