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PSA: Vegans and Vegetarians
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NotMyCircus
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Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:03 pm
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 Okay, I understand that many, if not most, vegans and vegetarians out there have their personal reasons for avoiding meat and/or animal products. Some are cutting them out for health reasons. I’ve done this before, and know people who have. Others are concerned about the planet or about the way animals are treated. Or they are avoiding meat for religious or spiritual reasons. (Orthodox Christians avoid animal products during Lent). Still others are becoming vegan or vegetarian because at this time, it’s the “in” thing to do. It is cool to be vegan right now. Years ago it was cool to eat a low-fat diet and do aerobics. Okay. I can respect that. 

For those who choose to follow a plant-based diet, that’s fine with me as long as you remember it is your choice. Up til now, I haven’t felt the need to say anything because for the most part, people seemed to get this and not try to convert or shame others. But after this story came out this week–I mean, come on, some people are getting ridiculous!! eek_gifeek_gif

 

 

If you don’t want to eat meat for whatever reason, or you want to have a vegan wedding, that’s your business. I’ll happily eat a non-meat meal at a wedding reception if the food is tasty enough. But this chick called meat-eaters “murderers” (it’s not in the video). She posted some pretty inflammatory tweets and then, like a coward, took them down after it caused an uproar (surprise, surprise). She has pretty much disowned some of her family over MEAT. shrug_gif

I am so tired of these self-righteous, stuck-up pricks who want to demonize anyone and everyone who eats meat. To those people, I say this: Seriously, fuck off. I am not a murderer (shoot, the guy who actually killed the animal is the murderer here, not me–but I will gladly eat the meat). And some of us have anemia or other health issues going on that can be easily corrected with some beef or chicken. We do not hate the planet. HUMANS ARE NOT PARASITES. That’s another belief being trotted around lately. 

Rant over. devil

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Friday, March 1, 2019 - 7:29 am
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Great rant!

Thank you for expressing this – “I am so tired of these self-righteous, stuck-up pricks who want to demonize anyone and everyone who ………” Fill in the blank, it goes for many other things.

Tired of all these people so proud to arrogantly air their views and then back off.

I say “Go fuck a robot!” (© NotMyCircus). This way, who can be offended?

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What a mental case! Getting married makes her ruler of the world??? 

She blew a golden opportunity. Simply serve an appealing exotic or local farm-to-table vegan menu – dinner, luncheon, or just hors d’oeuvres, cake, and champagne – as a delightful way to graciously inspire all guests.

“You can catch more flies with honey…” 

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Friday, March 1, 2019 - 8:18 pm
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Bridezilla….

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To me, this bridezilla was way worse than the one who forced one of her bridesmaids to choose between wearing the sleeveless dress like all the others in her party, or be the hostess. The bridesmaid chose hostess because the sleeveless dress violated her religious convictions and Voila! their friendship died that day, on camera. blackeye_gifpopcorn_gif

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I always think theres something deeper going on when someone gets militant about food, ie, trying to force their views on others. 

But if you hold the belief that meat is murder, its probably pretty gruesome to see people eating meat and outrageous. But at some point you just have to accept the society you live in, hold fast to your own principles and dont worry about what other people are doing. Maybe at most, try to enlighten them. But like I said, with stuff like this, I think theres some deeper hurt thats not being addressed. 

In my case, I find birth control and especially abortion to be deeply hurtful, but Im not going to try to force someone to see it my way. Thats not the point. These are things that Ive chosen not to do, for me. It would be wrong for me to have an abortion, because these are my principles, but it wouldnt be wrong for someone else, who didnt have the same principles. If that makes sense. 

All I can do is follow my own inner guidance, and do what I think is right. Its only right for me. I dont know whats right for someone else. I cant control other people, but I can master my little corner of the universe, by having integrity. Someone that acts from that integrity isnt going to try to tell someone else whats right and wrong. Some people are trying to be master of the world and they havent even tried to master themselves. The world might be a harmonious place if everyone just worried about their damn selves:) 

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People have transferred the cleanliness and holiness of food from a religious standpoint into the non-religous market and have tried separating the religion from the food altogether.

The other thing I hear is the argument that animals feel, and scream etc., where plants don’t. I assume most vegans and vegetarians are headstrong about science, which shows how cognitive dissonance comes into play for plants communicate, photosynthesize, some change their color and smell if predators are near etc. So that’s a silly argument.

Oh and how someone tried to frighten me about eating eggs or the period of a chicken. Again, this holy cleanliness ordeal, ironically coming from people who like me don’t bath everyday etc.

I feel america has terrible farm practices which shows up in the quality. I don’t shop at major stores, get eggs from my pals coop and wait for friends to go hunting.

We need more local farms and gardens in a lot of places. Too many food deserts.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 8:24 am
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Shoving your beliefs and values down other people’s throats never goes down easy. 

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 1:53 pm
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Good luck being married to her. It’s my way or the highway buddy. Nope.

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She sounds like a real piece of work.  I feel sorry for the groom.  What a way to alienate your family and friends.  Really, its her loss and she will regret it one day.  I read somewhere she is only 20 years old, so maybe she isn’t all that mature.

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