This is a really good op-ed piece from the NYTimes. It shines a light of reality on the issue. We live in a Republic that is blessed by it’s structure and the foresight of the founding fathers. However, it seems to me that we are now at a point where our prosperity has lost touch with reality, and our morality has put on a set of blinders that only allows us to see (and act) about what we want to see.
Do Americans who are upset about Cecil even realize how terrifying animals can be?
Why does a single trophy hunter generate all this attention and hatred from Americans when he is cheered by the residents of the country in which the lion was harvested? Yet the same, vocal individuals turn a blind eye to the actions of Planned Parenthood? They turn a blind eye to the actions of governmental leaders in relation to Benghazi?
As a culture how can we pull our heads out of the sand, and our “reality” TV and recognize what is happening around us, and take substantive corrective action? If there is one issue that should be addressed in the upcoming Presidential Campaign (and it won’t be) I think that is it, and it encompasses foriegn policy, domestic welfare, economic programs, tort reform, tax reform, environmental policies, everything.