Gay Al & Gollin Partner Up
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Quote:Singer compares the black liberation movement to the liberation of apes, saying we must "extend to other species the basic principle of equality that most of us recognize should be extended to all members of our own species." (Imagine if Rush Limbaugh had said that and then go lie down for 20 minutes.)

I always say that ANY liberationist movement literally copies -and is thus the fecal byproduct- of abolitionism of yore...the same speeches can be adapted (changing a few buzz words at best ) to serve queer rights, animal rights, serial killers' rights, women rights...

Scholarly paper ahead:
http://lodel.ehess.fr/crh/docannexe.php?id=962

Quote:The animal rights/welfare movement paints a chilling picture of helpless creatures
caught in the machinery of agriculture’s industrialization, victims of a relentless economic
revolution that results in ever-worsening confinement conditions in pursuit of the
cheapest production costs. Corporate owners defend against cries for government control
by invoking free market principles and fears of economic disaster due to foreign competition.
The animals themselves, of course, have no voice in the political machinery that
will decide their fate and must rely instead on others to make their case by proxy, reformers
typically motivated by ideology rather than economic self-interest.
We have been down this road before. As the above excerpts starkly remind us,
the last wave of industrialization resulted in the increasing abuse of another powerless
group – children. In mid-1800s Britain, many thousands of pre-teen children worked at
hard labor in factories, mills, and coal mines. Even younger children were not spared. In
1851, census figures showed that 49,000 British children between the ages of 5 and 9
were employed. As historian E.P. Thompson (1968 p. 384) put it, “the exploitation of
little children [during the Industrial Revolution] was one of the most shameful events of
our history.”
While the comparison between child labor during the Industrial Revolution and
animal welfare issues in the Agricultural Revolution is not perfect, there are many similarities
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which makes an examination of the history of child labor reform instructive.
Both groups are powerless, in the sense of having no direct access to the political system.
A.A Mole University
B.A London Institute of Applied Research
B.Sc Millard Fillmore
M.A International Institute for Advanced Studies
Ph.D London Institute of Applied Research
Ph.D Millard Fillmore
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Gay Al & Gollin Partner Up - by Albert Hidel - 03-30-2009, 10:38 AM
RE: Gay Al & Gollin Partner Up - by Dennis Ruhl - 03-30-2009, 10:52 AM
RE: Gay Al & Gollin Partner Up - by Don Dresden - 03-30-2009, 11:21 AM
RE: Gay Al & Gollin Partner Up - by ham - 03-30-2009, 06:47 PM
RE: Gay Al & Gollin Partner Up - by 4Knee Kate - 04-01-2009, 05:54 PM
RE: Gay Al & Gollin Partner Up - by 4Knee Kate - 04-01-2009, 06:55 PM
RE: Gay Al & Gollin Partner Up - by ham - 04-01-2009, 08:04 PM
RE: Gay Al & Gollin Partner Up - by Armando Ramos - 04-02-2009, 06:39 AM
RE: Gay Al & Gollin Partner Up - by Don Dresden - 04-02-2009, 10:04 AM
RE: Gay Al & Gollin Partner Up - by ham - 04-02-2009, 10:39 PM
RE: Gay Al & Gollin Partner Up - by ham - 04-02-2009, 10:46 PM

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