Hollywood elites are the NEW colonialists.
American celebrities presume to tell people halfway around the world what’s ‘best’ for Africa.
Celebrities are getting pretty comfortable with the whole idea of dictating to ‘backward’ parts of the world how they ought to live and behave.
Such world-renowned experts as ‘Ellen’ think it’s up to them to tell Africa what to do with their animals.
There’s already pushback in Africa by people like Obianuju Ekeocha over Hollywood’s demand that Africa embrace Western attitudes toward abortion. Look at the language she uses to describe their meddling:
She was representing the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. She is also the Founder and President of Culture of Life Africa.
“If we’re talking about abortion, well, I don’t think that any Western country has a right to pay for abortions in an African country, especially when the majority of people don’t want abortion…that then becomes a form of ideological colonization,” said Ekeocha.
Uh-oh. These celebrities are becoming the thing they claim to hate.
Let’s look at Ellen’s statement and the reaction.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 17, 2017
She tugs at the heartstrings. It’s shocking that she didn’t show an elephant painting a picture, too. She’s motivated more by her dislike of Trump and hunting than any informed notion of what current hunting practices in Africa might be, let alone the world of difference between hunting and poaching.
There was probably no mention of any people, homesteads or livestock that were harmed by animals. Any impoverished families whose lives were ruined by elephants. A quick search didn’t show the stats we were looking for, but here’s a Chinese elephant stat that reminds us that not all elephant-human interactions are ‘cutesy’.
Between 2010 and 2015 there were 37,512 cases of wild elephant attacks with 54 casualties in Pu’er, south China’s Yunnan Province
And if you want to set her straight with, say, facts about conservation, or her position on bringing elephant trophies to the US? Be sure to use her #BeKindToElephants hashtag, so that all her lemmings can see it too!
If a person looked to Scripture and paid particular attention to the passages within the Bible that address the topic of hunting, then they’d walk away thinking not only is hunting animals tolerated but it is endorsed by God. And that’s exactly what this little book is about: proving that God, from Genesis to Revelation, is extremely cool with hunters and hunting. I’ll go out on a biblical limb and claim right off the bat that you cannot show me, through the balance of the Bible, that the God of the Scripture is against the responsible killing and the grilling of the animals He created. ~Doug Giles
In his killer new book RISE, KILL & EAT: A Theology of Hunting From Genesis to Revelation Doug carries on with his courageous war against the lunatic fringe who dare recommend Bambi solutions to the annual production of edible wildlife. –Ted Nugent