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Toxins & Tyranny

[updated June 27th 2014]

“Government and big business give lip service to protecting us, but often they do just the opposite, and do it knowingly.”

– from the book Poisoned Nation: Pollution, Greed, and the Rise of Deadly Epidemics, by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel, p. xix

As I said in my essay The Right Revolution, it’s very important to understand that the reason our society keeps producing more devastating toxins (physical & mental) is because the foundation of this society is toxic, it is based on injustice and lies that inevitably perpetuate more and more of the same.  Whether it’s massive petroleum oil spills in the oceans or terrible nuclear power-plant disasters, or the aquifers of communities being filled with toxic chemicals or depleted uranium weapons used in military operations (from Iraq to the beaches of Viesques), all of this has the same origin: social-systems.  None of these life-destroying wasteland-producing events could have taken place if it was not for the funneling of enormous wealth and power to the few by coercing the many into being dependent money/tax-slaves.  If you think these events are not all connected to that root injustice, if you think that it’s just a matter of having more democracy and oversight so that we can prevent these tragedies from happening in the future, I understand your perspective (I used to share it), but ultimately that perspective is ignorant and unintelligent, in denial of the cause and effect aspect of the reality in which we live.  You can’t ignore the root (forced participation in social-systems) when complaining about the fruit (toxic destruction on a mass-scale), but that’s what most people still do, mainly because they have been relentlessly propagandized from a young age that social-systems are natural and good, and they hold that irrational and false belief that skews their perception of the world around them.  When the next disaster happens, rather than just shake your head in frustration, try to do some critical thinking as to whether if no one was coerced into funding corporatist-state military-industrial-complexes (and could live freely, naturally, self-sufficiently and sustainably off the land via veganic homesteading) it could have ever happened in the first place.

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    The following are 5 examples of how our unnatural society simultaneously exposes us to toxins and tyranny, (please also see my Health Tips page for more important information on this topic.)

1.  Fluoridated Water:  First, listen to this dentist against water fluoridation:

And watch this short documentary on fluoride:

Second, read the books “The Fluoride Deception” by Christopher Bryson and “The Case Against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There” by Paul Connett, James Beck, and H. Spedding Micklem.
Third, read what I have to say:  We are told “it’s good for your teeth”, even though thousands of doctors and scientists disagree, presenting the evidence that fluoride is a TOXIN that does only harm to the body, specifically the brain, and lowers IQ.  A quarter oz. of sodium fluoride in your toothpaste is considered poisonous and if swallowed you are alerted to contact a poison control center, but the same amount of that same fluoride is in a single glass of tap water (and your supposed to drink 8 a day!), but there is no warning on that, in fact they say that’s good for you!

98% Of Western Europe has rejected water fluoridation (including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden).  Fluoride is a powerful poison – more acutely poisonous than lead.  This explains why fluoride is the active ingredient in many pesticides and rodenticides.  It also explains why accidental over-ingestion of fluoride can cause serious toxic symptoms.  As documented in the Journal of Dental Research (Whitford 1987, 1990), there is enough fluoride in a tube of flavored children’s toothpaste to kill an average-weighing child under the age of 9.   EPA scientists, along with many others, have called for a ban on water fluoridation, yet it continues to be added to the public water supply every day!  Why?!  The same goes for Chlorine, and Aluminum, which are added to our drinking water by the State in water-treatment plants to “purify” the water, while ignoring the negative health effects of these other toxins, as well as rejecting safe filtration/purification alternatives.  Since the State is fundamentally against Nature, and is fundamentally violent, it actually makes sense that the most important thing for life to exist, water, would be filled with toxins by that toxic social-structure; this is a crucial understanding that should be kept in mind while reading on about other toxins we are unnecessarily exposed to, it is seeing karma manifest.

