the #1 worst thing about tumblr, hands down, is seeing a personal post get tons of notes and then some stranger is in your face talking about how what you wrote about your own life doesn’t apply to them and how dare you imply xyz or whatever
like you can literally say “i personally have experienced this and this is me writing about my personal experiences” and a hundred notes later someone is calling you an asshole for erasing their experiences
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There is no such things as ‘innocent’ or ‘guilty’ Palestinians. Armed resistance to fascist occupation is their right.
What israel and our media shamelessly calls ‘militants’ are Palestinian people fighting to defend their land and their families.
They deserve just as much respect and dignity.
"I was on the cover of Time magazine in June, and that same month, four trans women of color were murdered in the United States. So just because I got an Emmy nomination doesn’t mean the lives of trans people aren’t in peril every day.” - Laverne Cox
i am an animal liberationist but not a vegan in the same way i’m a communist but own a PS4; i recognize that the systems are evil and must fall but refuse to engage with (and in the case of veganism, exacerbate existing anxieties over cooking) pedantic & individualism-based morality. capitalism must end, the slaughter of animals must end, but the chicken is already in the nugget
Anarcho-veganism: because individual consumer choice is a form of anarchist praxis now I guess
the ALF is an autonomous group taking direct action, which is very different from “I don’t buy this and that’s going to change things.” Direct action, ie actually shutting things down, is anarchist praxis.
animal liberation ≠ veganism, and vice-versa. people often follow both, and good for them, but one is not the other.
Well that’s different. I didn’t know you made the distinction between veganism and animal liberation. I don’t see how someone could be an animal liberationist and not vegan though.
This person is seriously trying to say that their are people who are willing to go to prison for years, but not willing to stop eating animals?
I can’t imagine the fucked up mindset of that sort of individual.
you’ve got it backwards. I’m not saying that animal liberationists are often not vegan; I’ve never heard of that. I am saying that plenty of vegans aren’t animal liberationists/anarchists, but still consider the personal consumer choice of veganism to be anarchist.
Certainly not every vegan you’ve known is a radical animal liberationist.
maybe instead of claiming to know what I’m “seriously saying,” you could, like, ask. just a suggestion.
It is also conceivable that someone would fight (through direct action and disruption) for the end of animal cruelty and factory farming without finding moral issues in the basic act of eating animal products. It is possible to respect and love animals and still use their bodies as sustenance, as we, as omnivores, have done for millennia. Many indigenous peoples around the world eat animals in moderate, careful ways and maintain beliefs that animals are their sacred kin.
You can liberate animals from industrial farming without removing them from your diet. It is possible.