The indocrination of children into the culture of corporate capitalism begins even before they enter school, when their own parents, in effect, bind the feet of their morality by having them join in the guilty and tasty pleasures of murder.
Animals are the means we use to teach
our children not only the basics of speech,
but to give them the tools they’re going to need
to begin elementary reading.
“P is for pig” we tell them
while their animal friends scream in agony
as we mechanically and mercilessly slaughter them,
beef, pork, mutton and poultry
in order to distance the abattoir
from the innocence, the purity, of the nursery.And as children learn that they are complicit
with their nuggets, wings, ribs and cheeseburgers,
they lock it down deep in denial,
repressing interfamilial murder.
“dominion” over all other animals
and some of them practice what’s termed
“animal husbandry.” The 4-H is an example
of the indoctrination of impressionable children
into support of this hypocritical debacle.It teaches children to care for an animal,
to feed her and groom her and name her,
grow up with her, win a blue ribbon,
and sell her to a restaurant in a stone cold betrayal.
and arm them with deadly, high-powered weapons
and teach them to hunt down their animal friends,
who are essentially defenseless against them.
having made factory farms a mass murder industry,
their desecrated bodies are abandoned,
bunnies, Bambi and myriad birds,
cows, sheep, chickens and pigs
who taught us our very first words
are changed into “game”, trophies and edible commodities,
which are undeniably tasty and outrageously profitable.
not animal husbandry, nor even macho display,
but to inculcate in children that the value
of friends, love, loyalty and especially fair play
in particular with regard to “the other”,
thus turning them all into Cain, that they may
more easily make money off and murder their brothers.
from the consequences of having a conscience
in the service of their Financial Masters,
for whom they are willing to perpetrate violence
slaughter, plunder and excuse mass atrocities
with not an inkling of compassion or compunction
for either animals or the rest of humanity.