February 3, 2023

Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings

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:



Generation “Y” Yuppies

I’ve always been scoffed at for being a realist. No, not saying I’m a realist but actually being/living a life as a realist. I told my children when they were growing up to live within what is real for them and never expect to be anything you want to be but to work at being the best you can be. And work hard, not expecting handouts. I recall one day a conversation with my son in which I said, “Set your goals to be realistic and at the same time challenging. Don’t expect lofty rewards. When reality exceeds any expectations, it’s a good thing.”

I recall this being laughed at often especially during the 90s when all of society, and in particular our schools, began playing the mind control game of “building self esteem.” The problem, in my opinion at that time and still is, is that you don’t build a person’s self esteem by repeatedly telling them they are special, can be anything they want to be and just think good thoughts.

Last week an article appeared at Huffington Post explaining, from this person’s perspective, why Generation Y, as they are called today, are so unhappy. Worth the read I think.


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