Monday, January 12, 2015

Man vs. wolf

Ok, I know...
I am treading dangerous ground here. A potential minefield... Originally a part of this was part of a previous post. The one where I mentioned that a wolf had indeed been seen and chased away.
But I derailed, got on my orangebox again and made it a separate post.

You can bet your ass that the whole wolfdiscussion will be raging around these parts here very soon. If you can call it a discussion. The arguments pro and con that are being brought to bare are anything but reasonable and scientific. The lovers seem to like to portray the wolf as some cuddly, harmless and poor animal, whereas the haters love to depict the animal as a little red ridinghood demon, devouring sheep, dog and child alike.  Unfortunately are the latter ones mostly the ones with the loudest mouths, smallest brains and more aggressive disposition. Neither group seems to have been overburdened by any amount of intelligence, education or reason. I really do not envy the authorities and scientists who have to call the shots and provide the real info. No matter how well educated they are. Whatever they do or say, they are automatically shunned or ridiculed by the opposing faction and the blind hatred, narrow mindedness and shortsightedness that is shown is.... is... is.... unbelievable! Even intimidations, direct threats and violence are brought to bare... 


Every single day there is an article on this subject appearing in one of the media and whilst the tone of those articles regularly is one of reason, the comments following that article are anything but! There are even people wishing kids will be killed by wolves, just to prove their point! Jesus!!
Although I must say that many of those media do have a tendency to steer the subject and tone in a certain direction.... Good for sales, y'know...

One group that steps forward in the media in a very negative way is the Riksjägarförbundet. Now mind you it is not every member of this group/community I am talking about here! Far from! It is the small, leading band of individuals and their henchmen/followers that step forward and spread the hatred in a tone that reminds me of certain people from the '30's. Why??
On the other hand,  nature conservation organisations like naturskyddsföreningen are equally blind as a mole, yet their tone is far less aggressive, though their actions are anything but constructive. Any decision not to their liking is immediately fought either through court or through the media. 
Both groups are working hard to polarise their followers, creating fanatics and killing any chance of reason.

This is not debating. This is is trenchwarfare.
This is not trying to find solutions. This is "my way or the highway".
Haters vs. lovers... No inbetweens expected.
Farmers vs. authorities..
Hunters vs. scientists..
Local rednecks vs. big city idealists..
Humans at  their worst...... 
Many of those actively involved would make the Nazis proud to have them among their ranks.

Why?
I just do not understand....

But what do I know?
I am nothing but a stranger, a foreigner, a cityboy...

And I know many in this country and not just this country, farmer, hunter, city- and urban folk alike, don't understand either. It isn't a local discussion. It is a worldwide one. It is about time we put a stop to those bellowing idiots on either side of the fence. But unfortunately history shows that that is nigh impossible. Silence one, and a handful more are to rise, eager to continue...

It is an almost religious fanatism..
Is that what it is? A religion? Believing it?
Or is it something more.... basic. 
Power....

I do have this strong feeling that it isn't just about the animal. I have a feeling it is all about the personal gain of those morons. They need this discussion and their followers to boost their ego, to feed their own ambition, to raise their own status.... and they are using a common target or fear to achieve their goals. 
Just like religion....
Just like politics...
Just like corporations...

With only a handful of "winners" in the end....

And that will not be the human species in general....

I do believe in the good in and the kindness of the individual...
But I fear the madness and stupidity of the masses....

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