Conventional wisdom is deeply rooted in falsehoods
In the land of the blind, the removal of eyes restores normality. H.G. Wells saw through that proverbial “one-eyed man is king” business in his short story “The Country of the Blind.” I’m paraphrasing H.G. here.
Warning: This article may offend non-vegan sensibilities. We suggest you click the back-arrow now. Yours truly, The Green Italicizers.
Meat is the stuff of conventional wisdom, it’s something ingested multiple times a day — from womb to tomb. Consumers’ personal worth is measured in direct relation to the amount they consume. Animal flesh, cookies and stolen from a calf milk, factory-farm-fresh eggs — just another addiction.
The process begins at conception and ends at death. Addicted babies suffer painful withdrawal when denied the substances that feed meat-molecule craving. Meat-addicted doctors remind their pregnant patients to stop smoking, avoid secondhand smoke, maintain a healthy diet, remember that you are eating for two during pregnancy.
Meat, milk and ova — there’s the ticket. Here’s a barker for you:
“Get your calcium, get your protein, get your strength from ova, milk and meat. Amusement park and state fair visitors delight in the craven horror of fair food and freak shows. It’s a family lifestyle for family folks, folks.”
No. It’s a diet recognized as essential by the medical community, your friends and relations, bright advertisements in waiting-room magazines, 24/7 on TV — you are hungry, you are very very hungry, go to the refrigerator and pantry. Our product is not there? Go to the supermarket for a food desert dessert.
Trillions of dollars and billions of jobs depend upon maintaining “the way it’s always been.” Meat, dairy, egg — do they appear on the Nutrition Facts label? Yes, along long walls, along long aisles. Human nature is natural, Bill.
Omnibus Food Bills subsidize junk food. Subsidies divert money from healthy fare to junk-ridden fast food. Those subsidies keep crappy edibles affordable for those at the bottom of the food-industrial-complex food chain, any way you slice it. Slice it thin. Pile it high. Double cheese, please.
Consumers of vegan products bring less to the GNP. Meaty fare makes for tons of profits and meaty bottom lines. Each consumer devotes a lifetime of service to those death industries. Wealth-management partners measure future income by the units successfully brought to slaughter. We get away with it, Mr. Bill. We get away with it.
70 billion units per annum (a mix of quadrupeds, bipeds and swimmers in schools) processed from fur to marrow to roe.
Animal lives slaughtered ritually for the dignity of a culture, celebrations feature meat.
It’s what makes a holiday memorable. And it’s what’s for dinner. If it’s been done for thousands of years it must be a grand truth and holy sacrament. Believe!
Pass the butchering art down dirtily over many centuries. Think dominion over animals, being created as a model of deity. We’re number one. USAUSAUSA (fine sausages).
Hot dog! Meat is life.
Thanks for reading.