The following is a post I submitted to Facebook on July 31, 2015
*****Disclaimer: - This is not a political statement about hunting nor abortion rather, it is one disheartened mans reaction to recent, simultaneous events and how they have markedly transformed his outlook of humanity.*****
I do not usually post or share memes (but when I do, they are ones I designed and contain my own original thoughts). However, my observation of two recent events and the reaction to each (by mainstream media and the public in general) have disturbed me in a way I personally thought not possible. When I saw the meme I posted here, it tied together these events and the feeling of revulsion slowly simmering in the deepest part of my soul.
The first event was the unfortunate and untimely demise of ‘Cecil the Lion’ at the hands of a wealthy big game hunter. It was certainly sorrowful to hear that this majestic creature had been robbed of life simply to become a trophy on a wall.
The second event was the ongoing release of the ‘Planned Parenthood video’ exposing a group of that organizations executives gleefully satiating their gluttonous palates whilst casually carrying on a disgustingly disturbing conversation (one I am sure would make Margaret Sanger proud) regarding the harvesting and trade of various body parts from unborn infants.
The first event unleashed a viral outcry of rage, shock, weeping by late night talk show hosts, celebrities posting private home addresses, death threats, the alleged hunter needing to flee underground fearing for the lives of his innocent wife and children and the incessant coverage via every medium of media.
The second event initially received fairly widespread coverage and some much deserved infuriation but has quickly been hijacked by the usual political suspects. Now the media lapdogs and operatives are in damage control mode and actually vehemently defending the actions seen in the video while/and/or implementing the tried and true political strategy of discrediting the messenger (as if that can change what our eyes can see, our ears can hear and, what I hope, our hearts can feel).
On one hand, a majestic lion lost. On the other, the diabolical trading of human flesh. I know where I stand on theses two particular events but the reaction I’ve seen from so many others ... w ... w ... well, lets just say, I shed a tear. Not a namby-pamby Jimmy Kimmel tear, but a tear shed by a son of mankind who’s faith in humanity has finally reached its end.
Ron (Boston Ron) Peacock 07-31-2015