Burch: State of the APEs

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 1:29am
By Michael R. Burch

The “Planet of the Apes” movies postulate a world in which human beings are the victims of a vastly more intelligent but horrifically cruel species. However as the old saw suggests, fact is often stranger than fiction. It seems apparent to me that we live in the state of the APEs (Alpha Prime Europeans). While Tennessee APEs are not nearly as intelligent as they imagine themselves to be, they make up for their low IQs with near-infinite bigotry, intolerance and cruelty.

The ultraconservative APEs who rule Tennessee have certain distinguishing characteristics. First, they are alpha males and females who long to subordinate and dominate everyone else. Second, they consider themselves and their beliefs to be prime, and everyone else to be unworthy of consideration. (For instance, Tennessee’s fundamentalist Christian rulers claim to believe in “freedom of religion,” but would have screaming hissy fits if Korans were distributed and taught in Tennessee schools.) Third, APEs believe that human beings of white heterosexual European stock are vastly superior to other people. This is why they constantly try to give the shaft to homosexuals, Muslims and people with darker skin.

The ruling cabal claim to believe in and prize “smaller government.” But their actions prove otherwise, as they constantly propose and attempt to pass legislation that has no purpose except to advance their rights by infringing on the rights of others. Their favorite targets are gays and Muslims, followed closely by teachers, students, union workers, the poor, the sick and the elderly.

And heaven help the poor animals who fall under their purview. The “Ag Gag” legislation currently awaiting Gov. Bill Haslam’s signature would make it very difficult, if not impossible, for animal rights activists to expose people and organization who abuse animals. Tennessee newspapers have described the pending Ag Gag legislation as “despicable,” “unconstitutional,” “ridiculous,” “immature,” “idiotic” and “mendacious.” But how can we expect APEs to have compassion for animals, when they are so cruel to their own kind?

It’s bad enough that we slaughter and eat animals that are inferior to us in intelligence. The least we can do is make sure that they don’t suffer unduly. But the APEs will have none of that. Like the compassionless primates in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Tennessee’s APEs seem to relish the exercise of unjust power.

Tennessee’s APEs claim to be “Christians.” But Jesus Christ said, “Whatsoever ye do unto the least of these, my brethren, ye do unto me.” I wonder what the Lamb of God would say about the way Tennessee Christians treat the poor, the sick, the elderly, and so many unfortunate animals?

 

Michael R. Burch is a Nashville-based editor and publisher of Holocaust poetry and other “things literary” at www.thehypertexts.com.

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97 Comments on this post:

By: bfra on 5/10/13 at 1:24

Blanket - That little goat is awfully cute to be anything like the Balls dodo. But billy goats peeing on their beards is what causes them to stink, so they probably do have that in common.

By: yogiman on 5/10/13 at 1:40

Looks like you ain't no farm girl, bfra. A billy goat pees on his beard because it attracts nanny goats to them. Smell it, you might like it, too.

By: bfra on 5/10/13 at 1:42

yogi, how did you get so stupid?

By: Loner on 5/10/13 at 1:56

Reading these posts, I hear the faint strains of the theme from Deliverance....Bah, Dah, Derr, Derr, Derr.....Bleat like a goat.....Sniff my beard.

Mike Burch did not exaggerate....animal husbandry is still popular in TN.

By: Loner on 5/10/13 at 1:58

The supporters of the Ag Gag law are worried that the sheep might blab? Goats too?

By: budlight on 5/10/13 at 1:58

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/10/13 at 7:20
Some people do not realize that the U.S. is not and was not intended to be a "Christian" nation. Therefore, religion has no place in public schools or government buildings. Our founding fathers were deists. Try reading the writings of Jefferson and Paine and acquaint yourselves with the Treaty of Tripoli. Just because you disagree doesn't change history and the facts

Our forefathers came here to escape the rule of the king in england and for religious freedoms. Or why else would the 10 commandments and the bible have played such a role in our founding? George Washington believed in God. The government cannot make an official religion; that is all that refers to. BUT they are trying to erase religion from all walks of life.

Tell me Blanket, how bad would it be if the only laws we had and had to obey were the 10 commandments? Read them; they are not all that hard to comprehend or follow.

By: budlight on 5/10/13 at 2:02

By: bfra on 5/9/13 at 7:49
Bud - Not according to that picture you advertised & wanted everybody to see on Facebook. Your belly sure didn't look flat standing beside baldy.

