how civilizations conjure and perpetuate myths and false narratives of “the wild”

“Even those who are arguing for ‪#‎Harambe‬ are looking in the wrong direction; they are blaming the Black mother because it’s easy to blame the Black mother. They are not blaming the whole institution that has put all of us on display, but worst of all people like Harambe… What do we do with animals that we cannot force to work or keep as pets? We kill them or we put them in zoos…. Until very recently, Black people were categorized along with Harambe as not worthy of anything; they were resources for sexual pleasure and for work… If apes could have been domesticated into hard labor they would have been, and yet even today we have brothels where orangutans are exploited.” — Interview with Layla AbdelRahim for Deep Green Philly on how civilizations conjure and perpetuate myths and false narratives of “the wild” as naturally brutish (contrary to reality), and create categories that rationalize violence and domestication to ensure their own existence.

Listen to the interview here: http://tinyurl.com/jdqf9gy

Along with John Zerzan, Layla AbdelRahim is one of today’s most intriguing anti-civ theorists. To access her writings and for more information on her work please visit her website: /layla.miltsov.org

 

 

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