An editorial by Cattimothy House Editor in Chief, Timothy the Talking Cat
Unlike so many people these days, I am completely free of any biases. While so many of you form your opinions hastily and without due regard to the facts, I carefully consider all of my opinions. I am so utterly different from the vast majority of people who sit at the political extremes or simply let their party loyalties dictate their views. I eschew such partisan leaning. I am happy to criticise a politician whether they be a Democratic, a Green or a member of the Labour Party. I simply do not discriminate.
I sit above the current fashion for identity politics. Whatever our background is, we must consider all sides of an issue before leaping to a conclusion. Too many people today think their colour, religion or choice of partner should determine their views without considering the full picture. Before foolishly endorsing the cause du-jour, pause and consider the complete spectrum of implications. To wit:
- How does it impact cats?
- How does it impact cute purple talking animals?
- How does it impact popular internet celebrities called Timothy?
A moments quiet reflection on these broad topics before hitting that “Tweet” button or that “Facebook” like may save you some embarrassment in the future.
Am I always right? Of course not! Only a stupidhead claims to be infallible! I form my opinions based on the facts available at the time. Some have sort to belittle me and besmirch my reputation by pointing to comments I made in early March, where I may have said: “Ha, ha, puny humans. Looks like its the cats who will inherit the Earth.” My enemies have tried to suggest I was being cruel, mocking and taking ‘delight’ in a public health crisis. Nothing could be further from the truth. I was simply make a calm but brutally honest assessment of the facts on the ground at the time.
Other, equally viscous and unkind, have pointed to my recent statements that I have locked myself away in the tallest tower in the furthest reaches of my palatial home and insist on 24-hour pre-sanitised personal protection equipment. Some are saying this is a “change of heart” but is simply a rational adjustment of my views after learning cats can catch this stupid human disease. I am simply doing my bit to keep us ALL safe in this trying time and am not at all worried that it is in fact dogs that will inherit the Earth now.
In summary, I am the most moderate of people and my repeated endorsement of extreme views is purely because of reason.