Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I agree with PETA!?!?!?!

I know what your thinking but the answer is no, I have not lost my F’ing mind. The recent controversy with Star Quarterback Michael Vick has placed the majority of Americans on the side with….*sigh*..PETA (Next week, hells going to freeze over). I can’t help to wonder what would posses such a talented athlete (or anyone for that matter) to raise dogs in such a vile way that when placed inside of a ring their instinct is to completely obliterate their opponent. The most appalling aspect of this entire ordeal, besides the whole: “I’m a millionaire attitude and will do whatever I want, and say I found Jesus when I get caught”, is that people are actually defending this guy’s actions! With such rhetoric as “This is nothing compared to what the federal gov’t does…. ” or “It’s just a dog” and my personal favorite “Well in country X this type of action is legal.”

It begs the question: Are there still some people left who will at least attempt to look past Money and Stardom when dealing with matters of morality & integrity?

Here’s a guy who had everything: Cars, Money, Women, he was a role model to kids; let’s not forget to mention that football was his career. Even when you put all of that together, that wasn’t enough? He still WANTED to participate in dog fighting, and I though Ricky Williams was dumb. I want to take a minute and fully discuss all the reasons (noted above) people are defending Vick.

Reason 1: This is nothing compared to what the government does …. Yadda Yadda yadda. The only thing more ignorant than actually defending this guy is using a B.S. defense like this. So let me get the straight, all criminals: rapist, murders, child molesters should all be let go because you say the government failed in Katrina or IRAQ? So , If Johnny breaks into your house and murders your wife, he should be set free because of how the government is mishandling current events. Tell me, did you come up with this defense while attending Yale or Harvard? Give me a break!

Reason 2: “It’s just a dog.” Yeah and you're just an ignorant human. Should I be able to come to your house, kidnap you and throw you into a gladiator style ring with other similarly matched individuals because of the fact you're Ignorant. NO! This type of macho “I’m Man and I rule everything in the world MUHAHA” attitude is the reason why our planet is in the shape that it’s in. No, I’m not going to go off on all Al Bore on you about global warming, however, it is this type of attitude that allows people to justify the scrounging of BILLIONS of pounds of seafood from the ocean every year. This type of “I’m better than everything because I have a thumb” mentality is complete BS. Man (and woman) is here as a protector. We should try to keep this planet as close to persistent as possible. (For the record, I hunt, fish, camp, and hike; However, I also pickup my trash, kill animals that I will eat and try to be as “low impact” as possible. I love the outdoors; I want my grandkids to enjoy them too)

Reason 3: “In country X this type of action is legal.” Ok, maybe it is. However, in Amsterdam an adult can buy and smoke pot legally. in Spain a kid can order a beer if they are big enough to sit on the stool. In Japan a man can do anything he wants to a woman (Cheat, beat her, whatever) without repercussion from the women in his family. In New Zealand you might be arrested & tried if you defend your life with lethal force. In Thailand prostitution is legal. In the UAE an unmarried woman can be stoned to death for being seen alone with another man, and in Singapore you will be FLOGGED for spiting on the sidewalk. Should the U.S. incorporate laws from every country around the world (I'm sure most would welcome the Amsterdam Rule, but still)? ? Am I making my point?

In closing, I hope everyone can see the sheer ridiculousness of any argument people come up with to defend this guy's actions. In short, he had his chance in the spotlight and blew it. He should lose his contract with the falcons, and should NEVER play Pro-Football again for the NFL. Even if the Falcon's owner doesn’t have what it takes to cut and /or ban him, the NFL board / president should. I, for one, will never watch or participate in another NFL event or purchase merchandise for any team if Vick ever plays Pro-Ball again. I can only hope that others join me.



/rant

4 comments:

CyberSimian said...

ok, that gladiator ring would be the SHIT...where do I sign up? Maybe he asked the dogs if they wanted to fight to the death? Maybe the dogs were as excited to battle to the death as I am? Maybe they are sick of seeing an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.

Or maybe thats just me.

Anonymous said...

cybersimian is a PUSSY! instead of standing up and takeing
responsibility for his life, he wants to blame....(wait for it)....
TV. HOLY SHIT! are u kidding me.
GROW UP U LITTLE BITCH and make something of yourself.

CAPT.TILII

Shaun said...

Hey shithead, get off your fat ass and start blogging again!!

Dad said...

What Shaun said U FLB! :)