“As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields.” – Count Leo Tolstoy
I watched the documentary EARTHLINGS which arrived from AUSTRALIA today, and now I’ll never be the same. I care even more than I did already about even-ing up the score on behalf of all of those species so much in need of help from the human species! Thanks, Roy, for sending the film and for seeing to it that I got my eyes opened up even more than they are already!
THIS DOCUMENTARY IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, and I highly recommend that the earthlings who call themselves/ourselves “humans” view this important film before any more time passes. You’ll rediscover your heart with this entry which should be required viewing. We must all change; we must all care; we must all stop the madness and the denial and make this world right. Now!
I am still reeling from the importance of the film and am sorry that I waited so long to watch what all of us need to witness – young and old, the compassionate and the callous. I am totally disenchanted with the human race: why are people so insanely cruel, why has society failed to evolve? We should hang our heads in shame. We shall none of us be pleased with ourselves for allowing this disrespect for life to continue – as we advance into what must become the “civilized” 21st century – and for looking the other way and for failing to speak up no matter what the consequences of activist caring might be.
(Oh, begone, you nasties who hurt and murder all species! I am so ready to take on that world and round those creeps up, starting in my own hometown. Those sexed up church goers making money hand over fist on animal slaughter? Some of our “finest” citizens.)
Required viewing, especially for those who are young enough to attempt to reverse the damage humans have wrought, throughout the ages, due to ignorance and thoughtlessness and greed and certainly an insatiable appetite for unbridled cruelty. I highly recommend that we finally begin to educate young minds to seek to be kind.
As they say, “a must see” – no more looking away. Our looking at/seeing/seeking the truth cannot compare to the pain and suffering we inflict upon every other species second by second by second. Enough…enough. No more denial from any one of us.
“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.” ― Henry Beston, The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod
Susan Carpenter: “I saved this to bookmarks to view at some point today. Thanks in advance for the post and for tirelessly holding up the mirror so that people can really see what their actions are doing and the negative impact this is having on society as a whole.”
Thank you, dear friend Susan – you made my day! Sometimes I feel like I have not even begun to fight the good fight. I know you know how that is! You are terrific!!
Still haunted and wanting to sob…or better yet DO something to stop the hatred for and the annihilation of earth, nature, and all species. Oh,how I envy those other nations who are not headed to parties, or playing at “sports” or lounging in recliners, or purchasing fast food, or running about on highways and through the skies due to sheer boredom with their own monotonous, self-serving existences. Those other beautiful, organized nations from whom we could learn to adapt, to display loyalty and acceptance, to enjoy each day and season, to LIVE out lives in a peaceable kingdom.
As evidence of what I mean, the Hoosier state has gone all nasty once again in record time. Please read and thanks for contacting perhaps some kind legislators? if there are any benevolent senators and representatives left who are not being bought off.
We are fast becoming either the laughing stock OR the business model for the rest of this nutsoid nation. Rachel Maddow needs to feature Hoosierland NOW. We are crazier than Mississippi or Oregon. A few Hoosiers getting very rich and calling the “shots” while attending the churches on the corner. Disgusting…obvious…murderous and greedy as all get out!