Invisible Voices

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Earthlings

I just watched Earthlings, and am devestated. I bought a copy to send to a friend and decided I had better watch it so I know what I’m expecting of him – I knew it would be rough. He says he wants motivation to eat less meat. If this doesn’t do it, I don’t know what will. In fact, after spending 95 minutes sobbing, if this doesn’t make him vegetarian, at the very least, I’m not sure I can be friends with him. I don’t think I could be friends with someone who can really know what he’s complicit in and not change.

Leo Tolstoy: “As long as there are slaughterhouses….there will be battlefields.”

Something said at the end went approximately like: “if what goes around comes around, what is coming to them?”

We are all earthlings. I think it is time we all understand what exactly that means. Watch earthlings.

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One response to “Earthlings

  1. Avian Mooch, or a Really Angry Cow August 22, 2006 at 7:00 pm

    Not of your fault, ’cause you didn’t know, but I take issue with the idea that just because you’re vegetarian or vegan you’ll be peaceful. Tolstoy was a vegetarian (vegan?) — and he raped his wife on a semi-regular basis, fucking her while she was asleep or while she pretended to be asleep, just because he thought he could. He felt guilty about it, but it was a purity issue, not a “right not to be raped” issue.

    I’m just saying this because Tolstoy was in no way peaceful or any better than any other.. well, rapist out there.

    You can see Intercourse by Andrea Dworkin for more on this (though it spans much more than just Tolstoy).

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