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Outrage over Cincinnati Gorilla Killing Demonstrates Culture’s Growing Disdain for Human Life May 31, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in Christendom, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, Holy suffering, horror, paganism, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, suicide, true leadership.

To me, this is an absolute no-brainer.  A little child tragically falls 15 feet into a gorilla pen at the Cincinnati Zoo.  Miraculously, he was not severely injured in the fall.  A 400-500 pound male silverback gorilla – the most powerful, dangerous kind – immediately roughly handled the little boy for whatever reason, though I find it odd that many are immediately anthropomorphizing the gorilla’s actions by finding in this very rough handling (the kind of handling if done by a human parent in public could result in jail time) a “rescue.”

Zookeepers were faced with an awful dilemma – to kill the gorilla immediately and insure the safety of the boy, or to try some means to pacify the gorilla which would necessarily take much, much longer and expose the boy to far more risk.  People who work at zoos tend to be animal lovers and this was obviously a very painful choice for them, but they absolutely made the right one.  In a life and death situation like this, the correct recourse is to remove the threat by the best means available.  Animal life is far secondary to human life.  This was an obvious decision and the Cincinnati Zoo absolutely made the correct response.

But dear Lord are millions of people not freaked out about this!  I have seen so many spittle-flecked and tear-filled Youtube videos and tweets I have been floored. These people are absolutely outraged that a cute furry animal (that could rip them limb from limb) was killed!  Many of these folks have all but declared that they value the gorilla’s life more than the boy’s!  And thus 200 years of intentional dehumanization begin to reach their apotheosis.

And that’s not all.  So incensed are these folks, there is now a campaign to have the boy and especially his parents punished!  Obviously there was some kind of failure here, either of security design at the exhibit/habitat, or of parental supervision, or both.  But people are calling for CPS to hound this family based on nothing but a one-time accident, the provenance of which is still entirely unknown?  Is that reasonable?  Is that really concern for the child, or the desire for revenge?

Last year a North Texas dentist’s life was ruined after it was found he had shot some lion in Zimbabwe no one had ever heard of before some activists got a story whipped up about its death.  Western animal lovers absolutely lost their minds over an animal they’d never heard of 3 minutes prior. This led to a furor against big game hunting in much of Africa, which hunting provides the vast majority of resources required to help insure the survival of big game in the first place!  The end result has been that far more lions and other big game are now being poached by locals and the population will grow significantly less healthy.  All this is to say that animal lovers frequently let their emotions override their reason, resulting in worse outcomes for the animals they purport to love.

So let me ask the animal lovers a question.  How would they be reacting if there were now all kinds of online video showing that boy being brutally killed by the gorilla?  How do you think that would be playing, and how loud would the calls be to put that gorilla down (calls, that would surely be heeded)?  How much damage would that do to the reputations of zoos and ongoing efforts to ostensibly aid wild animals?   I’d ask how they would feel if their own child were in that desperate situation, but probably of those complaining loudest, very few if any have children. Lord help the kids of those who do.

I have a firm diktat by which I live my life: there is always a worse outcome than the one you think you are afflicted with.  I suggest a much worse outcome for the lovers of cute and furry animals would be widespread and graphic footage demonstrating just how violent, cruel, and remorseless a wild animal can be.  Shooting such a powerful with a tranquilizer that may take 10 minutes to work could have provoked a grisly murder and the end of a human life infinitely more precious than any animal’s.  But then, even though I have literally dozens of animals around my house, I’ve been told I have a rather cold and cavalier attitude toward them.  For me, all it required was one glance at my first child to know the chasm between human and animal life is infinite.

The main gist of this post, however, is my dear Lord with what dehumanization do so many people view their fellow man today!  Decades of thorough and intentional indoctrination in leftist materialist self-serving will-to-power dialectics have produced now two or three generations of solipsistic narcissists who are virtually incapable of assigning to others the same rights and privileges they would want assigned to themselves.    For the most part, these people fail to recognize the humanity in others outside the degree to which such assignment benefits themselves.  That is to say, friends, family, and rutting buddies who give good feelz might be kind of human, in a Bugs Bunny sort of way, but strangers are worse than animals.  Most sadly of all, most of these solipsists are incapable of recognizing the uniqueness of their own humanity, either.  That is why they are fine with seeing millions of babies aborted worldwide, every year.

All of which creates a perfect breeding ground for human horror on an unbelievable scale.  The world today is Weimar Germany times a thousand or more, because the degree of sick ideology has grown immeasurably, and it is now almost uniform throughout the world.

Not that I am trying to read too much into one boy falling into a pit.  There are far more obvious indicators of the sickness of society than this one little episode.


1. Mrs. M - May 31, 2016

I begin to feel as though feeding Christians to lions isn’t much of a stretch in modern times anymore. Because, we would be asking for it, don’t you know?

2. Manny - May 31, 2016

The only interesting question I was left with after hearing about this story is what size round is needed to take down a gorilla?

Other than that this seems pretty straight forward to me:
Human infinitely more valuable than gorilla;
Parents:stuff happens;
zoo personnel: surely a difficult decision, but absolutely the right one;
lunatics on youtube/twitter: as unsurprising as the sun rising in the east.

Tantumblogo - May 31, 2016

Regarding your last comment, absolutely, but so many? Have there always been so many crazy people, or have more people lost their minds in recent years? Seems the latter to me, though the internet gives every bully a pulpit.

skeinster - May 31, 2016

This is a question that I ponder regularly.
My kids assure me that the level of idiocy and general
jackassery has not changed, just the ease (and lack of consequence) of expressing it.

