From as far back as the mid 1980s, when I first became fully aware of what goes on in “basic medical science” (i.e. vivisection), I’ve heard from certain willfully programmed puppets that people opposed to animal research are a danger to humanity because, as everyone knows, animal research is only done as a necessary evil, to save human lives. No matter the evidence against that claim, those types will either smugly ignore it or authoritatively “debunk” it, preferring instead, with a religious zeal, to believe what their almighty lab-coated animal-sacrificing priests tell them. Ah, religious faith, isn’t it admirable?
Science fans will loudly decry a religious label being attached to their superior philosophy…but it is no less a religion than any other. The only difference is that their “god” is their own species…meaning themselves and other chest-pounding humanists, with no “big all-powerful guy out there somewhere” pretenses involved. People with god complexes (i.e. narcissists) are not those to listen to on matters of actual science. Science is a humble discovery and learning process, leading to innovation and progress…nothing more…and it must be done legitimately to achieve legitimate results.
Now, using animals as models for human beings, despite a host of known significant differences in anatomy, physiology, etc., is not science in any sense of the word. It is lunacy. And when confronted with their colossal mistakes which lead to damage and death to humans, vivisectionists will usually come out with, “Well, that proves that not enough animal testing was done.” In what other branch of science will you see anything remotely like that? Nowhere. But say it they do. No matter the question or problem, no matter the human death toll from something like Vioxx, etc., all roads lead back to: “We need MORE animal research.”
I won’t get into details here because that’s not the point of this post, but anyone who wants to learn of the invalidity of vivisection can watch a 1986 documentary titled Hidden Crimes, Part 1 here:
Parts 2–8 can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL36595650E60D4F6F
An Old Memory (but a pivotal one)…
At my workplace in 1986 I posted on the company bulletin boards about a charity event to raise money for an anti-vivisection group I was working with which produced the Hidden Crimes documentary above. It was for people to sign up for a running event with sponsors supporting the runners. The notice was up for weeks and only a couple of them got only a couple of very brave signers. And one notice had written on it by some angry cruel coward: “Stop animal research and allow people to DIE!” This was when I realized just how vile most people were and when my misanthropy got its biggest, saddest boost. Although my first devastating, life-changing moment was seeing news coverage of this in 1984:
Fear Works Best
That anonymous coworker’s mentality makes one realize just why, exactly, something as deplorable and unforgivable as vivisection has been allowed to become the unstoppable juggernaut it is…because of foolish public support. Because of people being scared by vivisectionist claims, and wanting others to suffer and be “sacrificed” in an attempt to alleviate those fears.
The fear of sickness and death is a powerful tool, used to its full advantage by opportunistic sadistic egotists labeling themselves as Scientists with the power of life or death and health or sickness over us all. This is perhaps the rottenest lie ever perpetrated by our species, fostering so much ruthlessness and destroying so many innocent lives that it is unmeasurable.
How to kill all that is good…
Rather than saving human lives, this lie has served only to KILL OUR HUMANITY. Animal research kills…does not save…humanity. It kills our empathy and compassion, our sense of fairness, our honesty, our love…everything good about us. And it feeds everything terrible about us: ruthless opportunism, egotism, sadism, greed, dishonesty, and so forth. So animal testing doesn’t only harm and kill people via dangerous and invalidly tested drugs and procedures, it also destroys the very meaning of our humanness.
The way out of this shamefulness…
Rather than being afraid of and faithful to these “researchers,” people need to see them as the sadistic narcissists they are, and stop throwing innocent animals to them to sacrifice to “science.” For the only thing really being sacrificed there is our humanity. You stop this by no longer handing your power over to deranged people…do not allow them to frighten you and lie to you any longer. Their power ends when people’s gullibility and implanted fear ends. And when our mean arrogance is put in its lowly place. Coldhearted denialist public support is what keeps vivisection going. It’s bad enough that it ever was allowed to happen; it most certainly should be ended by now.
We so desperately need to stop vivisection and all of our animal exploitation/abuse/killing, and at last gain our humanity.