Signs of the Apocalypse: PETA’s Proposed Robotic Punxsutawney Phil

While in the past I have found a number of reason to strongly disagree with some of PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) stances or antics, I have never really considered the organization posing any potential danger to the ongoing survival of humankind.  That was until today, when I heard news that the animal activist group has proposed replacement of the living Punxsutawney Phil with a robotic groundhog.

As you all should know Punxsutawney Phil is the living embodiment and emblem of that oft overlooked holiday of Groundhog Day, which seeks to inform us whether or not winter is going to continue to last for a long time, or if it will be wrapping itself up sooner.  While PETA may claim that their proposed replicant groundhog is all for the good of animal ethics, what they are inadvertently doing is providing the high ground for the future robot revolution which will inevitably see the overthrowing of human kind.

But it is just going to be an animatronics groundhog, how could that spell any certain doom?  Well let me explain.

You see people trust this flesh and blood groundhog in predicting the remaining length of winter even if meteorologists generally dismiss the practice of woodchuck shadow casting as mere superstition (which I find ironic as I am rather certain that if there is one profession that practices witchcraft or augury, it certainly has to be those folks in meteorology).  If however we were to put our forecoming seasonal changing faith on the whim of a mechanical monstrosity that certainly would be the proposed robotic Punxsutawney Phil then I foresee that the thinking machines would make their first major decisive move against their human creators.  I imagine that Robo-Punxsutawney Phil’s first shadow seeing occasion will predict  humankind’s ongoing winter of discontent under the rulership of our future metal masters.

Shame on you PETA, in your attempt to better the life of a single woodchuck you push humankind that much closer to its downfall at the hands of our horrific robotic creations.  I hope whoever the powers that be are in Punxsutawney, PA make the right choice and keep the prophet of winters end a flesh and blood groundhog instead of bowing to the whim of PETA (which is obviously being funded by Skynet).

Self Aware Robots Must Be Stopped!

~ by Nathaniel on January 27, 2010.

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