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Modern genocide is wearing another face, it differs in nature.
Who deserves to live or die? Between love and torture.
Your food is an accumulation of violence, and reeks of death

Just blood in your mouth. - Human failure.
The spread of cruelty.

How many throats ripped out? How many skulls crushed on the ground?
Dried blood spots mark the fate of their certain death.
One by one through the eyes of the scavenger
One by one - by the bloody hand of the carnist

Don't try to deny / Don't try to justify
Accomplice of defect
Tradition doesn't make it right / That's not a legacy
As racism must be eradicated / let this suffering end
As tradition dies slowly / Innocents will be free

Another voice of the voiceless / raging against the disinterest

There is another way, it's a matter of choice

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Commentary:

Why do we eat meat? By tradition, by culture, and if we look more closely, out of conformism (conformity?). We’ve been conditioned since childhood and this conditioning carries on thanks to a societal and cultural environment, not facilitating, but making of conformity an intrinsic value. We consume meat like we consume any other product. When one ask the average Joe why they eat meat, the answer is usually something along the lines of “because it‘s good”, “because we always have”, “because otherwise we’d probably suffer from deficiency” , or even “why even put this into question? Man has been eating meat since time immemorial”. Why change now? It is this conformism, this complacency that indirectly removes the capacity of questioning things from our intellect. So how do we explain this situation? By ignorance (voluntary or involuntary)? By apathy? Or by sheer laziness?

We’ve been taught to disregard the living being behind the product. We consume animals without even thinking about it; because it’s what we’ve always done. The belief system inherent to this practice is invisible. Melanie Joy use the term “carnism” to refer to this invisible belief system. “[…] carnism is based on the ideology of the “three N”: eating animals is normal, natural, and necessary. And these same myths have been used to justify violent behaviors and belief systems based on the exploitation of a category of individuals throughout human history. The “three N” are so deeply rooted in our social conscience that they guide our actions without us having to pay any mind to it. Mélanie Joy (2010). Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows – An Introduction to Carnism.

It is a matter of choice. Have we ever truly made the conscious choice to eat animals, or was it decided for us at an early age? Actively choosing our diet means taking moral responsibly in participating to the murder of living sentient beings, or rejecting this odious tradition of useless suffering. It is –literally- a choice between life and death.

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from Ordinary Violence, released October 21, 2016

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