Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hour and a Half from Town!
Very well said Gremmy!
I've lived in the city, country, abroad, work in a VERY liberal industry, and I live in the wilderness now. So I feel like I have a pretty good perspective on the way different societies work. I don't feel like generalizations are a terrible way of getting a point across, because they "generally" are the rule. When I have my city folk out they freak when they find that I stay out here in the middle of nowhere, hike alone in the forest, stay by myself most of the time, and leave the house only once every two weeks. They couldn't handle it, nor could they handle grabbing a chicken by the head and cracking it's neck. But when the closest market is over 55 miles away on crooked mountain roads a quick burger is out of the question. That chicken only cost me $2 to feed my family and if I'd driven to the store and bought it I'd have to pay over $50 in gas and the bird.
So as a general rule city people do not "GET" what it is to have to kill an animal because it's meat, not some purdy pet, the money and animal is wasted if you just put it down. They also don't understand how other cultures would GLADLY have Mr. Ed in the larder instead of running free wild and living out his days happy and fat or wasting away when he is suffering and old. It's a waste, just like any other animal.
Now just the other day a local man was convicted of animal cruelty when his horses got out and he lassoed one and DRAGGED it home with an ATV. Said he sped up to get the horse to stand up because it layed down on him. The police had to euth the horse it was so torn up. Now THAT is also STUPIDITY in the country "redneck" population. But you won't find a bunch of stupid country people signing their rights away and letting the gov tell them what they can and cannot do with their lives and livings. There is the difference, that man was not ignorant as to his actions, he was stupid. Thinking that the gov imposing upon our lives is a good thing because it directly lines our pockets or prevents a "crisis" is stupid and selfish.
@ Bearkiller I 100% support you on the gov/school thing, ours go to private where they are taught FACTS not FEELINGS and AGENDAS. It pains me to no end knowing that I'm paying double and supporting that crud.
I've always wished I was more ignorant, "stupid", it's bliss! :) But not an excuse.