Sentience and the Social State
Not being generally given to political comment, recent events in Westminster give cause for unprecedented concern. So I've chosen to make comment in the hope that many other comments follow and we don't just stop at comments, either. We make something happen that needs to happen, not only for our own peace of mind but to turn the disturbing tide of the world in general which is making sickening progress towards acceptability in animal cruelty. You can find, behind this picture, the shocking statement of denial from the majority of people we voted to represent us that animals feel anything that would earn them the right to be considered sentient beings.
The story of Spirit is worth some of your time. Click on this picture to spend a few minutes on what will change your perception forever.
Why stop at Spirit's story?
Here's another. Swallow that.
Had enough yet? Time to make a decision.
We can't afford to stand anywhere near a fence on this issue, let alone sit on one. Decide whether you're one of those who gets such a thrill from a kill that you're never going to give up your right to that excitement, or whether you're one of those who will never be drawn to knowingly inflict pain or injury on a sentient creature.
Scan through the article behind the wave to draw your own conclusion as to whether we are in danger of social disintegration into grand-scale psychopathy.
When you've made your decision, do something. A token gesture, a petition signing, a letter to your MP. Let's take this challenge to the highest bar. To my mind, it's very much a matter of dark v. light, and we couldn't polarise the tendencies of human nature more clearly. Maybe we needed to reach this point. Maybe we're meant to be preparing for what will be a major turning point not just in our own lifetime, but for the future of the planet as a whole. Time to test empathy to breaking point, to see if we have the Universe on our side, or whether we have no support mechanism to rely on at all. Time to test the hierarchy, and wait for a response to our arms.
11/21/2017 03:55:38 am
I can't believe that some people cannot see that all creatures on this planet have feelings, feel joy and pain, happiness and sadness and especially love.
11/21/2017 05:59:58 am
Did you see the link about the swallows? That's the most moving bird story I've ever seen.
11/22/2017 03:31:12 am
If you poke something, even a slug, it will react and move. That means it has feelings and is a sentient being. Everything is connected through feelings. Animals cannot speak for themselves but we can speak for them and it is time.
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Kathy is the author of Quantumology. She met up with quantum mechanics in 1997, pledging allegiance to its sources thereafter. These are her personal thoughts and testimonies.