2.  Mercury Tooth Fillings:  We are told this deadly TOXIN, that dissolves constantly and emits TOXIC vapor, is “perfectly safe”, even though again thousands of doctors/scientists, and people with the common sense that poison = bad for me, have been trying to ban mercury fillings for years.  I have heard of many testimonies from people who suffered from chronic depression and fatigue, and other ailments, for YEARS, then took their mercury fillings out and did a metal detox, and the depression and fatigue, etc. shortly thereafter went away.  The FDA has Reluctantly Admitted Mercury Fillings Have Neurotoxic Effects on Children.  What do you know?  Poison isn’t good for you!  Yet it is still being put in children’s teeth everyday!  And now, millions of people like myself have them already but can’t afford to remove them, another great example of a crazy/tyrannical society: they fill your mouth with toxins but make it unaffordable to replace them with something nontoxic. (Just as many people can’t afford the reverse-osmosis filter needed to remove fluoride from their drinking water).  Massive amounts of mercury is also in the air all of us breathe because of coal-electricity-plants, and mercury is also found in much of the corn syrup in America!  See the documentary Mercury Undercover to learn more about mercury pollution and poisoning   http://www.mercuryundercover.com/

3.  Toxic sweeteners: like aspartame, available for free at almost ever diner table in America (strange that toxins are free but organic food is expensive isn’t it?).  Meanwhile natural alternatives to sugar like Stevia, which have no side effects whatsoever, has been called an “unsafe food additive” by the FDA.  Also artificial food colorings, directly linked to many health problems, are perfectly legal.  So poison is OK, but natural non-poison is bad.  Also now that there has been extensive public awareness about the dangers of aspartame, the government, directed by the corporations that make these toxic food additives, has approved a similar chemical called neotame, and also approved that this chemical does not need to be listed on the list of ingredients, and can be included in certified USDA organic foods!  Just like with vaccines (discussed more below), corporations and government think they have the right to put things in your body without your knowledge or choice, and that’s pure tyranny!  Welcome to the Orwellian world of Corporate America.  It would be a mistake to think that if we get them to label a couple toxins we have found out about (who knows what we are unaware of!) we would be safe, there are thousands of untested chemicals allowed in cosmetic and other products (often just labeled “fragrance” or “inert”) and there is no way that government/industry is going to ban them all until each is tested to be safe, that would be too much of a profit-loss, and that’s all they really care about it.  What needs to be remembered is that there is always the danger that those with the power to do things like put secret chemicals in our food, water and air may do so, and this is one of the reasons why we must eliminate these positions of unnatural power so these kind of things can’t happen anymore.  Social-systems have always been toxic, for centuries, it is only now that with the creation of artificial toxic chemicals and modern technology that their true nature is becoming even more clear, hopefully the masses will awaken to this truth before the Earth and our bodies become irreversibly toxic and damaged.  Already the umbilical-cord blood of babies is filled with hundreds of toxic chemicals, and women’s breast milk has been filled with so many toxins that qualifies as hazardous waste unfit for human consumption according to current standards.  Are we just going to abandon being natural homosapiens and submit to becoming homotoxicus?

More info:  http://sweetpoison.com/

4.  Electromagnetic Pollution:

Documentary: “Resonance: Beings of Frequency”

http://stopsmartmeters.org/frequently-asked-questions/radio-frequency-radiation-issues/

5. Toxins in our vaccines:

Vaccines are a pharmaceutical product, and that industry has a consistent history of malpractice.  One company, Merck, puts highly toxic mercury in their vaccines, a proven neurotoxin.  Tens of thousands of parents have reported that their healthy child suddenly became very ill, many becoming autistic, after vaccinations.  Many of these parents formed a rally in Washington, D.C. called “Green Our Vaccines”, where thousands attended.  GREEN OUR VACCINES!  Why the hell is such a rally even necessary?!  Why the hell are our vaccines TOXIC?!

Robert F. Kennedy gives an amazing speech about government cover ups and the harmful effects of toxins in vaccines. Part 1 of 2. Green Our Vaccines Rally.

