Saturday, January 4, 2020

Australia Fires and Animal Deaths - a Short Comparison

The Australia fires have killed 1/2 billion animals so far, and I hate to imagine their deaths. However, the United States has killed 59 billion animals this year for our choice of food consumption and I hate to imagine their lives and deaths. In addition, wild animals are killed to make room for cow grazing and crops for farm animal feed due to our choice of food consumption and I hate to imagine their deaths.

There is that word: choice.



Sunday, December 22, 2019

Does Peace on Earth Mean Anything?


Peace on Earth. I feel like this phrase has no power anymore.  Does it mean anything to anyone? Is peace seen as an unattainable wish that has become a meaningless phrase, or is anyone still working toward a peaceful world? 
We know most humans have the biological capacity to be violent because it is a survival mechanism.  But we want to cooperate because that is so much easier than fighting our way through life.  We should have made more progress with world peace by now.  Instead, we still have wars, kidnappings, unspeakable violence, and world leaders who can’t talk things out without threatening each other.  

What about our daily lives?  Nothing is really peaceful, as we have intentionally hidden violence in our culture.  Therefore, saying “Peace on Earth” is ingenuine unless we work toward it.  Our food system is based on unnecessary violence, yet few people seem to want to change to a peaceful way of eating, when it is as simple as choosing only non-animal products to put into your mouths each time you eat.  Don’t you “choose to eat this and choose not to eat that” every day?  If you can easily make choices, then why is it so difficult to keep dead animals out of your mouths? 

Looking at it as written, it seems so easy to convince others to do, yet humans get offended and defensive.  You would think they would jump excitedly at the idea of saving animals from immense suffering and to help come closer to peace on Earth. Few even realize it should be a goal.  

I think most people are just stuck in their culture, and don’t want to change anything – they want others to change everything for them.  Change would happen a lot quicker if everyone were helping.  Instead, humans just accept that “this is the way it is,” which is exactly why this is the way it is – and we are no closer to Peace on Earth. 

Stamps Show Our Subconscious Christian Nationalism


At our work, we have two different types of stamps for our holiday cards – secular and religious.  Of course, the religious stamp is of the Christian religion, with Mary holding baby Jesus.  The religious stamps were for certain clients, but I never saw us purchase Jewish stamps for our Jewish clients or Kwanzaa stamps or Eid stamps!  Did you ever notice we never show what our politicians claim – that we have “Judeo-Christian principles?”  We didn’t buy any stamps with Menorahs on them! 

We did run out of our secular stamps and we were told to put religious stamps on the cards.  As I slapped on Mary stamp after Mary stamp, I thought, if I had bought some Menorah stamps for the office, I bet we would not have used them; the cards would have been metered or stamps with the American flag would have been used. 

This is just another example of how Christian nationalists have gotten into our brains so that we do not even realize we favor Christianity.


Saturday, March 30, 2019

THE PEACEFUL WORLD OF YOUR DREAMS


What kind of world do you imagine when you think of a perfect world?  Is it one where all beings are respected and treated well?  Is it a peaceful world?  Is it a safe world where everyone works toward the good of society?  Is it a clean world, with sparking lakes and rivers?  Is it a world where people are happy?  

If children were raised to respect the rights of all beings on Earth, and to believe that animals are not property and should not be eaten or used for entertainment, there probably would be no racism, because the child would be raised to respect everyone and every being.  People and governments would be peaceful, and wars would not be the way to solve problems.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could stop fighting people with different cultures?  

Right now, our society runs on speciesism, where we think we are superior and have the right to use other beings, and deeply conditioned racism is why we make up so many excuses to continue to eat animals.  We will never have the world of our dreams if we continue with our species hierarchy, because animals make waste that pollutes rivers and lakes, the huge farms are put in areas that disproportionately affect people of color, our factories and our trash are located in areas where people of color live, the animals we breed into existence require monocrops and pesticides which end up poisoning us in many ways, and our society is structured to favor a few people over the rest of the beings, with throw away beings and disposable animals, and strangers who are enemies.  Getting rid of speciesism will topple that structure.  

