What’s Worse – Kicking a Cat or Killing a Baby?

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I’ll let both of these “viral” video stories speak for themselves.

A 21-year-old sociopath-in-training was arrested yesterday for kicking a kitten. And the police caught up with him because the video—which shows Andre Robinson grinning like a tough guy (and his friends laughing hysterically)—was posted on Facebook.

Cops said the man was in police custody and was being questioned about the attack. It was not known how badly the cat was hurt.

The video shows Robinson kicking the cat very hard; “According to the arrest report, the cat flew about 20 feet — and a veterinarian confirmed to cops the brutal blow likely caused serious injury,”

The horrifying footage went viral, and it’s a good thing so many people were able to resist the urge to do the mental equivalent of running from the room screaming. After studying the video, commenters determined that it was shot near Brevoort Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant and contacted local police.

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Here’s a more “positive” viral video story.

Emily Letts, an abortion counselor in New Jersey, said she wasn’t ready to have a baby, even though she was pregnant, and decided that the best solution for her would be to have an abortion — and film it.

“I found out I am pregnant,” the 25-year-old said in the video she uploaded onto YouTube. “I’m not ready to have children.”

So why the video of the procedure?

“[I want to] show women that there is such thing as a positive abortion story,” The Blaze reported.

Her conclusion at the end of the video: “I feel in awe of the fact that I can make a baby. I can make a life. I knew what I was going to do was right, because it was right for me and no one else. I just want to tell my story.”

Americans, a century ago, would have rightly understood that Emily Letts, despite being more telegenic, was a worse monster than Andre Robinson.

But that was a sane society. Its moral outrage was reserved for things that were actually immoral. It put human life ahead of animal life.

Sometimes that society seems as dead as ancient Rome.

Today we burn dead babies for energy and send out rescue teams to find a kicked cat. In 1914, they would have sent out rescue teams for a baby and ignored the cat.

They were horrible people, obviously. And our society is progressive and moral. Arguably the most moral society ever. It has a bright future.

APPMA’s 2005-2006 National Pet Owners Survey (NPOS) show pet ownership is currently at its highest level, with 63 percent of all U.S. households owning a pet which equates to more than 69 million households. That’s up from 64 million in 2002 and 51 million in 1988 when APPMA’s tracking began.

Since 1970, the portion of U.S. households that include families with two married parents and children fell by half, from 40 percent to 20 percent last year.

There are more households that own cats than have children. I like cats, but unless we start valuing human life again, our civilization is going to die alone. And the civilization that replaces it will spend a lot of time kicking cats.

  • Toni_Pereira

    “The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality” by Theodore Dalrymple comes to mind.Sentimentality in the land of lunch time abortion,in this case.

  • De Doc

    I saw that video of the abortion chick and it was sickening. She struck me as a narcissist who has only one agenda – the person she sees in the mirror. And then there was her bizarrely joyous comment towards the end of the video about how she can “make a baby.” But, symptomatic of the throw away culture that she belongs to, it was all to easy to toss this baby away like a piece of garbage.

    • UCSPanther

      I hope her child’s ghost haunts her for that.

      There is something sick about recording that act.

    • tagalog

      I was under the impression that after two or three abortions, the ability of a woman to conceive and bear a child is significantly compromised. Is that no longer true?

      • UCSPanther

        It probably is. If she keeps it up, I see a lot of cats in her future, and I feel sorry for every one of them.

  • UCSPanther

    I think they are both equally sick and disgusting.

    One is a young puke who thinks it’s funny to wantonly hurt a small animal (For the record, I love cats), and both records and posts the act for some cheap laughs.

    The other is an equally sick narcissistic attention whore who loudly announces, and posts a video of her undergoing a procedure that no one should be proud of.

    I wish the worst for both of them.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Will PETA go after the savage?

      He is a “person of color” and that makes him untouchable to FAKE progressives.

    • MoralCompass

      While decent people abhor cruelty to animals, by saying that these videos are equally disgusting implies that we have no more duty to protect a baby human being, indeed one’s own child, from death, than to protect an animal from being kicked.
      The current culture of sentimentality (like another commenter, I have found Theodore Dalrymple’s book on the subject very enlightening) is one in which individuals’ transitory impulses of outrage, selfishness or sentimentality supplant a consistent moral outlook. So a video of a person kicking a cat is terrible because it touches poignantly on the viewer’s fondness for cats. For the narcissistic pregnant woman featured above, bearing the long-term consequences of her actions is not even considered. She claims to be ‘not ready for children’ so she blithely decides to extinguish those consequences, which in this case means violently extinguishing the life of her own unborn baby. Because this act is described abstractly as ‘abortion’ and framed as a happy expression of the contemporary virtues of convenience and personal ‘empowerment’ against the tyranny of responsibility for the consequences of one’s actions, it attracted less objections than did the cat-kicking video.
      Alternatively, imagine a video of a person laughing while kicking a premature baby. What would the reaction be? What is actually being described in the video is the forcible dismemberment and vaccuum extraction of a living human being. A society that had a functioning moral compass would have no problem identifying the abortion video as far more problematic and objectionable than the one of some lout kicking a cat. (This does not in any way excuse the lout, of course).
      The problem here is one of the philosophical foundations of society. As stated in the article, this has changed over a mere generation or two. This is not simply a trivial, academic distinction; it has real consequences. What will society look like in coming generations? Our society is the product of our personal decisions and moral outlook. We each have a responsibility to consider what core values should matter in society, to look with clear eyes and firm moral values at the problems we are facing today, and to hold others to a similar standard.

      PS Whether the cat kicker and abortive mother are black or white is utterly irrelevant and the obsession with race evidenced by some other comments here again shows where the US society in particular has its priorities wrong.

    • Anonymous

      They’re both representaive of a sick liberal society…

  • Kate Bopp

    And remember, when you die alone that precious little moggie will have no qualms about feasting on your remains….

  • tagalog

    The tragedy of abortion, more often than not, begins AFTER the abortion procedure, so a film of an abortion is not a depiction of “a positive abortion story.” The abortion is only the beginning of the story.

    As for the guy kicking the cat, of course I couldn’t help noticing that the kitten-kicker is a black, kicking a kitten he petted first, so he could lull it into a false sense of security before abusing it. Just another instance (like the three black guys it took to beat up one pregnant woman) of the falsity of the common black male reliance on physically intimidating whites with demonstrations of phony black male anger.

    • Anonymous

      Definitely a “social-justice diposition” that left/liberal educators want in prospective teachers, when it comes to that punk kicking the cat… want him teaching your kids?

  • Anonymous

    Never let it be said progressive left/liberal culture isn’t morally bankrupt.

  • BRwoman

    I will never, ever understand how these women do not think they are actually killing another human being. My daughter is pregnant with her first child and through the sonogram she had yesterday and at seven weeks or so pregnant, we can already see the beginnings of arms, legs and even the heart beating.
    As far as that POS that kicked the kitty, I hope he does jail time and that his cellmate is a big, mean, ugly, cat-loving Bubba.