Upon FUR-ther Examination

Why do you think fur is making a comeback?  Read the article below, and then, I’ll tell you why I think it is.

source: Yahoo News

Controversial Nordic farms flourish on fur comeback

Oslo (AFP) - Fur has made a comeback on the world's most important catwalks, fostering a thriving industry in the Nordic region to the dismay of animal rights activists.
In the 1990s, supermodels like Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell posed in the buff for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) under the slogan "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" -- part of initiatives that helped make fur politically incorrect.
Two decades later, mink and fox fur have become regulars in the most prestigious fashion shows.
According to www.fashionista.com, 70 percent of designers used fur in their fall-winter collections in 2013, a trend that seems set to continue in this year's shows.
Some professionals think the comeback may be due to the financial crisis.
"If you're in a situation where the economy is on a downward trend, politicians tend to focus on essentials -- how to get economic growth going again, securing jobs," Fur Europe lobby head Bo Manderup said.
"The luxury of political correctness may have gone down the drain with the financial crisis."

"The luxury of political correctness may have gone down the drain with the financial crisis."
The above statement was made by Bo Manderup, the head of the Fur Europe lobby.  He was absolutely spot on, and that will become more and more obvious as time goes on.

From the beginning of human history, until very recently, no one cared that we used animal skins to keep us warm, and it’s easy to understand why.  It kept us from freezing.  The PETA celebrity endorsement line, “I would rather go naked than wear fur.” is one of the biggest lies ever told.  None of these people would turn down a fur coat if they found themselves naked in subfreezing temperatures.
If you’re 50 or older, you can remember a time when furs were common, and nobody had a problem with them.  Almost every woman either owned a fur or had one on their wish list.  Why did things change?
Since the end of WWII, America and the western world has experienced a period of prosperity, never before witnessed in the history of mankind.  Things were good, almost too good. So good, that many people were starting to feel guilty for their good fortune.  People started asking themselves, why they were saddled with guilt.  Many began searching for answers.  The problem was, they could not come up with any.
These people had worked hard, taken care of their families and loved ones, they hadn’t betrayed any friends, they hadn’t broken any laws, they hadn’t done anything wrong that they could think of, but the feeling of guilt still persisted, leaving them tormented with the question of “Why?”
I wish that I could have been there for each and everyone of them, because I could have saved them a lot of grief, and maybe, prevented much of the politically correct nonsense from taking root in the first place.  At least I can explain why, here and now, and while I am at it, explain why we just might have seen the beginning of the end of the politically correct cause.
Since televisions have become common, we have been bombarded by the plight of people less fortunate than we are.  The message, has been repeated over and over, day after day, month after month, year after year, so constant, so prevalent, it has become background noise, filtered out by the conscious mind, yet still received at a subliminal level.
Most of us know that there is little we can do to help the third world.  Things are worse than they ever were.  It’s not like we didn’t try.  We sent food, provided knowledge and medicine, but more people are starving and dying than ever.  The hopelessness of it, makes it all that much worse.  In our own country, we have spent $16 trillion on the war on poverty, with little to show for it.  Any person with any compassion, cannot help but be troubled by these facts.
The truth is however, these people who have been suffering from feelings of guilt, did do one thing wrong.  They confused guilt with pity.  Each leave you with a similar feeling.  Think about when you see a severely disabled person, don’t you feel almost like you have committed a sin?
These soul searching people with the guilty consciences, have been bombarded with messages about the plight of the world’s people, and since the messages were not received at a conscious level, they never knew what was actually bothering them.  They misdiagnosed the cause of their emotional distress as guilt rather than pity, and they went on to try to identify the source of their gilt.  This put them in a vulnerable state because they were now dealing with a false premise.  They were now likely to accept the blame for something that was not their fault, in some desperate attempt to heal themselves.
This is how they fell victim to the “everything is your fault, and everything you do is wrong” trap.  This is how they came to accept the crazy politically correct nonsense, and how they became willing to bow to liberal demands.  It’s how they came to believe what they had been doing and thinking all along, was wrong, even though it’s what their parents taught them, and what their grandparents taught their parents.  It’s how politically correct thinking was able to take root and grow.
People who support politically correct causes know that they are powerless to do any real good in the world.  They can’t save the starving, they can’t bring peace in our time, but they can throw blood on someone wearing a fur coat.  Their motivation never was to solve the world’s problems.  It was to make them feel better about themselves, and that’s what liberalism is all about.
The thing we all need to understand is, that no matter what we do, no matter what happens, there is always a price to be paid.  We have all lived our entire lives, during the most prosperous period in the history of mankind, but during good times, people tend to either abandon using common sense themselves, or allow others to abandon using common sense, or both.
We’re all guilty of it.  What period of your life did you get into the most trouble?  If you’re like most people, it was when you were young and didn’t have many cares or responsibilities.  Good times often led to trouble.  Looking back, many of us wonder how we could have been so stupid when we were younger.  Later in life, when you had bills to pay and a family to take care of, you didn’t get into as much trouble, did you?  Your single friends probably accused you of not being any fun anymore.  
If you’re a parent you can see some of this in yourself.  When are you most likely to let your kids misbehave?  When everything’s going good, right?  When troubles are few, it’s just easier to let things slide. Now how about when you get home from a tough day at work, or during times when things aren’t going so well?  The kids don’t get away with as much nonsense when you’re not in the mood to deal with their crap, do they?  We all act like that.  It’s human nature.
Well, it’s looking more and more like the good times are coming to an end, and people just are not in the mood to put up with as much nonsense from the left anymore.  The plight of the people of the world is starting to hit a lot closer to home, and suddenly more and more people just aren’t so worried about things like other people wearing fur anymore.  
As things get tougher for the people of the western world, who have had it relatively easy for the past several decades, the anti-fur campaign and other politically correct causes will start to lose ground.


