Friday, September 20, 2002

Vegetarianism Is (Usually) Just Moral Posturing

Oh, yeah. Just a brief word about vegetarianism. Controversial philosopher F.W. Nietzsche expressed a dislike for vegetarians because he saw them as being unwilling to accept life as it necessarily is, including the concepts of dominance and predation, and thus they were creating an artificial world based on morality or a "looks like it should be" motivation instead of a natural impulse. In his view, they were Christians of a secular type.

Recently PETA served up some Christians with a notice that the Church's annual pig roasts were raising not only funds but dander on animal lovers.I recalled N's comments and had to laugh a bit. How can one group of Christians contradict another? Well, because they're both predatory, and grandstanding for attention off of each other's backs. "I am most moral! None others have the same righteousness - nor right - to rule as I! My subjective universe triumphs over the outside world!"

It'll be interesting to see if they eat each other. In the meantime, for those that like meat, we wish PETA would do something useful like forming a rating scheme for which companies that produce meat products treat their animals like animals, and which treat them with a dishonorable degree of pointless cruelty and dangerous quick-growing schemes like hormones and artificial nutrient boosting. But that probably won't happen - they're more concerned about public image as the "most moral."

And those of us who lay no claim to being moral wish we could just eat them.

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