14 Kasım 2013 Perşembe

Morrissey'in 'Meat is Murder' ve et endüstrisi hakkında kitabında yazdıkları

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Üç gün sonra Morrissey'in "Autobiography" adlı kitabı yayınlanalı bir ay olacak. Hakkında çok şey söylendi ve yazıldı ama aşağıdaki satırları medya beklendiği gibi yine görmezden geldi. Morrissey'in hayatımı değiştiren bu albüm ve şarkı hakkında yazdıklarını aynen paylaşmak benim borcumdur. Saygılarımla Moz...

"The aspirant moment is the title track, each musical notation an image, the subject dropped into the pop arena for the first time, and I relish to the point of tears this chance to give to the millions of beings that are butchered every single day in order to provide money for agriculturalist butchers. Meat is Murder enters the UK album chart at number 1, kicking Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA off the top spot. Although the title track of Springsteen's album continues to blast from radio stations on constant rotation, no radio station ever plays Meat is Murder. In the year of 1985, abuse and torture of animals is protected under various British laws, and if you therefore want to act in defense of animals then you are forced to break the law. To publicly make the observation that meat is murder is, in fact, to claim that the law is wrong. It is also to suggest that all British judges who enjoy hunting and shooting and fishing, and who have personal investments in animal industries, are themselves terrorists, which, when viewed from any perspective, is undeniable. The horror of animal abuse is now common knowledge due to such famous cases as Huntington Life Sciences, and the global conspiracy of animal abuse is so financially profitable to the highborn and the upscale that the judiciary reserve their most aggressive and severely exaggerated prison sentences for anyone who selflessly attempts to rescue animals from unimaginable conditions of torture. The debate has opened up considerably in recent years, and it is no longer denied by anyone that eating animals and fish are cruel things to do. You either approve of violence or you don't, and nothing on earth is more violent or extreme than the meat industry. Generally, the media still believe that animals deserve all that they get - after all, they are not human, so how could their feelings matter? In return, the meat industry offers the human race a menu of colon cancer, heart disease, swine flu, E. coli, salmonella, osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes, Crohn's disease, mad cow disease, listeriosis, shellfish poisoning, bird flu, tongue cancer, and so on. Either slowly or quickly, all of the above kill carnivores, none of which matters much as long as money rolls in for the farming fatcats. Mad cow disease is, of course, mad farmer's disease - since it is the madness of the farmer that destroys the cow. The cow itself does nothing to make itself mad. In the US, the homeland meat industry causes more deaths to Americans than any other known entity, and its array of contaminations place the heaviest burden on medical care. In the UK, the NHS has expressed anger towards people who smoke because such an avoidable habit ultimately saps NHS resources. Yet the same can be said of people who eat pigs and sheep. Environmentally, the meat industry damages the earth's resources more that any other threat, and 80 per cent of global warming has been attributed to meat production. Yet people are still encouraged to eat death, and to have death inside their bodies - long after tobacco warnings have cautioned people into fits of fear. Although many people are certain that the planet is for human use only, and that sea life should be called seafood, the British judiciary continues to label animal protectionists as 'extremists', whilst being unable to consider the Holocaust carnage inside every abattoir to be extreme. If the RSPCA were a credible organization they would not allow abattoirs to exist.

'Ohhh... I absolutely HATE the Smiths!' I hear Slade singer Noddy Holder say in a daytime radio interview, as in the same week Cockney Rebel singer Steve Harley tells the Daily Mail, 'I cannot STAND the Smiths.' In Manchester, the famous Manchester Evening News desperately attempts to portray the Smiths as 'fans' of Hindley and Brady, and finally relent with the almost-invisible BAD BOYS ARE TOPS when Meat is Murder hits number 1. How delightful to be thought as 'bad', I muse, as I sit by a reading-light, pawing George Eliot's Scenes of Clerical Life. Life is clearly so much better when you can get straight to the point."

Morrissey, Autobiography, s.181-183.


Yazan: Zülal Kalkandelen