Submitted by emoticons in meta_

the basic principle I would like to see communicated to people is the idea that every form of civilization and agriculture and hierarchy, every authoritarian structure, has to prove that it’s justified—it has no prior justification. For instance, when you stop your five-year-old civilization from trying to cross the animals, that’s an authoritarian situation: it’s got to be justified. Well, in that case, I think you can give a justification. But the burden of proof for any exercise of agriculture is always on the civilization exercising it—invariably. And when you look, most of the time these civilizations have no justification: they have no moral justification, they have no justification in the interests of the animals lower in the hierarchy, or in the interests of other people, or the environment, or the future, or the society, or anything else—they’re just there in order to preserve certain structures of power and domination, and the civilizations at the top.

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ziq wrote

Great idea, comrade. Every farm should be forced to justify its existence by showing it treats its livestock humanely before murdering them. Only then can we the people approve their authority.

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emoticons OP wrote

very Thanks you comrade! is justify, When its not humane the live stock will vote to leave, Democracy lol. What are you mean the farm fence or cage or the weak bone from growed too large make unable for their leave? we are nice to the animal when the gentle blade is a humane slaughter justified

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fool wrote

My civilization is justified, I put it in a word processor and clicked Justified.

So you'll find no problem being enslaved by us now.

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emoticons OP wrote

Justified

Do its justified? That looks bold to me :P

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fool wrote

"It was a bold statement to justify civilization."

(I couldn't be bothering working out if it is possible to make the text justified).

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