Killing animals, eating them and turning their flesh and bones into clothing, weapons and tools was once as natural as breathing. Today, there are influential vegan teachings actively condemning similar actions. What happened? What is the driving force behind that revolution?
Pain and sorrow.
Mammals have a lot in common. Our nervous systems and bodies operate similarly. When you hear a dog suffering, you feel bad inside. The death of insects and plants isn’t nearly as dramatic to the human ear. They ain’t build like us, right?
Once exposed to the sadism in the farms and slaughterhouses, people’s reality is shaken upside down. We become disgusted by humanity and start looking for a way to soften the blow and return to our normal trajectory without feeling guilty.
Veganism is a common solution. All animal products are removed from the menu and replaced by a healthy and “humane” vegan alternative. The number of studies suggesting that meat causes cancer and everything bad in the universe speed up the process and close the capsule.
Except it is not that simple.
There are two major reasons for animals’ agony.
Nature intended for animals to have a hard life. Some are designed to serve as food for predators. Nothing can change this status. Good luck turning lions into vegans and zebras into meat eaters.
B. Consumerism and disconnection from the natural world
This is where the human factor comes. The modern producers have to come up with huge numbers and cut the cost of production to a minimum in order to meet the necessary margins. The result is dehumanization and cruelty.
Large numbers always cause desensitization. The more you kill, the less remorse you feel. The more sex you have, the harder it becomes to connect with your partners. When you are exposed to a repetitive experience for a long time, your emotional responsiveness has no choice but to go down. Consequently, the producers and the executors become accustomed to the nightmare.
In the past, things were a little different. The numbers were lower. People knew where things come from and had more respect. Today, the bloodbath is hidden. We are left with the shine of the store while the death cries remain in another obscure reality. When you are so disconnected, it becomes easier to make self-rationalizations that have no properties matching reality.
Despite all of that veganism is not a solution. Eating animals is extremely natural and healthy for humans. We have been doing it for centuries with good results. The people from the past were far stronger than the Nintendo switch clowns of today. Diseases like diabetes and cancer were a rarity. The same for tooth decay. You want to know the best way to brush your teeth? Don’t eat sugar and other forms of carbs.
Can You Love Animals and Kill Them At The Same Time?
What if I tell you that there are/were animal killers who have more respect for animals than some vegans? The native Americans for example used every part of the buffalo and worshiped the animal. They understood that death is part of life and lived in harmony with nature. They played the role of predators.
Is this a bad thing? If it was, predators would not exist and neither would anything else because the plus and minus need each other like the day needs the night. The prey cannot survive without the hunters. Death brings life and vice versa.
You Can’t Exist Without Causing Harm to Others
We want to believe in the existence of a safe bubble where everything is sweet and rabbits jump around happily. Life doesn’t work this way. You can live in an artificial environment, but it can never negate the real realm.
Many vegans try to do exactly that. They surround themselves with positive thoughts, focus on passive activism and like cute animals on Instagram. That’s a pretentious behavior. You can’t exist without causing harm to other beings yet the plant eaters pretend that they are pure mofos.
The phone in your pocket? It’s carrying the tears of people who never leave the factory.
The organic “fair trade” bananas in the fridge? Taken from a third world country to generate revenue and allow you to write #vegan.
The cashew that you chew while binge watching Netflix? It comes from the plantations.
Your vegan clothes? Made from petroleum – a resource behind modern wars.
Who are you trying to trick? If you want to become ultra-innocent, why don’t you give up the rest of the goodies too?
The Modern Economy Is The True Power Behind Veganism
Without global trading and non-stop production, there wouldn’t be vegans. The economic furnace is the mechanism allowing the existence of veganism. It would be impossible for people to live as 100% pure vegans if there wasn’t an army of slaves forced by the economy to grow plants.
Another element necessary for the healthy breathing of the vegan cult is technology.
Agriculture is a very unforgiving sector. One bad season and all your crops are gone. Technology speeds up production and minimizes the risks.
Therefore, veganism is a viable option only in a technologically advanced society based on a hierarchy that always results in human slavery.
The Loop Of Stagnation
The processes behind the sorrow powering veganism support the infrastructure necessary to exercise the role of a vegan.
Veganism can reduce the anguish of animals but promotes human slavery and therefore isn’t a long-term solution. It’s another pill that treats the symptoms rather than the causes.
The kids love #vegan because it makes them feel virtuous, but they have one dimensional understanding of the world. They can’t see that the black and white dance together for better or worse.
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