06: Dominion Parade, Vystopia, Movement Snatchers, and more

I’m back again for another episode of the vegan police podcast.

The show opens with a few comments on what I have been doing, and two projects I am working on.

The first being the Vegan Police Gazette, and the second, a book that I am writing.

As promised, the code to get a 1 month trial of the Gazette for $1.00 is “podcast”. After the month is up, the regular price will be $9.00.

Details on the book will be released later.

First cab off the rank for this episode is my thoughts on the parade for the movie Dominion, and why it wasn’t an “animal rights” march.

Next I share my thoughts on Vystopia, and why it could be self inflicted rather than a result of living in a not yet vegan world.

Instead, I believe we should learn more about the Stockdale Paradox. (here is a link to a Huff post piece about it.)

Then it is a short discussion on movement snatchers, and why they should be avoided.

I share my thoughts on the crowd funding campaigns for legal fees.

I wrap the podcast up with a my thoughts on why you shouldn’t be shamed into doing a particular type of activism.


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2 Comments

  1. Interesting podcast. Fascinating to find out about the Stockdale Paradox. As you say, you can consider it in relation to veganism. Regarding Dominion, i agree, there was film promotion, but i was surprised to see a clip on the news that talked about the use of animals (rather than treatment). I presume people on the march also oppose use, although a lot are also connected to two track organisations. The film site says the “film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.” So it has a definite rights element.

    How mixed into welfare it is, though, i don’t know.

    • Hi there,

      The Stockdale Paradox is something that I wish more vegans would become aware of, and understand it.

      If they did, then maybe they wouldn’t get caught up in the groups like DxE and AV.

      The whole “vystopia” thing concerns me.
      Basically, this is a made up word to express being angry.
      What really concerns me the most is that this word is now being trademarked, and will probably be used as a way to get money out of vegans.
      I have seen a facebook “support group”, that says

      This group is specifically for the support of Vegans who are struggling to live in a carnist world. It is a safe place where we can encourage and support each other through the darkest of times.

      And “carnist” is another made up word, that was created to push a book that someone else wrote.

      When I saw that quote about Dominion, I did hope that it would actually be a rights based film, or at least talk about them. Except everything I have seen since points to it being yet another reformist (welfarist) movie.
      Everything that Chris Delforce said on the day of the parade was reformist.
      If the movie, simply contains footage of how other animals are treated, I am not holding my breath for viewers coming away with an understanding of animal rights.
      Sadly, this is yet another example of how the animal rights movement has been infiltrated by those who use industry supporting language.


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