May 28, 2023

Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings

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Regardless of the intensity of education a person has, that amount of brainwashing and indoctrination cannot seemingly penetrate the intense “feelings” people have for animals. The difficulty here seems to be separating perceptions from reality. People want to “love” (worship?) animals so much, the first step in the justification of perverse animal worship is to equate an animal with the same ability to feel, sense, and reason as humans do. This is exemplified in a letter to the editor in the Bangor Daily News.

Although some dogs may love to hunt, I wonder how they’d feel if they knew about their chances of being ripped apart by a cornered bear. How would they feel if they knew they could wind up in a shelter once their usefulness is over at the end of hunting season?

The rest of the opinion piece is riddled with what-ifs about a bear’s feelings as is being projected onto the animals by the reader; a reader that lacks the ability to distinguish between reality and romantic fantasy.

Perhaps it is best described in a recent comment by Richard Fernandez when he says:

So the idea that reality can be trumped by perception is now the ultimate in modern sophistication, a necessary device to support the world of magic. In actuality this viewpoint is a reversion to the mentality of the cave-man, a return to the days when nature was an incomprehensible mystery to pacified by a witch-doctor.

Feelings, nothing more than feelings!

Old Hunter Says: