(Heres the 2nd half) I'm still going to sit down and enjoy a big fat steak with eggs on the side because I'm an omnivore and that's what we do. If you want to make a real influence on people, don't sit on Facebook and wave the vegan flag. Get out and find like minded individuals who are willing to take real action. (Basically you give great responses and Im using you for an internet debate with an ignorant carnist)
“I’m still going to sit down and enjoy a big fat steak with eggs on the side because I’m an omnivore and that’s what we do.”
Omnivore means the same thing as “genetic obligate meat-eating animal”. Omnivore means that because I can physically ingest something, that means I have to. We are not creatures that are able to apply ethics into our decision making process, and live solely on instinct. We have to ingest the menstrual cycle of a hen and the corpse of a cow, otherwise we’d die. It’s the reason why vegans don’t exist.
“If you want to make a real influence on people, don’t sit on Facebook and wave the vegan flag. Get out and find like minded individuals who are willing to take real action.”
This is wonderful advice! If you want to know the proper way to get involved in animal rights activism/veganism, it’s important that you take advice from a person who isn’t involved in animal rights/veganism, and also make choices in their own life that oppose animal rights/veganism, as obviously they would know best.
When I think about advocating for homeless people, I do not go to some homeless shelter and ask the volunteers there, like a moron would. Instead I find somebody who kicks homeless people (in a humane way, of course) and ask for his expertise on what would be the best way to help the homeless, as they would obviously know best.
Also, advocating for something on the internet is stupid. You are in a place where your information has access to, theoretically, billions of people all over the world. When you can reach such few people with a message that you want to send to so many, why would you use the internet to deliver this message, which would in turn create less demand for a “product” which would mean less exploitation and slaughter for the aforementioned “product”.
It’s also important to remember that you can only do one thing. You cannot be online and on the street level. It’s impossible to do two different things at two different times of the day. No one has managed to break this Inception-like rubix cube of time and space. It’s one or the other. Choose!