I’ll tell you what. As I read this piece in Forbes, my inner RAGE just grew and magnified. It didn’t subside.
I vow to never again in my life pay a scintilla of homage to the vaunted “constitutional republic” touted as uniquely American. The only thing worth a shit at all is American Culture and American Spirit, and even that has taken a huge hit; albeit, identifying the rabbits from the wolves (r/K Selection Theory*).
The U.S. Constitution? Not worth a roll of shit paper. Separation of powers? You jest. Representation? An abject fraud.
America’s system of government is toast: fully and unequivocally exposed for the fraud that it is and has been for a long time. It’s not even unique anymore; where once, it was the shining light on the world. …Look at the rest of the world. Since when does America lead the entire planet in authoritarian house arrest, imprisoning its citizens; rather than inspiring a yearning sense of liberty that has motivated hundreds of thousands of young American men to die trying to liberate others around the world?
This entire fiasco of a disaster is a figurative taking-a-shit on the graves of every soldier who ever died in the spirit of freeing other people from state oppression.
At this point, I would be all for a peaceful military coup, organized and carried out by conservative generals and admirals—and not only of the federal government, but each state government as well.
Understand: we have come to the point where “America” is a distinction with little to no difference from just about any authoritarian regime that operates out of political and state interest only, not from a founding document of separations, rules, and limits on the state.
May you examine yourselves and follow your own conscience.
Previously on Free The Animal:
- MY MUSINGS ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) (March 16, 2020)
- DISCUSSIONS 10: A RAMBLE FEST ABOUT CORONAVIRUS HYSTERIA AND MY CRAZY LIFE IN THAILAND(April 2, 2020)
- CORONAVIRUS #1: THE INNOCENT AND THE GUILTY (April 12, 2020)
- CORONAVIRUS #2: THE DUMB AND THE DUMBER (April 14, 2020)
- CORONAVIRUS #3: DENISE MINGER IS THOROUGH BUT MISSES THE BOATS (April 19, 2020)
- CORONAVIRUS #4: QUESTION THE PREMISE (April 23, 2020)
A concept in biology which postulates that nature will tend to produce two different psychologies, each adapted to a specific environment. It states that animals which are competitive and protective of family, sexually selective and monogamous, imbued with regard for two parent family life, desirous that offspring wait until mature to mate, and loyal to in-group are designed to produce highly fit and competitive offspring, designed to compete in an environment of resource scarcity.
Animals that exhibit a cowardly nature, promiscuous mating strategy, single parenting style, early sexualization of young, and no loyalty to in-group are designed to exploit a resource glut by producing as many offspring as possible, as fast as possible, without regard to offspring quality.
Rabbits are quintessential r-strategists. Rabbits live in fields of grass they never fully exhaust. Their goal is to produce as many offspring as quickly as possible. They flee from danger, because to fight for food that they can get elsewhere is an unnecessary risk. They mate promiscuously with any mate, because their goal is solely to reproduce, absent concerns for genetic quality – when resources are everywhere, even the most defective offspring can find food, mate, and pass genes forward. While males are off mating as often as possible, females raise offspring alone, and quickly send them on their way to whelp a new litter. Offspring begin having sex early, to maximize numbers of their own offspring. Loyalty to in-group is unknown to the rabbit, because there is no competition for resources, since resources are everywhere. Among r-stategists, males will tend to exhibit smaller, more feminine, less robust physical qualities, to better facilitate fleeing and showy displays of flash and beauty, to facilitate mate attraction, and mating. r-strategist females, by contrast will tend to grow big, assertive, and ill-tempered, to better occupy a more masculine family role, provisioning and protecting the offspring they raise alone.
Wolves are a quintessential K-strategist species. Wolves are competitive and protective, because they must fight for food to survive. They carefully select the fittest mate, and monopolize that fit mate, so that their offspring will be as genetically fit as possible, relative to peers. They embrace two-parent family values, as offspring are reared carefully in a loving and supportive pack/family environment, so they will have the best chance of succeeding themselves in their own competitions. They do not allow offspring to mate until mature and proven in competition, so any immaturity will not lead to their offspring securing sub-par monogamous mates. Finally, they develop a strong pack-loyaly to maximize the chances of their pack’s competitive success, and by extension, their own. Males evolve to be courageous and strong as they set out to provision the famly and absorb any risk, while females carefully nurture offspring back at the den.