‘THE WORLD IS VEGAN! If you want it’

Earlier this week, Professor Francione, outlined an intriguing premise on his website: Our Virtual Billboard: “THE WORLD IS VEGAN! If you want it.” Which reads, in part;

“In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, John Lennon and Yoko Ono had a billboard placed in Times Square. It read: “WAR IS OVER! If you want it. Happy Christmas from John and Yoko.” I propose the following: That we flood the world with a message; that we create a virtual billboard: THE WORLD IS VEGAN! If you want it…”

War would be over, if we wanted it. And the world would be vegan, if we wanted it. We hold the power to change. So the question is, quite simply, will we change?

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Those Eyes

So here we are in 2008, actually being subjected to one bad Hollywood blockbuster after another. And as much as it pains me to say it, I will. The thing I wanted most as a youngster, wicked special effects, has murdered the art of film.

I’m not, at all insinuating that all movies produced since 1997, say (Hint, hint) are all bad. I just feel a lot of the worst — modern horror and science-fiction features especially — wouldn’t even be entertained in the first place if it wasn’t for Hollywood’s seeming ability and weak attempts to hide shit writing and/or directing.

I was hoping with all my might that it would change. But it hasn’t…

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Understanding Acceptance

I once was an accepting animal industry user, sadly a staunch supporter for way too many a year. Fortunately I’ve since chosen an alternative lifestyle. Yes that’s correct, I’m a vegan. But ever more important is I’ve not, and will not ever forget what it’s like on “that” side of town. Foggy, dirty, stinky, a lot less healthy? It’s a bad scene…

But would it be better to deny myself the memories of how I acted, thought and felt? And yet an even better question being why should I allow the “practice” I once was a willing participant in to continue to “eat” at my conscience (emphasis added for, well emphasis)? Guilt? Shame? Sadness? Hypocrisy? While all valid and oddly relevant, one very important fact remains. Continue reading Understanding Acceptance