The ludicrous spectacle of the two parties fighting over which candidate has treated dogs more cruelly over the past decade has, quite appropriately, given rise to an endless stream of jokes. There is one serious point, though, that my friend Lulu noticed about this whole man eat dog story.
Before I begin, though, let me refresh your recollection about Obama’s doggy-diet confession:
With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.
And here’s Lulu’s take on the subject:
Am I the only one to notice the last part of Obama’s quote about eating dog — that he planned to eat tiger, a critically endangered species with between 1,500 and 3,500 in the wild?
I heard him reading his passage and what struck me is that, though he ate or intended to eat these animals as a kid, he wrote about it as an adult, clearly with the intention of shining his bona fides as a multi-culti “citizen of the world.” But, hey, what happened to environmentalism for endangered species? Where’s the outrage from WWF and PETA, both of which organizations allegedly fight this practice?
As Alinsky says, “Make them live up to their own standards”.