:: Tuesday, April 29, 2003
you guessed it.. another thought..
mostly springboarded from that news article about that chick who wants her body to be used as a protest for vegetarianism (by somehow equating the eating of meat as cannibalism.. and the use of animal products in clothing etc.. as equivalent to making lampshades from human skin..)
now.. I'm all for people who chose to be vegetarians for one reason or another.. whether it's their own philosophy, for health reasons.. wot'ever..
coz hey, if you wanna do it.. then good for you.. it's a choice, and if you wanna live by it.. I'll support it.. it's all good :-)
peaceful coexistive vegetarians, who stick firmly to their beliefs, yet allow me to follow mine.. are cool.. I respect you all for doing wot you feel is right.. ;)
but wot really gets my goat.. is when they decide they want to enforce their choice on others.. proclaiming moral superiority.. and otherwise guilt tripping us into feeling horrible for the mere thought of eating anything that didn't grow thru photosynthesis.. (especially shit like mentioned in that news article below..), the sorta people thru their militant pigheaded steam-rolling rantings.. make me feel like an axemurdering gang rapist..
to people like these, who hold their nose in disgust to people like me who meat..
to people who decide to lecture me anytime I wanna eat steak..
who give me the evil eye.. anytime I say.. "yes this pasty DOES have bits of ham in it..)
to people who charge out've the room with an evil glare.. coz they can "smell it.."
for those who go to violent and extreme levels to protest their cause..
I really should show 'em.. every single scientific study ever made on plants (of which there are many) - how plants respond to pain, how they can actually react and grow differently according to music played in their surroundings, how they can actively fight off being eaten by herbivores by re-concentrating the amount of poisons in their leaves.. all in all, show that plants are indeed JUST AS ALIVE and emotionally endowed as animals.. just because they can't run away, doesn't mean we can exclude 'em from the same philosophy as they uphold for animals.. ;)
if plants feel pain, should vegetarians cruely kill and eat them?
if one cannot eat plants or animals.. what could one eat?
and if you starved to death, thru attempting to cause no harm to ANY living creature..
then, are you in fact.. causing harm to your own living creature.. ;)
and what about OTHER animals that eat meat?
should we stop them too?
should vegetarians chase down and inflict their message upon lions, tigers, wolves and bears.. just coz they eat meat?
is it silly just to target the human species, just because we are self aware?
shouldn't we punish all carnivorous species?
as you can see.. take an argument far enough.. and the sillyness of it becomes quite clear..
do wot ever the hell ya want..
just don't force me to do the same.. :-P
:: Spoz 5:34 AM |