It's nobody's fault but yours that these grand points you claim you are making are such clumsy attempts. Just look at your opening statement here:
Since the original article dealt with trophy hunting, most of what you and others have said on the thread had anything to do with the article. Hunting per se was not even the focus.
First of all, we have to assume you MEANT to write: "Since the original article dealt with trophy hunting, most of what you and others have said on the thread had nothing
to do with the article."
That's not terribly important though. Lots of people make typos or write clumsy sentences, but it's usually pretty easy to see what they are saying...long as they ain't doing it deliberately in an attempt to bullshit their way out of a tough spot.
Yes, dealing with multiple posts from multiple people tryign to twist things differently is really condusive to preventing typos.
But more importantly, the original article did NOT deal strictly with trophy hunting. Trophy hunters were cited, but the author went on to make generalized observations about HUNTING, based on what trophy hunters supposedly said.
Not supposedly since that line has been used here many times, but there were not really observations about hunting in general but the statements made by trophy hunters.
So see...if your big ol' point is based on that premise...which it appears so from the language you used....it's pretty much screwed from the get-go. "Hunting per se" is every bit as much the "focus" as trophy hunting.
Because they did not preface hunting with "trophy" in the relation of a common defense it changes the "focus" of the article? All of those references to TROPHY were just a ruse ....
From the article:
Trophy hunters argue that hunting is a natural instinct of man. We come from a hunter-gathering background they say, yet I don’t see any acorn or root gathering going on. In fact, I don’t think there is a single gathering club in the country. So, if hunting is a natural part of our instincts, then how come gathering isn’t?
Feel free to try to worry at that wound some more though.
I see the real focus of the article was gathering which is why Donnie went off on the accusations that Sianblooz was using this against hunters ... remember this point was where the thread got derailed. That was a clear focus based on this reference to what trophy hunters say ....