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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Twitter and #Egypt529

I'm still coming to grips with Twitter and the "trending" thing they have going on, but what amazed me was that I had to search the trending part for what people are saying about what has recently happened in Egypt i.e. the sentencing of 529 Morsi supporters to death.  A further mass trial of 683 could also face the death penalty.
DJ Rubiconski tweeted  "If 529 white Europeans were sentenced to death there would be an invasion of ‪#Egypt‬ tomorrow by a coalition of Western countries." …  and it would be with all guns blazing!

Here is another example of the outrageous, stupid, inhumane, cruel, senseless, power hungry,  … what other adjectives can I add … way humans treat other humans, this time on a massive scale.  The sad part is that we see this on a daily basis in small and, sometimes, unseen ways in our own backyards.
  • Violence to women
  • Violence to children
  • Neighbours at war
  • Bullying in schools, home, workplace
  • Drunken brawls
You can keep adding to the list, I'm sure you get my flow here.

So it's no wonder humans can be so violent towards animals without flinching.

Do you think it's a lost cause - animal welfare?  I don't.  I look around and see growing evidence (albeit growing slowly) that humans are gradually pulling themselves out of the caveman mentality and are starting to "care" about other humans - evidence being the flip side of #egypt529 which is #MH370 - the Malaysian plane that has gone missing with 239 people on board.  Here we see Governments falling over themselves trying to find this plane and I believe it is not so much that it makes these "helping" countries look good, but that they are actually able to do something without having their hands tied in red tape and without fear of causing diplomatic incidents (which reminds me …. Ukraine's gone quiet).

No, as per the list above, it's in our backyards that the real cavemen lurk

It's these cavemen we need to convince that they have to start respecting other humans then we might have a chance of them respecting animals.

Artist - Banksy
Have Happy Animal Friends

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