Why I Am No Longer a Vegetarian

My niece asked me the other day why I became a vegetarian.  There was an awkward pause from me as I thought.  In the past the stock standard answer was because I was concerned about health (this is true) and about the destruction of the Earth from human overcrowding (this is also true) however, these were concerns of mine and, however valid, did not properly explain the very emotional decision I had made to not eat meat.  Another explanation could have been a girl I had a crush on at the time.  But we never shared mutual sparks of attraction between us and soon went our own separate ways never to see each other again over.  Yet I continued to be a vegetarian, so the girl had nothing to do with it.  Why was I a vegetarian for so long and why did it mean so much to me to be one for so long?

Over the years being vegetarian was just another aspect of my personality, or rather so I thought.  As a child I had been raised in the Catholic faith and was quite religious, however, by the time I was sixteen the idea of the existence of a god was increasingly becoming incredible to me.  I lost all faith in my god, but what I didn’t realise at the time was that I removing god from my religion and not removing the religion from my faith.  That probably sounds a little strange to some people, let me clarify: I believe people need a faith in something immortal and eternal in my point of view.  Religion can be a form of faith, but for me nowadays I’ve come to put my faith in beauty.  But in between Catholicism and beauty, my faith was something quite sinister and malicious.   My faith was in the inherit corruption and evilness of humanity.

There is a scene in the Matrix where Agent Smith is demoralising the hero Neo with the following line:

I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You’re a plague and we are the cure.

This line is filled with biological misconceptions and distortions, however, I could only see the biological misconceptions at the time and not the rather obvious realisation that Catholic guilt could find a home to live and thrive without god.  See, in Catholicism one is born into sin, original sin.  Original sin comes from the belief that Adam and Eve outraged god so much than when he drove them out of the Garden of Eden he cursed all of their offspring to carry the suffering of this sin.  Symbolically, I can totally enjoy this fable as it has a strong moral to the story, however, the Catholic Church decided to take it literally and preached that everyone is born sinful into the world.  This is an anti-humanist position.  It means that human beings are basically bad and evil creatures.  This is the origin of what so many people in Australia call the “Catholic Guilt Complex”.  However, as I’ve pointed out before, communism also seems to have a very similar version of this myth and in my opinion we should regard communism as a religion.  When I was sixteen and losing my faith in Catholicism, I was moving towards this other faith.  The religion of communism.

Communism shares with Catholicism a belief that human beings are completely corrupt and evil.  That the only way we can be salvaged is by completely surrending ourselves to the collective whereby we cease to be individuals and become part of a single cohesive mass.  Communism sounds scary, because it is scary.  No one with self-respect willing becomes a communist because it means giving up your identity and individuality to become a completely standardised and replaceable cell in the body of the state.  However, communism is alive and well in the world today, thanks to an army of enthusiastic volunteers working very hard to spread communist ideas and propaganda.  I know this, because when I was eighteen, I joined the communist party as a volunteer while still in high school and dedicated my weekends to spreading their anti-human message.  So what is this highly effective communist propaganda?  How can one recognise it?

Communist propaganda spreads through demoralising people.  It does this by making people think that they’re ugly, disgusting and horrible creatures.  Basically it works through guilt trips and threats of damnation and disaster.  Ironically, communists become ugly and create disasters wherever they go and this seems to only confirm the propaganda that we human beings are disgusting loathsome beings that perhaps it would be better if we ceased to exist.  So what are some examples of communist propaganda?  Well all you need to do is look at hippies.  Hippies are the most primitive form of communists.

Hippies push vegetarianism using guilt trips such as global warming, climate change, deforestation and spiritual enlightenment.  Yes, it is more spiritually enlightened to admire the sheep over the lion apparently, even though the lion is strong and independent while the sheep is a mindless weakling!  Hippies and environmentalists spread fear, guilt and anxiety about the climate and demand that people be vegetarian.  Not because of health reasons, although there are some plausible arguments for those, but for the purposes of making people doubt and question themselves and their self-worth.  You’re just a disgusting predator eating and enslaving all other life.  There’s no point arguing with such a person by pointing out that one can love and respect animals and still kill and eat them.  The point is about degrading you down to their level by making you question and doubt yourself as a good person.

Vegetarianism is only one level of this conspiracy to make you question your beauty and value.  They’ll tell you you’re greedy if you earn too much money or if you own properly.  Instead you should be lazy and down nothing like they do.  If you’re miserable they’ll tell you not to work hard to improve your situation, instead they’ll offer you drugs and sex and tell you to just forget about it and run away from your hurt and responsibilities.  They want you to abandon your best interests.  Don’t bother bashing and bathing regularly, disrespect your body and feel like the dirt on your skin and clothes: common and worthless.

They’ll tell you that all relationships with people are about power, about dominating another and forcing them into submission.  This is the lie that feminism is based on: that men dominate and women submit.  They’re wrong, when a man and woman love each other, they co-operate.  However, co-operation is a sexual fantasy they don’t understand.  They don’t understand love or co-operation.  Hippies will talk a lot about love but what they really mean is lust.  Lust is the desire to take from others, the opposite of real love which is to give.  Hippies wear ragged and dirty clothes because they do not recognise the beauty nor artwork in fashion.  Instead, they choose to live naturally like the beasts: cold, starving, lustful, lonely and afraid.  The hippies are closer to nature, and further from civilisation than anyone else.

