Dear fellow AR activist,
I personally don’t know where even any total liberation activists stand in detail. Of course it’s decisively crucial that the interest in nonhuman-related-ethical-issues is continuously gaining momentum, and every event (or activity, or even thought) that is taking place to grow this momentum is an active expression of an overall ethical development evoluting in our societies. I believe in such developments, and I believe they are driven by many different forces and factors.
I am however generally suspicious of the internal structures of movements, for as long as an idea hasn’t taken ground and formed solidly enough in a society for it to be expressed pluralistically enough, so that you can argue with a full spectra of positions.
The canon of Animal Liberation or AR has strong tendencies to be unisono, and I blame that on the movements inner dynamics. And it is this narrowness within the movement why I always try to double check what exactly is being practised and promoted beyond the bigger messages of any strongly idealistic event.
With total liberation events so far nothing seems transparent to me, structurally more than from the given goals and intentions.
I for myself prefer solutions to be less “total” and more sticking to the realities of the details.
Just another fellow AR activist