WILD BEASTS KILLING US AND SOME NUTTY PEOPLE;
HERE'S WHAT MARK STEYN HAS TO SAY ON THE MATTER:
(The "headings" are mine)
There is a fairly recent journalistic genre, specimens of which now turn up on the news pages with numbing regularity. A cougar kills a dog near the home of Frances Frost in Canmore, Alberta. Miss Frost, an "environ mentalist dancer" with impeccable pro-cougar credentials, objects strenuously to suggestions that the predator be tracked and put down. A month later, she's killed in broad daylight by a cougar who's been methodically stalking her.
"I can't believe it happened," wailed a fellow environmentalist. But why not? Cougars prey on species they're not afraid of. So, if they've no reason to be afraid of man, they might as well eat him. He's a lot easier to catch than a deer. Taylor Mitchell, a singer-songwriter, was killed by coyotes in Cape Breton National Park in Nova Scotia. "It's hard to understand why this may be happening," said Derek Quann, a resource conservation manager, after a second attack. "We don't think there's been a significant increase in the population. There could be a larger problem in the ecosystem at play." That was his coy way of suggesting that coyotes are losing their traditional fear of man, and with it their tendency to stay out of his way.
Aside from the boom in Islamic terrorism, the Nineties and the Oughts were also the worst decades ever for shark, bear, alligator, and cougar attacks in North America. The obvious explanation is that there are more of these creatures than ever before - the bear and cougar populations have exploded across the continent. But the more sinister one is that animals have not just multiplied but evolved: they've lost their fear of man. They now see him for what he is: a tasty Jello pudding on legs.
In 2003, Disney brought us its latest animated feature, "Brother Bear," the usual New Age mumbo-jumbo with a generic Native American gloss. It told the tale of Kenai, a young fellow in a bucolic Pacific Northwest at the end of the Ice Age. To avenge his brother's death, Kenai kills the brown bear responsible. But trouble's a-bruin: his late brother is wise enough to know that killing is not the answer and so gets the Great Spirit to teach Kenai a lesson by transforming him into a bear. He thereby learns that bears are not violent beasts but sensitive beings living in harmony with nature who understand the world they live in far more than man does. I would certainly agree that bears are wiser and more sensitive than man, if only because I've yet to meet a bear who's produced an animated feature as mawkishly deluded as this.
Among the technical advisers on the film, hired to ensure the accurate depiction of our furry friends, was Timothy Treadwell, the self-described eco-warrior from Malibu who became famous for his campaign "to promote getting close to bears to show they were not dangerous." He did this by sidling up to them and singing "I love you" in a high-pitched voice. Brother Bear is certainly true to the Treadwell view of brown bears, and he would surely have appreciated the picture had he ever gotten to see it. But, just as Kenai found himself trapped inside a bear, so did Mr. Treadwell - although in his case he was just passing through. In September, a pilot arrived at the ursine expert's camp near Kaflia Bay in Alaska to fly him out and instead found the bits of him and his girlfriend that hadn't yet been eaten buried in a bear's food cache.
Treadwell had always said he wanted to end up in "bear scat," so his fellow activists were inclined to look on the bright side. "He would say it's the culmination of his life's work;" said his colleague Jewel Palovak. "He died doing what he lived for."
I wonder if he was revising his view in the final moments. And if his girlfriend was quite so happy to find she had a bit part in "the culmination of his life's work."
You'd have to have a heart of stone not to weep with laughter at the fate of the eco-warrior, but it does make Brother Bear somewhat harder to swallow than its technical adviser manifestly was. There are People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, but sadly no Animals for the Ethical Treatment of People. And, just as bugs are becoming resistant to antibiotics, so the big beasts are changing, too. Wild animals are not merely the creatures of their appetites; they're also astute calculators of risk. Not so long ago, your average bear knew that if he happened upon a two-legged type, the chap would pull a rifle on him and he'd be spending eternity as a fireside rug. But these days it's just as likely that any human being he comes across is some pantywaist Bambi Boomer enviro-sentimentalist trying to get in touch with his inner self. And, if the guy wants to get in touch with his inner self so badly, why not just rip it out of his chest for him?
North American wildlife seems to have figured that out. Why be surprised if other predators do? A soft Eloi culture will bend and accommodate and prostrate - and still be consumed as easily as Timothy Treadwell.....