Why is a group like “Mom’s Against Mercury” necessary?!  Various government officials, with their official reports, say this is just “conspiracy theory” and that these tens of thousands of children just happened to get autism and other illness right after receiving massive doses of vaccines, “by coincidence”.  Yes, just trust Big Brother once again, don’t rely on your own instincts or common sense, government and corporate officials always tell the truth after all, especially about things that would implicate them in a crime!  Only a wacko conspiracy theorist would think otherwise!

Being forced to trust someone, especially someone in a position of power, is really what’s crazy; many people become unthinking and pathetically subservient when anyone in a position of “official” authority tells them what is true or good, even when common sense shows it to be false and bad; this is the power of indoctrination/conditioning.

“Many in the medical community continue to dismiss this as a mere happenstance because autism often coincides with the time of vaccination and state that there is no scientific evidence to back this up.  My question to you is, how long does it take for a coincidence to surface time and again, case after case, before it can become a viable hypothesis, especially when the solution to solving this problem seems so apparent?  How can pharmaceutical companies concoct substance with mercury, formaldehyde, antifreeze, lead, aluminum and live viruses not expect that as they continue to pour these highly toxic and reactive substances into children, increasing dose after dose, all on the same day even, that it WON’T alter their developing minds and bodies?  Why would it be so completely impossible for a child to actually contract a chronic form of the disease rather than have a “proper immunological response,” especially when their immune systems may not be up to par?  And where is THEIR scientific evidence to back up the claim that this cannot happen, when it is published in the very package inserts, in their writing, that they have not studied the effects of vaccines for more than few weeks, or longer than the incubation period of the disease itself?  What happens when you give multiple doses in one day or combine different diseases into one hypodermic needle?

Could someone explain to me why it is acceptable to have products on the market that exposed my child to 37.5 micrograms of mercury in one day when at the time he should not have been exposed to more than .59 micrograms of mercury given his body weight?  Even a body as big as mine shouldn’t be exposed to more than 5 micrograms of mercury in one day.  That is completely unacceptable.  One size does not fit all when it comes to vaccines.

Through our organization, Unlocking Autism, we have talked to thousands and thousands of parents across the country, and their story is the same.  Child is normal, child gets a vaccine, child disappears within days or weeks into the abyss of autism.”

– Vaccines, Autism and Childhood Disorders by Neil Z. Miller, p. 29-30

In recent years it appears they are phasing out the mercury in vaccines, but there are still other toxins, like Formalin and Aluminum (linked to Alzheimers, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrigs disease), along with many other toxins, and those are only what we know about, since THE FULL INGREDIENT LIST ON VACCINES REMAINS SECRET!  WHY WOULD YOU INJECT YOUR CHILD WITH SOMETHING IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW WHAT IT WAS?  BECAUSE YOUR FAITH IN AUTHORITY IS THAT GREAT?  If so, that’s your choice, but be sure not to criticize those that choose otherwise.  Many people in the “land of the free” and elsewhere around the world have lost sight of the importance of personal freedom, and have accepted collectivist indoctrination, and this is much more dangerous than any unvaccinated child will ever be; it is the slippery slope to increasing tyranny from government officials, who remember are not (and never have been) saints by any means!   To trust a few people with immense destructive power is not intelligent, it ignores all of human history and the constantly re-affirming fact of human fallibility we see every day.  We need to mature to the point where we investigate things for ourselves and make independent decisions, not based on propaganda or blind-faith, but on facts and common sense; especially concerning our children’s health and safety.

