I got this from co-conspirator RAB via Alisa…
Oddly enough I recently saw a bit of a doc on Bubbles the dismally treated ape of Michael Jackson. It appeared that Michael and Latoya and much of the rest of that non-shrewdness didn’t twig on Bubbles ever growing-up (where ever did they get that idea from?). Sometimes it is hard to know whether to laugh or cry.
But, yeah, let’s give “the monkey” an AK-47! What could possibly go wrong?
Actually no it isn’t. Borges argued that everything persists due to it’s need to be what it is. The rock has to be a rock, the tiger a tiger… Everything is what it is because that is what it is. The shark swims and gets bitey, the Nick codes and wields a posidrive and dreams of orthogonal universes where his leather jacket carries the stripe of the invisible flying tiger. All things can pass and all things can be but that doesn’t mean I can’t think some people are just wankers.
You’re Homo sapiens sapiens for fuck’s sake! You don’t give the monkey a gun for a laugh. You have agency. You have the capacity to plan, to think ahead.
And yes, I tend to think giving a loaded assault rifle to a chimpanzee is about as wankerish as it gets.
I shouldn’t mock. I once exploded s fridge (not a Beko – too easy) and have done other things for the sheer hell of it.