Packrats are a problem in our area in Arizona. For years, we’ve been battling them but yesterday, as we caught one in one of those horrible sticky traps, I revisited some thoughts I had back in New Hampshire when we thought an onslaught of tunneling chipmunks was going to undermine our house.
Here is the major one of those thoughts: these creatures are simply living their lives as their nature intends. It’s when that nature intersects with humans that an issue arises and they are usually on the losing side in any battles. We all know that nature is cruel but most creatures (notable exception=man) strive to be true to their creator’s expectations, doing what the good Lord intended, even when the outcome is horrific. (Have you ever seen a pack of coyotes surround a rabbit or other small animal?)
It seems to me that people, on the other hand, have that annoying issue of free will. We can choose what our nature will be and it often appears to clash with what most would call acceptable behavior. No matter what my political stance, I shouldn’t sucker punch someone who doesn’t agree me with at a political rally. No matter what my religious belief, I shouldn’t ridicule, embarrass, or insult the belief of a fellow human being. No matter what the color of my skin, I shouldn’t judge myself superior to another of a different color.
If the human race would just do as its creator intended, like those packrats and chipmunks, the world might be a better place. However, (and I hope this is not true) if the human race was meant to be intolerant, racist, bigoted, judgmental, and, yes, even evil, then I guess we are succeeding as well as those “lower” animals.
Duke (ps- Stacey Burns’ killer is, I believe, evil and by his/her/ choice has shown just how decadent the human race can be.)
Duke you’re a good man. You explained that so well. What really bothers me is that the folks in town that can help? Don’t.
I have had several comments made to me by some business people that say can’t comment publicly because the subject matter of Stacey Burns is to political. Yet they all want this homicide solved.
Intolerant, racist, bigoted, judgmental and evil. Words, words that can be used anytime for anyone and words that have been reduced in 7 years to meaning nothing. You are what you are and I the same. Judge not least ye shall be judged. I forgive Stacey Keene’s killer. I’ll never, as long as I live forgive Jeffery Strelzin, He and only he has forsaken his duties. Ed did what he believed he had to do, Jeff did nothing.
Dirtbags are a problem in our area. They too should not be sucker-punched. Should one of these ‘dirtbag’ make the mistake of attending a political rally and begin to insult the speaker and ‘flip’ off the attendents, well lets just say a sucker-punch is getting off easy. I love to watch the left explain things. N.H. is a blue state, and social justice is alive and well, it’s REAL justice that is lacking. Black lives matter ? dead wives matter !!! WAKE THE F—UP.