Stop wasting time! (comments at this link)
Posted by thomaspainescorner on March 18, 2009
By Dave Warwak
Meat-eating is on the rise and we are losing ground everyday by ignoring the children. A meat-eater is born every ten seconds in the USA. How many meat-eaters have you converted in the last 10 seconds? How many in the last 10 days? In the past 10 months? Meanwhile, a meat-eater is born every 10 seconds in the USA. We are losing. Welfare is no help. The chicken in the cage will still get its throat slit after being tortured, confined, and drugged whether in a 15″ cage or a 14″ cage. Welfare issues are just delay tactics that distract otherwise productive activists, which pleases the bad man to no end.
Most corpse-munchers have never heard the word "vegan". I didn't hear it until I found it on my own after 43 years. I was a fishing guide for almost 30 years and on the Atkins diet for 5 years. I had no idea I was responsible for so much death and destruction. Of course, I grew-up in the Midwest (Williams Bay, Wisconsin) and the indoctrination wall is a hard one. I only wish vegans were more abrasive and loud so maybe I would have thought--even if just for a second--what I was doing. Where is the outrage that society actively hides veganism?
How many news stories did the newspapers run about the millions of pounds of ground up corpses recalled on July 2, 2008? The apathetic corpse-munchers were too busy running stories of July 4th fireworks, parades and barbeque celebrations, and of course running their food sale advertisements and venue ads. Hmmm -- can it be vegan news might put a damper on their corpse-munching fun and advertising dollars? Capitalism highly refined at whose expense? This is as bad as it gets.
You can watch, do nothing or do something as corporate America's death industries prey on the ignorant masses. Ohhh -- I know, most have found a nice place with their welfarist foody veganism, after all, diet is a personal choice.
"Just because you got the monkey off of your back, doesn't mean the circus has left town" Carlin
Surprisingly, most vegans have little outrage and agree with and accept the "personal choice" argument and willingly adopt the "agree-to-disagree" comfortable non-confrontational stance in their activism.
Vegans have valid points to every single argument corpse-munchers desperately utilize to allow the murder and ingestion of our friends unimpeded; yet, otherwise productive animal rights activists award killing-passes when pus-chuggers intentionally obfuscate their "personal choice" scam. This is an embarrassment and a huge disservice to our friends and is tantamount to bystanders not intervening in mass murder taking place within full sight.
The bystander effect is a social psychological phenomenon in which individuals are less likely to offer help in an emergency situation when other people are present. The probability of help is inversely proportional to the number of bystanders. In other words, the greater the number of bystanders, the less likely it is that any one of them will help.
Does the holocaust corpse-munchers are perpetrating on our friends upset you enough to go back to school?
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn" Alvin Toffler
1. Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
personal + -ly
1. In a personal manner
It is not a "personal choice" when you are eating my friends and you are ruining my world. When you made your "personal choice" did you ask the animal if you could confine, torture, and murder him or her? When you made your "personal choice" did you ask me if I mind all your pollution and devastation? My tax money subsidizes your "personal choice". Just because we personally make selfish choices does not make them "personal choices"
I have heard many vegans (even well-publicized abolitionists) with the nerve to advise others to adopt a passive, "Veganism is great, you won't have to sell anyone on it, they'll steal it from you" approach. Yeah right, corpse-munchers scrambling to be like us because we are so cool. Corpse-munchers "stealing" veganism? What a joke! It is that attitude that is responsible for the movement's failure. No revolution was ever comfortable.
NEWSFLASH: Corpse-munchers don't care about their own children's health or wellbeing, let alone their own bodies, and have no intention of changing no matter how fucking cool we think we are. These same corpse-munching losers desperately want our approval though and can't stand the notion that they are responsible for murder. I have seen corpse-munchers (some who you would swear would never change) change when confronted without filters.
Attitudes change times, not laws or passivity. When people expressed their disdain for smoking, smoking became ugly and numbers dropped. Just like people are outraged about cannibalism, people need to get outraged about anyone ingesting the corpse of any animal--then times will change--and it won't be because they came running to you. The animals and Earth can't wait. This is as urgent as can possibly be. Don't buy into their lazy advice.
Are you in league with corpse-munchers? Are you friends with someone who has murdered and who further explains they will continue to murder your friends because it is their "personal choice"? If so, you have been hoodwinked. Animals are our friends. I am very upset about corpse-munchers murdering my innocent friends.
Maybe more vegans would object if corpse-munchers were murdering and wantonly ingesting humans, instead of animals. I guess that means silent vegans are really speciesists as they do not voice their disdain explaining, it is not a "personal choice" to murder and munch on humans; but, it is a "personal choice" to murder and munch on animals.
