Posted: February 5, 2016 at 8:11 am
it took me all night to get un-upset over the sanctimonious “you are not good enough” comments on facebook last night.
honestly, will folks just grab a brain about animal welfare issues?..really about all important humanitarian issues?…most soul searching, life altering issues are complicated..there are no single “easy” answers because if some of this shit was all that easy, it would already be done.
the US is still being brought to it’s knees over unresolved race issues, 150 years after slavery was banned. woman are still marginalized 100 years after we achieved equality. aboriginal people are still socially isolated and living in poverty decades after we said they had intrinsic multicultural value to our country as first nations human beings.
it is ludicrous to think a smoker has no right to tell a non smoker…don’t smoke.
or a criminal to tell youth..don’t break the law.
or a drug addict to refrain from saying..please don’t take drugs.
because maybe these people are not perfect, and maybe they are involved in unhappy things but maybe their pain and hard experience does give them the right to try to stop others from doing life breaking things.
vegans..quit slamming shut the animal exploitation discussion door…you are WRONG and causing more HARM!
vegetarians, meat eaters, people who choose other humane options like consuming less animal products or seeking out more compassionate farming practices have a right to sit at the humanitarian table and discuss the issue without having the door shut in their face. every single vegan who feeds their cat or dog meat is making a conscious choice in exploiting another animal species to feed their pet meat. in one way or another, every human on this planet is participating in some form of exploitation of our planet and its inhabitants, we all all involved in barbarianism..be it in food or clothing choices, be it in vacationing plans, heating our homes or water sourcing our flower gardens or driving our cars. vegans who have eaten Monsanto soy products have supported the greatest planetary villeins of all times. not one of us are pure and faultless in living, all of us cause harm in various ways…and most of us don’t like it and are struggling to find ways to live better with causing less harm.
so how about instead of preaching to everyone else how they are stupid, cruel, abusive and destructive demon’s because they are not YOU..how about using some of that compassion and all knowing understanding you are so overflowing with towards your fellow humans? how about doing some soul searching and coming to the conclusion that you too can probably do better than you always do?
let people talk.
let people think.
let people work out positive personal solutions to life’s many confusing things.
have some respect.
open your brain.
and be freaking grateful for every single tiny positive step that people take to try to be better.
help grow a better world instead of engaging in self righteous attacks.
can’t do that? fine..then bite your tongue and shut the hell up because YOU are part of the problem holding humanity back.