One of the characteristics that differentiates human beings from animals is the ability to think critically. In other words, we can reason whereas animals cannot. Recently, I think we are, as a species, flushing this concept down the toilet.
We all get so upset about cruelty to animals. Bring up the seal hunt and puppy farms in a conversation and watch everyone elevate themselves onto some high delusional moral plane. However, most of these enlightened individuals would have no problem with aborting babies, even within a few weeks of being able to survive outside the womb (a length continually being increased through the miracle of modern medicine). Aborted babies are left out on tables to die and sometimes they are even partially delivered before having their heads crushed by the abortionist. Somehow, as a society, we find the clubbing of baby seals less horrific than the millions of children being murdered every year.
If you think that I am somehow over-reacting, there are now medical ethicists who feel it is morally justifiable to kill a baby who is outside the womb! Does it make any sense that we place more value on animal offspring than a human child?!? We are going downhill on an incredibly fast and slippery slope.
Now, however, society is veering in a totally new ludicrous direction. A recent article in Reader’s Digest is receiving huge accolades, promoting the concept that society should now consider whales as persons, with all the rights and privileges as humans. The article proudly proclaims a new world order!
This is happening at a time when, in Canada, the government can’t even get discussion going on the personhood of a baby in the womb, something which is actually even scientifically unquestioned. At the moment of conception, there is the blueprint of a genetically unique individual! Moreover, at a time when most abortions take place, the baby is already fully formed in the womb, with a functioning heart and brain. In Canada, the baby is not considered to be a person until it is fully delivered. One moment before, and that child has absolutely no rights.
We are now at a point in civilization where we promote whales to personhood and won’t protect the child that is being ripped out of the mother’s womb. Heck, with the loss of ability to use common sense and to think critically, we may as well just all be demoted all to the level of animals. Are people really this stupid ?!?!