Any attempts by government officials to push “compulsory” vaccinations should be refused and resisted, we obviously can’t trust that the vaccines will be safe; read about the “accidental”(!) contamination of vaccines that were released to the public with avian flu here:  http://www.infowars.com/vaccines-as-biological-weapons-live-avian-flu-virus-placed-in-baxter-vaccine-materials-sent-to-18-countries/

(&: http://www.prisonplanet.com/baxter-to-develop-swine-flu-vaccine-despite-bird-flu-scandal.html )

They have no right to force us to put ANYTHING into our bodies or our children’s bodies that we don’t want to, that is a fundamental human right, that’s why on that level All debate as to whether vaccinations are safe or not is actually irrelevant.  The real issue is whether individuals have the right to control their own bodies or not.  If an individual does not have that right, they are technically the slave of another, in this case a slave of the government.  Of course vaccinations have a history of many ill effects, but this back and forth on what study is valid and which is discredited (the voice/lies of government/corporations being most dominant of course thanks to the corporate media, a.k.a. the “4th Branch” of the government) is really just a distraction from the core issue of freedom vs. tyranny.  If the government can tell you what you can put in your body, like alcohol but not marijuana, and force you to put something in your body that you don’t want, like a vaccine, you are not free.  It is always in the name of “safety” that governments violate the rights of the people, and often the “danger” is manufactured by the government officials themselves in order to justify their police-state measures, as was clearly the case with 9/11 in New York and 7/7 in London.

    Being forcefully vaccinated when you currently have no contagious disease is a “preemptive” attack on your body and a violation of your rights, supposedly to prevent the possible violation of other people’s rights, though that may never actually happen.  No one should have to apply for a waiver or face any penalty for their choice of nonviolence concerning a pre-emptive and possibly dangerous series of injections to themselves or their children.  This is the most important aspect of the vaccine debate: the issue of people being forced.  Whether or not many other people say that it is for the greater good or not, the fact is that this amounts to some people initiating force against other people, it is an act of violence and tyranny.  When we hear in the mass-media (all owned by only a few corporations, which are often tied with the pharmaceutical industry) “this government or pharmaceutical company study says it’s perfectly safe”, that very well may be a lie, or at least mistaken, but the “common people”, i.e. the “citizenry”, are told to shut up and just have blind faith in those deeming themselves their parental overlords.  Anything compulsory equates to saying your opinion is extraneous and inferior to those of people employed by controlling institutions; your doubts are made irrelevant because in the view of the controllers, they are superior to you, they have the right to control you and your children because you are inferior to them.  If we accept mandatory vaccines, we open the door for other mandatory actions against our personal sovereignty; we become more and more the property of government, to do with as however they see fit.

Now if this seems a bit extreme to you, you may be thinking something like “My doctor isn’t some evil authoritarian, he cares about me and my kids.”  That may very well be true, but that ignores three important factors at play:

1) Most doctors coming from mainstream medical schools are heavily influenced by corporate interests, their education has been greatly corrupted and limited by industry.  To expect them to have knowledge of key aspects of relevant subjects like nutrition and environmental toxicity is wishful thinking, they are for the most part very ignorant in these crucial areas.

2)  It’s irrelevant to the larger issue of personal freedom and choice.  People have the right to control their own bodies and not be forced to do anything they don’t want to do by others, whether they are truly good-intentioned doctors or not.

3) All the testimony that vaccines have directly caused severe illness, like this:

Also to ignore the countless times doctors and officials have lied, or were at the least mistaken, and caused severe harm, and to think that somehow the current establishment authorities are faultless saints upon the Earth who could never cause harm through their authoritarian actions, intentionally or not, is absurd.  This underlying assumption, this unquestioning trust in authority, is not logical or principled, it is merely an opinion, an opinion that is heavily shaped by indoctrination.  Like mandatory taxation, mandatory vaccination is being forced to do something that may be against your will, for the supposed “greater good”, despite the lack of proof, and despite the contradictory historical facts; authoritarianism can never be perfectly safe or principled because of human fallibility, which can lead to things like, say, your tax dollars going to fund a war based on lies that kills millions of civilians in another country.  But again, there need be no examples of this violation of trust; the fact that it is even a possibility means that from a human rights perspective, no one can be forced to do something (i.e. be subjected to violence) because it may be for the “greater good”. 

