So I was thinking last night about how it seems like every post I make lately is about going vegan, and it made me worry that I might start to bore my readers with it. But then I remembered that every public post I make pings those websites that puts my posts out there, so the post is not just simply available it's also being broadcast, even if only for a fraction of a second.
Not to mention how it might show up on the search engines. So that makes me feel a little better, knowing I'm really getting my message out there - because I've got a LOT more to say on the subject of animal cruelty.
The more I think about our meat-eating society, the more things seem to fall into place ... questions are getting answered, questions I've had about how A affects B and, how does all this figure into the future equation, but the more answers I get, the more scared I get about what our future holds. I don't think anyone would argue with the fact that the quality of life in America, on the whole, no matter what part of the country you reside in, is going in a downward trend. The first place I think I noticed it was at food courts at the mall. Food at the mall used to be such a treat! Now the servings are laughable, the taste is questionable ... I used to jump at the chance to eat at the mall. Maybe I'm just wiser now, but whatever it is, the food court isn't what it used to be. I remember getting HUGE portions of deliciously tasty food - not anymore. I used to look forward to that; now it's just disappointing. Am I the only one that notices that?
I dunno. Maybe it's just my experience. And it's not just mall food, or fast food, it just seems like consumer choices period are not the level of quality they used to be. Maybe it's always been there and I just never noticed it. But I really don't think so. And I don't think I'm the only one that's noticing either.
And contrary to what I've said before, I don't think Ralph Nader is the answer to the problem. I don't know ... I've heard some disparaging comments about him from someone I totally trust, someone that lots of people trust. Someone who *might* have been one of Nader's constituents ... anyway, I'm on the fence about Nader right now. He may not be the right person for the job that I first thought him to be.
Cynthia McKinney on the other hand just might be...
I do firmly believe that many of the problems our country faces as a society - lack of education, environmental problems, health problems, well-being problems, job dissatisfaction - has it's roots in the fact that we are a meat-eating society. I do believe that if we work towards a more plant-based diet, many of the country's ills would evaporate and become a part of the fabric of our incredible history.
I will never stop working toward that, and I will ALWAYS support government and corporate leaders who dare to not only embrace these values but to stand up for them and stand by them as well.