Sunday, March 29, 2015

Why People Hate Vegans



    
      A lot of the worst groups in history began with good intentions. Pierre Leroux founded socialism in 1834 France to establish tolerance, equality and unity which later resulted in countless wars and deaths. Religion, also, has had too many examples to cite of this type of cause and effect. The crusades are said to be responsible for over 200,000 deaths in a time where the population was estimated around 200 million. Why would these philosophies based on love and acceptance result in such violence and destruction? Because there are always EXTRIMISTS and EXTRIMISTS RUIN EVERYTHING.

     Veganism was said to be founded in ancient Greece and India, but many attribute Donald Watson for being the founder who coined the term Vegan in 1941. Based on the founding principles of “Veganism,” as defined by Watson, Vegans were expected to NOT:

… eat animal products,
… wear clothing made of fur, leather, silk, wool or down,
… patronize zoos, circuses, aquariums, rodeos, bull fights,
… hunt or fish,
… use medicines or cosmetics on which vivisection has been performed.

     Despite these ideals many vegans pick and choose which aspects of veganism they agree or disagree with. One of my good friends practices a non-vegan diet, but wears Nikes made from leather. Another friend of mine works in a store as a makeup artist using products that were tested on animals (and wears it herself) but follows a vegan diet and will not wear clothes made from any animal materials. While many EXTRMIST VEGANS accuse people like this of being “hypocrites” or say they are doing what is “convenient,” I believe that many people are leaders and choose to use their own experiences to interpret and determine which laws make sense to them. However they are not “Vegans.”

     Relgion has, without a doubt, been humanity’s largest predator. Millions upon millions have died, and continue to die, every day. Although the idea is to give yourself to god and respect your fellow human, many extremists will splinter the unity of a tolerant sect and begin their own. These extremists will die for their beliefs and kill those who don’t agree with ANYTHING they base their lifestyle on. Just like religion, Vegans are plagued with many EXTRIMISTS who pollute and serve to destroy much of the progress and good-hearted intention behind the philosophy.
                                                              Extrimists get results.  

     What’s and EXTRIMIST? Well, to me, an extremist is somebody following a set of principles in a completely non-individual capacity. They open a book, read the rules and follow them. They do not ask questions. They do what they book tells them  The Jehovah’s Witness who woke up yesterday morning at 7 AM on a Saturday is an extremist. The people holding signs depicting dead fetus’ outside abortion clinics every Tuesday 9 AM are extremists. The men who wear vests equipped with explosives who walk into public businesses and detonate their bombs killing women and children are extremists. These people are never helpful. Instead of serving to unify by being tolerant within a large group of people, they choose to divide people and remain strict within a small group. These people are not individuals. They are insecure, afraid and they have no identity. They are defined by their philosophy only. 
                                                         I fucking hate these guys.


     Two years ago I had watched a documentary on pig farms and decided to stop eating red meat. The pigs were trapped in cages and horribly mistreated. Piglets were kept in piles of 200 or so and literally grabbed by their feet and smashed until they stopped screaming. I even saw a man hoist a pig up on a forklift while his friend rammed another fork lift into the pig until he died. I researched how intelligent pigs were. Many sources claim pigs are #2 or #3 in terms of intelligence and emotional capacity. I couldn’t do eat steak and cheese sandwiches knowing that I was supporting that industry. Even if the farms on the video weren’t accurately representative of many of the more “Humane,” farms, it was still clear that we were supporting slavery and torture. 
                                                                    

     Even more disturbing than this was the disconnect between what we ate and the process behind it. Although many people could “Never kill an animal,” they can eat them just fine. Why? Because we are interpreting what we eat based on manufactured deas of what it is. We eat chicken and think of the Burger King ad with the grill on and the all white meat, breaded chicken with our choice of sauces and get hungry. We DO NOT think of the chicken who was flapping his wings in a crate with 25 other chickens, covered in shit, getting his beaked grinded off while he was alive then having his feathers plucked and head chopped off. We DO NOT think of his blood being drained before he is chopped up and packaged with chemicals that maintain a healthy fresh color. The biggest lie we were ever told by our government is the food we eat.

     I began mixing my diet just to see if I liked it. I love to cook but I couldn’t imagine a life without chicken, especially cheese. The first dish I ever made was a vegan reuben. I made it with real cheese and tofurkey, so I guess it wasn’t technically vegan. I didn’t really enjoy it all that much but it wasn’t bad. I kept trying different things: shakes, tofu, vegan queso, kale… and I began to crave these foods. I felt mentally clear and physically improved. I lost 13 lbs my first week eating vegan. Most importantly, I was anxiety free. Having struggled with anxiety and panic attacks for the last decade I hadn’t felt this calm since years before my first attack. That was a deal breaker for me and the day I decided to try the “vegan diet” full-time.

