Wednesday, April 13, 2011


There's a news article out of Canada that says Bolivia is pushing a U.N. treaty that would give "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans.

This brings up several questions.

First: Canada has news outlets? Sure enough. But don't worry, America. They probably aren't any better than ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and the like. Which means there may or may not be some facts to back up some of what they say.

Next: Bolivia? That's a real country? I thought Bolivia was the alternate universe Olivia from Fringe.

Finally: The United Nations? The same organization that kept the peace in Korea, the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe? That United Nations?

Well, now that those are out of the way, I'm wondering about this whole treaty thing. They want to give plants, bugs, and air the same rights as humans.

I suppose we could point out that there are plenty of countries that don't give women the same rights as men. So, which humans are we talking about? Men or women?

Giving a turtle the same rights as a woman might not be a bad idea. But a turtle can't cook and clean. So, I'm not sure that giving a turtle the same rights as women is a smart idea. A turtle sounds more like a man.

Maybe what they're really wanting to do is not give creatures and crawly things the same rights as humans, but to reduce human rights to those of the birds of the air and the fish of the sea.

And that's good news for hunters. Rabbit season, duck season? Try Bolivia season.

I'm not sure what they're trying to accomplish with this whole thing. Unless they're trying to get the award for Crazy Country of the Year. They got a lot of competition for that award.

You got North Korea, who, well, let's be honest; they have Kim Jong Il in charge. That says it all.

There's Iran, who has Mahmoud Ahmadinejad running things.

But, to be fair, those guys sort of took over. They really don't allow free elections. So, those leaders might be nuts, but it's entirely possible that most of the people in those countries are not crazy.

So, what country could be crazier than Bolivia?

I can't think of one. Unless you know of a country that has free elections and went and elected a total incompetent with no experience to run things.

Or a country that elects someone who can't say a coherent sentence without a teleprompter.

Or a country built on capitalism that turns around and elects a socialist to run the show.

Only a country like that could compete with Bolivia for doing crazy stuff.

1 comment:

  1. How would that work exactly? Doesn't that mean that you have to eat only man-made stuff from this point forward since the squash has the same rights as a man?


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