It's been a while since my last writing, almost a year has passed since than. This is mostly due to fact that I am full time employed now, working at the small studio that develops mobile games and apps, which leaves little time to deal with the pathology of the cravers. Don't worry, it is still there and growing, taking more and more bizarre twists with each passing iteration. Sure enough, at the anniversary of shooting, exactly one year since that tragedy, another one happened, that follows the lines from that writing.
On exactly that day, in Belgrade (the capital city of Serbia) ZOO, visitors had a chance to fully feel the wilderness. So again, on April 20th but this time in 2014, conditions for the "incident" were made in a way that can be described only as a perfect storm scenario, played flawlessly step by step from the beginning to the end.
From one side, the EU pressure on Serbia to adopt every single mindless rule is in full swing, ever since the situation in Ukraine went from bad to worse and from the other side, the shallow minded snobs of Belgrade, so called the enlighten ones, delighted by that, opened their sculls for another batch of EU load. In order to prove their pro European dedication and determination, they decided to go one step further in those efforts.
I am not making any sense, am I? Ok, short version, because the long one would take months and months to explain.
Pretty much trough out entire 20th century, Serbia was considered to be a Russian puppet on the Balkans and Serbs in general were considered to be "little Russians" in the minds of Europeans and Americans. However, the truth is somewhat different, as we were not Russian bitches but British. The proof of that lies in the halls of Foreign Office, vividly painted in the mural called "Brittania Pacifatrix". Search for it and search the description of it and things will be a bit clearer. The story behind this geopolitical spin is much deeper and holds great gravity, however I will not go into it now. What is important is that the Belgrade snobs believe that Europeans think of us as "little Russians" and they want so desperately to prove otherwise. So in order to prove themselves that they are not little Russians, they over react in everything. The breakup of Yugoslavia and the civil war and whole that mess is another topic, which again is not the point of this text, however the legacy of the 90es created a powerful drive in the snobs minds, making them to act and behave more European than Europeans themselves. This doesn't mean that I think that Europeans and Western values in general are not good, but what I am trying to say is that those values come from practices that were made trough centuries, that they come from European historical experience. We don't have that experience as we were enslaved by Ottoman Empire and were kept in the dark while Europe was gathering that experience.Once we started to free ourselves from the Ottoman Empire, a vacuum was created and efforts to build up systems and rules based on our own experience were rejected and instead of them European practices were adopted. This discrepancy between our own experience aka our reality and the adopted experience aka the fantasy, created the snob culture in every city in Serbia whom rejects everything domestic and indigenous and gobbles up on every foreign influence without taking into consideration is it good or bad.
In other words, you can translate and copy any European law and make it Serbian law, but that law is useless because people do not understand its meaning and that law than becomes damaging and turns into a problem instead of solution. Animal rights is the perfect example. We adopted the European law that ensures maximum right for the animals and we got explosion of their population and creation of dogcravers whom use that law to propagate dog love and dog supremacy over all other animals. And that is how we come to this incident.
So since it is summer and the flow of tourists is expected to be great, liberal snobs decided to give that extra push in the zoo, aka to make it more liberal than any EU liberal zoo. They hired the volunteers that were tasked to walk the wolves on a leash and allow visitors closest possible encounter with the wilderness. However, since all volunteers are dogcravers and believe that the entire world should bow down to a doggie, the result is this:
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Now, the kid is ok, if we count out the minor injury and emotional trauma, however the zoo is sued and faces a hefty fine for this.
However, the comments about it, the comments were priceless, I mean, really, truly the pure dogcraver gold.
Firstly, the director of the Zoo, in a hearing said that the wolf is innocent because it didn't had a intention to eat the girl. The proof of its innocence is that the girl is alive, if it wanted to eat the girl it would do so but since it didn't ate the child, that means that it is innocent. After reading these lines, my jaw was paralyzed for 10 minutes from laughter. Than another statement was issued, regarding the basket as a safety measure for the wolves. He said that no one could put the basket on the wolf's muzzle and that we all should believe that that is true because he knows the wolves. So we all should know what he thinks, because he loves wolves. Too bad that the 2 year old girl was lacking ability to connect with his mind and the mind of the wolf, so it is her fault for walking near the wolf. Also it is her fault for not being able to see the difference between wolf and a dog. But at the end, I wanted to throw this man and the volunteer in the lion cage, because in the third statement he said that this case is overblown, because the girl got only few scratches. Big deal.
The pathology of the other dogcravers that are supporting the wolf follows these lines.