I'm not going to name one particular name but she is an obvious drugged-out prostitute whose job title is a cover for selling illicit sex and drugs to whomever has the money, and she must have made a killing driving her van around servicing workers during hurricane clean-ups, until she learned that there were people who would pay her to viciously attack Michael Sandlin. Who would they be able to use but a lowlife who's about half smart?
And then we wind up being forced to dwell upon their crap. There are a lot of decent people here who, because of their decency, can't even adequately express contempt and anger when we need to. We don't know how to say "get lost" or the more popular versions of that phrase. We don't know how to use words as weapons. Our role is "straight" versus whatever they are, I guess some kind of freak or pod people or something. In all good faith some of us "went after" certain social deviants because we had to, but as soon as we did that we found ourselves more under the control of some of them than we would have been if we tried to be them.
A book that is not even yet in the works, proposed just this day by me, belongs in the potential futures of the next few months or couple of years. It might be titled "Circle of Power." It would be about all this.
I idealize contact with tigers and other big cats for reasons that I see to be as certain as some of the laws of physics. The ones who you see who own the animals who are neurotic and who attack others are the ones who "contain" them without human contact. Neurotics want everyone to be as neurotic as they are. They don't feel "safe" even though if they thought about it, the neurosis is more dangerous to them than the external dangers that they fear. Neurosis can be forced on people.
Having no defenses, being unable to self-promote, being unable to turn on one's own lights, these disabilities do not make us good people. If you read the book that hasn't been written yet, it would be easier to understand that our normal defenses and capabilities drive out corruption. Just a very few positives in any person's day drive out evil spirits, the ones that we manufacture by brooding over our hurts. Good friends, a warm cat, a good book, television, a good meal, those are positives.
The neurotic mindset sees our animals as dangerous because they help relieve neurosis and self-destructive behaviors. Ironically and not coincidentally, the people who want our animals away from us see the ones of us who need the animals the most as least suited to have them. Lord I know that there are problems with allowing unlimited access for those who need contact the most but cutting off contact is depriving humans of needed therapy. The hideous people who pretend to love animals have already attempted to deprive us of needed food. Most of us do eat animal products. I consider animal contact to be a necessity, like food, and people shouldn't be forced to consume or use what someone cares to allow them. Those who would restrain us should be kicked to the curb.