October 3, 2009

"Parakeets cull is racist..."

According to Matthew Frith, Deputy Chief Executive of the London Wildlife Trust":
"Parakeets are birds from the Indian sub-continent that came here is the last century and are doing very well. Just like curry... There are concerns that species from other parts of the world are scapegoated but we have been bringing different animals here like rabbits and hares since Roman times. The biodiversity in our country is a mix of native and non-native just like the social make-up of this country."
What a terrible analogy! Especially for an anti-racist.

17 comments:

Jason (the commenter) said...

At least he wasn't talking about monkeys.

Bissage said...

Mr. Frith’s position makes perfect sense once you stop to consider that most authentic curries are made from ground-up parakeets.

theglobalnewsportal said...

You want to try culling the starling or the English sparrow? Good luck. Maybe we could get 'em by asking for photo id at the bird feeder or the bird bath.

rhhardin said...

British curry is made with undercooked bacon.

Sofa King said...

If, of course, by "bacon" you mean "Irish."

I keed, I keed.

EDH said...

Woman: AGNES, DID YOU SEE WHO JUST MOVED IN NEXT DOOR?

Agnes: YES, BLACK AS THE ACE OF SPADES.

Woman 1: OOH, THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD

THEM AND THEIR SMELLY COOKING.

Agnes: AND THE NOISE.

Woman 1: AND THEY BREED LIKE RABBITS.

Agnes: OH, YES.

(spots splatting incessantly )

HELLO, AND WELCOME TO ELECTION NIGHT SPECIAL.

THERE'S GREAT EXCITEMENT HERE AT THE MOMENT AS WE SHOULD BE GETTING THE FIRST RESULT THROUGH ANY MOMENT NOW; WE DON'T KNOW WHERE IT WILL BE FROM.

IT MIGHT BE FROM LEICESTER OR FROM LUTON.

Chip Ahoy said...

Curry!

Curry addiction. Hey, that sounds like myself. According to the font of all modern-day received wisdom

A number of studies have claimed (citation needed ha ha ha) that the reaction of pain receptors to the hotter ingredients in curries, even Korma, leads to the body's release of endorphins and combined with the complex sensory reaction to the variety of spices and flavours, a natural high is achieved that causes subsequent cravings, often followed by a desire to move on to hotter curries. Some refer to this as addiction, but other researchers contest the use of the word "addiction" in this instance.

Eh. Others, like me, say simply that we like them. Dozens of types with names. They're just combinations of things, after all. Saves you the trouble of mixing five to ten ingredients yourself, and in convenient powdered or paste form. If they're insufficiently hot, you can easily manage that yourself.

Pork chops with curried gravy.

Kirby Olson said...

Invasive species are a big deal among "eco-xenophobics." In Seattle I used to hike now and then and veteran hikers would often pull up weeds that they deemed non-native.

It does seem to be very similar to the Nazi ideology, but I never said anything.

The same people would think nothing of buying Belgian beer, or getting a car made in Japan.

It's one more thing in our contemporary comedy.

rcocean said...

Why should "open borders" be only for people and goods?

Sofa King said...

Kirby -

That's actually rational from a simple conservational perspective. Foreign species absent their natural domestic competitors can put severe pressure on nativce species competing for the same resources, often causing nuisance to humans in the process. Since there's little advantage to humans in letting native species be wiped out, it only makes sense to apply a bit of anthropic assistance to the local species.

It is hardly nazi-like if you keep the focus where it should be - what is of benefit to humans.

PatCA said...

As Britain ends not with a bang but with a whimper.

Dark Eden said...

Is there anything a white person has ever done in history that wasn't evil and racist? Is brushing my teeth in the morning racist somehow? I really wonder at this point. Getting out of bed in the morning... is that a sign of my evil racism?

Walter said...

This is proof that "racism" is the hot button word of the year. Just like communist, to be called a racist or to imply racism will make the accused defensive. It will cause many people to either back down or shift the conversion to racism/anti-racism rather than the topic at hand.

Just remember this next time you see the US news make claims of racism because someone disagrees with a government policy.

LonewackoDotCom said...

Supporting invasive species as an adjunct to supporting massive human immigration is something I've noted from others, such as Reason Magazine and CA state senator Leland Yee.

It appears to be a maelstrom of corruption, far-left concepts, and gross stupidity.

And, the way to deal with the wider issue of those who support disastrous policies is the one no one else is pushing: "cross-examine" those supporters about their policies on video in order to discredit them.

Theo Boehm said...

And they've been importing parrots even longer, although they often don't do so well.

Kirby Olson said...

Sofa King, you could apply the same logic to limiting Chinese access to our markets, since their cheaper labor costs are wiping out domestic businesses by the dozen.

Which in turn is wiping out America.

China already owns us.

We could stop this by imposing tariffs on foreign goods. Obama has made one little about Chinese tires.

China is hell on earth especially for the Tibetans.

Soon the Chinese products will have no natural competitors here thanks to their lack of any labor laws, allowing them to work people almost to death in their factories while paying them peanuts, and harvesting organs for the Party.

I think it's one argument.

The same logic applied to foreign plants, should be applied to foreign products, especially if they're from Communist Countries.

traditionalguy said...

Depopulating the world as an environmental religious duty IS he same old evil malthusian lie popping back up like its real. Its appeal comes back when people want to steal stuff after killing off the owners...and dress up their evil intentions in "science needed to avert to many people" to share the everything with, especially if those people are unwanted because of envy reasons, like the Jews have been in Europe. Visit the Holocost Museum in DC and see why the Germans wanted to kill Jews...It was to steal their property. The environmentalists are 90% morphed into Nazi Murderers in their goals today; and sharing that kind of stolen wealth piously hidden behind a nature loving pretense only makes todays Governments into another Nazi operation.