i keep seeing vegan arguments fly by my dash.
one thing i noticed…alot of vegan people will acknowledge economic privilege…lack of access to shit….but often times in the same sentence they will go into “but if you have access to it, and you know about it and you still arent vegan, youre a shitty person”. *record scratch*
if you have said this, CHECK. YO. SELF. (no, im not talking to all vegans, only the ones who proselytize and/or guilt trip with the bolded)
ever heard of fucking culture? and free will? wtf?
theres something real fuckin imperialist, rooted in whiteness, ima say (and this applies even if you aint white—if you are pushing this shit), about assuming your way of life is the ONE right way —that you can somehow apply it worldwide, without fault, and anyone who doesnt agree is automatically savage, perverse or the enemy.
do these particular vegans not realize most of the issues theyre railing against are a result of capitalism, industrialization, globalization? and that you cant take some movement made up by privileged white assholes and expect it to just magically apply universally? i dont care wtf you think your cause is.
if the whole fucking world actually had access to vegan shit….they still wouldnt be obligated to adhere to such a lifestyle and none of you holier-than-thou assholes could say shit. you dont get it yet? lemme break it down.
if you came to MY house and explained veganism to me, and i, having access to all that shit, kindly DECLINED because i prefer to keep eating what me and my people have been eating for 985679878597 years and you want to say i am a BAD person for CHOOSING my own fucking cultural cuisine and traditions over your vegan evangelism, i will only tell you to GTFO and you’ll be lucky if i dont do it violently.
if, like many in my culture, i grew up raising my own fucking animals to eat in my backyard—- to prepare my cultures food with… and i believe that animals eat each other and i am another animal so this is normal (for those who are quick to cry speciesm, some of us eat animals precisely because we arent speciesist—we take good care of all animals (including the ones we eat), and assume we all consume each other so we arent above meat-eating? doesnt seem to occur to many)….frankly, you can condemn me to vegan hell all you fucking want. i will keep eating what ima eat, when i want to. know that.
i triple dog fucking DARE anybody to go tell some Natives in the Pampas or in Hawaii or or wherever to stop cooking the native dishes theyve held near and dear to their hearts…dishes theyve been cooking for 94867987805987 years, wearing skins or whatever else, so some smug developed world asshole can feel better about their carbon footprint.
anyway, those of yall who think that are dead fucking wrong for overlooking the entire fucking worlds culture and traditions like they dont even fucking exist or shouldnt matter…so long as your precious veganism is respected? how is that not straight up erasure? crock of shit, if nothing else.
do what you want. do it. but STFU about how everyone else is evil if they dont subscribe to your shit or DONT feel like giving up their fucking culture for your privileged, erasing ass, k?