Veganism and the Sacred Cow

Meatism is a lifestyle choice very deeply rooted in a modern society based on Freneticism. Big lies fuel bigger enterprises. Veganism threatens the BIG LIE with mere truth, but that hardly stops Meatists does it?

Chicken wearing funny vegan sign.

Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Veganist Party? 

The land of the fruited plain and the home of the Atlanta Braves® knows what’s for dinner — boeuf. This place is always open for business. American students may not be able to locate India on a world map, but they know how to form a turkey by circumscribing the human hand.  Put it on the refrigerator and talk about the two (2) turkeys who will be pardoned this November.


Believe a whopper. Eat a Whopper®.

The Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock to escape persecution (and to spread their own form of persecution). They invited savages (Native Americans) to dinner, the savages brought something hitherto unknown to Europeans — wild turkey. But the savages with red skin (just like the football team) turned on those settlers. Ungrateful beasts, behaving like animals.

Pop quiz: what is an Indian giver?

On September 1, 1914 the last Passenger Pigeon died in captivity. Unfortunately the pigeons were tasty fowl that dropped to the ground when you shot at the sky. Dress them for dinner.

Needlepoint project: “A Passenger Pigeon in every pot.” Good luck students!

The American Bison numbered thunderous thousands. Print the photograph of a mound of bison skulls for your refrigerator door.

From This is not a photoshopped image. Would that it were.

American ingenuity solved the extinction problem by creating the factory farm.

If those silly Hindus would eat the sacred cows walking and defecating in the marketplace, no one would starve in India.

Philip Morris® purchased Kraft Foods® in 1985. Both industries are in the addiction business, so it was a good marriage. Cigarette companies know much about carving out markets and expanding them. Japanese women don’t smoke? Make them customers. Chinese women don’t smoke? Make them customers.

Nestlé®owns Hot Pockets® Eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and middle-of-the-night craves.


Kraft® owns Lunchables® Throw Lunchables® into your shopping cart after a frenetic day at the office. Throw them in by the fistful. You ate the Lunchables® that the kids wouldn’t eat while you were working. You didn’t break for lunch, but the lunch will probably break you.

What about the customers who become too grown up for your product? Carve a new niche that keeps ’em buying. Choosy Jif® mothers read magazine ads.

The more you waste, the greater the gross national product — by definition.

Thanks for reading.




Author: Bill Ziegler

I am a former resident of Delhi Township. These are memories of my life and times in that community during the 1950s and 1960s. A time capsule.

7 thoughts on “Veganism and the Sacred Cow”

  1. Well told Bill. Every sentence delivering a knock-out punch. It was an interesting article on Wikipedia on Indian giver, its roots. Thanks for the prompt, and for your excellent post.

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    1. Thank you, my friend. I was seventeen when a phrase I read in a short story decided to stick in my memory : “Never believe your own propaganda.” The wisdom contained in those five words still ring true. Thanks for reading 🙂

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      1. That’s a good phrase. One to ponder on, thanks for sharing it. You are full of such interesting knowledge. I glimpsed a post mentioning Philip K Dick, I must go back to that, I love his books and his mad, interesting life!!

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  2. I am grateful for your innate kindness. I’m reading Kingsley Amis’ *The Alteration*. Amis brings PKD into his tale of alternate history — specifically the PKD novel *The Man in the High Castle*. *The Alteration*, published in 1976, takes place in a 1976 world with a dramatically different “present time.” I’m about 1/3 of the way through Amis’ book now. If I ever get my time machine working, I’ll visit PKD and report it here 🙂

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    1. I will look forward to that!!! Tell him I said hello!!
      That book sounds interesting, I’ve not heard of it, must look it up, I’d be interested what you think of it. Funnily enough, I have just got ‘The Man in the High Castle’ recently, but haven’t got to it yet.

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