Yeah, I’m Kind of a Dick About Being Vegan
I’m OK with being an asshole, especially if I’m an asshole about animal cruelty.
I’ll admit it: I’m kind of a dick about being vegan. I’m judgmental. I’m arrogant. I think less of people for eating animals and think more of people who don’t. So here it is, in one place, the definitive statement on why I seriously don’t care if I piss you off or hurt your feelings in the process of being a dick about being vegan.
“Why do you have to be such a dick about it?”
Your animal consumption habit is about as reprehensible a human action as there is. You fund an industry dedicated to the confinement, enslavement and torture of animals because (wait for it) you like how it tastes. Even this makes it sound more dispassionate than it is; You actually enjoy eating animals who have lived their entire lives in terror and torture. Forgive me if your ploddingly idiotic selfishness pisses me off a little bit.
“Something you said about omnivores really pissed me off.”
Good. Not only do I not “not care” whether or not something I say irritates you, I hope that it does. I am glad whenever an interaction about animal consumption leaves an omnivore feeling frustrated, annoyed or pissed off. Put simply, I like aggravating you because of your immoral choices.
“You think you’re so superior to omnivores.”
Not really, but I certainly am in this respect. I don’t think that animals are objects that exist for my culinary pleasure. I also find it amusing that people who drive a Prius or turn their noses up at others who don’t recycle would engage in the single most environmentally destructive behavior a human being can engage in, but that’s just me.
“Wouldn’t you convert more people to veganism if you were nicer?”
Probably not, as I don’t think there’s really any argument, no matter how brilliantly or pleasantly worded that makes anyone become vegan. People either get that animals aren’t for enslavement and torture, or they don’t give a fuck. If they don’t give a fuck I’m less concerned with convincing them that they should than I am with heaping scorn on them. It’s not my job to convince you to be vegan and thank “Bob” for that, as it’s basically a fool’s errand.
“Wow, you really are an asshole about being vegan.”
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