Food? Rather, life much as your own.

Great documentary on the fascinating lives of “dumb birds”…

…who are prison “grown” and slaughtered by the millions for this weird tradition called Thanksgiving. The program is marred as usual by one scene, obviously set up, of a snake eating a chick, but as usual people sadly disappoint. And the man unbelievably, ignorantly states that we shouldn’t mistake wild turkeys for domesticated turkeys that people eat. Therein he very well deserves the treatment he gets from Turkey Boy at the end, and then some, as he’s a betrayer, and the bird knew that. The birds in the film don’t disappoint though, so try to ignore the usual human delusional nonsense. Just click on link to watch:

http://video.pbs.org/video/2168110328/?start=563

US President Harry Truman presents un-pardoned turkey.

US President Harry Truman presents un-pardoned turkey around 1950.

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Narcissist Bliss (both sides of the coin)

person-110305_640Everything in the universe is as it should be…beautiful…as long as I am happy.

And I am happy as long as I am in charge and no one doubts or disrespects me.

You do not want to cross me, punishment is harsh, as my bliss must not be tampered with.

I am all that matters, as I am unique. Supreme. (We all know that, but I’m in an expressive mood so will spell it out).

My perception of things defines them. Period.

The so-called suffering of others cannot affect me in any negative way.

After all, those others are only figments of my imagination. So my indifference is perfect, as is everything about me.

I will torment/abuse others when I need to exercise my power. It makes me feel good.

Everything’s about me and my feeling good.

If I say so, black is white and day is night.

The universe and everything in it are in my mind. Your “reality” is not.

Life is all about me and my happiness.

hippoI am blissful and no one had better try to bring me down with what they call realities.

They will get nothing (or much worse) from me for their negativity.

Empathy is for fools. There is no suffering or evil as long as I don’t acknowledge them…and why would I?

Except for when someone causes me pain, then there’s hell to pay.

Those who doubt me cause me pain. A dumb stare from an animal is doubt as well.

Everyone doubts me because they’re woefully inferior, but it’s not their fault.

I invented fools because they entertain me.

And I can destroy them. Thus, they’re to be ever so grateful for my exemplary restraint.

I will end those so-called lives for their bumbling attempts to challenge me.

I will torture the most despicable of offenders, and enjoy it immensely. Justice, under me, is harsh.

Sometimes they offend most sinfully simply by their being so helpless, so weak. I despise weakness with all my heart and soul.

Suggest that I despise weakness so much because I AM the weakest of all, and you will feel my wrath. You poor wretch.

But of course you will be made helpless before I administer justice, if you’re not helpless to begin with.

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Virginia Tech school shootings, students wait in hiding.

“Fairness” is but an emotional buzzword employed by the weak and foolish.

Courage, compassion, and honor, too, I laugh uproariously at those…one may even say I “ROFL,” although I don’t engage in such oafishness. But you know that.

Love? What you call love is not real. What love is, is actually only… me. Otherwise it’s an invention utilized by you needy fools.

I am the supreme enlightened one…I don’t even need to use caps there, as caps are a device of inferiors.

The suffering I may cause at times isn’t real, because I say so, even when I enjoy their suffering. My mind entertains me that way.

My suffering is another matter entirely though, that is real and wrong and must be prevented/stopped…compensated for.

I am highly sensitive, as should be expected after all.

Fine tuned, exquisitely so. Finest of all.

The one.

Did I mention how everything is about me? But that would be obvious if you weren’t such a waste of my imagination.

I am so blissful I feel high as a kite.

You’d best smile for me…at these times I enjoy smiles on faces.

❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ 

The above depicts perceptions of both the “good guy” narcissist and the evil sadistic one (the good guy’s naughty pet so-to-speak) whom the “enlightened one” defends with all his/her might against those fools who would dare be “negative” about the whole mess.

“Bliss cultists,” in saying “don’t judge, there are no bad guys” are quite hypocritical, since they do indeed consider those who disagree with them on that as bad guys to be condemned. Such “bliss gurus” are therefore entirely untrustworthy in my view, and ineffectual or much worse regarding what they claim to care about. They coddle and nurture the ongoing evil and unjust suffering in this world, becoming inseparable with the worst of us…sadists…as in two sides of a particularly destructive “coin,” one we need to toss into some Netherworld. Either that or just stop listening to and being sidetracked and bogged down by their devices.

