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Better?

It keeps crossing my mind how we so often think we’re better than other people. The thing is being better at doing certain things doesn’t make you a better person. It’s like we ignore everything about what the person could do or does do because we’re better at… I don’t know….tying knots. That’s stupid, people have their own value just by being people. the value of human life…mate…think how complicated and how much potential a human animal has. Nobody is ‘better’ than someone else no matter how attractive it is to think that way; we just got specialised in certain areas.

-Kilmo

Libyan Slave Markets Create Diplomatic Storm In Africa, UN Security Council To Meet — peoples trust toronto

Anti-slavery protests continued across various world capitals this week, especially in countries across Africa, after earlier protests in France got violent when police used tear gas and other riot control tactics on a crowed of more than one thousand outside of the Libyan embassy in Paris. The protests are in response to last week’s widespread reports of slave […]

via Libyan Slave Markets Create Diplomatic Storm In Africa, UN Security Council To Meet — peoples trust toronto

I am a human animal.

Why do we think we aren’t animals anyway? I’m an animal, I smell, I fart. I’m pretty disgusting really and I have this brain thing…a highly developed tool we evolved to get us off the African plains. At the end of the day though intelligent or not we are still animals. I don’t see anything wrong with it, in fact, I think we shouldn’t try kidding ourselves that we aren’t.

– Kilmo

Russia will invest $17 mil to build a bridge all the way to Japan — Russia News Now

(The Moscow Times) – Russia’s state-run rail company has allocated 1 billion rubles ($17 million) to connect the island of Sakhalin to the Russian mainland in a grand infrastructure bid that could end in Japan. The railroad connection will be some 580 kilometers long and will connect Selikhino in Khabarovsk to Nysh, a village with…

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No animal abuse.

I’ve been thinking this for a while, but I get the feeling a next stage in evolution is when we start treating animals with respect. The Red Indians used to do it, in fact a lot of hunter-gatherers valued animals very highly. Modern industry doesn’t, and that has a knock back on us. We don’t put value on animals like we did before we developed a modern society. We treat them like blocks of wood….like products before they’ve been productified. It’s a sort of callousness that spreads.

– Kilmo