Saturday, February 16, 2019

My Rant When "Well-Meaning" Friends Challenge the Facts I Present about What they Eat

When I post about how you can avoid heart disease, I write about a diet that is very low in fat and has little to no oil. I do that because it is the only diet that can reverse heart disease. Why would I post a diet that would keep you at risk of dying? 
Most people in heath professions still believe in "moderation" and when I show that meat is too high in cholesterol and saturated fat, they use a pat phrase, such as "correlation doesn't equal causation." It was used against me a few months ago regarding cholesterol, but let me make it clear - eating cholesterol causes raising of cholesterol in your blood. 
We have 50 years of evidence that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease, but rather than being skeptical when in 2010, a meta-analysis came out saying "eat butter," saturated fat won't harm you, they happily believed it!
The meta-analysis was quickly debunked - the results spread around did not mention the deaths that resulted from the study; and the results spread around only compared people in countries where the fat amount in diets were similar so they could say, "eating beef in the United States didn't make cholesterol worse than other diets in the study." 
Also, studies on cholesterol were done where they first fed vegans large amounts of coconut oil for a few weeks before they compared them to "meat eaters eating a lower fat diet than they usually do" so they could say that low fat, carbohydrate rich diets were no better than high protein, high fat diets. Coconut oil is one of the few vegan foods that has saturated fat and raises cholesterol. I don't eat coconut oil and never recommend it.
In another study, they made people eat cholesterol, then they did not take their blood in the four hours after the cholesterol was ingested, and they made the subjects fast for 12 hours after they ate the cholesterol. After nearly all the cholesterol had left their bloodstream, they took their blood! Their conclusion was that eating cholesterol doesn't raise cholesterol because it wasn't in their bloodstream!
Do you see how they cheat? Do you see how a person looking at their results would not know and would fall for their faulty studies? They would think it was fine to eat meat and butter! That is what happened.
I don't put studies up that support the "Standard American Diet" because that diet can make you sick. I don't show you what is currently the diet of the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association, because their diets can still give you diabetes and heart disease. I tell you a total cholesterol level has to be below 150 in order to be heart attack safe, when your doctors and most health professionals are still touting the diets that say "you are healthy" if your cholesterol is under 200. People have heart attacks at that rate, and about half of American adults are walking around at risk of a heart attack at any time. 
My goals are three-fold - to help you have great health, to help the environment, and to help animals. Since no one wants to address the suffering of farm animals and people unfriend if I show the animal abuse that is on farms, I show you how to improve your health. It is met with criticism by people who do not study nutrition nearly every day like I do. Time will be on my side, but will time be on your side - all those people my age and younger who are already going in and out of the hospital? My Facebook home page is a mass of sick people due to what my friends are eating! Will time be on your side? Will it be on the side of all the farmed animals being tortured at this moment? 
Make a change in your diet. Drop the fatty meat with fat in the muscles. Drop the dairy. Drop the glob of fat called eggs. I'll keep posting until I convince you, or until you get sick of me and unfriend me. Then it will be another activist down the line who will convince you of the truth.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Why Don't You Take Climate Change Seriously?

For those of you who still don't believe climate change is real and primarily man-made, how can you explain the data of our parts per million of CO2 getting up to 410 ppm in our air? How can you explain the breaking down of the jet stream so that the polar vortex weather is coming down lower? How can you explain that the warnings the climate scientists have been telling us in detail since 1956 are now coming true? When you realize something is true, why aren't you switching sides on this issue and letting your representatives know you aren't supporting their views anymore? Why aren't you angry that no one did anything about it? For the past 60 years, they have done very little to help and they have done more to harm. Do you now realize that the right and the rich are killing off our planet for greed?
Our sea levels are rising, the ocean is acidifying, the type of CO2 that is exclusively from fossil fuels is increasing in our air, animals are moving northward and upward, animals are dying, we are having droughts as predicted in large parts of our world, we are having more wildfires, our storms are getting bigger as the warmer air is holding more moisture, and our temperatures worldwide are going up.
I could go on with side effects happening now that we were warned about, but you get the picture. And after all of this, we have a government that is stalling on climate change, does not admit that man has a big part in it (because they are lying [for money]), so they can continue to undo regulations that protect us. Why aren't you ALL, on the left and on the right, writing your representatives and firing off letters to the White House? Why are you still supporting a president's actions of "bringing coal back" when he is destroying the environment and killing off people due to climate change?

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Circle of Life?


It’s the Circle of Life.” 

“Really?  We’re Primates!  We’re supposed to be eating leaves and picking berries!
What part of the circle of life is imprisoning highly bred animals, collecting semen from a bull by electrically shocking him, sticking your arm in a female cow with the semen, keeping her pregnant as often as possible then taking away each baby so you can drink the milk meant for her calves?”