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Bigjimzlll wrote:Hawk...I don't care if you like to eat dog...or just condone it. If I were to see someone slaughter...cook or eat dog...it is one of the very few reasons I would be willing to go back to prison to stop.
This is what we call the "libertarian's lament": just because we oppose a law prohibiting a thing it is thought that we condone that thing when, in fact, we find it repugnant. If you'll check my post you'll find that I find the consumption of dog abhorrent.
What I also find abhorrent, though to a lesser degree, is cultural chauvinism. Not to worry. My esteemed colleague, founding member and admin has painted himself into a quite non-recoverable corner. We are told he would murder the Chinese dog eaters in similar quantities to their dog consumption. (Yes, we know it's a combination of joke and hyperbole). Being shown that the Swiss also eat dog the choices are to abandon the initial statement or admit that he would similarly (metaphorically) murder as many Swiss and they ate dogs.
Like I said, untenable position. Admitting to only wishing to murder Chinese while the Swiss get away with the same thing would be the same as tattooing "bigot" large across one's forehead.
As far as you're concerned, I hold no ill will toward those that only read part of a post and launch themselves into a reply. It's pretty much woven into the fabric of the internet and few are immune - I know I'm not. But I was quite specific - I neither eat dog nor condone the practice.