Internet Racism

Hey everyone:

You know, a lot of folks still believe that the Internet is some sort of utopia. There’s this idea that everything is equal. That no one knows who you are, so no one is hateful, or racist, or anything mean. Well, anyone who’s ever wandered through a comments section, especially on Yahoo, knows this just isn’t so.

On the site Womanist Musings, I saw a video today that puts it into context. Here it is:

The Real Cat Burglar

Wow..What the Heck?

Apparently in February 2011, a local ABC news affiliate covered a story about a cat. This cat, Dusty, goes out at night and steals stuff from his neighbors houses. It doesn’t seem to matter what, as long as he can drag it home. The strangest part to me is..well actually, the whole thing is a bit odd. The neighbors seem really laid back about it. “Oh, we know where to find our stuff..” and Dusty’s humans keep a whole area filled with the things he takes spread out, waiting for them to be reclaimed.

They have a lot of stuff no one has come to get yet. I guess they don’t want to claim the underwear. 🙂

But ABC wasn’t the only group to do a show. Animal Planet dropped by, set up some night vision cameras, and actually caught Dusty on video dragging things down the street. So, for your entertainment and what in the world purposes, I present ABC and Animal Planet telling the tale of Dusty, the real life cat burglar.