Monday, September 10, 2007
Bad Acid Trip
Seen this guy? If you have, he may need your help. This surveillance photo from Restaurant Jezebel in Austin Texas shows him painting the words "Spit Out" with, I assume, hydroflouric acid on its windows during the night before Thursday September 6th. While this news report suggests that he is an animal rights activist who wants to stop the serving of duck liver by the restaurant (which has been vandalized several times this summer), I remain skeptical that any sane person could be so bothered by the idea of people serving and eating meat that he would go to such extreme measures to stop it.
Of course the human neurological system is subject to all kinds of defects. Axons, neurons and synaptic connections can fail or malfunction without warning and produce symptoms ranging from simple anal orifice-like behavior to full blown psychosis. Neglect or coddling by parents and others can turn otherwise normal individuals into angry, cranky, self-centered twerps incapable of sustaining themselves in school and in normal society so that they end up trying to carve out a niche for themsleves in religious cults or anarchist organizations. I suppose there is the always the possibility that he could be what some experts call a "douche bag, " and someone who requires nearly constant colonic irrigation. I certainly hope not. It is troubling to imagine that anyone could be so intellectually constipated, that he'd choose to express his mind bullying a chef into not serving duck liver.
There is the possibility that he is the victim of an attempt to tweak his brain chemistry. It is not difficult to imagine that having taken one too many micrograms of window pane (LSD) he is acting out some sort of cosmic joke. Let's hope so!
As I have stated on many occasions, I believe that everyone has the right to refuse to eat animal products and to refuse to buy products that are produced in ways that they believe cause animals to suffer. But no one has the right to terrorize someone who chooses to do otherwise. That's called terrorism and that's a very bad thing, isn't it? And it troubles me that this poor soul might end up on the Department of Homeland Security's short list. (Not)
Animal rights activist wanted by police