COOING TO YOUR FOE
Think of Frances Frost vigorously objecting to any suggestion the predator cougar be tracked down. Al-Qaeda understand that mentality - which is why they advise captured jihadists always to claim they've been tortured, and let the Frances Frosts of the grievance industry help them get lawyered up. So do the armies of the Undocumented. That sends a message about U.S. will, and not just to Latin-American peasants seeking economic betterment.
Picture Timothy Treadwell cooing love songs to his killers. You don't have to go to the Arctic to see that. In Philadelphia, there is an organization called the BDS Coalition. BDS? As in "Bush Derangement Syndrome"? No. It stands for "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions," and it's an alliance of groups committed to working for "social justice" in "Palestine." So they staged a disruptive "flashdance" at a Philly supermarket to protest the store's "policy" of carrying brands of hummus made by companies perceived to have too close ties to Israel. Watching these young white twentysomething American students "dance into action" around the hapless grocery clerks, you couldn't help noticing that (without wishing to stereotype from modes of dress and levels of hirsuteness) more than a few of the young ladies appeared to be stern feminists, if not, ah, persons of orientation. In America, so what? But try it in Hamas-run Gaza.
AND CRAZY WAYS
There is a group called "Queers Against Israeli Apartheid". When they march in Gay Pride parades, they chant:
Butch, femme, bottom, top
Iarel apatheid has to stop.
Queers Against Israeli Apartheid - now there's a cause. When he spoke to Columbia University, President Ahmadinejad of Iran told his audience that there are no homosexuals in Iran. Not one. Where are they? On a weekend visit to Gaza to see the new production of Mame? Alas, there was no time for follow-up questions. In Mullah Omar's Afghanistan, homosexual men were put to death by being crushed under a wall specifically built for that purpose. Under the Taliban, it was just about the only work you could get in the otherwise depressed Afghan construction industry. Have you tried being a lesbian in Yemen? Have you tried being a woman in Yemen?
A few years back, I thought even spaghetti-spined western liberals might draw the line at "Female Genital Mutilation" - or "FGM," as it's already known in far too many western hospitals from Virginia to Australia. After all, it's a key pillar of institutional misogyny in Islam: its entire purpose is to deny women sexual pleasure. True, a lot of us hapless western men find we deny women sexual pleasure without even trying, but we don't demand genital mutilation to guarantee it. On such slender distinctions does civilization rest. Yet already female genital "mutilation" has been replaced by the less judgmental term of "female genital cutting." In 2010, the American Academy of Pediatrics floated the suggestion that, because certain, ahem, "immigrant communities" were shipping their daughters overseas to undergo "cutting," in a spirit of multicultural compromise perhaps U.S. pediatricians should amend their opposition to the practice, and provide a "ritual nick" to young girls.
Nonetheless, at the Gay Pride parade they know their priorities:
Butch, femme, bottom,
top Israeli apartheid has to stop.
Is there a Queers Against Sharia?
Butch, femme, top, bottom
Gay bars in Riyadh?
Hard to spot 'em.
Bottom, top, femme, butch
Pride parade's dull since the Taliban putsch.
Top, bottom, butch, femme
With complimentary FGM.
Top, bott, butch, femme, trans
Quit your chanting and read your Korans.
MORE CRAZY IDEAS
There is a moral frivolity to the Eloi's generalized concerns for "the planet." But it quickly advances to the next stage - a moral decadence that expresses itself by venerating those who will gladly kill them when they have served their purpose as useful idiots. Listen to Sheikh Muhammad al-Gamei'a, an Egyptian Muslim of such exemplary moderation that he was the head imam at the Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque in NewYork at the time of 9/11's, er, "controlled explosion." Shortly thereafter, he explained why he agrees with Philadelphia BDS Coalition and Queers Against Israeli Apartheid that it's all the fault of the Jews: "You see these people all the time, everywhere, disseminating corruption, heresy, homosexuality, alcoholism, and drugs. Because of the Jews there are strip clubs, homosexuals, and lesbians everywhere. They do this to impose their hegemony and colonialism on the world ......
So Jews are to blame for lesbians? Do the prancing sapphists in that Philly supermarket know they're just tools of the International Jewish Conspiracy?