Just consider: when my eldest was in high school, if you wanted to share an embarassing/trouble-making photo of someone you had to:
take the photo
get it developed (if not Polaroid)
order some copies
wait for the copies
pass them out by hand.

Today- point and click.

3. skeinster - May 31, 2016

Penultimate paragraph:

Just finished watching “Judgement at Nuremburg” this weekend. As pointed out by the American judge to the erstwhile distinguished German jurist: “the outcome was inevitable the first time you sentenced a man you knew was innocent.”

Constant vigilance and plain speaking are our tools.

4. Judy - May 31, 2016

I could not believe the number of people agreeing with the comment at the Daily Mail that the world had too many children and not enough gorillas. Really, this is what the overpopulation people and the animal rights people have wanted all along.
Ingrid Newkirk (founder of PETA): “A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.”

c matt - June 1, 2016

Funny how those who say that never “volunteer” to reduce themselves – always some other people.

5. Faith of Our Fathers - May 31, 2016

Sir I agree wholeheartedly with you as far as Human Life above animal there can be no question. But come on theres something very wrong with ANYONE who goes halfway round the world with an AK 47 to shoot a Lion or anything else for that matter from about 10 yards.Then cut its head off transport the head back halfway around the world THEN hang said wall on their living room wall. Our Royalty have been doing these so called Safaris for over 100years and to me the reason they shoot these animals is because they now just can’t go and shoot Peasants like me on a whim.

Ben - May 31, 2016

That’s ridiculous.

Observer - May 31, 2016

“El Rey”, Juan Carlos, was suitably embarrassed when he was found out shooting ‘big game’ a few years ago.
In centuries past the aristos didn’t often go out shooting us ‘common folk’, they preferred to starve us to death instead.
Such good sport!
That is one reason why the old monied aristos of Europe are quite happy with rampant abortion and other forms of degeneracy, it keeps us peasants compliant.

6. Baseballmom - June 1, 2016


7. Baseballmom - June 1, 2016

None of what happened surprised me. My attorney kid thinks the parents will sue and win big time – I disagree… Tough to find a jury that will sympathize with the boy over the ape.
On that lion story – it was whipped up when the Daleiden vids were getting too much airtime… Clever.

8. john underwood - June 1, 2016

Wednesday, June 1 – 2016.

Hello Tantumblogo:

I am not sure if one can make contact in this manner, but whatever let me have a go.

What this is about is a statement you made concerning a Texas dentist’s life being ruined for shooting a lion named Cecil in Zim. Personally if I had of been there knowing what he was about to I do I would have taken great pleasure shooting him to save the lion!

Now this might seem a tad outrageous for a practicing Catholic to contemplate but let us have a look at the scenario: firstly Cecil was world renowned, and like our “hero” entitled to living out his GOD GIVEN life-span. Many had seen him and enjoyed the experience to view such a magnificent gift of God. In addition you might also recall the hunter (dentist) and has accomplice lured the lion out of the reserve. Now, due to a person being a lesser mortal, he has deprived me, you, our children and possibly our grandchildren ever being able to view this animal in its natural habitat.

I tend to totally dislike trophy hunters and consider them to be the scum of the earth! Really what pleasure could a person get from killing a giraffe, zebra, kudu bear or any wild animal with a high-power rifle with telescopic sights? Not brave enough to come up close?

As for the gorilla issue I blame the parents for not supervising their three year old child adequately in a potentially dangerous environment.

Just in case you might be wondering just who this idiot (me) is: I am a South African, Catholic, worrying what is happening to my religion – the plot seems to have been lost, the state of my once magnificent country which I spent many years defending with great pride against the onslaught of communism. I also like guns and envy you your AK however the incumbent regime like all dictator orientated is trying to disarm legal owners and to get a licence to own one virtually impossible. Married, two children, one having been murdered, then on the other hand being somewhat ancient have come to the conclusion, what the hell I am not going to last that long anyway.


P John Underwood.

Tantumblogo - June 2, 2016

Well, thanks for sharing. You’ve told us plenty.

9. tg - June 2, 2016

Very good post. You say it better than I ever could. The zoo keeper had to make a fast decision and he made the correct one. The child is more important than the animal. It doesn’t surprise me the way these animal rights wackos are acting. I don’t dislike animals. I just see them in their proper place in creation.

Tantumblogo - June 2, 2016

I liked Patrick Archbold’s comment: it was worth killing this gorilla just to find out who all the crazy misanthropes are on social media.

Gordon Gekko was dead right: “That’s the thing about WASP’s. They love animals, but they hate people.”

10. Tim - June 3, 2016

“Racism” eventually had to come into this:

Our culture is completely unhinged!

11. Margaret Costello - June 3, 2016

I’m surprised that didn’t have a tranquilizer gun that would put the beast out quick. In our pharma addicted culture, you’d think they would be able to knock anyone out asap:+) God bless~

Tantumblogo - June 3, 2016

They say it takes 5-10 minutes, which seems long to me. Still, even if it took 30 seconds, that’s enough time to put the kid at deadly risk.

12. john underwood - August 29, 2016

Monday: August 29 – 2016.

Hello there:

Just read your apostasy e- and interesting.

And Islam is really the anti-Christ but our lot will no acknowledge it. We really need another Crusade!

Regards – John Underwood

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