15241862428_6098bbe1ae_hPrime example of what I’m talking about: The “good vegan” who states, “There’s nothing wrong with eating meat (vivisection, fur, etc.), it’s a beautiful thing for animals to sacrifice themselves for you, it’s just not my choice to partake. That’s how awesome I am.” So kudos and Kumbaya are chirped all around and the meat grinder runs on uninterrupted, screams of agony ignored or smiled upon. Be happy! See how you’re supposed to behave, vegan?

Then come the enlightened ones’ counterparts who do the keeping and the killing, who would behave properly in doing the killing work if only we’d all love them for it, as the enlightened do. See, it’s your fault, not theirs. Just look at what you’ve made them do…

They know it’s all a lie, and they enjoy the pain that lie causes others, that’s the reward for narcissists. They are all that matters. Everyone else is their source of supply and their entertainment.

Admirable Hunter Cultures vs. “Self-Righteous Deluded Hated Vegans”

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Inuit man with dead beluga whale

Certain people continually condemn vegan diets as unbalanced, lacking, dangerous…at the same time marveling at the “robust health” of the Inuit of the past, implying we should all eat like those who made up a tiny percentage of the world’s population and were extremely unusual in their living conditions.

As opposed to those less healthy hunting cultures of today…

Eskimos

Today’s Inuit have numerous health problems. But Inuit health problems 2 Coronary Artery Plaqueand short life spans are not a new occurrence. Research published in an article in the June 1987 National Geographic, titled “Sealed in Time: Ice Entombs an Eskimo Family for Five Centuries” showed autopsy results of two Eskimo women, one in her 20s and one in her 40s that were frozen five centuries ago. These Eskimo women “…suffered from atherosclerosis, or narrowing of the arteries caused by deposits of cholesterol and fat, probably the result of a heavy diet of whale and seal blubber …and they showed signs of severe osteoporosis, bone-mass 3 Osteoporosisdeterioration.”

All that animal protein, and that lack of fiber, folate, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, D, E, and K, leading to their high rate of osteoporosis and very short life-spans.

But today’s meat proponents (i.e. paleos) like to blame modern Inuit health problems on flour, sugar, and processed foods & oils, because of world trade products being available to them. That implies that those products can be gotten to them by The White Man, but healthy whole foods cannot? Further, most fresh whole foods do quite well in freezing temperatures.

In his book, “Health Conditions and Disease Incidence Among The Eskimos of Labrador,” Dr. Samel Hutton reported on the Inuit before the addition of western foods. He studied them personally from 1902 to 1913, and had access to the detailed birth and death records kept by missionaries from the previous century.

4 Eskimo FamilyHutton said: “Old age sets in at fifty and its signs are strongly marked at sixty. In the years beyond sixty the Eskimo is aged and feeble. Comparatively few live beyond sixty and only a very few reach seventy. Those who live to such an age have spent a life of great activity, feeding on Eskimo foods and engaging in characteristically Eskimo pursuits.”

Curious thing that is. Since Inuits’ bad bone health is said…by certain meat activists whom I’ve witnessed…to be due to lack of exercise, not the high protein/fat diet.

Hmmm…

One has to wonder why meat activists have to go back to cave men or bring up today’s obscure cultures (Inuit, Masai) to defend the meat/fat diet, when we have ample proof with about 490 million vegans (and growing) in the developed world that we humans can indeed thrive on vegan diets. And that the iron alone from red meat causes heart disease: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140423170903.htm

To digress a bit more:

Another favorite tactic to discount vegan diets is to go back 20 years or so to say vegans are still 1% of the population, while we’re more like 7% now according to Public Policy Polling’s 2012 survey. It seems like much more than that nearing 2015, but perhaps that’s because vegans are so enthusiastic and speaking up. But the increase has escalated in the last 5 years or so.

5 fat-lady-on-computer1Also, notice how these hunting cultures are romantically waxed about by certain meat lovers who indulge in their fandom from cushy homes using computers while eating KFC and preaching about grass-fed meat, while condemning vegans for preaching. They imply that sugar, flour and processed foods are what vegans must eat, because “without meat/eggs/dairy, what else is there?” But unhealthy stuff like flour is only an occasional thing for me as a long-term vegan who’s quite healthy, even if a bit on the plump side. (But I used to be very obese as an omnivore, so my current size is a vast improvement.)

