Tuesday, June 1, 2010

meat might still be murder



when i was 12 years old i went to my aunt's house for the week to visit my cousins. my aunt was fresh out of a divorce and exploring some alternative ways of living. after the typical greetings and chitchat with the family, my usual june cleaver sort of aunt led me into their tv room to watch a little video.

this little video single handedly changed my life. ol johnny boy had his share of all that casein with baskin robins and was ready to blow our minds. he was kind of like the original micheal moore-- exposing the underbelly of what makes america taste so good...
anyway, the next 45 minutes my little sixth grade mind began to burst at the seams. seeing chickens and cows slaughtered in such a carnal and gruesome manner seriously traumatized me. i vowed then and there to never eat meat again. EVER.

and i didn't. for a good 10 years i stayed away from all forms of meat. i wore my vag badge proud much to the demise of many around me. it wasn't until i met b that i started to slip. he lured me into the meat trap once again (that's what she said) with whispers of bacon.... as he always says, 'pork is the gateway meat-- it will bring you back to red meat in the blink of an eye.' it wasn't long till i was slammin down sliders at applebee's with the best of 'em. no amount of threats from my brother about trichinosis could touch me now, i was makin up for lost time. supersize me seemed like a great idea, not to show how nasty mc'd's was but just cuz you got to eat that much mcdonald's... that was how far i had fallen.

with my mouth dripping with the sweet, salty gristle of bacon, i turned my eyes, ears and heart from the continued warnings... every once in awhile i'd catch glimpses of that sunny afternoon in my aunt's house, or flash back to uptain sinclair's the jungle, but for the most part the vag in me had died- just like the chickens getting electrocuted in those big drums of water. i would never be a vegetarian again.
but before i knew it suddenly it seemed ol mr. robbins was on to something. movies like food, inc came out pleading with us to stop poisoning ourselves and watch what we eat. yet i had turned, and i just wasn't sure i could come back. i started to rebel. not just in my actions, but in my heart. i wasn't gonna fall for this hoopla, these people were annoying. i had to shut them out... meat can't be murder! i love it too much!

maybe its the semi annual mr. micheals fur haters, or the fine folks over at fox news, or maybe even all those tree huggin liberals in berkely. whatever the case, i want to know...

'which activists are the most annoying?'

9 comments:

Team Calamond said...

its not all meat it is just the factory stuff, stick with free range organic grass fed no nitrates, no hormones, ect. You might have to pay more and shop around but it is well worth it. Its like life you just cant get the cheapest stuff or you will pay in other ways, Food inc is no joke you just have to make informed decisions. Or go shoot yourself some free range deer or pig.
But dont eat that crappy meat it WILL kill your insides.

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Team Calamond said...

for my third comment I will say that I do have a certain amount of respect for all activists b/c they are speaking out about something they feel strongly about while most of us just sit around and bitch about it, yo

mom/popfoote said...

being a one time pro life activist, i kind of feel sorry for all those who are trying desperately to take a stand and change the world. do they have to be annoying and in your face? i found the one on one caring and sharing information can make the greater change.

esther jane said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWVyJ-YG3ew
this is kind of annoying. mostly just creepy, but it does get my dander up, especially when it's people like this who are hindering Oregon's Parks and Rec from removing dangerously old old-growth from the best campsite on the oregon coast, thus rendering it uncampable! and because i think people could scream and wail and pitch a fit about severely more important things.

Sarah said...

I get annoyed when activism becomes a status symbol. The holier than thou attitude of being "green" is one example. I don't disagree with the premise of being conscious about how we live and eat, but I do hate it when living consciously becomes a competition.

going kiwi said...

Feminist activists, there I said it

Sobriety Checkpoint said...

Im not sure if these people constitute as 'Activists" but they still annoy me so I write anyway. Okay I hate it when I go to get my baby vaccinations and I have 50 people down my throat telling me how bad they are and all this blah blah blah! Now I know the last case of German measles hasnt been recorded for the past 700 years (I have no idea when the last case was reported but 700 years seems like a good long time ago)but nonetheless I dont want my child to get it. I got the vaccine and I didnt get the German Measles so it must work! I know there are ton of vaccines out now and I read up on them and I split all the vaccines up....mind you I do this because everytime Olivia gets a vaccine she sleeps for like two days straight...why not split them up..she'll sleep more..I get more free time...Its win win really. I wish I could say that I split them up due to "The Autism Scare"...no I am not that honorable as a parent I promise my motive is selfish...So there, I get vaccinations. I dont get sick and I eat meat, I dont care if a man opens my door, I dont like people who live in trees to try to save them, I would eat a dolfin if it got caught in a tuna net (wouldnt want it to go to waste)...however the commercials of abused animals (you know the ones where Sara McLaughlin is singing in the backgroud "In the Arms of an Angel) still make me cry, yet I still own a cat that I only see every other week who roams the neighborhood freely and looks like it has survied all five barios of New York City in one night! Okay Im sure I have offended everyone! Have a Great Day!

Anonymous said...

christine hutchinson:
immigration opponents...when their families were immigrants only 20, 40, 200 years ago.
[and people who can't remember their google id!]