By Anthony J. Nocella II
Construction upon anarchist opinions of racism, sexism, ableism and classism, this selection of new essays melds anarchism with animal advocacy in arguing that speciesism is an ideological and social norm rooted in hierarchy and inequality. emerging from the anarchist-influenced Occupy flow, this ebook brings jointly foreign students and activists who problem us all to appear extra severely into the motives of speciesism and to take a broader view of peace, social justice and the character of oppression. Animal advocates have lengthy argued that speciesism will finish if the humanity adopts a vegan ethic. this idea is built into the argument that the vegan ethic has the main promise whether it is additionally anti-capitalist and opposed to all sorts of domination.
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This book inspired me to review my own thinking and writing related to anarchism and animal rights, so I apologize in advance for referring to my own works. , something I discuss in a slightly different way within my 2011 book, Social Problems and Inequality. The state (typically nation-state) is not only controlled by wealthy capitalists; it was designed and constructed by and for wealthy capitalists. Of course this construction took place over a long period of time, but it greatly accelerated and took its contemporary form during the industrial revolution and was reshaped through various imperial wars.
Indeed, we often took it for granted that to be a true animal advocate was to be vegan, so these concepts of serious animal advocacy and the vegan lifestyle are intentionally conflated in much of this current essay, until I address the matter head on in the final section. In both anarchism and veganism, many find that accepting a fundamentalist interpretation of a very simplistic definition is the most comfortable way to come to terms with a newly adopted worldview. In my observation, strident extremism is rarely the product of a long-standing affiliation with either animal rights or anarchism.
Anarchism and Animal Liberation: Essays on Complementary Elements of Total Liberation by Anthony J. Nocella II