nomadic

nomadic:

An online petition to save a healthy young giraffe from death at Copenhagen Zoo has failed, despite thousands of signatures.

This is so sick and wrong!

What, exactly, does one feed 3 cats? How does one rationalize the fact that one has no clue about the lives of the animals killed for one’s cats’ meals? I’m not sure the poster spends much time thinking about what is “so sick and wrong!”

tallandawkwardsarah

tallandawkwardsarah:

An online petition to save a healthy young giraffe from death at Copenhagen Zoo has failed, despite thousands of signatures.

This is so fucking out of line and outrageous. 

What. You have a picture of a cat eating a cheeseburger on your tumblr. Do you know where cheeseburgers come from?

Giraffes and outrage

I generally refrain from judging the priorities of others, but I’ll make an exception in this case: This giraffe is not what you should spend your time worrying about. 

I cannot follow the logic of people devastated by the killing of this giraffe in Denmark. I don’t understand the following:

  • how the killing of a giraffe is different than the killing of a cow.  
  • how a lion eating a giraffe is especially frightening or scary.
  • why it is okay for children to see countless violent murders of human beings on television but not for them to see it happen humanely to a giraffe.
  • how emphatically people eat meat while aggressively protecting their own cognitive dissonance regarding the meat’s providence. 

image Photo by KASPER PALSNOV/AFP/Getty Images

whentherewerebicycles
My role—and that is too emphatic a word—is to show people that they are much freer than they feel, that people accept as truth, as evidence, some themes which have been built up at a certain moment during history, and that this so-called evidence can be criticized and destroyed. To change something in the minds of people — that’s the role of an intellectual.

Foucault, “Truth, Power, Self” (interview, 1982)

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