I was so completely appalled by this blog post for numerous reasons that I had to devote my own blog post to it. After reading the comments in this blog I realized just how far we have to go. It boggles my mind that people in this country have a complete disconnect on how their food choices affect everything and everyone around them.
First, throwing a pie in someone’s face and other PETA like actions are not acceptable or appropriate. People who do these things hurt the movement and make vegans look crazy. Please, for the love of tofu, find other ways to communicate your message. Actions like these just fuel the fire that “The vegetarian (in particular vegan) lifestyle draws the most intense sort of people and keeps them there with their cult-like brainwashing.” We must set an example for others and spread the message of love and compassion. The only way we can help others is to not judge but give reliable information and feed them delicious food 🙂
Second, they claim vegans are the ones that are “brainwashed”? As Will Tuttle so eloquently points out in his book The World Peace Diet, we as a society have been brainwashed into eating animals by our society, culture, government, family, etc. and if you partake in this way of eating you are just a robot. If you step back you might realize that you weren’t given a choice when you were a child. You can now choose to stop your predatory eating habits. And if you don’t then you continue to play into the hands of agri-business and you’re just a sheep following the herd.
“radical nature of the vegan diet”
Third, how can eating a diet rich in plant foods that do not harm living creatures and is a diet meant for our bodies be “radical”. If anything killing 75 MILLION animals A DAY could be considered radical. Our expanding waistlines, triple bypass surgeries, taking 8 pills a day just so we can get up and move, shooting insulin 3 times a day, dying before we see our grand kids grow up, not being able to take a poo on a daily basis, destroying the planet and killing off entire species, ruining the oceans and drinking water, allowing 1 billion people to starve to death while we stuff our faces, and producing franken-food via Monsanto could all be considered “radical” don’t you think?
It has been proven time and time again that we do not need animal foods for optimal health. In fact, the excess of animal foods is the root of all our problems in this country, physically, mentally, and spiritually (read The World Peace Diet!). We need to wake-up. We need to stop making lame excuses to continue the death of 10 billion animals a year for our consumption. And if you don’t give a damn about the animals than doing for your own health. Do it because you want to feel good and be without pain and suffering. Whatever your reasons are Just Do It!
Here is a great new documentary coming out soon that is going to help the everyday person see how switching to a plant-based diet can transform your entire being. Here’s the trailer. Don’t miss it!