Thursday, August 20, 2009
As I've said elsewhere, my best stuff shows up on other people's blogs. Mr. Beer N. Hockey posted one of his excellent poems and I just had to mouth off:
"Some neighbors decided to buy some ewes, raise a few lambs and make a couple of bucks. Seemed like a good idea until it was time to separate the lambs from their mothers. The lambs screamed and the ewes screamed back, that lasted all night until the truck came to haul the lambs off. The ewes continued to scream and cry for a couple of days afterwards. The sounds they made were heart rending. I couldn't eat lamb for several years after. Reminded me of the time a calf died in a field near here. The cow stood over the body, rigid with grief, and didn't move for days.
The longest I ever lasted as a vegetarian was about a year. By the end of the year I was dreaming about meat. I thought about it like I thought about sex when I was sixteen. Finally a vegetarian friend told me that I should probably go ahead and eat some meat. By that time I probably could have clubbed a baby seal and eaten it's heart.
These days I eat dead things frequently. I try and remember the animal on the plate but mostly I don't bother.
Twenty some years ago, I spent a few years around big corporate agriculture. I saw all of those factory farms that the animal rights assholes like to talk about. They were pretty bad. Being an animal on one of those farms was about as bad as being a human and working at most human jobs. That's the part that animal rights people miss".
Beer, as usual, offered a good reply:
"When the morning whistle blows, everybody I work with know they are just meat in a grinder.
I too am in favour of free range humans."
Work- Scott H. Biram (Buy)
Work- Maureen Tucker (Buy)
Here's a song about work, not in the Marxist sense, rather what one does with "That Thing".
The Way That You Work- Les Sexareenos (Buy)
Finally a song about a man who has slipped the bonds of labor and everything else.
The Bottomless Hole- The Handsome Family (Buy)
Posted by Your driver at 5:13 PM