I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those that haunted Edgar Allen Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids—and I … Continue reading
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It is truly unfortunate for the ox that we, in the center of the capitalist world, at the very moment we developed a plough with no need for an ox developed an equally sophisticated machine in the abattoir. Continue reading
Posted in Economics, Ethics, for the ox, History, Philosophizin'
Tagged amateur sinology, animal exploitation, Aristotle, capitalism, carnism, China, cows, dairy, death, Georges Dumézil, history, knowledge, Liu An, mock meat, Octavio Paz, oikos, ox, politics, seitan, Taoism, tofu, veggie burgers
Courtesy of Gawker. I first heard about this graphic from My Face is On Fire. She talks about how veganism isn’t about perfect purity, but minimizing to the best of one can reasonably reduce. As most vegans already know, animal-free … Continue reading