Thursday, July 16, 2009

Not human

(Via the Drudge Report)

Fair warning: this is a rant.

Way back in the dim mists of time, I read a book by George R.R. Martin titled The Dying of the Light. Several things in that book have stuck with me, but the one that has stuck hardest is the concept of an animal that to all outward appearances is human, but in actuality is not so. In the book, they were to be hunted down due to the danger they presented to true humans.

Over the years, I have become more and more sure that there is truth in the concept. There are...living entities...that we pass every day that appear to be human. They walk erect, talk, eat, breathe, excrete and perform all the other tasks that we think of as being "human". However, they are missing something--call it conscience, empathy, a soul, whatever you like. But there is something that isn't there, and that missing thing is what separates a human from all other animals.

We've had plenty of examples of these lately, but two stand out in my mind, one particularly so. The first was the well-planned and executed home invasion in Florida that left two people dead. JW Rawles on SurvivalBlog has been warning for months that these things would start happening. Whether this is an isolated incident or not remains to be seen. (I'm suspicious that there is much more to the story than we know as I write this.)

But there is one that has me utterly convinced that these creatures walk among us, and that we will have to take measures--drastic measures--if we are to protect ourselves from them. Warning, this is one of those "click at your own risk" things.

A heartless kitty killer hissed angrily at animal rights activists Wednesday, grinning widely as she took credit for stuffing the helpless pet into a 500-degree oven.

"It's dead, bitch!" snapped an unrepentant Cheyenne Cherry, sticking her tongue out after a plea bargain that will put her behind bars for a year in the May 6 killing of tiny Tiger Lily.

I submit to you that the capacity to do something like this is de facto proof of a lack of humanity. Removing creatures such as this from our society should be looked on as a public service, something along the lines of eliminating rabid animals.

We should note that this is not her first (or second or third or...) crime, but the latest in a series. For this particular act she gets a 1 year prison sentence, which I am convinced will not change her in any measurable positive way. She will remain a danger to all around her as long as she lives. And since she's 17, this could be quite some time.

Creatures like Cheyenne Cherry walk among us. Individually, they're dangerous enough. In groups, the turn into Crips, Bloods, MS-13 and similar gangs. Dealing with one of them who catches you unaware is difficult enough. Could you deal with 8, 12,20 of them executing a well-planned raid on your home?

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