Fast forward to this past Oct. 13 when the U.S. ratified trade deals with Columbia, Panama and Korea. Despite ongoing protests in Korea - All the big money interests here in the U.S. totally approve... They say it will create jobs.
"A study by the labor-backed Economic Policy Institute estimated the agreement will cost about 159,000 jobs over seven years. The White House says it will help create or maintain more than 70,000, while congressional Republicans see as many as 250,000 new jobs."
Obviously these three guesstimates aren't using the same fuzzy math...
Anyway, even if it does create (some) jobs - The major big win is for the flesh peddlers: "U.S. farmers and big agricultural exporters are excited about new sales opportunities for beef, pork, poultry, corn, wheat, soybeans and other food products in the three markets, but they lament the long delay as a lost opportunity."
Now what does all this have to do with the Olympics in China? Everything! It is just one more time that the U.S. is selling out ethical principles for blood-greed.
In this case, I'm referring to the hideous practice sanctioned in Korea by not enforcing laws against "fragrant dog meat". It's abominable! Any civilized people ought to vehemently abstain from any "deals" with a nation that endorses these vicious acts. But commerce trumps all morality - doesn't it? I mean, we need jobs right?
Meanwhile take a look at the labors in the White House kitchen as staff prepares the "Fall Harvest" menu for Korean President and other dignitaries. No... No fragrant dog meat here! Just Texas Wagyu beef rib eye steaks, apparently the Western version of Kobe beef.
Is it just me or can anyone else see the ludicrous absurdity of it all? This meal is dedicated to a pact that profits through murder. The meal is meant to indulge those who permit the beating of dogs - till their delicious, by serving up pampered cows on gold-rimmed plates. I mean - WTF? It truly does boggle the mind!
If by any chance you're offended at the idea of munching on Spot... But buy jackets made of hide - You might be interested in discovering why this is just as problematic.
|Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism|
All beings love their lives... Please live compassionately.