Personal diary of a diseased madman. History, Science, Jokes, Opinions, Observations. I want to write something cool enough so I can make enough money to start my own country in South America.My url is an anagram of my name. Solve it and we're BFF's.
Did I fail to notice a dissonance between my drawings and the meat on my plate? I’m not sure I accept the premise of your question. Since it relies on the assumption that eating meat can only happen in some sort of ethical void. I’m not going to go into my consuming habits here, or dig up pictures of the pot belly pig I had (along with a range of other animals) at one point. But suffice it to say I love animals, and I love meat. Therefore I find it important to know where it came from and how it was raised.
So, yes, I’m basically this Portlandia-bit.
Here’s why I hate the word “all”. All is a blanket statement. It is an assumption. And we all know that all assuming does is make an ass out of you and me. Hehehe that was fun, but anyway I hate the word “All”. It is the word that is the basis for every form of bigotry that exists. All black people like fried chicken. All Asians eat cats, All white people are bigots, All Muslims want to kill us. Etc… But yes, when you make blanket statements about any set of people you’re being stupid because “All” is a false assumption. It can only be assuredly used when dealing with numbers. Otherwise it’s bullshit and you know it and I know it.
But as you can probably figure out in order to hate something you must love it. I love “all” because it’s easy. I don’t feel like being intelligent so I just go “Yea, all…” It’s really simple you don’t have to do any digging when you say “all”. You don’t have to consider people on a case by case basis. You can just lump them together in one big group and attribute a quality to them and you’re done. You’ve got them figured out and you know what they’re about and what they’re up to. You hold the power. You have decided what they are and the story is over.
But people are so much more complicated than “All”. We’re more or less. We’re individuals. The only way to get rid of all these “isms” that we all hate Sexism, Racism, Nationalism is to stop using the word “all” when we’re not really sure if it’s true or not. All is a lie everytime you use it without proper information. And it’s these little lies like “all” that build and build until you have something called a “stereotype”. Once you have a stereotype the next thing to build is your ism. Isms are constructed around stereotypes which are built on the word “all” which is used by stupid people. That’s how I see it anyway.
Now I’m not for banishing the word “all” to the depths of hell where it should never be used again. But everytime I see someone using it I just roll my eyes because I know I’m dealing with a bigot of some sort. I’m dealing with a person that likes to make assumptions about people before meeting them and it kind of bothers me but I don’t say anything. I still listen to them because I know that even among bigots they’re not all bad.