Vegan Means Attack

Fomenting A Wildfire Against Speciesism and Moral Anthropocentrism

My veganism exists as a nihilist confrontation against the existing moral fabric of anthropocentrism and speciesism. Here on this landmass called “america”, the moral justifications for consuming the flesh and secretions of non-human animals go hand in hand with the industrialization of their enslavement and reduction to commodity status. This is a reflection of capitalist society reducing chaos to order, animal bodies from wild to domesticated, and the marketing of bodies that are socially recognized as mere products for consumption. My veganism is defined not only by an individualist refusal to internalize, validate and reinforce these authoritarian social values, but also by consecutively attacking them as well.

My anarchy rejects speciesist civilization, not from a “return to the hunter-gatherer” perspective, but from a point of constant hostility towards arbitrary hierarchies, authority, and governance that take form pre- or post-civilization. These include the restoration of traditions or cultures that attempt to resurrect anthropocentric, hierarchical values and worldviews. My focus is not a re-establishment of a past existence. My focus is the creation of a joyous life, here and now, through destructive confrontation with any governing elements that attempt to maintain hierarchical power. I am hostile to all who view non-human animals and the wild as mere raw materials for anthropocentric exploitation and consumption.

For real though, it amazes me to see self-proclaimed anarchists fulfill the anthropocentric role of consuming non-human animals - roles assigned to them by capitalism, tradition, and cultures throughout childhood upbringing. Fulfilling the roles of being “Human” and embracing a morality which standardizes the roles of control and domination over the wild. How long does it take for contemporary “anarchists” to notice the battery cages, the open-air prisons of fenced enclosures, the exhibitions of zoos, the concealed brutality of slaughterhouses, the speciesism of consuming some non-human animals but building relationships with others? Or the interconnected ways society views non-human animals as the lowest common denominator to compare those of the oppressed category to? How the fuck does anti-authoritarian praxis stop at the commodification of bodies - human or non-human (but in this case, non-human) - who are objectified to justify their enslavement, murder, and consumption?

As far as prisoner support and prison abolition, where is the acknowledgment of - and the solidarity with - the millions who remain imprisoned in slaughterhouses with death sentences, justified by the mere demand for their mutilated, neatly-packaged corpses? The acknowledgement of their existential struggle against prison and domination is limited by human supremacy. When anarchy fails to include liberated wildness beyond the limited scope of human supremacy, it is mere human-centered reformism which falls short of destroying the very logic of control and domination. Society is death by design. Death and disregard for non-human animals are built into the design of highways, railroads, agriculture, and every other form of structural anthropocentrism. I advocate its total collapse towards the emancipation of the wild. Domestication is a process of internalized self-automation, conditioned with a sense of superiority to wildness which manifests itself institutionally with human-over-animal thinking. I reject this way of thinking along with its assumption that non-human animal bodies are mere food products for hunting and consumption - an assumption that disregards their own individual interests and bodily autonomy. I reject humanism, its authoritarian roles and traditions and its assigned identity which limits my potential to explore my own animality beyond civilized domestication.

There is a war to be waged against society, alongside the non-human animals who refuse domesticated subservience, and who are evicted from their homes due to mass deforestation, human development and technology. Veganism burdened by the millstone of liberalism, fails to critically acknowledge capitalist, industrial civilization itself as the massified, embodiment of anthropocentric domination. Anarchism that fails to challenge speciesism on an individual level reproduces the internalized authoritarian values of human domination. Since speciesism is pervasive in society, it is insulated and well preserved by a comforting normalization - a normalization that aids cultural indoctrination and apathy. Confrontation is necessary in unsettling the socially established comforts and moral order of non-human animal domination. My vegan anarchy embodies solidarity not just with dietary intake, but also armed with attack; attack defined by the material actions of an incendiary desire to destroy the social manifestations of human supremacy.

-Flower Bomb

Both of you really don't get it, @news IS the Abyss AND our fate, otherwise none of us would be having this conversation in this Now. More delving from both of you (the conjoined Godzillas) into the quantum micro-realities of ones existence would have you focus more on the everyday petty trifles which have to be conquered first, and let me warn you twins of destruction, just the menial domestic choices can amount to Everests if one has not mastered the art of meditation!

if they do at all? What's your take on group identities?

The term nihilism for a start is a misnomer, there can only be nihilists without doctrine or membership, and this is exactly the same point where it intersects with individuality, which again cannot have membership and any -ism attached to its solitary sovereignty.
It would be nice if there existed a word like nihility, or nihilitarian, but because the have come to represent such a lack of commitment to politics, patriotic organizations, religious faiths or ideological clubs, they are slurred and loathed by 99% of people and any further development of its social image and relationships would be a waste of time, pointless and ironic, so self-expression tends towards minimalism, vacuuity, and nullified emptiness. Thus one awesome word is used to condense all these facets of experience, feelings and relationships into one broad dimension, the Abyss.
Feel free to plumb me for any other questions about the mysteries of the Abyss, and individual sovereignty.

