From the Spain Herald:
Membership in the community of equals makes apes eligible for assistance in community training for demanding government handouts and minority rights, in gratitude for which they are expected to exercise their franchise to support their sponsors in the Socialist Party. Typical of socialists, though… it's not that they think apes are as high a life form as humans but that humans are as low as apes.
The Spanish Socialist Party will introduce a bill in the Congress of Deputies calling for "the immediate inclusion of (simians) in the category of persons, and that they be given the moral and legal protection that currently are only enjoyed by human beings." The PSOE's justification is that humans share 98.4% of our genes with chimpanzees, 97.7% with gorillas, and 96.4% with orangutans.
Via Jeff Goldstein, who asks,
Update: As usual, Joe Noory of ¡No Pasarán! picks the socialists apart in a satisfactorily snide and hilarious way:
Will the UN go along? Most likely. After all, issuing such a declaration is a lot easier than dealing with, say, African genocides or Iranian nukes. And every official UN declaration—no matter how silly—is followed by brie, bread, and wine. So it’s a win-win!
It proves something which is patently obvious about the Socialism’s “vision” - that if man does have all of his basic needs provided for in some impossible deus ex machina fashion, there is no need to be anything other than a beast obsessed with eating, eliminating, sleeping, reproducing, and with power within a clan. Somehow, I suppose this is supposed to justify something about their notion of man, or perhaps just the normalcy of sticking their opposable thumbs up their asses instead of being productive participants in the real human coexistence project that we call civilization.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Posted by MapMaster on Thursday, April 27, 2006