                                                                 Vegan Reuben.     
     Being “vegan,” under 6 months I have run into several arguments with fellow animal lovers. Firstly, I came to the realization that my car’s leather interior is leather. I bought my car in June when I was laid off from a pharmaceutical sales position. I decided to stay gone from corporate America in order to work with animals. I don’t make a whole lot of money compared to what I was used to making. However, I am expected to sell my car, which I still owe a little on the note, and buya vegan friendly car. Also, most of my shoes throughout the years are leather. I also, should throw my shoes away and replace them with animal friendly materials. Also, I chose to eat clams and other “Bi-Valves,” because any and all research available suggests that these “Animals,” are not capable of feeling pain. These were all hot topics for many of the “Vegans,” I encountered.

     The idea of being Vegan is great. Don’t exploit animals, maintain the ecosystem, feel healthy, eat pure and be respectful of life. However, all it takes is one uppity, trust fund receiving, faded shirt wearing, poser ass tattoo having, akward vocabulary using, prius driving, never leaving the college mentality asshole to ruin it for everybody. To reference the movie “Dogma,” which everybody should at least watch once, it is better to have an idea then an absolute law.  Even take the idea of “Thou shalt not kill.” What if somebody is trying to cut my throat? What if I don’t have a choice? What if I have a gun and I can stop someone from killing a woman he’s holding hostage? As a reasonable human being you would agree to practice belief outside this law in those specific situations mentioned. However, to an extremist you should let someone cut your throat and let the hostage die respectfully. 
                                         If you break the rules, THIS guy will let you know.


     People don’t respect Vegans because of the extremists. The people who define themselves as “Vegan,” and have email addresses like “Vegandude1423.” These security seeking followers will cling as tightly as they can do any generic definition without ever exploring it themselves as any healthy, confident individual would. Instead of being tolerant of others and awarding their progress of minimizing animal cruelty they wait on the sidelines screaming “Meat is Murder,” just waiting to poke anyone who steps outside their definition to say “Well, you’re not a vegan then.”


     I have had several people who you would never expect to give up meat try it already because they saw what it was doing to my life and became curious. Half my Instagram is pictures of food I cook. I don’t use the word “Vegan such and such,” when using a meat substitute etc. People who know you will all find out in a very short time when you eat like this. Every outing you will be examining a menu at social events and find yourself explaining to everybody why you cannot have parmesan on your salad or butter on your baked potato. I would not include “Vegan” in a biography of myself in any capacity. Plus, according to many that is not what I am. I would just suggest that Extremists, in any form and, being void of being their own people, will be the most detrimental to whichever cause they serve. Bullshit elitist attitudes have never helped ANY cause. I do love this diet and try to stick to it the best I can. But I wear leather shoes. And eat clams. While I’m driving around in my leather car. I’m not a “Vegan.” And I hate uppity assholes.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

8 Reasons Why Generation Y is the Worst Generation Ever

     Being born in 1984, I have always loved American Culture. Growing up artists like Tupac, Guns N Roses and Rage Against the Machine were among my favorite. I remember hearing Nirvana's Nevermind for the first time and being emotionally overwhelmed. Clinton was president, pro black movements were huge, skateboarding was rampant, clothes were baggy, Fashion didn't mean expensive and rebellion was at an all time high. Even going to one of the wealthiest high school's in my state, upon reaching gradiation, no one had a cell phone. Getting "143" pages and writing notes replaced texting. I used to talk to girls on the phone for hours. Now if you call a girl your sense of urgency might scare her into next week.

      Nothing is the same now. There is a complete void of sympathy and a complete sense of entitlement. Music consists of artists like Nicki Minaj, Young Thug and One Hit Wonder Irish- Folk- Pop artists. I remember how bad my skin crawled the first time I heard Drake or ASAP Rocky. Obama is president, No one stands for anything, Video games and social media dominate, Fashion means overpriced deesigner brands, pants are glued on and conformity is as common as a Pauly D haircut on Federal Hill. Dating is done online alot of the time with girls posting pictures of their tits hanging out then complaining how all these "Creeps," won't leave them alone, as if any other kind of attention would be the outcome. I have compiled a list of the 8 reasons why Generation Y is the worst generation ever.

1. Sense of Entitlement- With shows like Keeping up with the Kardashians, The Hills and Laguna
    Beach at the top of the ranks, it is no surprise that most of these late teens and young 20
    somethings believe that they can become famous. Here's the catch. For no reason. I mean, why   
    not?Even the foolish, young and mostly trashy teen moms on MTV have been awarded their own
    shows in exchange for self exploiting and opening up their child to further scrutiny than their
    less than desirable situation already exposes them too. If you don't work for something, you will
    not be rewarded. However, this generation has made it clear than being a celebrity personality
    should include nothing other than being selfish, whiny and melodramatic. Because let's face it,
    You are all stars of your own reality show.