You talking to me? Fatso! You must be on someone else's FB; I don't have any picture with my "belly" showing? Maybe you don't even know a belly when you see one.

And you're so purr-fect, right? Fatso. Mall Creep! Been stalking any little girls lately? After what you said about those 3 young women in Ohio, I'll never respect you or be nice to you again. You have a lot of gaul!

By: bfra on 5/10/13 at 2:09

Bud - Why relate everybody to your feeble minded mall stalking habits. I don't gawk at men's legs at the mall & then post it on this board. Get a life big belly!

By: Loner on 5/10/13 at 2:13

The Ten Commandments were thrown together by the early Christian church...the Decalogue, as it is called, represents what the early Jewish heretics considered to be the basic demands of the Creator....Orthodox Jews have hundreds of Mitzvot that must be observed...these ten are just a small sample of what the Jews were commanded to do....remember, Christianity is heretical Judaism practiced by spiritually stunted Gentiles.

We must never forget that Moses and the wandering Jews seized the "Promised Land" by force of arms...ignoring the 5th Commandment: Thou shalt not kill.

They did not just kill the soldiers who were defending their homes and families from the invading Jews, the Jews slaughtered the surviving men, women and children after the battles were over....they were mass murderers, committing unspeakable atrocities, which they later bragged about in their chronicles.

The Jewish claim to the land of Palestine was never legitimate....and that dubious claim has long since expired.

By: Loner on 5/10/13 at 2:30

Looking at the Old Testament accounts of these Jewish war crimes, one wonders if Moses was conversing with Jehovah or Satan....the hate-filled, vengeance-seeking Jews were capable of incredible cruelty in those days...today, in occupied Palestine, their cruelty is more subdued, but just as virulent and just as sanctimonious.

Time to Divest, Boycott and lay Sanctions on that hateful tribe of murderous land-grabbers....America has compromised its honor and dignity by bankrolling, arming and defending Zionism in Palestine....Holy Wars Suck.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/10/13 at 3:08

There goes bud wasting our tax money on line.

By: budlight on 5/10/13 at 3:11

By: bfra on 5/10/13 at 3:09
Bud - Why relate everybody to your feeble minded mall stalking habits. I don't gawk at men's legs at the mall & then post it on this board. Get a life big belly!

look who's talking! Fatso. And you brought it up - not me.

Hey Loner, you didn't answer my question: If everyone abided by the 10 commandments, how bad could that be?

We would have no rape, incest, girls held captive for 10 years, children shot at school, people killed, pain, robbery, etc. How would that work for you?

By: bfra on 5/10/13 at 3:31

bud - (yogi's dodo head relative), you are the one that puts your gawking on the board. If you don't like references to your belly, suck it in next time before plastering your picture all over the internet.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/10/13 at 3:56

Is it quiting time bus(sic)? Or are you still on tax payers time.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/10/13 at 3:59

So bud know you, bfra? Are is she just making up an image?

By: bfra on 5/10/13 at 4:05

Nemo - bud thinks she knows everybody. Unlike bud, I don't splat my personal info all over the internet.

By: yogiman on 5/10/13 at 4:40

You sure don't, bfra, but you sure want to know everything you can about everyone who doesn't KYA.

By: bfra on 5/10/13 at 4:53

yogi - It isn't hard to hear about dumbasses like you & bud just puts hers all over the internet for everybody. Shut up stupid!

By: yogiman on 5/10/13 at 7:21

You are.t hearing anything, bfra, you're only reading others posting on this site their personal opinion, just like your own postings.

Ignorance? Look in the mirror.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/10/13 at 8:51

Ignorance is yogi. Lying is yogi. Coward is yogi.

By: budlight on 5/11/13 at 4:34

bfra is is immature and childish. Sort of stunted in growth.

By: Loner on 5/11/13 at 5:23

This litter box is full....needs to be changed....stinks to high heaven.

By: yogiman on 5/11/13 at 5:50

I agree, Loner, but who is putting the crap on this site? It's time to get social instead of ludicrous.

By: Rasputin72 on 5/11/13 at 5:52

LONER.........If it stinks, you and your welfare friends are the a root cause of the stench.

Always remember, without the people you hate there would be no one to foot the bill for the postal losses and D7's surgery and the welfare checks for your other friends

The stench truly is horrible, I agree.

