I had planned to write a long detailed piece on various topics I have been thinking about lately, such as globalism vs nationalism, the fraud of intersectional advocacy, and the implosion of the media (both corporate and alternative), but in the end I decided it was a lot of unnecessary words.

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In brief, I have come to realize that Western media is in the grip of owners in “the Big Club” as George Carlin called it, but who are also closely aligned with what we may call euphemistically “Old Testament thinking,”  and this is at least partly responsible for why animal rights and veganism was so slow to penetrate the public sphere. The media owners have other agendas, and loath to publicize the words of famous authors from an era before their media control.

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I had said a few times that Peter Singer, contrary to hyperbolic claims by some that he was the father of animal rights, was neither vegetarian nor truly anti-vivisection, unlike much more famous and articulate persons such as Leo Tolstoy, George Bernard Shaw, Percy Shelley, Henry Salt, or Mark Twain (not vegan AFAIK but definitely anti-vivisection and wrote about animal abuse). I also did not support his use of the term “speciesism” in advocacy, since I found it confusing and inaccurate and unnecessarily divisive (the same can be said for definitions of racism and sexism).

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I eventually gave Singer some credit for getting a mainstream media publishing platform, and defended him against the attacks of Gary “with friends like this you need no enemy” Francione. Not because I supported his arguments, but because at least they were cited in influencing the development of the 1970s animal advocacy movement. However, we should accept this claim with some doubt, because Singer shared certain tribal affiliations with the media owners that may have caused them to prop him up, while silencing much more sincere and articulate advocates. In fact, I may have inadvertently taken sides in what was actually a staged theatrical show between Singer and Francione.

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I had written a fair bit on what someone called “Fifth Column Veganism,” but I think it is better to say “Controlled Opposition.” I had assumed this opposition was funded by meat and vivisection business interests, but it could also be something more tribal and religious and crazy.

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The idea for the Supremacy Myth argument was inspired by my disdain for the intellectually dense philosophy of Singer and Regan, as well as an essay by H.G. Wells in his book The Fate of Man, where he fixated on the chosen people myth in Orthodox Judaism as the cause of anti-Jewish sentiment throughout history.

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I had not considered it beyond the relevance to the concept of human supremacy, however, I think it is evident from recent history that racial or religious supremacy myths are alive and well, and contributing to many problems we face, including the nationalism vs globalism conflict that is dominating current news.

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I believe that animal advocates should be aware of how special interests aligned with a tribal supremacy myth belief system seek to control and distort animal advocacy, either due to a desire to lead it from a sincere but misguided sense of overconfidence, or a sinister malicious purpose of destroying it from within.

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I.e. when it comes to how it is discussed in relation to animal exploitation, do not trust media claims on the causes and outcome of the African slave trade or World War 2 (in some countries like Germany one can go to jail for publicly questioning aspects of it). We now know thanks to the inability to restrict the internet, that white Europeans were also enslaved in America, and slaves were owned by blacks, North American tribes, as well as Jews and Muslims (something not covered in media presentations on slavery).

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There is a detectable attack strategy in the corporate media (and alternative media that calls itself progressive) against those who can be identified as Caucasian, European, or Christian (BTW I am not a theist). This is becoming more obvious every day.  To be white is a bad thing. This is part of an agenda which may be described as “divide and conquer,” and animal advocates of European heritage should be aware of it since the propaganda can be found in various AR media. Every time you are told that animal activists are racist, you have been exposed to what we are talking about.

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Ultimately, animal rights is it’s own concern, and intersectionalism, beyond the fact that it is an insincere propaganda scam meant to sow discord in the (according to Tim Wise) white-led animal rights movement, is entirely counter-productive. In other words, if someone tries to guilt-trip you with a white-bashing agenda as you seek to promote veganism, you can tell them to f— off without any shame.

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“I am quite sure that (bar one) I have no race prejudices and I think I have no colour prejudices nor caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed I know it. I can stand any society. All I care to know that a man is a human being–that is enough for me-he cant be any worse.” Mark Twain

Further Reading

http://www.henrysalt.co.uk/bibliography/essays/biblical-vegetarianism-the-reformer

NOTES:

In the 1990s the largest media companies merged until there were 6 or 7 corporations that control most of the television, news media, and internet serve companies in the West. One of the changes that this merger spree brought was that educational television networks became coarser, in some ways beyond any logical explanation. An example of this was a proliferation of hunting and animal cruelty programs on networks like Animal Planet. The co-founder of BET, Black Entertainment Television, was said to express dismay that the station she co-founded had, under the mergers, begun promoting violence and gang culture.

Similarly, Ted Nugent was given a lot of free air time to annoy and infuriate, even though he had been ignored for decades. Why did he suddenly enjoy so much exposure? Could it be because he, as a draft dodger and sadistic hunter was a perfect icon to alienate white people, and portray “Middle America” in a negative light?

This is speculation, but one should question why these large media companies, which are essentially controlled by Wall Street, choose what they present to the public. They have far more money than some countries, and no oversight. They set the agenda, and one has to ask if this agenda is serving the interests of the public.

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