posted on Jul, 17 2005 @ 06:49 AM
No one can argue that the designation of Jews as animals is what led to their being treated and slaughtered like animals by the Nazis.
At Auschwitz, the creamtorias were actually giant processing plants. Except that instead of processing pigs, they processed people defined as pigs.
This brings to mind the processing of other living creatures whom most of us think little about.
But what is the ethical distinction between processing pigs and processing people defined as pigs? The argument of course being, that moral
considerations need not be extended to animals. This is just what the Nazis said about the Jews.
Auschwitz and the other camps have an odd familiarity about them.... Many living creatures crowded together in despicable quarters; transported
without food or water; herded into slaughterhouses; their body parts efficiently used to make sausages, shoes or fertilizer.
What was done in those camps is done all over the world all the time...
The United States and Germany, two of the world's most modern industrial countries, slaughtered millions of people and billions of other beings
during the twentieth century. Each country made its own unique contribution to the century's carnage: America gave the world the slaughterhouse and
Nazi Germany, the gas chamber.
At the killing centers speed and efficiency are essential. Just the right mix of deception, intimidation and physical force is needed to minimize the
chance of panic or resistance that will disrupt the process.
At the Belzec death camp in Poland, victims were moved through a process at top speed. With no chance to grasp what was going on, their murders were
smooth and efficient.
At the union Stock Yards in Chicago, cold-blooded, impersonal slaughterhouse workers swing the hogs up without a pretense of apology or the homage of
Today Auschwitz symbolizes the entire globe: people being manipulated and used; animals being tortured in useless experiments; men hunting helpless
vulnerable creatures for the thrill; humans being ground down by inadequate housing and medical care and not having enough food; men abusing women and
children; people polluting the earth; the oppression of those who look, feel or act differently.....
From Eternal Treblinka, Our Treatment of Animals
You've got to admit, this certainly puts "factory farms' in a new light.