Lest we forget… the Great War of Human Triumph against Neanderthal man.

It seems pertinent at this point to raise a voice of caution in regards to the interests of our species. Our near total domination of this planet should not lead to complacency, potential challengers to our authority should not be derided as merely ‘stupid animals’. Although we get great enjoyment out of degrading these rivals, keeping them as pets, making them ‘look like people’, making us look like them, idolising them and pretending they ‘talk’ to us and generally treating them as pathetic losers whilst also killing them for food, clothing and fun, we should not ignore the risks that they pose to our domination. We should be able to enjoy our domination but equally we must never forget the great effort that our ancestors had to go through to achieve our position today. In order to avoid falling into another 100,000 year conflict it is necessary that we remain ever vigilant in maintaining our position.


In order to maintain this position it would be wise to take up some lessons from our own internal affairs. For instance the ‘pre-cautionary principle’ is something that has been developed through the conflicts between Russia and the US and between ‘the terrorist’ and the rest of the world as well as though our on going grappling with the earths systems and climate change (a problem that we are better equipped to deal with then the last one but nonetheless still posses some technical problems). Essentially this principle involves recognising that we can’t know everything, that we know some things are bad and that therefore we should always expect and prepare for the worst so as to avoid the worst of the bad things that happen. In relation to activity the precautionary principle suggests that the onus of proof lies with the actor if the consequences of action may be harmful or irreversible. In light of preventing the horrible catastophe that would be a 10,000 year war with another species in the ascendency striving for domination of Earth the pre-cautionary should be applied to those that wish to risk our position through mere pleasure seeking games.

The following film by Joaquin Phoenix is a case in point. His flagrant teasing of animals, in this case Dolphins, being used for human food, is only likely to get them angry at us – they know they are beat, there is no need to rub it in their faces so much. Joaquin surely could of taken some restraint and simply teased them from the isolation of this own home…in an inland city…with no aquarium, there is no real need to make a film dedicated to such teasing and have it broadcast across the planet. Unfortuately, this film is not the limit of his particular perverse form of pleaure seeking from animals…

Joaquin is part of a growing contingent of human beings who – perhaps as a result of being secure within the hierarchy of human internal affairs – need to take teasing animals a step towards the perverse. These people degrade animals further by pretending that they have no agency, pretending they have human attributes and then act ‘on their behalf’ within internal human affairs! This level of teasing is simply ridiculous and the danger posed moves beyond angering the animals – thus potentially pushing them to try and overthrow our domination – their particular form of pleasure seeking involves argueing humans should lower their gaurd against animals!

As part of their sadistic games people like Joaquin, acting on the behalf of animals, seek to force humans to ‘leave animals be’. They argue and strive for portions of the world to be returned to a ‘state of nature’. The confusion around such an odd claim belies its real meaning – that humans should leave areas of the world to the animals. This complacent activity risks allowing other species gaining a position that could question our dominance.

The consequence of this situation must not be ignored. Unfortunately, our ancestors had no ability to communicate with us so their experiences of life in the Great War of Human Triumph against Neanderthal are largely unknown. But as Paul Pettitt says, “For too long we have regarded the extinction of Neanderthals as a chance historical accident. Rather, where Neanderthals and modern humans could not coexist, their disappearance may have been the result of the modern human race’s first and most successful deliberate campaign of genocide.” This struggle is something that we must be conscious of, daily, if we are to ensure our continued domination.

The ‘precautionary principle’ should be applied to curtail the sadistic pleasure of certain humans in order to gaurentee the continued domination of all of humanity. This, paradoxically, would be ensuring the ability of people like Joaquin to take pleasure from teasing of animals instead of becoming the object of pleasure for a Dolphin species moved into ascendency. We may not feel the risk but we owe it to our children to pass on the world that our ancestors fought so hard to gain.

Some may find this odd thinking on the basis that animals could never challenge our authority, however, following the ‘precautionary principle’ I posit these two points.

Firstly is the point that our loss of dominance would be catastrophic, the last wrangling with a species –Neanderthal man – took thousands of years to resolve itself. The importance of avoiding a possible10,000 or more year with another species cannot be ignored. We all know the horror of animals attacking humans, of the need to kill any that make any uncontrolled aggressive moves against humans, now imagine if everyday we had to try and live knowing that thousands of humans were being killed in a war against an aggressive dolphin species so that we may continue to exist. If our children were to go through that, I can gaurentee, none of them would have any sympathy for the games of people like Joaquin that led to their horrible situation.

Secondly how do we know that Dolphins, Chimpanzees, one of the other smart animals or even some of the dumb ones are not, right now, becoming better equipped for challenging us. It is clear that within sight of humans the animals are helpless, but there are many areas of the planet that we simply don’t have absolute total control and surveillance over – the deep sea for instance. There is no proof that Dolphins are not doing stuff down there – therefore we have an obligation to our children to assume the worst.

If people like Joaquin wish to play their games then they are under a moral obligation to ensure Dolphins are under our control. If they insist on being able to enjoy their domination of the planets animals in their own perverse way, they should ensure the animals are better monitored and kept under control so that we can be sure that they are will not ever be in a position to challenge us. And finally, from a personal perspective, I find it unnecessary for people indulging in perverse pleasures, such as Joaquin, to take the moral high ground against those that simply eat and wear their inheritence – surely a quick death (or even a days long one) is preferable to a lifetime of torture/slavery/imprisonment? I acknowledge that this moralising is a necessary in their particular attempt at taking pleasure from their inheritence, but must the charade continue all the time?

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8 Responses to Lest we forget… the Great War of Human Triumph against Neanderthal man.

  1. drugsinclass says:

    Totally,
    those dolphins need keeping in line

  2. drugsinclass says:

    why is someone linking a ‘Matt Damon blog’ commenting here? maybe good ol’ MD is an anti-dolphinist-like person.

  3. barkingcoins says:

    Livette also left a comment on Anarchafairy linking to an Uma Thurman blog, so multiple obsessions, a running joke, who knows…

  4. barkingcoins says:

    And Livette’s comment is same i.e. nice blog!

    So spam? Bot? something horrible at work just beneath the visible…

  5. dic says:

    yeah, sounds like a spam-bot-ish-like thing. that’s not so interesting anymore… ah well

  6. barkingcoins says:

    Keep an eye on those Orcas (I mean killer Whales).

    http://www.counterpunch.org/hribal02252010.html

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