Why we need more bullfights!

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Our sterilized misguided society cannot stand what is real. Animal activists cry against bullfights. They torture the animals, they claim. But has anyone seen the terrible conditions under which the animals we eat everyday are kept and then slaughtered? Isn’t that “torture”? Todays people really believe that their food grows into the form of chicken nuggets on some magic tree.

The bulls killed in a bullfight are then consumed for food. What bothers us then?

It is that we are hypocrites.

We do not want to actually see what is really happening.

If another superior species stacked humans in a 2×2 m cages (see CAFO or here) and then selected them one-by-one for slaughter, we would consider that harsh. But this is exactly what we do every passing minute to chickens, rabbits, cows, fish et cetera… The bull in the arena has at least the chance to fight against the one who wants to kill him. Putting your life at risk to kill an animal for food, is the most honorable way to do so! But we prefer killing facelessly. We do not like the view of blood. We only like the view of a good fillet. And no! We do not want to know where it comes from!

Manolete, on that dreadful day…

Our society has lost its contact with life and death. We read about them in encyclopedias but do not wish to come in contact with them. We kill thousands of people in videogames (or in Afghanistan, isn’t it the same?), but we react really intensely to the killing of one bull (which we will eat anyway afterwards). We see our loved ones die but then hush quickly away in order to “forget”.

We are consumer-animals and we thing that death is for the “others” – the children in Somalia or the zebras which are devoured by lions on the Discovery Channel.

But even the bull in the bloody arena is a better philosopher than we are.

Life and death are here.

And they are more real and “violent” than any ten minute bullfight.

“Happy” animals in a modern farm…
“Happy” animals in a modern farm…
“Happy” animals in a modern farm…
“Happy” animals in a modern farm…
“Happy animals in a modern farm…
“Unhappy” bulls raised for bullfighting…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos (or Spyros Kakos or Spyridon Kakos) [Σπύρος Κάκος] is a thinker located in Athens, Greece. He has been the Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. Spiros has a diploma in Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Advanced Materials' Technology, an MBA in Decisions' Science, a phD in the use of conductive polymers in PCB industry and is still learning. He also worked as a technical advisor and a researcher in the Advanced Materials sector for many years in the past. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He is the creator of Huo Chess, one of the smallest micro-chess programs ever that is perfect for educational purposes. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy, as well as the philosophy of the irrational. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. Since our thought is dictated by our assumptions, the only way to free it and know cosmos as it is, is to think irrationally and destroy everything we have built. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans. We should stop thinking in order to think. Credo quia absurdum! View all posts by skakos

4 thoughts on “Why we need more bullfights!”

  1. skakos – Athens, Greece – Spiros Kakos (or Spyros Kakos or Spyridon Kakos) [Σπύρος Κάκος] is a thinker located in Athens, Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community [Codeproject]. He is the creator of Huo Chess, one of the smallest micro-chess programs. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector studying the use of PPy in the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!
    skakos says:

    A school for matadors in US:

    http://www.bullfightschool.com/index.shtml

  2. skakos – Athens, Greece – Spiros Kakos (or Spyros Kakos or Spyridon Kakos) [Σπύρος Κάκος] is a thinker located in Athens, Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community [Codeproject]. He is the creator of Huo Chess, one of the smallest micro-chess programs. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector studying the use of PPy in the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!
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