Vegan Straight Edge.
I am slowly becoming more and more of a militant vegan. I just cannot take to stupidity of some. And in being more militant, four people have chose a vegan lifestyle because of me.
"entitled to your opinion.
people don’t quite get this statement. first of all, yes - by law, your actions are legal if they don’t break the law. but! there was a time when slavery was legal and did not ‘violate’ any law (oh there was violence).
did that make the actions done to other humans less immoral? - no. it did not make the actions done to other humans less immoral. slavery is immoral and you know it.
now, slavery is still legal. mark my words - slavery is still legal. ask yourself: “why do I disagree with that statement?” is it because you only see importance in one of the 8.7 million species on this planet? let me uncover your answer - yes. you only see of slavery as wrong, if done to humans.
if humans were to visit a planet holding other lifeforms, how would we know how to treat these lifeforms? how would we know if we should treat them as food or friends? as a plant or as an animal?
does it/he/she: feel pain? feel fear? does it even feel? does it have a brain? is there anything calling for “someone” - more than “something”? does it fight back if one tries to eat it? is there any will? is there sign of an individual more than simply a thing?
we all know there is a difference between a banana and a pig. we all know that
only one of them can be enslaved
only one of them can have his/her freedom stolen
only one of them can have his/her life.. stolen.
only one of them is someone.
only one of them is something.
now, why do I mean people don’t quite get the opening statement? the “entitled to your opinion”?
because of one, important, word. the “you”. it’s that simple.
to be entitled to *your* opinion, the opinion being yours can not have a direct or indirect impact on other beings. why you ask? because then it’s no longer *your* opinion/action - which makes for the opinion to no longer be entitled. the opinion is now untitled because it’s no longer yours.
slavery is still legal.
slavery is immoral.
slavery is not entitled to anyones opinion.
slavery is enslavement of other beings.
slavery is enslavement of someone.
slavery is stolen freedom.
slavery is stolen life.
slavery is, still, legal.
be entitled to your own opinion.