I like this caricature, which describes the leaders of Israel and Iran, on one hand, threatening each other with promises of war, and on the other hand, the numerous, faceless citizens of both countries who offer flowers to each other. It might not be an accurate representation of what 100% of the people of Israel and Iran think, but it shows in a pretty decent way how the logic, interest and emotion of the leading system is detached from the people who built it in order to be led by it later on. They agree to close their mouths in order for their leaders to lead them with ease, and even if the opinions of the citizens are heard, the official opinion will become the final decision.
The incident in this video was filmed by international animal rights activist Ady Gil in a demonstration he took part in outside of a pig slaughterhouse, where pigs are being killed for money, and there are some important points on this video that should be discussed.
The most important part of the video is the holocaust survivor’s speech which reminds me, like Isaac Bashevis Singer, how detached the bodies like the human rights’ justice agenda, [You can read in here about PETA, Holocaust comparison and the court’s decision] as well as private people who have the privilege not to know any authentic experience from the holocaust are. This side of the argument, who forbid or protest against the comparison between the animal holocaust and the human holocaust, actually ignores actual holocaust survivors who can tell anyone who listens how similar the two are. The holocaust survivor in this video tells about the animal holocaust and the dimensions of pig slaughter in the state he lives in, comparing it to Ausweis. He, Singer and even people who did not experience the holocaust on their flesh understand that the comparison between the ongoing murdering of animals and the Jewish holocaust is not made in order to diminish the significance of the Nazi atrocities, but instead, it is made out of the understanding that murder is murder, and industrial murder is industrial murder, understanding that animal killing is not dismissible.
He also points out another important element concerning the fictional, fallacious and misleading representation of suffering animals through the drawing of happy animals instead. The illustrated pigs, walking on green grass and painted on the walls of the slaughterhouse are the perfect analogy to the sign that was placed on the gates of Ausweis, which read “Work sets you free”, even though almost everyone who walked under that sign never left the death camp alive.
The police force in this video is there in order to make sure that the demonstration does not interfere with the business’ work, which incidentally is killing pigs for money. Against the voices that will talk about this senseless killing there will be other voices who will talk about how these animals are being killed for our survival. This is also the only argument against the comparison between the two holocausts, where humans are killed because of hatred and animals because of survival need. Those who favor this silly argument should show integrity and be appalled by the next article, where students take a hamburger and fly it to space. We do not kill out of a survival instinct but out of complete and utter disrespect and scorn, as we find the fact that a cow was murdered in order to amuse us with an experiment and a following article understandable.