I used to want to be a hippy.  Now I want to be myself, to take care of myself, understanding and develop myself to my full potential and feed all of my lusts for myself.  I want to be free, I want to be me, I want to be a civilised man and live with all the best fruits of civilisation.  I want to make myself, my friends, my things and my family beautiful through word and deeds.  I want these things because I do not feel guilty and worthless anymore, I feel beautiful and important.

Why do communists want to make you feel so guilty?  Because communists want to enslave people.  It’s impossible to enslave a person with pride, so before they can enslave you by bring about the revolution they need to take away your pride with the opposing emotion: guilt.  Whenever someone makes one feel guilty one feels compelled to give to that person.  Sometimes guilt is justified, in these cases it is perfectly healthy to feel guilt and to give to the person you have wronged.  However, what communists do is attempt to make you feel guilty for being yourself.  Effectively feeling guilty for being alive.  You should never feel guilty for being who you are, only for the bad things that you have done, because guilt is essentially hatred of oneself.  But once someone has succeed in making you feel guilty for being who you are, then they can demand you give them things for nothing.  Give them your money, your time and even your life.  Guilt is the fuel that drives every wave of religious hysteria and it is what drives communists.  Proud people look after and protect themselves, their families and their friends.  Guilty people protect only their image.  Communist propaganda can easily be identified by anything that makes you feel disgusting and dirty for who you are.  Once you can see it, you will notice it everywhere.

So, I do not let guilt decide my diet anymore.  Nor do I let it decide what clothes I want to wear.  What hobbies I like to do.  What kind of income I would like to earn.  What career I would like.  What kind of house I would like to live in.  Because I have no guilt to atone for.  The world is not dying, it isn’t wrong to desire to be wealthy or successful and the problems of the world can best be solved through hard work and civilisation than through the pipe-dreams of people who are fearful and jealous of everyone and everything they percieve as more beautiful and stronger than they are.  Of course, hippies are my own personal demon in this regard, other people will have other guilt ridden collectives: feminists telling you how to run your relationships, families and careers, socialists telling you how to spend your money, anti-white extremists telling you what to think and say, statists telling you who you should denigrate and destroy, princes and princesses telling you what to wear and who to date and of course communists at the centre of all of these groups telling you you’re a disease and you owe them.  But you owe them… nothing.

Live free of guilt and seek your true self.  Don’t help the communists by buying into their guilt and jealousy.


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Categories: Animals, Beliefs, Morals, Politics, Law, Psychology, Religion

Author:Jason Sutherland

Resist the temptation to assume that you're always right or wrong. Never succumb to thinking you're so insignificant to trust your own thoughts and feelings. Always be responsible and listen carefully to others before passing judgement. Don't trust governments bearing stolen goods.

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5 Comments on “Why I Am No Longer a Vegetarian”

  1. May 2, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    Thanks for sharing.

    The one thing you have to be wary of is the ability of vice and addiction to subvert a person’s rational faculties. A world without limits would be ideal, if only the flesh was not weak. Some doors were meant to remain closed; we learn which ones by asking those who have suffered from opening them.

  2. Anonymous
    May 9, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    Is your point to say that anyone who expresses themselves in a certain way and thinks it is right for them is a communist and trying to guilt everyone? Or saying that everyone is entitled to their own sense of being an individual and we should not be dictated by guilt from others?

  3. Lillian
    May 25, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    I have been through everything with all kinds of nutritional styles. I am what you would call a casual vegetarian. I think you have to find the diet that is right for your person and your chemistry. If you are practicing a spiritual path such as Yoga you may not desire meat or not much depending on how much and what you practice. I do feel that guilt and self-righteousness is unhealthy for yourself and others. I feel that I want to practice love and acceptance toward others no matter what their beliefs about diet or anything else. We are all just doing the best we can with the level of consciousness we are on at the moment. I feel that it is very important to accept what you cannot change and work on yourself. I feel that it is very important to practice forgiveness and unconditional love. Practice doesn’t mean you will be perfect in it everyday. It means you practice doing the best you can. I have found that A Course In Miracles and the teachings of Eckhart Tolle are wonderful things to study and practice. Almost any religion or spiritual path can be a good thing if you truly practice it with love toward others. The teachings of Jesus are great but people have twisted them. Still I feel I want to forgive even those people and do the best I can to practice a good path.

  4. Animals Animals
    June 4, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    Some would call making the choice daily to live in a way that minimises their contribution to the suffering of others ‘compassion’ – not ‘guilt’ or ‘communism’.

    • June 4, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

      I actually never criticised vegetarianism in this article, I merely criticised the reasons for being vegetarian, specifically my own which I believe now were the result of faulty reasoning.

      If you choose vegetarianism because it suits you, then that’s great. But if you’re doing to atone for an original sin then you’re doing it for the wrong reasons and it will be harmful.

      Communist propaganda is purely negative these days as the repeated attempts to implement it have proven it to be the single most destructive and harmful political system yet devised. That’s why I highlighted the influence of communism on vegetarianism.

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