"Of course I deserve more!! Life is like so typical and unfair!"


2. Selfies- What says "Narcissism," like a selfie? I am not a professional mathematician, but there is
    a strong correlation between crazy and the ratio of selfies in someone's profile. Add that
    photoshopping and airbrushing the shit out of your pictures is an expected, common practice and it
    becomes clear that this type of selfish worship is out of control. Girls take a picture in their
    club outfits and receive 200 and 300 likes. These women are nothing special outside of Facebook.
    However, the chances of them getting to really be comfortable with themselves and their beauty is
    comprimised by the false sense of appreciation that hundrends of bonered up gentleman will
    bombard them with on social media. If a girl's selfie ratio is greater than 1:5 you my sirs, have a
    "Crazy."

Girls be like, "New Haircut!"



3. Slang- Common slang in the 90's was Phat, mad, fresh, dope, trifling, weak, Hella, nah mean?
    Alot of the words were creative and had a fun connotation. Do some of them sound dumb? Sure.
    However, in comparison with the current generation's slang, we were geniuses. Yolo? Fleek?
    On one? The fact that "Leaning," which involves mixing codeine with sprite is a popular way
    to spending an evening out with your friends warranting it's own term describing your entire
    central nervous system shuttinig down should say it all about this generation. Being the spoiled
    Hollywood brat who raids their parents medicine cabinet is an aspiring feat. Let's face it, you are
    all deserving of being the center of attention in your VIP booth. Turn Up you dumb fuck!

YOLO, especially
if you "lean!"

  4. Fashion- ASAP Rocky, Young Thug and Lil Wayne wear dresses. That's it. I don't need to say
    anything else. Oh yeah, also, Air Yeezus.

 Young Thug is a G!!


5. Technology- Cell phones, facebook, twitter, snapchat, instagram, texting and the list goes on and
    on. While it may seem that this is not the fault of the younger generation buying into it is. How
    many relationships start and end on Facebook? How many options does anyone with a decent
    looking profile picture have presented to them on a daily basis? If you have a significant other
    it is common practice for them to be getting "poked," "Commented on," and "Inboxed," on a daily
    basis. How unnatural is that? Not only does social media play with self image- it surrenders your
    privacy and makes you accessible to any and everyone, whether you like it or not. Another fad
    that is popular is posting drugs,  illegal guns, incriminating statements,etc. on their facebook
    walls, essentially "Dry Snitching," on themselves. Good job Gangstas. From sexting
    to poking to the fact that a phone conversation is considered overkill, this generation is immune
    to reality and more in tune to the "reality," seen in reality shows.

I tweet everything! Yolo!


6. Music- The fact that emcees like Slug from Atmosphere or Masta Ace, who could be considered
    anti-ego,  are becoming less and less listened to are indicative of the generation's selfish and      
    self-serving dispositions. Artists like Nicki Minaj, who beyond dying her skin and creating herself
    in Barbie's image inside of a doctor's office, are completely opposite of the Tupac Shakur's, Wu
   Tang Clan's and Nirvanas.What they spoke about was equality, self awareness, social awareness,   
   societal oppression. Nicki Minaj talks about wearing designer brands, what is more oppressive than
   the need for common American's to afford 2000 Pumps and several surgeries? This generation is
   completely selfish look no further than a Kanye West lyric.

Nicki Is the Realest!



7. Desensitization-This generation is made up of a bunch of superstars. How selfish would you be
    If you had a sense of entitlement so big? Everything short of living in a 27 million dollar house
    and having their own show on a major network is failure. And if you say anything negative it is
    "hating." There is no "criticism," anymore, because you are "Hating." I mean no one could possibly
    be wrong...right? Plus, how could you connect with another human being when you never look up
    from your ipad and when you spend more time staring at a PDA screen then the natural light of
    the sun? Between narcissim and technology don't expect to see boy scouts helping the elderly cross
    the street, but rather, a young king in his own world, painting the perfect picture of his sucesses,
    no matter how small on social media for the world to acknowledge. If you are on fire, there is a
    chance you their phones will be used to put you on youtube instead of calling for help.

Famous on Worldstar.


8. Reality Television- The mere fact that people like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian are revered
    as accomplished, "Business women," should say it all about this generation. These women who
    have shamed themselves and their families, who even having all the money in the world,
    needed to perform sexually explicit acts on tape just to let the world know they existed, are on
    top of the world. Generation Y loves people like this. They did nothing and yet they have
   everything. Unrealistic or not, this medium of media has taken over even stations like MTV (Music
   Television) who has not played more than a couple videos in over a decade. Young girls of the
   I urge you to go out there and suck a dick. But make sure it's on camera. You are all potential
   "Business women." And I salute you.

Business Woman, Kim K.