One of these fine gentlemen has his own flock of trained raptors, and on showing his team of three cooperative hunting hawks (Harris hawks) to spectators as a medieval festival, the first hawk that was unhooded and unleashed... flew straight away from the field, and back towards the aviary where the other hooded raptors were kept.
The trainer explained, "if we weren't paying attention, this hawk would immediately have ATTACKED the other hooded and leashed raptors which he knows are there - so we pay attention, and keep a person at the aviary during the show."
He also explained, "PUNISHMENT is ABSOLUTELY NOT an element of training raptors: they do what they do, and kill what they kill, to feed themselves; not to feed their masters."
If the bird's trainer does not harness the bird's own self-interest motivations... the bird will, of course, immediately fly off the first chance it gets.
Which brings us to our other knowledgeable friend, who has a collection of several snakes and works at a wildlife (bird) rescue sanctuary, where the injured raptors are the star attractions.
We told him that, as emotionally involved as we are in atrocities perpetrated by HUMAN predators, we simply can't enjoy having as pet a predator that eats live prey.
He acknowledged our angst, and explained that, in raptors, not only are they good at hunting down other birds and killing them for a meal... but that they actually seem to enjoy it!
"They have evolved over thousands of years to attack and kill other birds & prey" he explained, "and to drive off any rival predators." "They are really good at it, and not only do they kill just to eat and to keep other predators away, but they actually seem to enjoy it."
This brief discussion into the psychology of avian predators goes a long way to explaining the psychology of "modern" Jews - and by "modern" we mean the clan/tribe/ethnicity/faith that has, over the last 2,500 years, come to claim the fertile strip of Mediterranean coast along the truly ancient trade routes between Africa, Europe, & Asia as their "homeland."
When we say "truly ancient trade routes" we are referring not only to organized trade that began 3,000, 4,000, or even 10,000 and more years before Judaism arose about 1,000 b.c.....
...but we are referring as well to the routes of HUMAN AND PRE-HUMAN (homo-erectus) MIGRATION OUT OF AFRICA somewhere around 1 million years ago!
|As the legend and wiki article outline, human migration out of Africa started some 75,000 years ago, along routes close to the fertile zone ("fertile crescent") close to the eastern seaboard of the Mediterranean. For homo erectus - our probable pre-human genetic ancestors - the migrations may have been hundreds of thousands of years before that. Jews and Judaism take this shared history of all of us modern humans.... WIPES IT OUT, and attempts to ASSERT A MONOPOLY "origin myth" - as, indeed, almost all ancient cultures created origin myths labeling that particular tribe or peoples as "the original humans." But most other ancient tribes are not nuclear armed, nor do they believe they are entitled to enslave & exterminate the "non-human" remaining members of the humanity... as fundamentalist jews do today...|
The JEWS have INSERTED THEMSELVES over the past 3,000 years into this ancient history of human habitation on planet earth..... and claimed for themselves a SOLE MONOPOLY on the lands all of our forebears used in their migrations to inhabit the rest of earth (besides Africa) -
- but the Judeo narrative makes a broad and relentless - FEROCIOUS! - attempt to WIPE ALL OTHER humans OUT of their little "homeland/origins" narrative altogether!!!
This is exactly the psychology of the predatory raptors; who think no further than "ENEMY! ATTACK!" when dealing with other species in the area.
Speaking of a ferocious and mythical (entirely lying!) narrative, our friendly falconer had another golden nugget of wisdom about the lives of raptors: that in the raptor world THE FEMALES ARE LARGER than males. Mother nature created this arrangement, he explained, because the females sit on the nest all day, and being more vulnerable they need the advantage of larger size in order to defend themselves and the nest. The male, being slightly smaller, is faster and able to chase a wider variety of (smaller) game, and in addition eats less, so more of what it catches can be fed to the brood.
This is an important nugget of info because, of course, the patriarchal view of the Abrahamic or Noahide religions - the monotheist "one true god" faiths of Judaism, Christianity, & Islam all posit that god, the supreme being, is predominately a male being, who exhibits the outlook and psychology of a male father figure.
However, male dominance is far, far, far from universal in the animal world - some of the very top predators apart from raptors have female-dominant social structures, including killer whales, great white sharks, angler fish (whose males actually meld into the female's far larger bodies) hyenas... and of course spiders and preying mantises, some of which species have a habit of devouring their (male) mates!
In both Kazakh and Kyrgyz, the two primary languages of Central Asian falconry, there are separate terms for those who hunt with birds of prey in general, and those who hunt with eagles.In Kazakh, there are two general terms for people who capture, train, and hunt with various birds of prey: "qusbegi" and "sayatshy". Qusbegi comes from the words "qus", meaning "bird", and "bek", meaning "lord", the title thus literally translating as "lord of birds." In Old Turkic, "kush begi" was a title used for the khan's most respected advisors, reflecting the valued role of a ruler's court falconer. "Sayat" is a noun used to describe falconry in general, and the word for "falconer" is formed by adding the ending -shy, a suffix used for professional titles in Turkic languages. Similarly, the Kazakh word for golden eagle is "bürkit", and the word for "hunter with eagles" is bürtkitshi. By analogy, the word for "hunter with goshawks" is qarshyghashy, from the word for goshawk, qarshygha.
In Kyrgyz, the general word for people who capture, train, and hunt with various birds of prey is "münüshkör". A falconer who specifically hunts with eagles is a "bürkütchü", from the Kyrgyz word for golden eagle, "bürküt".
Isaiah 10:1-2 ESV / 8
Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey.
When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a peaceful man, living in tents.
He is like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.
Numbers 23:24 Verse Concepts "Behold, a people rises like a lioness, And as a lion it lifts itself; It will not lie down until it devours the prey, And drinks the blood of the slain."
bible quotes that use the term, "prey" in regards to humans.... compile your own list!