When people roll their eyes, or chuckle under their breath at vegans, I remember this quote:
“All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
- Arthur Schopenhauer
The activist of every single social justice issue, whether about slavery, segregation, women’s suffrage, police brutality, lgbtq discrimination, etc. have been accused of being too idealistic, too sensitive, or even delusional. This is not a new phenomenon. No one has ever sparked change by going along with the status quo. One day people won’t think we’re being too sensitive, they’ll wonder how they were ever so calloused.
This week on directaction.info: 12 rabbits bred for meat were rescued from a farm by activists in France. “They received all necessary care and are safe. All equal, all are free,” the activists reported.