Fox-hunting or Witch-hunting
What is the difference between a witch-hunt and a fox-hunt? Compare the modern way of getting rid of foxes and the modern way of getting rid of witches. A fix is a fox, but a witch is a witch because someone say so. That is the creation of a fox where no fox exists.
Regarding fox-hunting, all that men did was to tag on to something which exists anyway. Dogs chases foxes just as naturally as they chase any other animal which is smaller, or sometimes larger, than themselves. There are tens of thousands of livestock deaths per year due to dogs. Animals’ instinct is to kill, and the only way to stop that is by genetic engineering.
When people talk about the barbarity of hunting, they forget what barbarity really means. Like the German description of a hypocrite, which translates as: ‘preaching the water and drinking the wine’. The argument against fox-hunting is purely political, concerned to induce a feeling of guilt into those who disagree with the views expounded, and it concentrates on emotionalism, ignoring inconvenient realities.
I enjoy fox-hunting. The “burn-the-witch” brigade enjoy what they do. The end result is the same except more foxes escape than witches did. If people could get away with it, the would still burn witches today, because the same minds are still in the same organisations. The clergy do not even consider that burning people was wrong; they have never uttered an apology for the witch-burnings. They wish they could still do it, but, since the law no longer permits them to tie anyone to a stake and light a fire around him or her, they have found subtler methods of persecution. One particular section of society cannot leave other people alone.
Can you guarantee that no anti-blood-sports campaigner will ever chant “burn-the-witch”? I will give up field sports when people give up hunting other people because they are different.
Anonymous article taken from the Dark Lily Journal No 4, Society of Dark Lily (London 1988).