animal activision...aka... seeing what will be.
Carol · Jun. 8, 2008
there are folks who are really good at predicting the ripple effect. i am not much good at it altho at least i understand that ripples happen. sometimes i can think things out til the ripples are spread too far too see but i am never really sure of the ripples that turn to waves when they reach shore.
there was a recent discussion on one of the forums about abolishing animal slavery to man...this ranges from donkeys pulling overloaded carts in taiwan, to wearing leather, fur, or eating any kind of flesh, it even reaches into companionship because animals aren't meant to be human friends...so puffy and muffy and fluffy wil finally someday be free, pony clubs and cheap spay/neuter clinics will become a thing of the past. saddle makers and ferriers and vets better find a new job.
it is an interesting concept...every animal on earth forever free from human use, and human need, and human abuse and exploitation....this means ALL human interference and intervention. and i try to envision this earth-bound garden of eden, this fur/feather and scale-filled utopia where animals only purpose is to be born and to live their lives however they were meant to be.
i try to trace the ripple effect of what this will mean...i can't fathom it, it is too far beyond me and the world i see. i can trace out the ripples of a world where animals have the right to respect and compassion and are given fair payment for what we take from them, but the other is just too big for me to see...what would this garden of eden really be?
of course this is the problem with all great human ideas...god didn't give us all of the answers, he left out infallible sight and the crystal balls to see what this new future will bring.
the wright brothers would never have conceived that their invention would one day become a killing machine for suicide missions to take out buildings filled with people or to attack the pentagon...they couldn't see the hyjacks or the bombings of entire landscapes, the utter devastastion of their flying machines...all from one simple dream for man to fly. did edison and franklin think channeled electricity would be one day be routed thru a chair to kill convicted humans or used to torture prisoners of war or to power computers that can send a virus into everyones home? did they know that prolonged exposure to the giant electrical towers can cause brain cancers in the very young? what about the guys goofing with the atom...did they see hiroshima, did they see the cold war with fingers hovering over someones invented red button that could blow up the earth? did they see the destruction of Iraq as a precautionary measure just in case?
when the poppy seed was first harvested and discovered to stop terminal pain, did that ancient healer of medicine see an entire planet of addicts? what did plato see, what did freud?..did the good psycho doctor see the ranks of mental institutions soar? who invented ritalin to help ADDH kids function in society? did he see them dying of heart attacks, did he see the number one choice for cheap street drug turn into a teenage money making underground industry?
mankind is full of great ideas, we have been from the day we learned to walk upright...but where do those ideas take us, where do we end up?
i am too much of a coward to try to change the entire world of animals, i can't see what ultimately that means for them and the human race...i feel safer trying to change parts of it to ensure their use to mankind is guarded by strictly enforced and embraced by all laws that pay them with respect and compassion and kindness and above all a deep and abiding gratitude for their use. that world i can see.