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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.


Dolphin Collision – 30 April 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

The shallow, demeaning (to dolphins), cold-hearted comments posted on a news website concerning the collision of two dolphins exploited for entertainment that resulted in the death of one of them, underscores the fact that most people are really sociopathic (lack empathy). Every time I get my hopes up that maybe – just maybe – the world is not so bad, my hopes are shattered as I realize that things are far, far worse than I have ever imagined.

The brainwashing that society imposes on children by “treating” them to theme park “entertainment” and circuses, that feature animals forced to perform, erodes and destroys any natural inclination for youngsters to appreciate other animals who have a God-given right to live without manipulation and exploitation. This hardening of the heart passed on from parents to children further manifests itself in the indifference toward atrocities routinely committed against so-called “food animals,” as well as animals utilized in biomedical research. And to add insult to injury, the lies of the exploiters are eagerly welcomed and “bought into” (metaphorically, as well as with their hard-earned money), while the truth is ignored – and that’s putting it mildly.

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