I probably don’t like you if the only bands you listen to are Man Overboard, The Wonder Years, and TSSF.
Two scenes featured unexpected improvisation by Christian Bale. When Bateman is jumping rope, he starts to skip and cross his jump rope as a schoolgirl would. Bale surprised director Mary Harron even more by starting to dance as Bateman was preparing to kill Paul Allen (Jared Leto).
I have decided to publish this ask as photo with caption so other people can reblog it with their opinions and views. This is my opinion, I have spent a great deal of time debating with myself and others to form this opinion, but It is not set in stone. Rationally and logically explain why I am wrong and my opinion adjusts accordingly. This is how we learn and become better people.
When you say that 150 billion non human animals are killed for human consumption each year most people aren’t affected at all and will even disregard the information, but if you tell them that number is, for example, 1363 times larger than the amount of people killed in The Holocaust they get angry.
Because they are faced with the true position they are in. the oppressors.
If America invaded another country (Which no doubt they will) and I were to say “This is just as bad as Iraq/ Afghanistan ” most (sane) people would agree.
If another plane crashed into a building full of innocent civilians and I drew comparison to 9/11 no one would have any qualms.
As soon as the victim in question is non human, all of a sudden it’s a whole new story. They don’t believe the suffering of non human animals is comparable to that of humans, no matter how similar it is. The sufferings are the same, the perception of worth they give victim is the only difference . “They’re just animals” utilizes one of the same oppressive mindsets used to fuel the human tragedies I draw comparisons to:
“They’re just Jewish people”
“They’re just people of colour”
What confuses me is:
If you are emotionally invested in a tragedy because you, a loved one or your ancestors were affected by it, instead of being upset someone compared another’s suffering to yours, wouldn’t you be angry at the fact another innocent sentient being is getting put through the misery and anguish that befell you, a loved one or your ancestors?
So to answer your question: I hate using these comparisons. I really do. But what I hate more is that they have become one of the only ways to evoke a feeling within people (other than apathy) towards the suffering of non human animals. Whilst the feeling is almost always anger, it none the less creates a discussion that wouldn’t of arose had the comparison not been drawn. Once you logically deconstruct the reasons they feel upset with the comparison, you can work towards obliterating their human supremacy/ speciesism and getting them emotionally invested in non human oppression and suffering as well.
The comparisons are necessary evil.
Teachers want us to work, and I say, “Fine, I’ll work. But you’ve gotta let me do the kind of work that I wanna do.” And for me, it’s my drum kit, man. This is my passion. This is the essence of who I am now. But before I had this, I was lost, too. You see what I’m saying? You need to find your reason for living. You’ve gotta find your big, gigantic drum kit.