In 2016, David Nibert presented a talk entitled "Genghis Khan to Wall Street: Oppression of Other Animals, War, and Capitalism" at the 2nd World Vegan Summit, organised by Go Vegan Radio host Bob Linden. Linden describes what you are about to hear, "one of the most amazing talks ever." Even though a spokesperson of the Francione countermovement has declared that Nibert's structural analysis is "dead wrong," I hope that you'll conclude that he dead right.
Nibert's perspective underlines the structural forces that oppress human and other animals and, along the way, emphasises that vegan is a revolutionary idea. Vegans would do well to recognise this and see the limitations of "mainstreamness," while thinking critically about the role of the mass media in oppression and system maintenance: the mass media (ideological control) is not the radical's friend.
This talk is based on Nibert's "entanglements thesis" which is found in his books, Animal Oppression and Human Violence: Domesecration, Capitalism and Global Conflict and Animal Rights Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation which explore systems of intersecting oppression such as racism and speciesism.
First media player: main talk by David Nibert.
Second media player: part of the Q&A session.