Author Archives: Vegan Zeitgeist
~ George Bernard Shaw (1856~1950)
We are the living graves of murdered beasts,
Slaughtered to satisfy our appetites.
We never pause to wonder at our feasts,
If animals, like men, can possibly have rights.
We pray on Sundays that we may have light,
To guide our footsteps on the path we tread.
We’re sick of war, we do not want to fight –
The thought of it now fills our hearts with dread,
And yet – we gorge ourselves upon the dead.
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Ruby Roth’s new book “Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action” should be read by every human animal on Earth!
“Vegan Is Love” is creating much controversy about how much “reality” children should be exposed to concerning why and what (who) they are eating, how we are exploiting nonhuman animals for research, “entertainment”, and many other forms of abuse. This controversy is a healthy sign of awareness for ourselves (epidemic levels of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, etc.), other animals (over 30 billion animals killed for food each year in the U.S. alone), and our planet (ecological devastation), that is way overdue! As clearly stated by Roth: “If it’s too scary to talk about, the reality of where those pieces of meat come from, then it’s certainly too scary to eat.” Read the rest of this entry
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger,
more complex, and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move
in the opposite direction.
The “Vegan” physicians in the video below are precisely the geniuses Dr. Einstein is speaking of. The vast majority of our physicians appear to have become “intelligent fools” who focus on “complexities” of disease instead of the simplicities of healing; of which the body will do readily with proper nutrition for us human herbivores: “Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” ~Hippocrates. It appears with the current state of our medical schools — corporate sponsored training programs — that wellness is simply not profitable enough in our current disease profiteering society!
The following video: Dr. John McDougall authored a bill (SB 380) requiring California doctors to receive initial and continual nutrition education – diet and how it relates to health... what a concept! The bill passed 7 to 1 in the California State Senate after 3 revisions! Opening statements in support of the bill by Dr. McDougall and Dr. Don Forrester:
“The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.”
~Dr. Neal Barnard (Vegan) ~ Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
“In the next ten years, one of the things you’re bound to hear is that animal protein is one of the most toxic nutrients of all that can be considered.”
“The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.”
“From comparing the gastrointestinal tract of humans to that of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores we must conclude that humankind’s GI tract is designed for a purely plant-food diet.”
“In studying the traits and dispositions of the so-called lower animals, and contrasting them with man’s, I find the result humiliating to me.” ~Mark Twain
For us “humane-beings” who believe (tell ourselves) we care about our environment, nonhuman and human animal rights, and promote Peace on Earth, that are not yet Vegan — clearly our cognitive dissonance is rearranging the recycled deck chairs on our Titanic!
Cognitive dissonance (CD): The state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, esp. as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.
Our Human-Centric Cognitive Dissonance
We human animals excel at denying that we have inconsistent thoughts (conflicting beliefs) by minimizing the importance of the conflicting belief that is most disruptive: fears of being different, inconvenienced, and/or isolation from our herd. Our most glaring example is that we live in a meat and dairy (MAD) consuming world, and yet claim to love nonhuman animals!? Clearly, for the majority of our human herd, we do not love all nonhuman animals. We tend to love the ones that we feel (believe) are attractive or endearing in some way; especially those who love us back! Human rights and Peace activist know this phenomenon well — we do this with human animals also; especially when we want something from them!