By: Loner on 5/11/13 at 6:00

....and the stink just got worse.....oy!

By: Captain Nemo on 5/11/13 at 6:16

Then you should stop your lying Raspy old boy. The smell will improve by 100% and your soul will be the better off.

By: bfra on 5/11/13 at 8:35

Nemo - Lying is a troll's trait & this board is the perfect example.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/11/13 at 1:27

I wonder were he went to. Maybe he is still in the closet.lol

By: budlight on 5/11/13 at 9:03

Raspy, I may not always agree with Loner but at 66 years old, I have only had 1 piece of mail lost in my life and no packages were ever lost or arrived with broken items. The post office is the best deal in town. It's the only place where you get the goods (a stamp) and the service (delivery) for 44 cents! Good grief! What more could we ask.

Loner is a bit off center towards the left, but not nearly as bad as bfra and nemo. they are sort of wacked. And bfra seems to remember the most mundane things about people. His (her/it) mind must be totally packed with dead air!

By: Rasputin72 on 5/12/13 at 1:11

Budlight........Never have I enjoyed so much the humor in your first paragraph sentence.
" I have only lost one piece of mail in my entire life."

I think that was a well deserved rebuttal. Thank you for pointing this out.

I was however pointing out the financial losses of the US post office which totaled 1.3 billion dollars in the Oct -November period alone.

In any case, it was a delightful and humorous ending to a windy and rather chilling day of steeplechase and partying with old friends.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/12/13 at 8:39

As I understand, The Post Office had a plan to reduce costs. It was the Republican lead Congress that veto that plan in favor to keep the spending as it is.

By: bfra on 5/12/13 at 8:44

Nemo - I think I saw Raspy at the Steeplechase, a guy running around with a mule head on so I couldn't tell how high he had his nose in the air.

By: yogiman on 5/12/13 at 10:08

The oblivious question is: How do you know how many pieces of mail you have lost if you never received them?

By: Captain Nemo on 5/12/13 at 11:00

The oblivious question is how would you that you got mail hiding in your closet, yogi?

By: Captain Nemo on 5/12/13 at 11:02

That was Raspy, bfra. He would have been at the other end.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/12/13 at 11:05

That oblivious question should be how would you know that you mail, hiding in your closet yogi?

By: Captain Nemo on 5/12/13 at 11:05

That oblivious question should be how would you know that you mail, hiding in your closet yogi?

By: Captain Nemo on 5/12/13 at 11:05

That oblivious question should be how would you know that you mail, hiding in your closet yogi?

By: Captain Nemo on 5/12/13 at 11:05

That oblivious question should be how would you know that you mail, hiding in your closet yogi?

By: Captain Nemo on 5/12/13 at 11:05

That oblivious question should be how would you know that you mail, hiding in your closet yogi?

By: Captain Nemo on 5/12/13 at 11:05

That oblivious question should be how would you know that you mail, hiding in your closet yogi?

By: Captain Nemo on 5/12/13 at 11:05

That oblivious question should be how would you know that you mail, hiding in your closet yogi?

By: Captain Nemo on 5/12/13 at 11:06

Just to drive yogi closer to the nut farm. :-P

By: bfra on 5/12/13 at 11:18

http://news.yahoo.com/review-chairman-clinton-didnt-benghazi-call-163136113.html
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For Ben to read.

By: yogiman on 5/12/13 at 12:22

Well, dumba$$, me boy, it shouldn't be any problem whether you get any mail or not. After all, you have be able to read and understand to know what it means. Sorry you're so ignorant you can't understand anything.

By: bfra on 5/12/13 at 4:29

yogi if you had a brain, you could think up your own response, instead of always copying someone else.

By: budlight on 5/12/13 at 7:00

Raspy, if you read this, just note that I"m happy to have provided you with a good laugh. We all need one. I understood what you were getting at. I agree that the postal service has not been run well from a business/profit perspective. Well, that is the same for the entire US gov'ment. I got hired one week for a census job; then for the next 2-3 weeks, they called me 2 more times to offer me a job. DUH! Was that an additional 2 new jobs OR just calling me 3 times to offer me the same job 3 times? AND the one woman asked ME "why do you think you've gotten 3 calls?". OMG, I actually had to bite my tongue. That was such an opener, but I let it go.

OK, going to nighty night now. Good night Raspy, Gov., Yogi, Loner, et. al.