Iconoclasm and Veganarchism

This post is inspired by Peter Schreiner’s word of the day for 16 August 2017:

iconoclastic [ahy-kon-uh-klas-tik] adjective
1. attacking or ignoring cherished beliefs and long-held traditions, etc., as being based on error, superstition, or lack of creativity.
2. breaking or destroying images, especially those set up for religious veneration.

Speaking of Peter Schreiner, you’ll find him at Crows Head Soup. Despite the fowl allusion, it’s a gathering place for venting spleen. For some good spleen-venting I recommend 20,000 miles — it vents much spleen. Carefully note that no actual spleens were damaged in the writing of that post.

I say that it is better to vent a spleen than to consume a spleen belonging to an animal that does not wish to relinquish her spleen for some splendid table.

Veganarchism joins aspects of veganism and anarchism. It is a sharp representation of V and A.


You don’t have to tilt at windmills to be an iconoclast. One hears “Resistance is Futile.” But what is the alternative? How about peace, independence and leaving the planet better than it was when you showed up here?

Suggest to a meater that a vegan diet is one wallop of a good idea?  No, not in polite society. They may even suggest that a day in Genesis (1:26) had already given one species the right to decide the rights of all the other species . So you could say that it’s okay to eat any living thing as long as it’s inhuman.


Homo sapiens are not particularly adept at thinking for themselves, for independent thought, for paying forward; however their proclivity for crying havoc and letting slip the dogs of war? Wow. Truly amazing, astonishing and awful.

Eat, drink, make merry and declare endless war. Who’s with me?

I would prefer not to.

As I write this a large series of fires, fueled by vegetation formerly locked in permafrost rage across the western shores of Greenland. The soot they produce is spreading out over white ice sheets. What happens when you wear a black shirt on a sunny day? A shirt of soot is warming a body of land that seems destined to cast off ice-blocks aplenty. So, what are we to do? Book cruise ships that promise to get your arse up close and personal to the floating blocks. Scale the ice-face and flaunt your mettle. Scurry to the top, stake your flag and sizzle some spleen steak!

This is someting called a primal hog porkmelt (spleen), but it looks like canine éliminent to me — steaming even. Just reporting.

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.

10 thoughts on “Iconoclasm and Veganarchism”

    1. Hi Peter. Read down on Bill’s post thread. In thinking I was replying to your comment on his post, there was some confusion. I would love to post ‘20,000 Miles’ on DirtNKids … in its entirety.

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  1. The downside to putting blogging on the back-burner is that I miss gems like this. Would you mind if I posted it in its entirety to DirtNKids? To be read in email inboxes and WP Readers alike?

    Thank you, Peter, for putting to words what has been rattling around in my head.

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    1. Hi Shannon and all Dirt’nKids, Just to dispel ambiguity in words ‘rattling around in *my* head’ I am assuming that you refer to posting “20,000 miles” on DirtNKids.


      1. Yes, the post would be in its entirety at DirtNKids — along with attribution to the author — verbatim, not as a re-blog or embedded link, to be precise. Many of my follower base do so through email only and would get to read the entire piece without having to click away. It’s not so good for increasing stats but instead puts more eyes on the topic.

        Bill, had I not read your post first (in my Reader, today) it may have been a while before I had the opportunity to read it. Thank you too for your regular and insightful postings!

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        1. Hi Shannon, you always have permission to post any of my writings, and to insert ellipses as well — getting “more eyes on the topic” is the principle thing. Actually, by standing on the side of vegans — some quite vehemently non-vegan — I regularly risk offending 97% 🙂

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          1. I agree. For me, it’s not about ‘stats.’ It’s about EYES. I don’t need to know whether someone likes a post or not, just that they got the chance to read it without clicking on something else. It’s why my new posts are delivered in full (rather than truncated).

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