Thursday, January 1, 2015

Goin' Whole Hog in '15

"Rethinking Meat" was the title of a post that documented the circumstances leading to the most surprising and wonderful thing that happened to me in 2014, my return to Vegetarianism. Well, about a week ago the thought occurred to me that I should give Veganism a shot.

While I have no ethical objections to dairy or meat per se, avoiding them are the easiest way in this modern world to "walk softly upon the earth," as that most clichéd of American Indian proverbs tell us to do. [The pro-Indian Little Big Man (1970) pointed out the garbage dumps real Indians left behind a century before fake Indians like Iron Eyes Cody came along.]

Closer to home, the unhealthiest foods I indulge, like pizza and pierogies, all have cheese as a common main ingredient. Lacking willpower, I need an ethos to guide me. A lucky coincidence is that this lifestyle suits my phenotype as described in the Blood Type Diet.

Finally, while this at first might seem like "a sign of weakness to other men — like you've left the club —" there is "something very masculine about following a vegan diet," said one carnivorous gal quoted in this story — For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet.

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