There’s this weird non-critical behavior and analysis that occurs being vegan activists and non-vegans on this site where vegans want to critique modern industrial food systems but free from any critique of capitalism and divorced from intersectionality or decolonization so what we get is white vegan liberals who uncritically engage in white supremacist colonial actions by continuing centuries of destroying the traditional hunting practices of Indigenous peoples (in addition to other actions that harm people of color and the working class and people with disabilities and certain dietary needs) but we have this other side of non-vegans who don’t want to critique modern industrial food systems as part of capitalism (and I argue - white supremacism, patriarchy, colonialism, etc) and only seem dedicated to mentioning how working class people are exploited as a “GOTCHA!” to vegans without any radicalism behind it. They aren’t interested in or advocate for an abolition of capitalism.
Both sides tend to be super uncritical and I think it’s important that we question our relationship to meat consumption and the modern industrial food production system while discussing the historical process of colonialism and white supremacism in disrupting Indigenous people’s relationship to land and food, which included cultural traditions of meat consumption. Ultimately a lot of vegans will disagree with me because I’m not arguing against the consumption of animals but simply against what I refer to as western civilization’s hierarchical relationship to land and nature combined with colonial propertization/propertied objectification of animals and land that is directly linked and connected to colonialism. Since many Indigenous people’s had a different relationship to land and animals - often times NOT rooted in a relationship of dominator/dominated and property owner/property I am arguing that it is the relationship of dominator/dominated and property owner/property that is the root of the crisis of modern industrial food production and not animal consumption itself.
I’m not a huge fan of BiS’ music (a lot of it feels at odds with itself, which works metaphorically but doesn’t make me wanna listen to it that much) but they’re one of the few groups doing interesting things within the idol space and I respect them for working against that scene and its problematic elements