    The only thing we can say with certainty is for the greater good is nonviolence, and therefore mandatory vaccinations, along with any other mandatory act (like taxation) is immoral because it is the initiation of force, it is violenceAuthoritarianism & violence is immoral, personal freedom & nonviolence is moral.  End of story.

LATEST, California passes mandatory vaccination bill!  –> http://www.infowars.com/california-following-in-nazi-footsteps/

See also:
http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2015/06/do-you-know-whats-in-your-vaccines/

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What could be more crazy than being told that poison is good for you, and truly beneficial things are bad?  Ignore the lies you’re being told; don’t drink toxic water, eat/drink toxic sweeteners, inject your body with toxic vaccines or fill your mouth with toxic fillings, and tell your “representatives” that you want these mass poisonings of the public to end, but don’t rely on them to, since that will probably never happen; the best thing you can do for your health (and your freedom) is disconnect from their system of social control by living as a sovereign and natural human on the Earth.

“Let’s be clear:  Those in power are poisoning children, stealing their physical and cognitive health: making them weak, sick, and dumb.”

-Derrick Jensen, Endgame

Also related and of concern:

Chemtrails:  http://www.whatintheworldaretheyspraying.info/

Hydro-fracking:  http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/about-the-film

Oil & Gas Drilling:  http://www.splitestate.com/the_film.html

Tar Sands:  http://environmentaldefence.ca/reports/canadas-toxic-tar-sands-most-destructive-project-earth


Mother Earth & Meat

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“Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.” – Albert Schweitzer

[updated May 13th, 2014]
by Colin D. Donoghue

    Caring about how we are effecting the Earth’s ecosystem should be a basic tenant of humanity, since the health and survival of our species depends on a healthy environment, but a lot of people don’t seem to care at all.  The petroleum, nuclear, natural gas, coal, logging and livestock industries are destroying the environment at a scale never before seen in human history.  The relationship between humans & the Earth has become an increasingly abusive one, to the point that it may result in ecological collapse.  The glaciers keep melting, the temperature (and cancer rate) keeps rising, the weather becomes more destructive… and we are just letting these government-backed industries continue to lead us on a path of devastation and suffering.  Earth Day passes once again while the obvious solutions to our own sickness and the sick ecosystem, most importantly veganic homesteading and industrial hemp production, still remain restricted by those who undemocratically control our lives, and of course, tax dollars.  Most Americans would love to live more naturally and self-sufficiently, but cannot due to land costs and taxation.  So, while we wait (or don’t wait) for the Right Revolution, there is something that effects the environment in a major way that most of us have choice over on a daily basis: the food we eat.

    Here’s an amazing fact that is extremely under-reported: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that animal wastes pollute U.S. waterways more than all other industrial sources of water pollution, combined.  And yet instead of calling for an end to factory farming, many environmental groups mostly ignore it (as explained in the documentary “Cowspiracy“) and instead suggest reforms that would have little positive impact.  And its not just the water that the livestock industry is polluting.  From ODE Magazine, December 2007:

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published a report in 2006 called Livestock’s Long Shadow.

“The FAO concluded that the livestock industry accounts for 18 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. That’s more than is produced by every form of transportation combined.”

“Consumers are told to conserve by switching to energy-efficient light bulbs, to take public transportation more often, to turn off the TV when they’re not watching. Why aren’t environmental organizations telling them to eat less meat?”

    Veganism is the “elephant in the room” that isn’t being discussed because of ingrained conditioning as to what a “normal” diet is.

    Why do most people claim to be against violence, yet participate in it everyday?  It is because of false beliefs, a false morality, that says sometimes mass-murder and slavery is actually good and natural for humans.  “I’m no mass-murderer or slave-driver” you may be thinking, but if you eat animal products, then that’s really not true.  Getting vegan foods is extremely easy.   We can choose foods that involve suffering, violence and environmental destruction, or those that do not.  We don’t need to eat animal products for optimum health, or hunt animals for survival; we only have to make nonviolent choices at the supermarket, farmers market, a community garden, or on your own homestead.

