Zimbabweans Reality Check Liberals: “Lions? What About PEOPLE…”

Zimbabweans Reality Check Liberals: “Lions? What About PEOPLE…”

Everyone in America was upset when a lion was killed in Zimbabwe. You know who wasn’t upset? People who live in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans Reality Check Liberals: “Lions? What About PEOPLE…”

Cecil who? I wondered. When I turned on the news and discovered that the messages were about a lion killed by an American dentist, the village boy inside me instinctively cheered: One lion fewer to menace families like mine.

My excitement was doused when I realized that the lion killer was being painted as the villain. I faced the starkest cultural contradiction I’d experienced during my five years studying in the United States.

Did all those Americans signing petitions understand that lions actually kill people? That all the talk about Cecil being “beloved” or a “local favorite” was media hype? Did Jimmy Kimmel choke up because Cecil was murdered or because he confused him with Simba from “The Lion King”?

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So, while the left thinks they’re being so feeling and caring and tolerant, this is how it looks to actual Zimbabweans: “We Zimbabweans are left shaking our heads, wondering why Americans care more about African animals than about African people.” Liberals. Amirite?

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