Are we better as we can fly planes?
By George Martin
I love how whenever human supremacists bring up inventions from humankind that apparently make the human parasite superior to animals, those inventions can equally be seen as awful things that make us inferior to them.
“Do animals fly planes?!”
What, into the World Trade Center, murdering thousands of people? Or over Hiroshima and Nagasaki and dropping an atom bomb, frying hundreds of thousands of men, women and children, alive? Yeah, don’t recall them doing that, actually.
“Do animals write books?”
You mean books that instruct you to stone women to death? You mean books that have inspired people to shoot people because they drew a cartoon? Books that inspired entire nations to eradicate Jews because Aryans are the master race? Nope, they sure don’t.
“Do animals build vast civilisations?”
You mean civilisations drenched in the blood of slavery and genocide? Civilisations that people are forcibly transported on ships across oceans to build, and raped and forced into labour when they reach their destination? Yeah, you’re right, animals don’t do that, no.
So to hell with the idea that human inventions make us superior to animals. As Gary Yourofsky once said: “All the books that we’ve written; all the symphonies that we’ve composed: if we can’t be compassionate, decent people… then who the fuck cares!!”