I know, my physical anthropology professor said something similar: "Humans are primates, but not monkeys," (he also picked it apart much more) but it cracked him up all the same, and he played it for our Primates class.
It is just a comedy bit though… not meant to be taken seriously, but it does make you think.
Okay, I will comment…this is a Leftist, Marxist film designed to make you feel bad for being a human being who lives, breathes, eats, drives a car, breeds, creates and destroys. However, the thing to keep in mind is that in order to create something, even the Utopia this film maker wants, you must destroy something else. But here's the dirty little secret nobody talks about: There is no Utopia.
As long as there are people, there will be corruption, death and taxes. Somebody will always disagree with what you do and find something wrong with it regardless of the good intentions behind your actions. The best you can do is the best you can do. I say don't worry about what other people think. As long as what you are doing is within your moral standard and isn't hurting someone else, they can all mind their own business. I am not saddened by this film so much as irritated by it. There is no reason to feel bad for being who and what you are…a human being with feelings, problems, goals and dreams.
I think I know where you are coming from, somewhat. I just didn't take it that way. I'm an anthropology student, and I almost decided to focus in biological and primatology (thankfully, I chose cultural), but I saw it as making fun of ourselves as humans. It doesn't make me feel bad for being human, nor does it sadden me. I just think its funny, but I am also the first person to laugh when I trip over my own feet into a mud puddle with 300 people watching (funny story, actually). It reminds me not to take myself too seriously.
Plus the "monkey hive" makes me giggle.
I tend to laugh at myself quite a bit too. We all do things that look odd to other people. My most common thing is walk away from my truck, remember I forgot something (usually my coffee cup) go back to get it, walk away again, then remember something else (money?) return to the truck….giggling at myself the whole time.
People probably wonder how such a lunatic got a CDL.
And everytime that AJ is waiting in the truck he's thinking…"well, she finally remembered me, me, me-e-e-e! Yeah!" And then you leave that poor, abused boy all by himself . . . again....Just kidding. That little fella has a great life for any dog, let alone a basenji.
My most common thing is walk away from my truck, remember I forgot something (usually my coffee cup) go back to get it, walk away again, then remember something else (money?) return to the truck….giggling at myself the whole time.
Great way to desensitize a dog with tendencies toward separation anxiety!
AJ is really lucky that he gets to be with you all the time. I wish I could take my dogs to work. I think I would get a lot more done.
And now, just so I am not too far off-topic… or more off topic, depends on how you look at it. Is anyone a fan of Red Dwarf?
I love how The Cat always call the people Monkeys. Anytime we talk as if we were narrating our dogs' thoughts we call ourselves the monkeys.