What About the Cubs?

The Chicago Cubs are sitting 12 behind the Cardinals, as usual. They have ramped up the lineup and added some flame throwers to help take them deep, but right now it's looking like wild card or worst. This is the 100th year since their last world series appearance I think. Already, headlines are saying better luck next year. They are likely  auctioning Starlin Castro soon for another pitcher and minor leaguer. I give it 5 days before they give in on this year. But maybe it will truly be a case of better luck next year. Guess my annual labor day game will be cheaper. Hope is gone for this year. The Cubs can't get right.

Their's another set of cubs making news. Cecil the Lion, the poached victim of Americanism on safari, left behind 12 cubs, and the Zimbabwean nation is pissed. I didn't know he was the main attraction in a wildlife preserve, but definitely understand how that means protected status. He was bankrolling the people. And since recent studies show visiting hunters/poachers only make up 1% or less of the African tourist economy, the value is certainly in keeping them alive. Not only is Cecil gone,  but his cubs are now prey to other males in the area.  This trite hunting habit/cultural trait/right of passage for white male culture is detrimental to weakened animal populations. If scaled to humans, Cecil's death is equivalent to 400,000 humans.  Yeah there are more lions in Detroit than in Africa basically.  I swear they've been hunting lions and tigers since Marco Polo went through India. Is tiger meat tendor? Oh they don't even eat it you say. Ironically some will justify this by saying god gives man dominion over other things. And that's what makes it all insane.  If i go vegan it's because of all this. We waste groceries,  studies say 25% or more of all we buy. We house animals in deplorable conditions then eat them in grounded patties. Last week's Mexican cow parts with some Canadian processed and preserved bacon slaughtered circa 2012.  We pay for safaris, lure lions, and kill them to make our Facebook page doper. God should take his dominion and gone head and give it to the next ape order. We clearly can't get right.

On the homefront, black people are still screaming black life matters, asking why Cecil the Lion gets more support than the murdered black men and women making news this past year. It's sickening that KKK policeman can assault and murder innocent black people and the world looks for any excuse to say these victims were not hunted when the evidence always shows elsewise. These black women are leaving kids behind. Someone said Sam Dubose had 13 kids.  Regardless of how you want to see this,  or judge him, that's still 13 cubs.  I mean kids. Some might not be as cute as a lion cub, but should all have a shot at being a national treasure. Clearly we can't get right. 

Ryan Mega (is perturbed)