This entry was posted on June 23, 2011 by DAVID COLES says "Compassion is the new intelligence". It was filed under Uncategorized .
Excellent interviews of people who should, by all rights, be ready to expand their compassion even further.
The title is an eyebrow-raiser — and a great way to get minds spinning.
June 23, 2011 at 6:12 am
So true CQ… someone must step forward and challenge these people. Not to ridicule them, but to give them a chance to see beyond where their minds have traveled. I could see that David was very respectful to Nick Xenophon, but not straying from this most crucial topic. Imagine if Nick became more aware and felt for the animals like David did – then we would have a speaker of truth in the heart of politics. I think Nick is a good man but he needs people like David in his life.
June 26, 2011 at 5:34 am
That’s a perfect way to put it, Philippa: “Not to ridicule them, but to give them a chance to see beyond where their minds have traveled.”
It was fascinating to see David try every which way to explain the disconnect to Nick. Nick simply refused, albeit nicely, to comprehend it. Yet he surely went home and asked himself why he considers one form of cruelty egregious, unnecessary, unjustifiable, but another form of cruelty — a closer-to-home cruelty — a minor inconvenience as long as the poor animals are dispatched quickly. There simply is no logic to such nonsense! It’s a refusal to face reality. It’s self-oblivious, forked-tongue blather. How sad that truly good people like Nick have been so blinded by cultural smokescreens.
June 27, 2011 at 2:19 am
I have watched your whole journey on facebook right from the beginning with great interest. And this blog site brings it all to life!
I know your words have moved many people to become more aware and compassionate beings towards the defenseless in this world.
All your videos are amazing, your blogs are insightful, your book The Insanity of Humanity is revolutionary, your voice in your audio recordings just speak for me as one would hope a real man to be. I have never seen, heard or experienced anything like them. I have never seen someone make so much effort to explain the seemingly unexplainable. It does take time to really understand what you are saying, but given the enormity of the topic, this is no surprise. And when i devoted enough time to reading and rereading your work, particularly on your other website, http://www.theinsanityofhumanity.com, I discovered the truth for myself. You are definitely not preaching, just asking people to look at what is their for all of us to see should they take the time and care enough in the first place to bother to do so.
You are addressing human insanity, a topic that has never been resolved ever by anyone, and all the time having to do this against a tsunami of abusive people and ignorance.
Two of my favorite comments you have made are…
“Speak true to the animals suffering, not the human ignorance attached to this reality”
“The truth can’t hurt you, just your resistance to it.”
Your ability to explain the psychology behind human ignorance, greed and cruelty is extraordinary. One key thing I have learned from you, is that to change the human thought pathways that lead to the justification of animal or human abuse, will only change if shaken up at the core of the evil that creates them. I heard you once say that we are trying to change a way of being that has always been part of the fabric of human thought, so it will take massive effort, awareness and strength to change this…you are so right.
So thank you David for all you do to help humanity wake up, and a HUGE thank you for all you do to save the animals from the torture they must endure for human pleasure.
To me it is obvious that you are the most amazing, compassionate, intelligent and aware man on this planet… and thank you for being so honest and strong about what others do not have the courage to face.
I feel for you as I know you must endure so much abuse and lies form people that defend their addiction to animals flesh. Please just keep challenging these people as the animals are screaming out for your help… they need you!
So I support you in your powerful stance that you take against people that have seen the way we kill animals but continue to defend such crimes….I have also seen how gentle and caring you are towards people that do not defend cruelty, whether they be meat eaters or not.
The abuse of animals at the hands of humans is the greatest social issue on this planet today, and I see why you push this topic so hard, as for within it is the truth as to where all human corruption comes from. You are a man who walks his talk and has bothered to even write a book to explain why this is all the case… who has done that before with such precision and clarity? Nobody!
Understand the human program… Yes! Brilliant work.
Cheers to you David.
June 26, 2011 at 5:30 am
Actually, there is a man in the U.S. who reminds me a lot of David: Will Tuttle, author of The World Peace Diet. I highly recommend reading his book, Philippa. In fact, if you click on my CQ initials, which stand for Creature Quotes, open the Index of Authors butterfly on the Home Page and click on the “T” at the top, you’ll find Dr. Tuttle quoted at some length in Chapter 18, pp 44-50.
June 27, 2011 at 2:25 am
I was just discussing buying The World Peace Diet yesterday but no stores had it in stock. I ended up getting The China Study which seems very good so far. I will go to your page now… Thanks!
June 29, 2011 at 8:26 am
Well, if after reading Will’s quotes in CQ you want to buy his book, you can order it from his website http://www.worldpeacediet.org (it comes to signed by the author, with a free CD by the author, plus “Intuitive Cooking” by his wife Madeleine!). It truly is my favorite work on animals and ethics — though I must admit to not having heard of David’s The Insanity of Humanity until you mentioned it, Philippa. I’ll go to that website soon, I promise.
June 29, 2011 at 11:49 pm
I loved watching this. A logical truth filled argument. It does rather make the whole protest look ridiculous,how ever well intended. I confess to being a member of animals australia but I felt very conflicted about the whole thing. The tv ads promoting Australian abattiors just seemed wrong coming from an organisation concerned with animal rights. I dont get how we are still eating animals in 2012. It is completely retarded. And why is the RSPCA still killing dogs in this country. It’s not like we are 3rd world. It is appalling, disgusting and completely backward. Still they are only classed as commodities in this world.
January 24, 2012 at 7:01 pm
Beautifully written…thank you!
April 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm
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