Fortunately for them, they're taking their courageous stand for Palestinian "social justice" in Pennsylvania. Not everyone keeps such a discreet distance. In 2008, the Italian performance artist Pippa Bacca set off to hitch hike from Milan to the Palestinian Territories to promote "world peace." She was dressed as a bride, and the purpose of her trip was to show that if only you put your trust in our common humanity then all will be well.
A month later, her naked body was found in the bushes near Gebze in Turkey. She had been gang-raped and then killed. Like Timothy Treadwell's, her illusions met reality.
Most of us as individuals retain enough of a survival instinct that, if we find ourselves on a rough city block in a foreign land late at night, we mothball the PC pieties until we get back to the lobby of the Grand Hyatt. But what happens when Pippa Bacca's illusions become the dominant political discourse of a free society? And how many Timothy Treadwells crooning to their killers does a society have to have before it loses even the very idea of a survival instinct?.....
An America that abandons the American idea will be a turbulent society. The present de facto segregation - in Maywood, California, and elsewhere - will decay into tribalism, both cultural and economic. The United States will quietly retreat from the southern borderlands and other redoubts of the Undocumented, in the way that the Government of France has retreated from those banlieues that Muslims regard as part of the Dar alIslam. Other neighborhoods will opt for de facto secession, and still functioning states will opt for de jure secession, anxious to escape being buried by federal debt. Balkanization will cease to be a pejorative and become the least worst hope: united we're done for, but divided a few corners of the map might stand a chance. The Eloi elites who did this to America will hunker down within protected enclaves while outside life grows increasingly savage and violent. But eventually they will come for the elite communities, too - as the cougar came for Frances Frost, and the bear for Timothy Treadwell.
Concerning the rise of wild animals killing more of us than ever before. You may come up with ideas as to why (like building communities out in the forsets, where we never built before). But there is a prophecy in the Bible that tells us God will send the wild beasts after us to kill us, because of our unrepentant sinful ways of living. In fact it is no where near what one day it will be; the very beasts of the land will come against us in a huge way, which will be part of our destruction to come upon most of the countries of the Western world, as we are the very children of Israel, the House of Israel, the so-called "Lost 10 tribes of Israel" which have never been lost to God. Most Bible prophecy is for the time yet ahead of us; for the last 42 months of the and of this age, before and leading up to the literal return of Jesus Christ, to establish the Kingdom of God upon all nations of this planet.
Here is the prophecy; speaking to the House of Israel:
"Moreover I will make thee waste, and a repraoch among the nations that are round about thee ....When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which shall be for their destruction, and I will increase the famine upon you, and will break your staff of bread: So will I send upon you famine AND EVIL BEASTS, and they shall bereave you; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon you, I the Lord have spoken" (Ezekiel 5:14-17).
"Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it....If I cause noisome BEASTS to PASS THROUGH the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through BECAUSE OF THE BEAST" (Ezekiel 14:13-15).
"Say you unto them, Thus says the Lord God; As I live, surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to THE BEASTS to be DEVOURED, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence. For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her strength shall cease....Then they shall know that I am the Lord, when I have laid the land most desolate because of their abominations which they have committed" (Ezekiel 33:27-29).
"Woe to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flock? .... The diseased have you not strengthened, neither have you healed that which was sick, neither have you bound up that which was broken, neither have you brought again that which was driven away, neither have you sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have you ruled them. And they were SCATTERED, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to ALL THE BEASTS of the field, when they were scattered" (Ezekiel 34:2-5).
GOD IS NO RESPECTOR OF PERSONS: EVEN IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE WE ARE THE NATIONS OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, IT WILL STILL COME UPON US BECUASE WE HAVE FORSAKEN THE LORD AND HIS WORD AND HIS COMMANDMENTS, AND WE ARE UP TO OUR NECK IN SIN AND WICKEDNESS.
YES THE DAY COMES WHEN EVEN THE WILD BEASTS OF THE FIELD WILL DEVOUR US IN GREAT NUMBERS, WHEN WE AS NATIONS OF THE WEST, FALL TO OUR LOVER ENEMIES. THE PROPHETIC BOOKS OF THE BIBLE I HAVE EXPOUNDED TO YOU IN DETAIL ON MY WEBSITE. AND YOU CAN ALSO HAVE IT ALL IN BOOK FORM IF YOU WISH. THE BOOK IS CALLED "THE BIBLICAL PROPHETS FOR TODAY" AND CAN BE OBTAINED FROM AMAZON.COM