Something new has taken over the vegan movement. It is something that everyone seems to be talking in these days. Maybe you noticed too?
There are vegans who are positioning against oil
(“The oil will kill you, destroy you, including the tiny oil droplet.’s Death a liquid clog arteries”)
Other vegans sound the whistle against fat.
(“No, not just oil.. All just throw my fat linseed wish I could go back and not eat these sunflower seeds last week”)
Other vegans are going on about the dark side of the carb.
(“Oh, the real problem is the carbs and no fat, potatoes, rice, fruit, no matter what type: The carbs are the enemy and put you obese”)
Other expose to the world the dangers of gluten.
(“Not all carbohydrates are the devil.’s Just gluten that will destroy your body, based on your health. The rest is fine”)
Other vegans will close the curtains to sodium.
(“For what reason nobody mentions sodium!!?”)
There are vegans who are leading an attack on the sugar.
(“Oh, come on, come? Sugar is the real problem. Only a few grains of sugar will instantly intoxicate”)
There are other vegans who educate the world about acidic foods.
(“You should really worry versus alkaline foods are acidic. That’s the problem. Can not die if your blood is alkaline. It is a known fact. Equal acid to death.”)
There are other vegans educating the masses about the dangers of cooked food.
(“Oh, please Why are all dancing around the truth all about enzymes:? Cook food over 104 degrees destroys the above and is nutritionally void End of story..”)
It used to be that vegans were people concerned with social justice and expose the roots of the unjust privileges. We have worked to change how society conceptualizes other animals, in getting people to see the unnecessary and widespread and entrenched systematic violence against them, and that is almost invisible. We thought we had a lot of work to do, but it turns out we’ve been very negligent being an important area requiring our attention: be nutritionally superior to our neighbor.
Although no more. Now apparently many vegans it is consumed in making policing each other and the world consumption of carbohydrate versus fat intake, satanic properties of salt versus the sinister bases of the sweets, the real persuasive message of a compassionate life has lost in a swirl of paranoia polluted and disturbed thoughts.
I think this insidious demonization of our panorama-food environment of shame and judgment, poses and nutrition-tirria deeply weakens and restricts our efforts to build a caring culture, a dynamic veganism.
Unless there is something radical and unusual in a body, as that person has serious allergies or addictions, a little oil, a little sugar, or some carbs hardly kill anyone. It just will not happen. This absolutist thinking based on fear is not rooted in science or facts. Although alarmism sells many books. It is difficult to sell to the famous doctors and gurus welfare if they do not build a base demonizing something, fats, carbs, cooked food, and need a solid hook to be heard above the din of the other famous and skilled doctors seeking their welfare part of (low sugar diet, gluten free, raw) pie. They also know that the buying public needs something to assemble, is easy to understand, to help them stay motivated.
I’ve seen vegans become vicious absolute while others trounced defending beliefs and dietary health claim as true, I’ve seen vegans attack each other cruelly and staff in public, intimidating ways, things I had not seen since my school days, by nutritional or body size trifles as if his opponent was a abusadorr of animals instead of, um, someone who occasionally eats rice. I have no doubt that our country eat too much protein, too much fat, too much processed food, and that it is not recommended for anyone’s health. Nor do I have doubts that health experts have helped many people. to which being at the gates of death been educated in a healthier lifestyle.I’m not arguing that and I have much gratitude for those who helped people to move away from meat or animal products to give them a new lease on their lives. Nevertheless I remain skeptical that a bit of “this or that” is mortal or even negative for most people. His followers make these statements as if they were facts, but the passionate beliefs about something that does not make something a fact. Instead, it becomes a form of fanaticism and, because we are still a small minority in the population, then this is associated with veganism among the general public already believes that our lifestyle is extreme and requires similar to that of a monk who lives on top of a mountain discipline.
The implications here are harmful: the fusion of veganism, which has its core foundational beliefs rooted in non-violence, equality and justice-with random diet plans that are being promoted by several doctors or gurus vegan weight loss. Veganism has nothing to do with being gluten-free, fat-free or raw foodist and need not be aware of this intertwining with whatever diet we consider optimal. Years ago, when the raw diet was becoming Great Thing, I heard a lot of confusion by the general public because of this connection between veganism and diet: “Wait, so vegans do not eat anything cooked? Is that true? “‘m Starting to hear the same general confusion about vegans not consume gluten. Now begin to also believe that people are somehow “less vegan” if you use oil?What is all broccoli saute in a little olive oil with animal exploitation? What does the BMI of someone with institutionalized cruelty we inflict on other animals? Correct: Absolutely nothing.
We should be doing everything possible to eliminate barriers to a compassionate lifestyle, not putting more arbitarios and personal obstacles that have nothing to do with it. There are already many cultural and personal leaps that many people find overwhelming and intimidating, why should we make things difficult we doing even less attainable to veganism? If people want that this is a personal club that revolves around purity restrictions, dietary absolutism and ashamed of their own body, then that’s what it is, but is not helping the animals. These disorders of thought (no doubt promoted by our own sick society) have come to wrap veganism and I saw the shame, anxiety, confusion and isolation that this engenders. To that veganism thrive and grow, you need to be expansive and accessible, not less. As time passes, I am more and more sure to be aware and intelligent with our message should be our priorities as effective advocates. When we use the same kind of outrage to talk about potatoes or olive oil to speak of violence against other animals and the planet, something has caused our priorities become chaotic