Ok then well I guess you can call me a homophobe, racist, press nazi and all the other stuff in that case then.
At least to be fair that's the best justification I've heard anyway, still shit though.
How is it shit? If I was being murdered next to you and you "didn't care" and watched, you aren't guilty of murder but you aren't innocent.
Equating physical violence in my immediate vicinity to minor press rights about a cause I don't care about.
Taking hypotheticals literally
When someone squashes a mosquito and you "didn't care" and watched, you aren't guilty of animal abuse but you aren't innocent
This is the kind of naivety that allows dictatorships to form.
This doesn't make them mouthpieces of truth though, it's the reason why the media is such an untrustworthy and manipulative source of information.
I mean, to clarify, I was being heavily sarcastic.
A mosquito isn't an animal, but yes in my opinion if you watch someone beat/abuse an animal and do nothing about it you're a sack of shit
Chomsky's perspective on this is very much worth the read:
Also Adam Curtis' documentary 'The Century of the Self' is a good introduction to the critique of public relations theory, which guides a lot modern mass media.
Welcome to Maryland where arthropods aren't animals.
They're insects which personally and legally aren't considered animals
"Any animate being which is endowed with the power of voluntary motion. In the language of the law the term includes all living creatures not human. Domitw are those which have been tamed by man; domestic. Ferce natures are those which still retain their wild nature. Mansuetae naturca are those gentle or tame by nature, such as sheep and cows" - Black's Law Dictionary
Do you have any evidence of someone being punished by the law for cruelty to an insect?
I imagine most animal protection laws apply only to domesticated animals.
That's what I meant in the first place.
Taking it that your not a fan?
That's the mildest assessment.
No he's more of an air cooler