Friday, August 16, 2013

The Essence of Agrarianism and Industrialism in 15 minutes

Please take the seven odd minutes to read and watch this video posted by Terrierman.
 http://terriermandotcom.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-one-video-you-should-watch-today.html

Then take another seven minutes and scroll back through this picture blog I stumbled on a while back.
http://agrarianrhythm.tumblr.com/

Why does one set of images disturb us, and one draw us in?

I could post about the lives of animals and man, whether there is enough land to grow food for people and a bunch of other thoughts, I think the important point is  that most of us know dehumanizing  evil when we see it.

2 comments:

Mrs. T said...

What a sobering contrast between the two sets of images! Anyone who has raised any type of animal knows that they have emotions and feel pain. My family eats meat, but we are trying to raise our own as much as possible, or buy from local farmers who raise and butcher their animals with care to cause the least amount of pain possible. Our animals were loved and cared for right to the end (goat, rabbits, pigeons, guinea fowl, chickens).

I hope that one day you will expand on your thoughts about the moral and political issues surrounding raising animals for meat. Thanks for sharing this cry from your heart. Many of us feel the same way.

The Midland Agrarian said...

Mrs T,
I need write about that sometime. Thanks for the Comment. Always glad to hear from my Canadian homesteader friends.