In our language and literature, as well as thoughts, we use the word black or darkness to embody evil, and white or lightness to serve good. Inherently, black and dark are neither good nor bad, as white and light are neither bad nor good. But it comes as no accident that these constructions have entered the association of two races made unnaturally and harshly at odds with one another, black and white. But who, technically, is neither black nor white but rather shades of other colors.
It serves our masters well to keep us divided, and the closer to polar extremes, such as black and white makes it all the easier. Discord and division bolster governments with the ostensible need for their protection and oversight, ensuring their unending rule, our persistent servitude, and oppression.
There is another dividing factor among earthlings, human and animal. Like its counterpart black and white it too serves the drives of discrimination by an opportunistic lust, greed, and gluttony.
Expressions like, “She’s a pig,” or, “He’s an animal,” helps embolden speciesism. Like the wicked darkness and wondrous light in ways both subliminally and deliberately encourages racism.
We’re overdue an evolution of thought. From speciesism, racism, and elitism to unbridled equality. We begin this, in fact, have begun this through veganism.
To defend the life and liberty of those least able, the animals, we by a natural extension encourage the life and liberty of our own species.
Supporting the rights and freedoms of animals doesn’t follow on the heels of human rights and freedoms, it sets the foundation.
I’ll leave you with this thought. While there exist exceptions to the rule, by nature of their sympathy, vegans aren’t racists, they aren’t xenophobic or homophobic, nor gender biased. This is for them counterintuitive, having the basis of compassion for the most vulnerable. From this base, stretches a heightened and unwavering sense of equality, fairness, and justice for all earthlings, unmatched and more beneficial than the narrow concerns of the mere humanist.