In yesterday's post, Coco explained the natural order of things. In today's post, Coco enlightens us with insights on Natural Law.
Coco notes that she has spent many dog hours sitting by her master's side watching a steady stream of crime drama and crime reporting including Monk, CSI, Matlock, and the classic works of Perry Mason.
Coco has noticed that humans have a strange compulsion to accuse others of doing horrific things. She has also observed that, in most cases, humans get it wrong. This is especially true of that wicked Hamilton Burger on Perry Mason.
In recent posts Coco recounted how she has been accused of misdeeds. Not only has she been accused of eating brownies, Coco has been accused of eating spatulas, eating the last pages of a book, eating expensive eye wear, and pooping on the carpet! Humans live pathetic lives where they make one accusation after another.
What's a dog to do?
As humans are so keen on accusing each others of misdeeds, the powers that be have encouraged humans to develop a system of law that allows them to handle their accusations in a semi civilized manner.
Coco notes that one can derive a natural law by careful study of the natural order of things. In her study of the natural order, Coco concluded that doggie are wonderful and are of the highest order. Humans are mixed up and confused. They are capable of good and evil. They are a middle order. Cats are just plain evil.
In deriving a natural law from the natural order, one would note that doggies are wonderful. As such, doggies should be presumed innocent even when guilty.
Humans are capable of good or evil. They also like to make false accusations. Humans need a law that allows them to make all their petty little accusations, but the courts should only act when one can find a fairly solid basis for the accusation. For humans, one should derive a system of law where the human is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
As for cats. Cats are inherently wicked. Just being born a cat means guilt.
I mean, look at the way cats slink around the neighborhood in that feline fashion of theirs. They get up in those trees. They get on the counters and strange smells come from their kitty litter boxes. It all wreaks of guilt. So, we can assumes cats are guilty without wasting time figuring out their crime.
Natural law does lead to an interesting paradox. We've learned that doggies are inherently innocent; thus they should be treated humanely. Kitties are inherently wicked. There is nothing humans can do about that; so kitties should be treated humanely as well.
The great paradox is that humans should treat both kitties and doggies well.
Coco is wise. She knows that concept of Natural Law is an effort to draw up organizing principles for a society based on the nature of things, and that humans should treat things kindly.