Here’s an interesting tidbit from PJMedia’s peripatetic undercover man-on-the-street Zombie: I Am Ashamed To Be A Vegetarian. Excerpt:
I’m a vegetarian. I haven’t eaten meat in 20 years.
Up until this morning I was OK with my dietary choice.
But then I saw this video just uploaded by “Direct Action Everywhere,” a radical vegetarian activist gang, and now I am ashamed. Ashamed to be associated with them. Ashamed that everyone I meet must think I’m some sort of anti-meat revolutionary. Ashamed that mean-spirited lunatics have hijacked my personal food preference and turned it into rallyng cry for passive-aggressive bullying.
Watch and weep, as a contingent of vegetarian fascists burst into a random restaurant in San Francisco and try to pull some kind of creepy mind-game on the bewildered diners:
Watch the video. It’s a hoot.
Speaking as the guy who actually wrote the book about these people, this protest is typical – factless, clueless, and achieving nothing but an unearned sense of moral superiority on the part of the protestors, with no real effort on their part. (See my own PJMedia article on the topic of “ethical veganism for some idea of what a real effort might entail.“)
Personally I prefer to hunt my own protein. Only last Sunday all of us here at the Casa de Animal enjoyed venison burritos for supper, using up some of the last of last year’s fat meat muley. This coming Friday loyal sidekick Rat and yr. obdt. will pack up high-powered rifles and sidearms and take to the field again to pursue wild ungulates, with the intent of killing and eating them. Don’t like it, “vegans?”
But, I digress. Let’s get back to Zombie’s protestors.
The proper reaction on the part of the restaurant owner in this case would have been one sentence: “Get the hell out.” The incident described took place in looney San Francisco, however, where rational reactions are the exception rather than the rule.
Make no mistake about the ultimate goal of these people; given the opportunity, they would use the force of law to prevent you from eating meat. The “vegan” movement is, at its heart, fundamentally anti-choice; they are fundamentally against that very basic bit of individual liberty.
Fortunately they are a small part of the nation’s lunatic fringe. Let’s hope they stay that way.