Saturday, August 1, 2015

Trophy Hunting

The killing of Cecil the lion by an American has apparently angered many Americans:

The White House has received close to 150,000 signatures by Americans demanding that the U.S. dentist who killed a popular lion in Zimbabwe be extradited there for trial.

The sinister nature of this event is spelled out (emphasis added):

Cecil was a subject of research and had become popular through videos showing him walking leisurely in the wild.  The possibility that he was lured out of a protected national park to be killed as a trophy has enraged many Americans.

You see, Cecil was minding his own business, not really bothering anyone.  He was vulnerable – living in a protected preserve.  He was drawn into a trap, merely because he was a lion – not for any other crime.  This has angered many Americans.

Kind of like what the FBI does with vulnerable Muslim men – individuals incapable of doing much more than tying their shoes are “lured” into a sting operation, giving the agency a “trophy” in their war on terror.  Their only “crime” that attracted the attention of the FBI was that they were vulnerable Muslims.

Americans should be angered.


  1. Just tell 'em Cecil's middle name was HUSSEIN. They'll shut up.