Every now and then I can be counted on to go on a rant about the injustices I see around me. Yes, that was your fair warning.
Right now, I'm annoyed by this whole Michael Vick debacle. Seriously, I'm sick of seeing this. Now, before the animal lovers want to take me out and string me up, let me clarify that I too love dogs, cats, birds..all critters with 2 or 4 legs, claws, beaks..you get the picture.
While I am in no way condoning what Vick has already apparently been found guilty of in the public eye, I'm astonished at the same time. I think it's wonderful that so many people have compassion for those dogs. But it makes me wonder...if those dogs had been children would we see people lining the streets in protest? Everyday children are abused, whether it be physically, sexually, emotionally...where is the public outcry?
Have we as a society become so accustomed to our children being hurt that it's old news? Since when did the safety of animals become more important than the safety of the future leaders of our nation? I'm willing to bet that Vick will get more of a punishment than the perverts who sneak into our kids bedrooms, get caught and then say the kid is lying..
I think it's sad. Sad that we care more about seeing this guy punished, care more about the amount of fines, years of jail time, and oh, let's not forget that we also care more about whether the Falcon's are gonna drop him from their lineup. We care more about those things than we do about the thousands of child abusers who walk out of a courtroom free men and women everyday.
I'm not saying animals should not have rights, I'm not saying that what was done to those dogs is not horrific. I'm not saying that someone shouldn't have to pay for the cruelty dealt to them.
What I am saying is that if there were as much of a public outcry over those things done to our children I may be able to understand a hell of a lot better. I didn't realize we have come to be a society where the safety and care of an animal was more important than that of a child...
As a friend of mine says: "Go peddle crazy somewhere else, we're all full up here!"