Posts Tagged ‘Vegan’
Friday, March 8th, 2019
~ New morals, Same governance ~
“Morality is common sense ideas that we can all agree on. We need to expand morality to include non-human animals.” -Logic commonly found in the vegan movement
Most movements who attempt to make social change en masse rely on the “appeal to morality” tactic as a primary method of gaining support. For example, “Meat is Murder” is a common catch phrase within the animal rights movement. This catch phrase relies on the assumption that all people are against murder since, by the same logic, murder is morally reprehensible. But this assumes that there is a singular, universal morality that guides everyone’s decisions when, in reality, it may have different interpretations to some, and only guide those who embrace it to begin with. For example, some self-proclaimed moralists defend the violent manifestations of patriarchy; others advocate white supremacy and many moralists support violence towards non-human animals. “Common sense” is only common to those who make up the membership of a specific group, who feel the need to universalize its principles. But “common sense” does not apply to others outside that group who have self-interests that run contrary to its assumed collective “good”. Often times, it is not a lack of morality that is problematic but the very existence of morality; the set of principles and values independent of the complexity of self-interest, which externally guide and justify one’s actions. (more…)
Sunday, November 11th, 2018
My veganism exists as a nihilist confrontation against the existing moral fabric of anthropocentrism and speciesism. Here on this landmass called “america”, the moral justifications for consuming the flesh and secretions of non-human animals go hand in hand with the industrialization of their enslavement and reduction to commodity status. This is a reflection of capitalist society reducing chaos to order, animal bodies from wild to domesticated, and the marketing of bodies that are socially recognized as mere products for consumption. My veganism is defined not only by an individualist refusal to internalize, validate and reinforce these authoritarian social values, but also by consecutively attacking them as well.
My anarchy rejects speciesist civilization, not from a “return to the hunter-gatherer” perspective, but from a point of constant hostility towards arbitrary hierarchies, authority, and governance that take form pre- or post-civilization. These include the restoration of traditions or cultures that attempt to resurrect anthropocentric, hierarchical values and worldviews. My focus is not a re-establishment of a past existence. My focus is the creation of a joyous life, here and now, through destructive confrontation with any governing elements that attempt to maintain hierarchical power. I am hostile to all who view non-human animals and the wild as mere raw materials for anthropocentric exploitation and consumption. (more…)
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
Nestled in the mountains of beautiful northern New Zealand, Shangri-La is an earthly paradise, a 180 hectare Veganic haven that’s been cultivated for the past 10 years by volunteers from the US-based non-profit group Gentle World which is a non-profit vegan educational organisation and intentional community, with locations in both Hawaii and New Zealand.
Check out the full video here: Gentle World
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
From our friends-comrades in Elgin, Illinois, USA. A vegan, straight-edge anarchist, collective space for revolutionary information, organizing, and community activism.
The zine has interviews with Sprout Distro (Grand Rapids vegan anarchist collective) and xBalaklavax (Vegan straight-edge hip-hop from Brazil), plus articles about Green Anarchy and alcohol as a weapon against Lakota people.