Libertarian meat eater, right wing in the sense of conservative with a small c.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009


For no good reason that I can see, (other than thoroughly intentional myopia), I have from time to time been described as a deeply cynical bastard. This possible cynicism in no way informs my take on the recent Beeb / Gaza charity spat.

However, it did occur to me that if I were running an organisation accused of systematic bias in contravention of the charter under which the organisation operates, even to the extent of hiding an investigation into possible bias, I might consider a false flag operation. From now on, any time the BBC is accused of anti-Israel bias they will be able to say, "Oh come on, we didn't even show a charity appeal for Gaza civilians. How dare you accuse us of being anti-Israel."

Of course the Beeb is perfect in every way and I'm sure they would never stoop to such tactics, (I may have been accused of being sarky once or twice as well).

Monday, 12 January 2009

Kill it, cook it, eat it

It's not all that often that I champion the Beeb but I do think that this is a worthwhile program.

People have managed to disassociate meat from the animals that they get them from. While I hate to state the unbloodybelievably obvious, animals have to die for you to eat meat.

A few months ago I went rabbit hunting with an item similar to this uniquely ill suited equipment:

The result was this:

I shot it just behind the skull, killing it instantly but I wrung its neck to make sure that it was not suffering. In all honesty, shooting it was barely a conscious decision, I saw it run and before I was even aware of what was happening, I had killed it.

I was sad that I had ended it's life, however, I don't regret my actions because it became food and damn tasty it was to.

I suspect that despite the protestations of modern man, (let alone woman), we retain an instinctive ability to kill for food. Whether we like it or not, we are very successful predators and that propensity is not going to disappear overnight.

As for any deeper point; appreciate meat, it's harder than you might think to hunt the little buggers down and vegetarians are, as we always suspected, lacking in many ways.