Vegetarian spiritual self-defense?

The realm of secular humanisms is blind to the larger question of vegetarian (if not vegan) self-defense: the occult world of the shadow new age figures like Gurdjieff and his so-called ‘sufi’ world itself some sort of front is eager to see man remain a meat-eater because he as a species is taken as food for some hidden realm of reality for which man is a kind of cattle. The vegan philosophies are somewhat modern and different and the vegetarian is basically in a classic non-violent tradition (cf. the far more strict world of the Jains who may have been the (or ‘a’) source of ‘hindu’ vegetarianism) and a defender of the dignity of man beyond being a cattle species for…what? who? The Buddhist tradition gives a hint, although modern thinking would ascribe nothing to it. Modern secularism (and for that matter Christian legacies) are usually unaware of this strange alternate dimension to spiritual traditions. These traditions may be rubbish but if they have invaded modernity and promoted mass murder they can be considered alive and well. Enter genocide as crypto-sacrifice. The vegetarian Hitler is another side of the sordid ‘joke’. This aspect is evident yet unrealized in the portraits of Jesus with his sheep metaphors with their unstated implication.
Homo sapiens might do well to take a path closer to the Jain yogi, itself another extreme perhaps. But it is unlikely to happen. Too many exploiters of man as he is will rush in to preserve the status quo of man as a sort of bean sprout snack: sprouted but development terminated, food. The Hindu version is a compromise and rejects the extremes of the Jain yogi who will fast unto death least he violently step on insects. Logical yet mad? But the larger evolutionary point is that man the meat-eater is by no means out of the woods where dark predators lurk. As for the great American hamburger guzzler, so long sucker.

The question of veganism and its history is elusive but the legacy of homo sapiens the meateater is crypto-faustian, as it were. Can man recover from his own evolutionary lineage? Take a good look …

Source: Can homo sapiens the great evolutionary meat-eater survivor, now big mac guzzler survive climate change? – 1848+: The End(s) of History

Can homo sapiens the great evolutionary meat-eater survivor, now big mac guzzler survive climate change?

The question of veganism and its history is elusive but the legacy of homo sapiens the meateater is crypto-faustian, as it were. Can man recover from his own evolutionary lineage? Take a good look at the disgusting hamburger guzzler evolutionary survivor unable to survive his own fastfood wasteland. The history cited here is interesting but it is the fallacy of evolutionary psychology to demand man conform to his evolutionary dark side…

Until recently, Greta Thunberg kept a filmed appeal to stop eating meat and dairy as the first item of her twitter account: she’s been a vegan for half her life, so that’s not surprising. Her message begins with pandemics[1] but swiftly segues to climate change, as might be expected. The film was made by Mercy for Animals, which she thanks.[2]The film remained top of her twitter account for months. She has several million followers, so the value of the advertising she gave this little-known not-for-profit must run into millions of dollars. As opposition to livestock has become a major plank in climate activism, it’s worth looking at how the world’s biggest climate influencer chooses to influence it.

Source: Scapegoats and Holy Cows: Climate Activism and Livestock – CounterPunch.org

The vegan imperative requires no fidelity to history…//Scapegoats and Holy Cows: Climate Activism and Livestock – 


The question of veganism and its history is elusive but the legacy of homo sapiens the meateater is crypto-faustian, as it were. Can man recover from his own evolutionary lineage.

Until recently, Greta Thunberg kept a filmed appeal to stop eating meat and dairy as the first item of her twitter account: she’s been a vegan for half her life, so that’s not surprising. Her message begins with pandemics[1] but swiftly segues to climate change, as might be expected. The film was made by Mercy for Animals, which she thanks.[2]The film remained top of her twitter account for months. She has several million followers, so the value of the advertising she gave this little-known not-for-profit must run into millions of dollars. As opposition to livestock has become a major plank in climate activism, it’s worth looking at how the world’s biggest climate influencer chooses to influence it.

Source: Scapegoats and Holy Cows: Climate Activism and Livestock – CounterPunch.org

 Going Vegan?

You Can’t Save the Climate by Going Vegan,” a leading climate scientist proclaimed in a USA Today op-ed. “I Work in the Environmental Movement. I Don’t Care If You Recycle,” a climate activist declared in Vox. A Daily Beast columnist explained “Why Your Carbon Footprint Is Meaningless,” while a Guardian writer claimed “Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals.” The new thinking might have been best summed up by a recent headline in the eco-media site Grist: “This professor wants you to give up your climate guilt.”

Source: What Covid Is Exposing About the Climate Movement – POLITICO

A vegan left can change resistance…?//Socialize Lab Meat

The issue of vegan, or even just plain vegetarian diet, has been ignored on the left, by and large: a vegan or dietary left socialism hardly exists but could help, just as years of socialist public rumination started a socialist comeback, and an ecosocialism of ‘born again left vegans’ needs to be spearhead for ‘dinner served feeding trough’ veggie burgers for meat-maniacal ravenous ‘comrades’.
The new veggie burger revolution such as with the Beyond Burger is a positive development, and there will soon be no excuse for meat eating.

Meat is killing the planet, but Americans are unlikely to give it up. Lab meat could be our best hope of winning tens of millions of American meat eaters over to a Green New Deal — if that lab meat can be socialized.

Source: Socialize Lab Meat