Still more tolerance from the left
When one talks about the left, it’s important to note that the left is a large group and not everyone on the left is in lockstep on every issue. However, there are a large number of people on the left that have the ideological consistency of a turnip…and I apologize to any turnips that are insulted at the comparison.
The most recent example stems from Team USA shooter Corey Cogdell, an Olympic trap shooter who is in London right now representing the US. Cogdell, like a lot of competitive shooters, is also a hunter. Recently, she shared some photographs of animals she’s taken while in the field.
With me so far? Good, because a report over a Twitchy.com shows how “tolerant” some on the left can be with regard to hunting. Screenshots after screenshots of individuals wishing Cogdell would “shoot [herself] in the knees” and declaring her a “waste of oxygen and an embarassment to the human race.”
One particularly stood out to me:
What a f***ing waste! WTFIs wrong with ppl?cruel!! These ppl need to be shot deheaded and posted on a wall
Now, I can understand that not everyone shares my views of hunting. For the record, I am a hunter as well. I understand Cogdell’s love of hunting, I really do. The vast majority of hunters either eat the game they take, or they donate it to programs like Hunters For The Hungry which uses wild game to feed needy families. While I have little doubt that they exist, I don’t know a single hunter - trophy hunter or otherwise - that doesn’t eat what they kill.
That said, I find it funny how people who think “meat is murder” or something along those lines, and are typically the same people arguing how inhumane the death penalty is, would advocate the death and mutilation of a fellow human being. If killing is wrong at any level, why is it suddenly fine to kill another human? Please, someone, explain it to me.
Is this universal on the left? Hardly. I know many who are politically on the left but also enjoy hunting. At least one I know is a gun hunter primarily with little interest in putting up his high powered rifle for a bow.
However, it’s leftists like this that make it very hard to take anything this group says seriously. This isn’t all that different in my mind from the nutjobs who think we need to eliminate all human life on this planet so animals will finally be safe.
Some on the left really seem to need a hug.