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“Children can, generally, make the philosophical switch easier than adults because the plant-based diet and related issues of compassionate living resonate perfectly with the innocence of childhood.  To treat one animal as family and another as food, to continually feel sick and tired, to consider preventable open-heart surgery as “routine” and part of the aging process, or to watch others suffering are ideas that are inherently not acceptable to children. It seems to me tolerance for such ideas can only be achieved by repetitive cultural teaching of numbness.  Being numb to animals in pain, numb to our effect on the ecosystem, [numb to thousands of civilians being killed by the US military/CIA/Blackwater, etc. I would like to add], and even numb to our to our own body’s cries for proper care are hallmarks of adults and older children in mainstream society.”    – Kerrie Saunders, PhD (www. drfood.org)

    I have seen video of the hellish experiences cows, pigs, chickens, etc. go through during captivity, transport and slaughter; it is perhaps the greatest motivator to change to a vegan diet.  Short documentaries like “Meet Your Meat” and “Farm to Fridge” show you truth behind the animal flesh you eat, often without any thought of where and how it made its way to your mouth.  If ever there was a hell on earth, it is the experience many animals go through in becoming food and during animal experimentations.  Isn’t there something ethically wrong with tormenting those who have never harmed us, and who cannot defend themselves against us?  Rather than go into the gorish details of what I know occurs, I will leave it to you to take personal responsibility and investigate this for yourself.

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    I have heard some repeated counter-arguments to adopting a vegan diet, and all have been unjustified.  To the belief that we were “meant to” eat meat, I ask “says who?”  Did you have a conversation with God and she/he/it told you you’re meant to eat animals?  I doubt it.  And if you happen to be Christian, the Bible actually says the opposite, on the first page!  To quote from the book of Genesis, page 1:

“Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”

    And also from the Old Testament we find:

“He who kills a bull, it is as if he slays a man.”   (Isaiah 66:3)

    Also from chapter 22 of the Dead Sea Scrolls it is written that Jesus said:

“For I tell you truly, man is more than beast. But he who kills a beast without cause, though the beast attack him not, through lust for slaughter, or for its flesh, or its hide, or yet for its tusks, evil is the deed which he does, for he is turned into a wild beast himself.”

    To assume that animals were “made for humans to eat” lacks any plausible foundation.  Seed bearing fruit however is obviously designed and intended to be eaten, so its seeds can return to the earth in fertilizer, so new fruit may grow.  And many plants can be harvested over and over again without resulting in the death of the plant; another indication of its design to be used for food.  We do not find such obvious design for food consumption in animals, who feel enormous amounts of physical and emotional pain like we humans do when are bodies are cut or our children are taken away from us and killed.  A vegan diet is also better for own well-being; meat and dairy products are generally loaded with fat, hormones, antibiotics and pesticides.  All of these can lead to disease and cancers. (Some also believe that eating animal flesh lowers our vibration due to the violence associated with it, and is therefore an obstacle to a spiritual path.)

    Scientifically, we have the jaw structure, digestive system, etc. of an herbivore.  The most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted, The China Study, concluded that human physiology reacts best to a vegan diet!  The argument that you can’t be healthy and get the protein you need without meat and dairy is completely false.  You can, and the protein from plants is more easily absorbed by the body.  The human body does not require meat to reach optimum health, and in fact some of the most fit and healthy bodies ever to walk this Earth were formed with vegan diets (and of course a lot of training!).  Many of the world’s top athletes have vegan diets, including vegan body-builder Kenneth G.Williams, pictured here:

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    Getting back to the environment, a major reason for continued deforestation (along with not using hemp) is the expansion of land used for livestock.  Deforestation is causing major ecological imbalances, and a meat-eating diet is directly linked to it.

    About ninety percent of all our agricultural resources are used for the feeding of livestock.  The land could be used instead to grow plant-foods to directly feed the hungry and starving, plant-foods like environmentally beneficial and nutrient-dense hempseed.

