Sentimentality and Animality
Widespread and evermore spreading love and affection for animals – dogs in particular – is understood to be a cultural achievement and a sign of advancing society as opposed to such hellholes where dogs are actually forbidden from participating at the family table.
We on KT beg to differ.
In this ruthless attack on love towards innocent tail wagers we discern how sentimentality as a counterfeit of love is being at work as an ideal for human relations, why children love animals and why it is natural, whereas it is not so natural later on in life and why children are not and never can become wiser than grown ups (except in Spielberg’s movies), what is Christian agape and why it has nothing to do with most things we call love today, especially not with sentimentality and how humanization of animals leads to animalization of humans.
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