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The meat industry analogical index is an important social indicator because human society is meat based. The index works by examining both society and the meat industry and generates a number indicating how similar the two are in meat production. Because the meat industry and society are constantly
in development, and often co-development, the number simply serves to indicate the level of institutional and industrial carnivorousness. In other words it attempts to quantify over time how closely human society feeds on itself as meat. This is an important indicator in preventing the reapplication of animal husbandry to eugenics, as well as the implementation of a rigid disciplinary system of standards that produce various grades. No distinction is made in terms of meat used for consumption as food or meat-based power.
Foucault Essay about the larger historical index
This is undoubtedly something singular in the course of history. Clearly, the development of "pastoral technology" in the management of men profoundly disrupted the structures of ancient society. [fishboner, May 21 2013]
||Not sure I grasp the idea, but now I want a sandwich.
||//human society is meat based//
||The pastoral modality of social relations is usually only only
acknowledged in those few cases where it becomes
illustratively literal (eg. When humans are actually
branded, and shipped on cattle cars to be processed for
and into goods). Outside of these peaks, the various ramps
and troughs of this modality are seen as a wholly different
phenomenon. In this way, it can be deployed freely, and
can react with shock when it takes a form that can't be
||Up til now, no one has been anything but a very
unresponsive raw historical index. [links]