DOMESTICIZATION – MUSINGS ON THE ROOTS OF SPECIESISM & OPPRESSION

my mind is an ocean.
it is deep, it can be terrifying, but it gives me sustenance.
i spend my days navigating the ceaseless waves of thoughts, ideas, memories and expectations. or in other words, i like to think a lot. because i choose to speak little most days, my mind seems to have adapted well in creating complex internal dialogues – both to my entertainment and misery. i tend to think so much, so often, that many times i find that all i can do is just try to keep myself above the water and wait for the tides to recede.
and during some of these mental floods, my mind is pulled down strange new currents of thought, where i quickly disorient myself with an idea, and become hopelessly lost and confused, but eventually find myself returning back to my mental landmarks that i use to navigate waking life.
sometimes though, as the waters recede, i come to realize that the flood has eroded the old landmarks that i drew meaning and sense from. they look different, and make me feel different. i mean to say that sometimes my thinking-thinking-thinking can lead me to experience interesting mental shifts that seem to forever change how i perceive and relate to myself, to others and to everything else.

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white human guilt – [some] parallels between how people defend racism and speciesism

this is an ongoing series of short rants on the commonalities of oppressions. this one here is about racism (systems of power and privilege to dominate, discriminate and stereotype by race and color) and speciesism (systems of power and privilege to to dominate, discriminate and stereotype by species). specifically, it is about a parallel between them, a commonality in how these two interact.

it’s called “privilege guilt”.

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victim blaming – [some] parallels between how people reinforce patriarchy and speciesism

this is an ongoing series of short rants on the commonalities of oppressions. this one here is about patriarchy (social systems of gendered discrimination, violences and oppressions) and speciesism (social systems of speciesist discrimination, violences and oppressions). specifically, it is about a parallel between them, a commonality in how these two interact.

it’s called “victim blaming”.

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