I’m not playing a fool, I was just being open-minded because it’s something I’ve thought through quite a bit so I was wondering what your reasoning was. The reason I would approach it differently is because I think of my relationship with nonhuman animals like I do with anyone else that is different than me. I might not have the same character (personality?) or habit (culture?) as an African American, but I don’t judge someone’s sovereignty based on how “similar” they are to me.
You do realize I was talking about humans and animals. That our ethos is different than any ethos we could ascribe to animals. It’s not difficult to understand.
And you began responding to my point about humans and animals and then you slipped into talking about You and African Americans, which is weird.
You just wrote that there’s YOU and there is everything else and everyone else and then compared YOU to black folks. So you literally see a difference and then permit it to be different? Whut? Very strange.
First, you’ve inadvertently contrasted yourself with animals and African Americans, and thus compared them as similar things in contrast with you. So there’s you and then all other things not you that are equally not you. It’s fucking bizarre. I don’t believe for a second that if you were at the zoo and saw a black man with his brown wife looking at a Zebra, that you’d say, “Hey, there’s me and then there’s these three other equal individuals.” That’s utter nonsense. It’s laughable. And shocking.
Second, you really don’t think I’m going to permit you to argue from some strange ethical solipsism, do you? That it’s you and your thinking about all others in comparison to you.
And third, your use of sovereign is creepy, too.