The Carnivore in the Room

Veganism is a way of being that threatens the biosphere the least while threatening the destroyers of the biosphere the most.

The largest contributors to climate collapse are fossil-fuels, the consumption of sentient-animal body parts, consumption of sentient-animal byproducts, and their related purchases in the marketplace — including the fuel exhausted to get you there or the fuel exhausted to bring those purchases to you.

My suggestion to replace the familiar cacophony of beeps at the checkout lane with bleats, oinks, moos, clucks … no bites so far. Kroger headquarters are in a town just north of us, perhaps they could set up a trial to test my modest proposal.

Part of a serenity prayer : changing the things you can — do not consume the flesh, non-human breast milk, or the eggs of a sentient being and you cast one vote for preventing catastrophic climate change. It’s not just a concern expressed for creatures living near a coastline. See Humpty Dumpty for more on this principle.

I’ve been a climate watcher since the 1960s and have had the privilege of teaching climate vagaries back then. Nixon approved creating of the EPA in a political swap, he was never anything wiser than a consummate politician. Our current POTUS is a climate-change denier, doncha know.

When you encounter an article on climate change, search for the word “vegan.” It usually does not even get mentioned.

Thanks for Reading.

Kurds: “We have no friends but the mountains”

I had been meaning to assemble a piece about the Kurdish people for some time now. Fortunately, Henry Lewis has written a piece the keenly brings his personal experience to the fore. Actually, it is the best article I’ve yet encountered on the amazing Kurds. I think my readers will quite agree.

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This week, following the Trump Administration’s betrayal of a long-time Middle East ally, I received a message containing these words from one of my former students in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan Region.

We as “Kurds have no friends but the mountains“ history repeats itself!

Over the past 100 years, the Kurdish people–whose territory includes northern Iraq, northern Syria, southeastern Turkey and northwestern Iran–have been repeatedly lied to, stabbed in the back, gassed and violently murdered by successive regimes from both the West and the Middle East.

The US Government has called on the Kurdish people repeatedly for help and these loyal allies have at all times capitulated to Washington’s requests. In 1972, they were asked by the CIA and US-placed Shah of Iran to rise up against the Ba’athist Party-led government in Iraq. The Kurds were used and then left alone to suffer the wrath of the Iraqi military when…

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Florida judge jails man for missing jury duty — Boing Boing

This is America.

Kreb Ross

Reblogged from Kreb Talk.

I have been following this one as well, Kreb. This is the wrenching reality of how the Injustice System works for you if you are a Deandre and how the bestowed and privileged reality-show system works for you if you are an Amber. Apologists for white supremacy in perpetuity waged against the ADOS who get steam-rollered by the white supremacists who benefit from a systemic slave-based Jim-Crowed de facto legal System.
Two courtrooms, two entirely separate universes. From century to century in perpetuity. A white supremacist system that stands on the shoulders of millions of ADOS.
The Art of the Devil.

— Bill

Kreb Talk

Deandre Somerville, 21, of West Palm Beach, overslept and missed jury duty. Florida judge John S. Kastrenekes threw him in jail for 10 days. “Now I have a record,” he told local media. “I almost feel like a criminal now. Now, I have to explain this in every interview.” Somerville was to be one of[…]

Florida judge jails man for missing jury duty — Boing Boing

I decided that I wouldn’t post this story on my blog when it first came out. I was too outraged when I first read about this story. Then, I realized that I owe it to all my followers to post this story on my blog too. This story reminds us of so many things about our story in this land. This is america.

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