Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
The animal rights crowd are little more than fascists.
(I have known one for about 18 years, she is a nutcase and absolutely convinced he views are the only possible correct views, For examples of what I would call her mild psychosis, she thinks that while she drives along in her car she can project a mental bubble, like a force field, around her car to protect animals from being run over, driving past a cattle truck one day she stated the smell was the smell of fear (I thought it was cattle piss and ****, but what do I know, only worked in the cattle industry for most of my life) and she can hear trees screaming when they get cut down (yet she is a vegan; I guess carrots don’t scream when they get eaten)).
The problem as I see it with these people comes from a number of sources: firstly this postmodernist rubbish that we have been dealing with for a couple of decades where everyone’s reality, or truth, is just as valid as everyone else’s, even if they have no actual knowledge or experience in whatever they want to carry on about; tell them they are wrong and you are guilty of epistemological violence or some crap like that, so that then just reinforces their sense of justification and superiority. Then, every one of these people I have ever met has come from an urban middle class background and had pretty privileged upbringings, have never had to work hard for anything and are entirely divorced and insulated from the realities of where food, and about every other product they consume comes from, or the process that create them. They are almost always the last ones to ever think about how their privileged, almost always middle class western, lifestyle enslaves millions of other PEOPLE around the world, never mind animals, and they tend to have an utter disregard for the welfare of those people.
When they buy their animal product free clothing, they usually don’t give a second thought to the poor person in East or South Asia slaving away in a sweatshop so that they can feel good about not wearing leather. Like the person I know, once, in a conversation, said that she thought the extermination of humanity would be good so there would be a nice animal paradise left. I see them, essentially, as utter morons.
Last edited by AnrewPL; 03-10-2014 at 10:17 PM.