Why do so many vegans adopt the corpse-munchers-- plea for quiet and remain silent while the selfish gastronomes murder and gnaw on animals? I have observed corpse-munchers-- arguments often run in circles and turn to ad nauseam. Too, the situation is complex and overwhelming causing vegans to cave out of peer-pressure, only to find a comfortable form of cooperative activism that seems achievable. Most vegans support the absurd notion of "personal choice" and find safety amongst their peers in their decision to be non-confrontational. Silence is complicity.
"Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters" Frederick Douglass
Do something already!
Most vegans celebrate their baby steps (cookbooks, potlucks, and new cruelty-free products) and can't see the giant foot coming down to crush them. Earth isn't going to change its course just because foodies have a 100 year plan.
A corpse-muncher is born every ten seconds in the USA. Foodies are wasting precious time that we can't afford/don't have. Don't get me wrong, we have a need for the foodies and I love a good vegan pancake as much as the next guy, but they attract otherwise productive activists like Pied Pipers with their amazing creations and then while you are digesting their meal, they cloud your head with passive outlooks that allow more eating parties unimpeded and less real activism. It's that absurd notion that if we are cool, they will want to be like us and seek us out. Silence is complicity.
Passive welfarist non-confrontational vegan foodies are to the AR movement; as happy-meat is to the corpse-munching world.
Both only make matters worse by finding a way to prolong and justify the insanity.
Call me crazy, but Socrates had the same view of foodies, "Bad men live to eat; while good men eat to live"
Getting after our local schools to serve vegan food and incorporate Humane Education in daily lessons would be a huge step in the right direction. As I said, corpse-munchers are pumping out the babies every ten seconds in the USA -- every one of those corpse-munching babies must go through the school system (minus the few who are home-schooled). Schools are teaching young impressionable students that animals are ours to use in anyway and indoctrinating our children into this violent society.
Humane Education is already on the books in many states; however, administrators only know the status quo and hate having to do any real or perceived work/change (restructuring the lunch program, fielding phone calls and educating the community). These lazy stone-hearted administrators know a vegan lunch would conflict with their precious lunch sales (profits of which are often diverted to other budget line items like inflated administrator salaries).
Humane Education reinforced with a vegan lunch (you can't teach children to be respectful and turn around 5 minutes later and serve them ground up animals) will create a generation that saves themselves and Earth.
Let's have the foodies invade our local schools with their awesome foods. Let's get Humane Education in schools.
Good activism attacks the school system--as it is responsible for the indoctrination/brainwashing we all go through--and is crucial for long term change. Children are the future and they are right in front of us. Anytime you tell a child the truth, a seed is planted and they will change in time. You can't fool kids (unless everyone is in on the lie).
I am calling on all the Rosa Parks out there. Wherever you are, whatever job you have, be willing to make a stand for what is right instead of selling out for your next paycheck or out of peer pressure. Silence is complicity.
Where is the outrage? Where is the genuine care? We are talking about bottling our outrage - not me! I find it very disturbing that schools hide veganism from children and promote false dairy industry advertisements. School administrators have proven they do not care to change - even when children's lives are at stake.
Welfare only teaches young people that killing is acceptable as long as we do it nicely. We have seen the videos and know factory farming could give a shit about cows or ethical treatment. Even if we spend our lives fighting for welfare laws, in the end, the meat and dairy industries will do what they want. It is already against the law to drag cows around with forklifts, yet they do it anyway. Laws are a waste of time. Attitudes change the times, and then laws follow. Trying to change the law first rarely works. Attitudes change laws.
I am sick of what is going on and can't go along with, "We're not ready yet." We will never be ready. Vegans need to start getting uppity like people did in the sixties. No revolution was ever comfortable.
It is as if we willingly adopt meat-eaters-- attitudes that say their choice is a personal one and children are too young to chose wisely. This is exactly why we need to speak up for the voiceless, as those in charge have chosen poorly for our children. Do you remember, the 143 million pound Hallmark Westland Beef Recall? People need to focus more on the real issues, not on larger cages - it is about priorities. Welfare misses the mark.
If you lived during slavery, would you spend your life fighting for abolition or would you spend your life fighting for better living conditions for slaves? Which strategy do you think the slave-owners would hope you would choose? Today's animal rights activist--who has devoted their life toward welfare issues--transplanted in time would confirm slavery is acceptable as long as it is done a certain way and would further explain, "Take your time changing, I understand you are not ready".
More people need to stand up and say the confinement, torture, drugging, and murder of innocent creatures is unacceptable and needs to stop now. Furthermore, stop feeding that crap to children. This attitude with an AR strategy that focuses on children would bring real change.
Elie Wiesel wrote, "We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented".
We each have only one life to give, so we should choose the highest ground even if we never get there in our lifetime, at least we will know we fought for the ultimate goal--an ideal that helped achieve liberation that much sooner--for if no one rallies for these ideals, they will never be heard or acted on.
Earth can't wait for welfare changes to heal the damage done. Damage that might already be too far past the tipping point.
Where are our priorities?
Whatever -- when is the next gathering of like-minded foodies?
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