THE SILENT SCREAM of asparagus. “What is clear, however, is that Switzerland’s enshrining of ‘plant dignity’ is a symptom of a cultural disease that has infected Western civilization, causing us to lose the ability to think critically and distinguish serious from frivolous ethical concerns. It also reflects the triumph of a radical anthropomorphism that views elements of the natural world as morally equivalent to people.”
Haven’t we seen this before? I guess now it’s the first time as farce! Though that would make this time the tragedy . . . .
UPDATE: Related thoughts from Maggie’s Farm: “These folks have taken the Pathetic Fallacy to a psychotic extreme.”