Comrades and prospective lovers-
This will be why I find, when arguing, the word and concept of "natural", a thoroughly unconvincing and useless argument. When discussing the habits of human culture, or, more specifically, to explain the way things "ought" to be and why; people often invoke this absolutely indefinable thing called "nature".
Many times I have been told that human consumption of flesh is “natural thing” that us people do because we have "evolved" this way. Along the very same lines, a perfectly convinced person will tell me that hetero sex, and the way we are meant to do it is also, "natural." People become quite offended if I suggest that a womon is not “naturally” nurturing or, that the category of “womon” is not a naturally-explainable concept.
Let us try to define "natural"--> is it how we interpret the way animals live and behave? Is it what the people who paid the scientists would like us to believe so that they can make monetary and branding profit? Science is the stuuu-dddy of nature, right? Well, from the beginning, this religion of science is skewed in its own favor. If you believe that humans engage in friendships, but other animals are incapable of friendship based on some pre-conceived prejudices, will a scientist be able to see other animals’ relationships with any clarity?? If one believes that there are (only) two sexes in all species, can one find a third?
So often, though, the descrepincies are painfully obvious. I am told that one bunny humps another bunny because he wants to mate and make bunnies with his own sperms. When the bunny doing the humping has a vagina, we say that she is asserting dominance. Convienently different explainations of the same behavior made on the basis of gender, to support the patriarchy.
We construct the definition of intellect based on our very own bodies and lives. We prove human habits and cultures scientifically to give give the power structures more power. These power structures are the systems that we are brainwashed into the systems habit and fear called religion, science, the state, and other human cultural traditions/habits.
Ah, the convenient self-affirming system of money. Long live the free market!!
Firstly, how dare we as human beings with our own awingly varied cultures, even begin to imagine that we could understand something as alien to us as another species’ culture? How could we begin to define the relationships that animals have?
Because they are not like us and by some cruelty, their lives are in our control? This gives us the right to enslave, experiment on, murder and eat the bodies of other animals?
(Too often, when "natural" proves to be an unusable argument, the dear debater will turn to an argument involving a "god" that they themselves never worshiped.)
Comrade Anarchist Jew