"Humanity is caught in & lost in its abstractions. It is walking in a nightmare of its own creation. It has forgotten that there is anything but that. The capacity to discern truth from lies is essentially lost as there are only lies in abstraction and the ego cannot stand the intensity of direct contact with energetic existence."

>People

The anons that is fanboying Ria is just one person.

The Left abhors any insurrection, any demonstration of real power. They croon over defeated revolutions but any time they see it coming they start to denounce it. Last century, we could use the excuse that it was because they were tied to the Comintern. Today I think it’s just because they’re cowards.

Why not both? It's still both.

while i am well aware there is no such thing as being physically or economically incapable of veganism i recently learned firsthand it is possible to be too poor to be a healthy vegan. it sucks but at least im feeling better.

What up, I also started out as a poor vegan. When I first went vegan I saw how expensive those vegan meats and cheese and shit were and was like god damn how is this gonna work? Nowadays, I don't buy food tho. I steal it. And I encourage stealing vegan food (and food and resources in general) from all those fancy grocery stores that stock it. I hope you get what you need and find power and joy in vegan illegality!

Thanks for your reply to my somewhat off topic comment, maybe you can help me with some more insight. Shoplifting is out for me these days, live on snap, food pantries, and people in my family and community randomly feeding me. I get what you’re saying tho, I have been on and around the vegan/freegan/ish spectrum for much of the past twenty years. I eat a whole food based diet I’m not trying to fuck with processed vegan versions of hot dogs, ice cream or whatever. I’ve been dealing with a shitty health situation for a few years now, trying lots of dietary and holistic approaches as well as seeing lots of doctors until I saw one recently who told me to go back on eating a plant based diet with some fish and eggs, which (& she didn’t know this) was exactly what I was eating a few years ago the last time I wasn’t vegan, and the last time I was doing really well physically. Again I’m not trolling that veganism is unhealthy just trying to figure some shit out so I don’t have to be sick and miserable! Her point was basically the same one that a lot of my experiences and research over the past couple years have pointed me towards, as much as I really didn’t want it to be true, that for my inflammatory syndrome it is very difficult to arrange a diet which is sufficiently anti-inflammatory. My sources of protein and calories (grains, legumes, fruit) are too high in phytates, lectins and overall glycemic load, and the omega 3/6 ratio is just bad. I hate the situation but I had to tap out and take her advice, I don’t hate that I’m feeling better I just feel like, I guess I can’t afford ethics? Not with my genetics and lack of resources and etc unless it was the whole goal of my life and again I’ve been kind of feeling too sick to do much. I do really want to try and figure it out again but I feel like I need to just sit with my kippers and my self loathing for a bit while getting my body and life to a better point first. Going to see a nutritionist soon and see what kind of supplements my crappy welfare health insurance pays for (was already getting b12 from them).

TLDR I super don’t want to be a walking piece of anti vegan propaganda but feel like I fell down a well of being too sick and poor to get my s together and being vegan wasn’t helping me get out. Also I don’t shoplift anymore because reasons

I don't know yo, that is a tough one. I can't say I am a health vegan, but I stay pretty physically active. Shit, maybe you could create another forum topic on vegan health and nutrition and some folks could help you out with this question. I just don't know and don't have an answer. People, things, life are all complex and complicated. I personally don't know anyone who has had trouble with eating vegan, and most people that do it (better than me with fruits, veggies etc) end up being healthier than before. I wish I could offer more info. Have you considered dumpster diving fruits and veggies etc? Aldi dumpsters are the place and if you can find stores that don't compact make a list and time your dives minutes after they throw it out. Dumpstering for me has been the easiest (legally) method of getting vegan food. Tons of rice and beans, nuts etc too. Hope that helps somewhat. Again, I would suggest creating this as a forum topic.

ya i know there are better places for vegan discourse its just really fucking with me. have covered a lot of the same territory not given up yet tho

It’s almost incomprehensible, the impact civilization has on who we are, every sight and sound and touch from birth to death. Almost all of our thoughts and actions prescribed. And it would be one thing if there was a free world to run to, or at least see. But to break truly free is to leave all. There’s no option, just destroy what you can and jump into the negation void.

But it occurred to me. I have ways, reawakened abilities based on wild ways of knowing. Destroy pieces of civ while inviting wild return at least for other life as they struggle to hold on. May wild remnants and returns thrive and retake their place like wildfire burning civ’s rot.

Ria

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