Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

18 January 2011

Crucifying cats, our protectors. Why?

There are some images flying around Facebook depicting a cat being crucified by youths on the streets of Tshwane. I cannot find the source of these images, but the images exist, therefore this event did take place. The details remain sketchy.

The date mentioned is 6 January 2011, but that too is unconfirmed.

What I do know is that people have forgotten the truth. By that I mean the original truth, their humanity, their true purpose, their souls. According to Credo Mutwa, who is the keeper of ancient wisdom (the Guardian of Umlando), cats are our protectors. "All catlike animals, from lions to domestic cats, were brought to this earth we believe, to protect human beings and other life-forms ... they protect us from vermin that are harmful to us - but they also protect us from invisible enemies that we fear more than anything."

South Africans are persecuting lions in trophy hunting farms across the Free State, the leopards on the koppies of the country, the rooikat in the silence of the night ... and they are persecuting cats on the streets of Tshwane in broad daylight.

Zulu eulogy to a cat - translated by Credo Mutwa
You are the cat, tamer of human beings, not tamed by them!
You are the animal we all fear, favourite of sorcerers, darling of witches, treasured by sangomas.

You are the cat, guardian of the village, protecting us from enemies we can and cannot see!
Sent by the sky gods to shield the world from invisible foes and visible vermin.
Oh, cat, master of life!
You guard me while I sleep, I honour you, dear cat,
And feed and nourish you, for it is said that the gods and ancestors will bring eternal suffering upon any human who stoops to harm you.

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