  1. Hey Neil;

    I had commented about that earlier, that we have gotten too soft as a society, that the present American people wouldn't have survived the great depression and got steamrolled by the Germans and the Japanese. You are spot on about your assessment on liberalism and the P.C.movement, it is basically guilt for how good we have it compared to the rest of the world and we have to be doing something wrong on account of it. Since we are doing soo good, we have to make "amends" for past "transgressions" to wash our sins clean....or some crap like that. I always liked fur coats, I remembered the trappers in the rockies wearing furs to keep warm in the winter. And all of those PETA activist, they can do that crap in a western based society, but in other areas..they would be looked at strange. Now on a personal note, some of these PETA activist, I would rather see nekked than wear furs....but I AM a guy.

    1. Some of them yes, but the vast majority of liberals, I would rather see wearing fur than nude. I have written a couple of posts where I mentioned how liberal zealots, even if they are good looking, somehow manage to pull off being naked and NOT being sexy at the same time. http://goldengeesenews.blogspot.com/2013/08/girls-gone-stupid.html
      I think their foul attitudes overwhelm any natural male responses. I would love to see fur make a comeback, and any other societal change that would piss these people off. It's the silver lining of our long slow decline, and the irony of how the failure liberal economic policies will cause the reversal of liberal social policies.

    2. I have a full length fur coat in my closet. My husband gave it to me years ago and I grabbed it before we lost our home in the fire. Now I live in a place where it is warm most of the time so I don't really get to wear it. If I ever make it to Wisconsin, I'm bringing my coat with me. And a lot of these celebrities that are so against fur happen to wear leather. What about those poor cows? Liberal Logic....

    3. C.W.- I look forward to the day when you can wear it anywhere with the confidence that no idiot is going to give you a hard time about it.

      Here's a question for animal rights people: Would you rather have lived to be 25, or never have been born at all?

      Most commercially raised animals live to adulthood, and they would have never even existed if there wasn't a market for the products that come from them, and don't give me any crap about how miserable a lives they lead on farms. It is almost always better than in the wild. They never have to worry about food or predators. And don't even try to give me any crap about freedom. Animals don't have the cognitive reasoning ability to appreciate freedom. Only humans have that. By the way, aren't you liberals the ones who are always trying to put limits on people's freedom?.