I love fruits and veggies. I love to grow them, and I love to eat them. Sometimes I stand in my garden in the summertime and munch raw veggies like a rabbit.
However, the vegan philosophy of abstaining from all animal products including milk, eggs, sometimes honey, wool, leather, fur, and head cheese baffles me. But that’s okay. We live in a country where almost any vegan activist can take up his or her sword of meatlessness because we have plenty of food options–and fake materials for our clothing and shoes, including Kevlar to protect us from sword wounds.
That’s why, now, on Meatless Monday and in the spirit of, Why can’t we all just get along?, I share this special offer from the Jimmy Kimmel Show and the incredibly hairy guys of Duck Dynasty with my vegan friends.
That video clip was funny and Gramps and I got a good chuckle out of it, but I wonder whether there are areas where people aren’t laughing about food and might still view it as something to be deeply thankful for. For instance, in Sudan, Africa–formerly one country, now two–civil war, religious persecution, and genocide may have left many wishing for ANY kind of food for their children, especially a piece of meat.
But, What Do Y’all Think?
Has the American Family Farm or Ranch done its job so well people can afford to take food for granted?
Does a comfortably fed country tend to lose its common sense?
Would you rather eat broccoli…or head cheese like my grandma used to make? (I am raising my hand for broccoli, and since I’m the cook, that’s what Gramps’ll have, too.)
With us two skipping the head cheese, I’d better go order a couple of Uncle Si’s nifty broccoli traps for me and Gramps. While I’m gone, God bless all y’all and enjoy Nicole C Mullen tearin’ up one of my favorite songs, Redeemer.
*This artist doesn’t necessarily endorse my blog, I just like her.
More Meaty Monday Posts