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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Society of Sociopaths – 30 January 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

Yesterday, we saw a Brooks Provisions tractor trailer emblazoned along the side with pictures and the words “beef,” “pork,” “lamb,” “veal,” “chicken,” etc. in big bold letters; and we wondered if there was a connection between this company and the Brooks Barbeques people who are hired by churches and other organizations for fund raising.

Here it is – the 21st century; and most of the world is still simply a society of sociopaths (psychopaths) who, by their eating habits, proudly flaunt the fact that they are no better than cannibals. People are so brainwashed from childhood that they suppress their empathy for the animals that are utilized as “food.” Such an attitude toward other humans would be considered sociopathic or psychopathic to the extreme.

Yet the gentlest animals, who are mainly herbivores – cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, buffaloes, chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, horses (yes; horse flesh is eaten) – are among the most maligned. Billions are abused and slaughtered round the clock, and their body parts and secretions are sold to a public that is getting fatter and sicker (pun intended). Meanwhile, TV commercials lie to a willingly gullible public about “happy cows.” If this isn’t psychopathic, I don’t know what is!

And let’s not forget the primates, who share so many of our genes yet are eaten in other countries. In jungles, babies are torn away from their mothers who are cruelly massacred. Others are raised to be horribly tortured in research facilities.

As long as people spend money to support these atrocities, they will continue and greatly increase (as they are now) in countries that emulate the West. This truly is a “society of sociopaths”!

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