Fishing, it’s a thing – a great thing and a great thing to love. Well, to the sane people among us at least; others, not so much. Great or not though, it underscores a lot of the key differences in outlook between the two primary ideologies in the US.
Really! You’ve got to love fish. Hopefully you also love fishing because it’s one of life’s better entertainments.
Well here are six women, all celebrities, who love fish enough to get naked with them in order to draw attention to the sad fact that we’re not practicing anything remotely close to what could be called intelligent and sustainable fishing practices and, resultantly, we’re crashing fish populations.
This is a world apart from- and at least an order of magnitude better than PETA’s stupid attempt to manipulate children with their Sea Kittens campaign atrocity. Then Fish Love is a practical and pragmatic group of activists whereas PETA is a cult of pseudo-religious fanatics so this is to be expected.
The British environmental activist group, Fishlove was set up in 2009 by Nicholas RÃ¶hl, co-owner of the Japanese restaurant MOSHIMO, and actress Greta Scacchi to raise awareness of the unsustainable fishing practices that are destroying the the earth’s marine ecosystem and threatening local economies across the globe.
Yes, it’s true that Fish Love, like all activists, bases their actions on the worst-case scenario and probably overplays the immediacy of the threat to both marine ecosystems and local economies. That doesn’t, however, mean that they’re in any way shape or form wrong in slightest about the threat itself.
If nothing else, and to expand upon Fish Love’s theme, we don’t want this to come to an end, now do we?
So we really need to fish more responsibly if we want to continue fishing in the future.
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Fishing has been a mainstay of Man since paleolithic times and has always played a major part in American life, society, and culture. As such, it makes a great analogy for most of our endeavors.
Fishing For Eaters And Takers
One thing about fishing, though is that you’ve got to use the right bait or you’re going home with an empty stringer or creel.
This is one thing you’v got to hand to the Democrats – they’ve known the right sorts of baits to use when fishing for Eaters, Takers, and all sorts of society’s bottom feeders. They’ve consistently reached their catch limits for generations.
I’ve discussed one of my favorite past-times, fishing, before. Still, it bears pointing out that different people fish differently from each other.
Fishing – The People v. The Government
That’s the way of it. We, the People fish in the river to feed ourselves whereas the government casts it’s line into our fishing baskets.
Of course, since the government maintains it power through either the tacit or explicit threat of force, what they do is closer to a canned hunt than fishing. Perhaps that sad fact is even the origin of the phrase, “Shooting fish in a barrel.” 😉