If it walks like a dog, barks like a dog and wags its tail like a dog, then it’s a dog, right?
Well actually no, not necessarily so, unfortunately no.
Altruism or selflessness is indeed a slippery slope when it comes to the welfare of others in lieu of self gratification and it’s a rare quality to be found in humanity. But history is very good at actually exposing that many of the performance methods used are just a selfish cover. Grandiose statements as "it’s not for me, not for I and not for self", are in fact only a spinning show and a clever and cunning ruse. In truth they are a plethora of distracting techniques used to mask a much more sinister reality of the ego driven infantile narcissist.
So what’s this scene of human folly and immaturity got to do with The Bali Street Dog. When it comes to the welfare of The Bali Street Dog there are certainly enough of the beasts on all points of this relatively small Island to fill the time and resources of endless organizations and individuals. However there appears to be an ongoing and growing turf war. A war, like any battle built upon the, 'who has the biggest weaponry' view point, can only result in a classic Pyrrhic Victory. Whereby the victor having inflicted such a devastating cost is also subject to defeat and annihilation in the long run.
And the cost to The Bali Street Dog that is being used in such a war at the hands and minds of those imbued with such a mentality? Well it and they will survive no doubt, because they like Bali people have endured many challenges and survived inflicted suffering from those who purport to have their best interests at heart.
But what is particularly saddening about all this is the growing evidence that once again it is those who are devoid of a furry tail, a classic indicator of true and real intention, who are dictating what is best for The Bali Street Dog.
Shame on you.