Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Vibrant and diverse in Broad Channel

This photo was taken in Queens, New York, USA in November, the year of our Lord 2008. You'll be hearing a lot in the news this week about people in our City who are starving. Despite this, not only are some New Yorkers killing livestock on a public beach, but then they are leaving the carcass for someone else to clean up. I hope Weiner actually does something about this and isn't just all talk and photo-op.

This is the photo that started the round of news coverage last week, but was not published anywhere. Time for us to face the harsh reality of what the people who live next door do in their spare time.


Anonymous said...

Just like the Orthodox Jewish Community in various parts of the city which swing and kills live chickens in public streets. What's next I can only imagine. This all has to stop, it's 2008 not 1008.
I'd rather have the goats as neighbor's , at least I could make cheese.

Anonymous said...

Is it the Santeria or orthodox jews doing that because both write about that as an offering.Id like to offer them to be humane and be lucky they dont cruelty penalties against them.That garbage should stop now.
Give me the goats as neighbors anyday rather than these medieval nuts.

Anonymous said...

Excuse me. Be lucky they dont get cruelty penalties against them.What a strange mess there religious creeps.

Anonymous said...

Folks! Folks! Folks! You forget the whole point of city government.

If you dutifully support the machine, it does not matter if you are noisy, dirty, build community destorying homes, squeeze the shopping area dry, have third world celebrations in the middle of busy streets during the day.

All that matters is you serve the interests of the machine.

All other problems will be taken care of. That is, you are immune.

Anonymous said...

Who is doing this and can someone please explain the purpose of all this.

Poor little goat.

Anonymous said...

But remember......

Diversity is OUR STRENGTH!!!!

The slogan of the Tweeded is:

War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength
Diversity is Strength!!!!

Anonymous said...

ha ha wade nichols has a dubious namesake! google it! HA HA!

Anonymous said...

Ignorance is Strength

Correct there Wade!

This is the attitude not only with the pols, but our own fellow preservationists (who are from the right neighborhoods)


Jack Flynn said...

Just to be clear - because the headline of this post might be misleading for those not familiar with the area - these practices should NOT be associated with Broad Channel or its residents.

I'll put aside the obvious fact that Broad Channel, for better or worse, has never been associated with words such as "vibrant" and "diverse." If I'm following the links correctly, this picture was taken at the foot of the bridge connecting Howard Beach and Broad Channel on the Broad Channel side, which is the beginning of an unpopulated stretch of land over a mile long. That beach - which is considered part of Gateway National Park - is not frequented by Channelites.

What's going on at that beach is deplorable, and I agree with the poster that lip service alone is not going to stop it.

Anonymous said...

"Poor little goat."

IG - the same people that are doing this to these poor little goats, are quite willing to do this to human beings.

Anonymous said...

The practices of Santeria and Orthodox Judaism shuold not be lumped with the Hindu carcasses at Broad Channel.

As an observant Jew, I'd like to point out that we clean up our chickens! We don't leave thme on the streets.

Anonymous said...

I think this is Santeria, not a Hindu practice. The Hindus are leaving the flags and coconuts. They usually are vegetarian.

Anonymous said...

Animal sacrifice is the ritual killing of an animal as part of a religion. It is practiced by many religions as a means of appeasing a god or gods or changing the course of nature. Animal sacrifice has turned up in almost all cultures, from the Hebrews to the Greeks and Romans (particularly the purifying ceremony Lustratio) and from the Aztecs to the Yoruba. However, the practice was a taboo among the Ancient Egyptians, and they tended to look down on cultures that practiced this custom. Animal sacrifice is still practiced today by the followers of SanterĂ­a and other lineages of Orisa as a means of curing the sick and giving thanks to the Orisa (gods). However in Santeria, such animal offerings constitute an extremely small portion of what are termed ebos—ritual activities that include offerings, prayer and deeds. Some villages in Greece also sacrifice animals to Orthodox saints in a practise known as kourbĂ nia. The practise, while publicly condemned, is often tolerated for the benefits it provides to the church an sense of community.(leave my chickens and turkeys alone)

In Christian theology, this sacrifice replaced the insufficient animal sacrifice of the Old Covenant; Christ the "Lamb of God" replaced the lambs' sacrifice of the ancient Korban Todah (the Rite of Thanksgiving), chief of which is the Passover in the Mosaic law.
In Guyana Kal Bairo is also known as Landmaster and in Trinidad, he is called Dee. In the Muslim religion, the equivalent of the dark Deity is Qurbani; in Christianity, he is called Satan; in the Spanish community, he is known as Santaria. Amongst West Indians, Kal Bhairo worship takes place in the form of a Rum Puja, in which a chicken, goat or pig is sacrificed, rum and cigarettes are offered and a black flag is raised. Material wealth is usually asked for by the persons performing the puja and documented cases show that Kal Bhairo often grant their wishes. Pleasant and inviting as all this may sound however, worship of this dark deity is not without its problems and consequences, for any debt which is incurred must be repaid.
Boy those religions are pretty brutal and inhumane.
Happy Turkey day everyone.Cheers
Pass the vegetables please.

Anonymous said...

**As an observant Jew, I'd like to point out that we clean up our chickens! We don't leave thme on the streets.

Ive seen footage of orthodox Jews offering goats in this manner.
Although this was probably the West Indies populataion,Nepali Hindus(maybe) or Guyanese.

Cherokeesista said...

I could never imagine doing something so cruel I DON'T GIVE A RATS ASS IN HELL WHAT YOUR RELIGION IS!!!!! sick twisted mind to leave something like that and to think of the pain that poor animal indured:( KARMA IS A BITCH!!!