Disclaimer. This Is A Rant. Not A Comment On The Middle East.
This kind of shit really gets my back. This post is circulating on Facebook.
Now I’ve never been one to accept the news written or broadcast at face value, after all its about ratings and entertainment and very rarely about reality.
So when I see this I think “hey up! Somethings amiss here.”
Lets look at this logically, lets read the words. Sir David Attenborough is a Scientist Naturalist. He is incredibly well educated.
The first line “I am Unaware..” etc The grammar is bloody awful. Should the last bit be be “as THE Israelis
If it was me and I was educated proper, I would write
I am unaware of any animals (Plural) that are as cruel as Israelis.
I am unaware of any animal that is as cruel as the Israelis
Grammars not my strong point, but I believe both statements are correct, But I could be wrong. I often am.
And this “not even crocodiles” Please! (A grade / primary school statement)
I’m now getting really suspicious that this is possibly a fake.
The structure is terrible every sentence starting with “they”
But forget inability to construct a grammatically correct, well structured statement, the line “They kidnap kids and harvest their organs” just cracks me up.
Stating a “Fact” with no evidence. (Sounds like a 1970’s Metropolitan Police Fit Up)
Now what I did find with a cursory search were the following statements
“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now,” Jan 2013 Daily Telegraph (Other sources are available)
Sorry I’m losing my train of thought here.
Oh and Sir David has stated that he doesn’t use email and has no social media accounts.
Anyway, the point is this, This is circulating as fact and gaining support.
What have we become when we sink to the levels of hi-jacking the identity of somebody, who I have not been able to find has made any overtly controversial political statements, to use as a political tool. And what have we become when as a supposedly educated generation of humans we just blindly accept this because it suits our own world views.
I’m all for freedom of the press, speech etc, but facebook is not journalism and in many cases is not even based in reality, yet so many of us are willing to accept social media as gospel while condemning legitimate media (if there truly is such a thing now) as right wing political tools or even left wing political tools (Equal opportunity blogger)
What’s the next level? Hi-jacking the Queen?
And yet again, my faith in the Human Species drops again.
Ok rant over.