What on Earth do we eat? The wide array of awesome fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. Now I’ll stop digressing…

The Masai’s Problems Today

7 Masai woman homeZealous meat-lovers attribute today’s Inuit & Masai health problems to sugar, flour, etc., and imply those things are forced onto them by “westerners” or The White Man. But a study titled “Atherosclerosis in the Masai” that was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in 1972, and was carried out largely before sugar and flour played a part in the Masai diet, concluded that the Masai tribes who consume diets of meat and milk have a similar amount of atherosclerosis vascular disease as old American men, but at a much younger age.

Life expectancy for Masai people is 45 for women and 42 for men, with 59 considered very old. Their necessary physical fitness plays a large role in the prevention of heart attacks, as their arteries expand to make up for the blockages. This suggests that the Masai would have higher rates of heart attacks if they lived to older ages. Combat wounds, infections, and cardiovascular-renal failure (heart failure combined with kidney failure likely due to all that animal protein & low fiber) are their leading causes of young death. Showing that with violent, protein-heavy lives come violent and/or disease-caused early deaths.

Masai ExceptionsMaasai Elder

Now there are Masai tribes who eat much less meat and far more fruit and vegetables (not donuts and chips) than their more traditional counterparts, and thereby benefit from less violence, better health and longer life-spans. I won’t get into that further except to share this video from someone I’m friendly with, a Swedish woman (vegetarian veterinarian) living among a Masai tribe, married to a Masai man. The partial preparation of an animal-free meal (any eggs possibly used at times are from truly free-range birds):

Gabriele has told me that meat is a rare indulgence among her people, and she is a very healthy vegetarian woman in her 60’s who’s amazingly fit and highly skilled at her profession.

The Verdict

8 Ringed sealEvidence from both those “robustly healthy” hunter cultures shows that even back when traditional diets heavy in animal foods were consumed, they had gross evidence of atherosclerosis at a young age, very short life-spans, and that the Inuit suffered from bone loss at a young age. The Inuit also have a similar prevalence of coronary artery disease as other populations (omnivores) but they have higher death rates due to cerebrovascular strokes, which are caused by plaque in the arteries leading to blood clots that block blood flow to the brain. (But of course that plaque must be caused by anything other than fat in their diet, so say the meat-lovers…Hah, I say.)

Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Lentil Patties with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Salad from rusvaplauke on Flickr

Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Lentil Patties with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Salad from rusvaplauke on Flickr

So regardless of any concerns, be they about animal suffering, ruthless human behavior, heart health or bone health, etc., paleo style dieters continually advocate for heavy meat/fat diets and point to the Inuit and Masai, while warning of the grave risks they attribute to “The Vegan Diet.” As if we all barely survive on a strict, short list of questionable foods and as if that sad list is set in stone like the Ten Commandments. When reality strongly contradicts all of these meat-lovers’ claims.

So in summary…

Some people are to be listened to at your own risk. Get your information from objective and credible sources, disregard hype from those evidently with financial interests, and you likely can’t go wrong.

The main implication in praising these hunting cultures is that they’re far better at surviving in the “wild” than other cultures are, which is true, but is that the sort of life you want for yourself? If so, go live with the meat-based Masai or Inuit, don’t just champion them from afar, in comfortable security. But don’t think living that way would make you physically healthier or that that sort of “in the wild” living is possible for over 7 billion people on Earth.

9 seal pupNor should we want to choose that sort of life, heavily dependent on exploiting and killing others. As evolving human beings with such a great capacity for cherishing the lives of others, we need to move away from choosing to ruthlessly use and kill the disadvantaged. Unless we want to continue stagnating morally and ethically, continually creating among us the likes of John Wayne Gacy (et al) along the way. And what sane person wants that?

Following is an entirely objective and scientific article that outlines the benefits and possible risks of vegan diets, explaining how they are easily made optimal. I do most everything suggested here (except for the DHA supplement – I use flax) and it’s not difficult: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/89/5/1627S.full