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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Green Hills of Africa / E.H.

Hemingway and Nietzsche would have enjoyed each other's company, N. convinced compassion is a weakness ("God is dead.  He died of pity for man."), H. profoundly, bizarrely oblivious to the pain he inflicted on the kudu, lions, elephants, eland, and other big game he killed for sport and taste treats in Africa, justifying the slaughter on the grounds that the animals were killing each other on a round-the-clock basis without him and that his contribution to the butchery was "very minute and I had no guilty feeling at all."

Fundamentally dehumanized attitude, no?

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