Sport versus necessity

“The Indian never fishes or hunts for sport, only for food.  Granpa said it was the silliest damn thing in the world to go around killing something for sport.  He said the whole thing, more than likely, was thought up by politicians between wars when they wasn’t gittin’ people killed so they could keep their hand in on killing.  Granpa said that idjits taken it up without a lick of thinking at it, but if you could check it out — politicians started it.  Which is likely.”

Another little snippet from The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter



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12 Responses to Sport versus necessity

  1. tialys says:

    Interesting to read the controversy surrounding this writer. I see he wrote the book on which the film ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’ was based too.

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  2. Misky says:

    This seems an entirely new poetic ‘voice’ for you.

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  3. katechiconi says:

    Oscar Wilde had it best: “The unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible”. But I do draw the line at roadkill.


  4. katechiconi says:

    Wise words. What’s so sporting about stalking and killing some wild creature with a weapon? Unfair, unbalanced, unnatural.

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