Framing Their Enemies. Framing Themselves.
It’s revealing, dare I say, even unnerving how the west frames its enemies. Put another way, the west frames its enemies in such a language that is meant to frighten people about its enemies but ends up exposing its own deeper monsters.
Take a look at this Rhino (image below), and the description (from the Daily Mail) reads something like: A lonely rhinoceros rubes its horn against a metal gate in Misyatsiv Zoo (in Kiev, Ukraine) some eight months after the Mongols “invaded” the other Mongol-land, Ukraine.
I get it. We are supposed to read these lines and feel some pity for the Rhino? Then we are supposed to direct our anger towards the Mongols for their “invasion” into Mongol land, which, invariably (and this is the claim) has kept the Rhino somehow traumatized in isolation?
But how did an African Rhino end up in a Zoo in Kiev, Ukraine? If we are to pity the rhinoceros, why indict a certain Mongol “invasion” which has nothing to do with how the Rhino somehow vanished from Africa and ended up in a prison cell (called a Zoo) in the icy cold winters of Ukraine?
If we must feel anger, and we should feel something if we are human at all, why not feel some anger against the Zoo? Why not end Zoos? Why not end the European appetite in capital voyeurism? And if a certain Mongol “invasion” must make us pity animals, should the African Rhino not be returned to its home, from where is was kidnapped?
Which brings me to the unnerving conclusion: In a bid to frame their enemies as somehow below the west, or even as somehow below human, the west comes off reeking of pure Satanism. Stop the zoo-foolishness. Leave animals alone for goodness sake. By framing their enemies, they frame themselves.
Tswa Omanya Aba.