A.) Elitism in the vegan movement
B.) Eliminating animal death is one thing, but as far as our inner conflicts as a human society are concerned (capitalism, socialism questions) we should first think about our GREED (as a trait and character deformity that counts as normal today) before we put the discardment of animal products alongside on the shelf with the SYMPTOMS of (intra-human) social injustice.
Can we rightly say it’s the SAME to exclude animal products for ethical reasons – keep in mind animals are drawn into our destructivity without any wrongful contribution from their side – with the inner human political and social crisis?
What causes a intra-human political and social crisis?
In the end of the day it’s each of us and how we shape daily life, how we seek to shape our careers – if we want to make or can make a career, that shapes the social and political dilemmas.
EVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION is the disastrous LINK between the misery we impose upon nonhuman animals and our societal and individual self-definitions as the human group.
What should come first, should come first:
First we ought to address animal issues, since animals are our co-beings that we draw into the total catastrophe without any ethical legitimization whatsoever!
Secondly we have to stop leading our personal lives and our collective goals so, that we keep on with the exploitation and the destruction of the free natural space that is originally and rightly the ANIMAL HABITAT!
Thirdly we should really rethink how we as humans act, on every scale!
What we likely consider to be NORMAL, is likely in reality selfishness and destructivity.
And when we step out of this “NORMALITY” and lead an UNNORMAL way of life, we don’t even accept that we might be doing the only right thing.
We need to have courage – again. Against all odds!
And the other thing
Elitism in the vegan and animal advocacy movement: In one sentence, I don’t think elitism helps on the long run with a liberation movement.