From the book The World Peace Diet by Dr. Will Tuttle:

“Everyone on Earth could be fed easily because we currently grow more than enough grain to feed ten billion people; our current practice of feeding this grain to untold billions of animals and eating them forces over a billion of us to endure chronic malnutrition and starvation while another billion suffer from the obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer linked with eating diets high in animal foods. The drugs we take to combat these diseases are discharged through the urine, flow into the water and become yet another major stream that adds to the pollution of our Earth.”  (p. 191)

    From environmental destruction to inflicting torturous pain on other beings, the modern meat industry is a clear example of something “bad.”  That’s right, I made a moral judgment!  I must be an extremist! (Or so says modern Sophists in America society conditioned into suppressing the use of their own conscience).  The experience of pain in other mammals, birds and fish is virtually the same as our own.  For those that say that there is no difference between killing plants and animals, they are basically delusional, ignoring the fact that animals definitely feel pain, have emotions and want to live, while picking an apple off a tree remains incomparable.  Animals have feelings, have consciousness on some level, and so therefore should be treated as such, not just as animated food.  Would you like to be imprisoned, tortured and then brutally murdered so someone could eat your flesh for dinner?  I didn’t think so.  Non-aggression remember?  The foundation of a moral society?  Speaking of which here are some salient excerpts from the excellent book The Nonviolent Revolution by Nathaniel Altman:

“In addition to its impact on animal welfare, a vegetarian lifestyle offers additional ‘ahimsic benefits’ towards one’s body, the environment, and the right utilization of the earth’s resources….The practice of feeding plant protein to livestock instead of directly to people places a tremendous strain on the earth’s resources, and contributes to the shortage of food around the world… In addition, a vegetarian diet calls for far less water than a diet containing meat… [which] utilizes some 2,500 gallons of water per day (including irrigation ,animal drinking water, and the large amount of water needed for the actual processing of meat), while the pure vegetarian (vegan) diet uses only 300 gallons per day. [According to Dr. Aaron Altschul of Georgetown University]”

    Some more poignant information from Alternatives magazine (Winter 2007-08) in an article by Bruce Friedrich:

“Even leaving aside all the animal welfare issues, a vegan diet is the only reasonable diet for people in the developed world who care about the environment or global poverty… Environmental Defense, on its website, notes: “If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains… the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. Roads.”  Imagine if we stopped eating animal products altogether… Vegan foods cut out the factory farms, the slaughterhouses, and multiple stages of heavily polluting tractor-trailer trucks, as well as the resources (and pollution) involved in each of those stages… Choose vegan – and preferably organic [and local] – foods.  It’s bad for the environment to eat animals.  It’s time to stop looking for loopholes.”

    And since I’m a fan of being blunt and cutting through the bullshit when appropriate, I’ll share such a statement from the book The Real Forbidden Fruit: How Meat Destroys Paradise And How Veganism Can Get It Back by Jeff Popick:

“There are many well-intentioned people who consider themselves to be environmentalists, and yet many of these people eat animal products, even though it is animal products that are primarily responsible for the demise of the environment.  Eating meat kills animals, people and the planet.  To be an environmentalist, one must be vegan.”

I know black & white statements are unpopular among many in this corrupted culture, but the truth must be told.  Truth!  Dare I say it in this world filled with post-modern nihilists?  Total non-dualism/non-judgment is an idea that permeates all areas of modern culture, from those that are “cool” to those that are “square,” from the young to the old, from the academic to the spiritual, and it is corrupting the progress of mankind via its nonsensical rejection of conscientiousness.  If you think there is no truth, no good or bad in the world, I’m sorry to say, you’ve become delusional.  Instead of citing those that have backwards/insane ideas about morality and the environment (as supposed proof that all morality is bunk), why don’t you stand up for the sane perspective?  I address this issue more in my essay “Eating the Apple.” 

    So, if we want a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world, that means: No war, No nukes, No coal or uranium mining, No clear-cutting, No petroleum or natural gas drilling, and No meat.