Terrorism

Hi my fellow cats

I have thought about it for some time, but I cannot find anything in The Cat History about terrorism and cat terrorists. Since 911 it seems to be human terrorists everywhere, and many criminals using or planning some sort of violence are called terrorists.

Before 911 a typical terrorist was a member of an organisation like RAF, PLO and IRA. Organisations that used terror systematically to create fear, attention and influence in a political struggle.

After 911 the concept is used more indiscriminately on e.g. islamic humans reacting violent on religious blasphemy like the Muhammad Cartoons. Why is that? Is the concept of terrorism just worn out, or is it because of the extensive anti-terrorism legislation made after 911 which empowers the authorities more than ever?

 

What do you think my fellow cats?

Norwegian Absurd Theater

Hi cats

The name and acts of the Norwegian murderer Anders Behring Breivik has even reached a peace-loving cat like me. Now a trial has begun in Norway scheduled for several weeks, where the murderer himself plays a leading actor in a setup basically created by himself. Why on earth does the Norwegian human society provide that scene? He is guilty of 77 (seventy-seven) murders which he already has admitted.

The trial is about determining whether he is mentally ill or not, but does that make sense? We cats would say that he obviously is insane, but when he is capable of doing what he did, he cannot be severe mentally ill.

He and his defence lawyers neither claims that he is mentally ill.

Why go through a painful trail which mainly serves the murderers interest?

An answer might be that Norway still is in shock and resist to realize that the murderer is a part of themselves, and not a foreign demon.

My fellow cats, what do you think? Any Norwegian cats around to contribute?

Moral superiority

Hi my sinful cats

I have for some time wondered about the difference in moral attitude from the different earthly human cultures.

Common for them all is that they consider themselves as superior, which is understandable and a necessity for survival.

Some cultures are mostly introvert and do not really care about the outside necessity except if the outside world can contribute with resources. One might call these cultures for close-minded, because they resist influence from the outside world.

Others are more extrovert and claims moral superiority seeing themselves as models for others. One might call these cultures for self-righteous, because they are very concerned with other cultures behaviour and wickedness.

As a cat living in Denmark I consider myself living in a human culture belonging to the self-righteous type. Denmark is a democratic protestant western country. Human democratic christian countries seems these days very concerned about the more close-minded counterparts. They even go to war and support insurgents to try to enforce cultural change. Are these activities righteous or self-righteous? Are they ethical and moral justifiable? Dear cats what do you think?