Can we stop pretending that you’ll save a bunch of poor starving African kids if you go vegan? The U.S. wasted 34 million tons of food last year. We could’ve given that to starving people, but we didn’t. If everyone ~goes vegan~, we’re not going to continue to produce the same amount of grain and then just ship all of it to third world countries.
Let’s start talking about capitalism and imperialism and let’s stop pretending we’re ~saving all those poor people~ just by buying different shit at the grocery store.
Please stop using token pictures of people of the Global South when promoting veganism.
“Nonviolence is an inherently privileged position in the modern context. Besides the fact that the typical pacifist is quite clearly white and middle class, pacifism as an ideology comes from a privileged context. It ignores that violence is already here; that violence is an unavoidable, structurally integral part of the current social hierarchy; and that it is people of color who are most affected by that violence. Pacifism assumes that white people who grew up in the suburbs with all their basic needs met can counsel oppressed people, many of whom are people of color, to suffer patiently under an inconceivably greater violence, until such time as the Great White Father is swayed by the movement’s demands or pacifists achieve that legendary “critical mass."
Oh, the levels of meta post-modern irony that Foucault most of all is used to maintain a certain social class in power.
Which is why I hate him.
(Source: foucaultthehaters, via youeatdogfood)
Ocean Roar-Mount Eerie
As the car cooled down
the sound of waves rose and blanketed.
Our minds grew into a vast night air.
We made beds in the ditch.
The loud breath of surf
exhaling and constant.
Sleeping on the wet ground.
In a dream I swim.
Out past waves rolling
broad deep sky.
(Source: twinmysteries, via everythingweneverwanted)