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Douche-of-the-dietary-left

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Saw this on metafilter. It’s clearly heartfelt, and the end result of a lot of self-reflection and careful consideration. I admire anyone who can radically re-appraise their own fundamental beliefs; yeah, that’s right – I like flip-floppers. Ideological gymnasts. When informed by good critical thinking, it implies a flexible adaptive mind lies behind the decision, and I can only admire that.

Anyways,  it’s the comments section that contain the meat in this debate (JAPES)…we’ll start out with a mild douche….commentary tapwater, really.

Paul York November 19, 2010 at 11:58 pm

All you have to do is eat correctly. If veganism did not work for you, it’s because you did not do it correctly. It is the healthier diet option by far, and also more ethically and environmentally good. Keep trying and don’t give up. The people who said it was unhealthy are wrong.

Hmmm….citation needed, I think. Nice deployment of the sweeping assertion in that closing statement – I mean, I’m a big fan of the sweeping assertion, but I generally only use them when I’m talking to myself. Because that’s pretty much the only time you can get away without a punchdown. Paul York, mild douche, ladies and gentlemen! Anyway, onwards – after a few mild punchdowns, the vegan rebuttal:

Rick November 20, 2010 at 3:31 pm

One place she went wrong was exercise. over-exercise to be exact. health, longevity and wellness comes from lowering food intake and lowering core body temperature (thousands of years of ayurveda prove that point). extreme exercise does neither of those. it robs the body of nutrients needed for repair and healing, while also keeping the core body temperature dangerously high.

So exercise is demonised. Note that in the original blog post, the author points out that she becomes incapable of mild exercise, not that she rabidly exercises to the point of self-digestion from lactic acid buildup. So “Rick” above is just a dumbass douche. A vegan tea-bagger, if you will. And then:

jka November 21, 2010 at 12:48 pm

agreed completely paul. I can only wonder what would have happened if she’d visited a different doctor — follow the advice of your doctor blindly… and drool at the taste of animal flesh… and then write about it as if on some ethical/intellectual high ground… sounds like a major cop-out to me!

Fucking snob….RTFA. The lack of meat in his diet has clearly deprived his brain of the high-energy protein required for interpreting the written word…clearly, Tasha, the author, did not “…follow the advice of her doctor blindly”. This guy gets a dumb fuck douche award.

Janet November 21, 2010 at 5:32 pm

I agree. And, Tasha, you might consider what all that time you seem to feel you need on an elliptical trainer has to do with loving and/or hating your body.

What I find most troubling about this, Tasha, is your need (as JKA notes) to try to justify this as if eating meat is some sort of moral responsibility. You don’t need what you call ‘organic matter’ for a rich and fertile garden. Plants also make rich soil (newsflash: organic means it’s carbon-based).

Perhaps you’re sure that your new meat-based diet is making you feel better. It doesn’t seem to have helped much with your tendency toward melodrama.

OOOoooooo. Now it gets catty. Janet is rebutted by Rachel thus –

Rachel November 21, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Paul, JKA, Janet,
How’s the view from your pedestals. Hopefully us peasants aren’t ruining your view as we take care of your high horses.

To which Janet replies:

I don’t think ad hominem attacks do much to advance the conversation.

So Rachel kicks her ass with –

So you can come on here and tell her that she is being melodramatic about the fact that she was dealing with a serious health issue, but I can’t state that you are acting superior to her?
I didn’t realize that you felt your judging her actually advanced the conversation.

I like Rachel.

John West, he named after the tinned-tuna ocean-rapist canned products, offers this:

john west November 20, 2010 at 3:40 am

just shows how powerful the meat and dairy lobby are making things like this up
what a joke

To which I can only say “Go fuck yourself Mr West”. Also, Vegan November 20, 2010 at 7:44 am, Vegan November 20, 2010 at 7:58 am, and Vegan November 20, 2010 at 8:06 am. That person is a fucking dickbox. Seriously, using an entire lifestyle choice as a handle? Ego much? It’s like a christian calling themselves “I AM JESUS”.

Shannon November 20, 2010 at 8:27 am

You guys, this person is just a plant from the meat and/or dairy industry.

Shannon’s tinfoil hat is clearly working well…

Anyway, I guess the cliff notes of this post is that I think judgemental vegans are fucking douchebags, pretty much like judgmental douchebags of any other ilk/belief system/lifestyle choice out there. Read the full comments if you can be bothered, it’s some funny-ass stuff.

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November 22, 2010 at 10:05 am

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  1. I think I love you.

    Tasha

    November 22, 2010 at 10:22 am

  2. I *know* I love you.

    Marcia

    December 4, 2010 at 12:04 am

    • Shucks!

      Y’all have earned a recipe with your kind words, one of my own.

      Salt and stand one whole eggplant, rinse off after 30 mins and dry. Cube 100g/quarter-pound of spek, and place in a rather hot pan with a tablespoon of olive oil – when the oil is just starting to shimmer, it’s good to go, throw in the spek. Once the spek has sweated off a little, thrown in the eggplant diced into 2cm/nearly 1 inch cubes, keep the heat up, and try to sear off the eggplant. Once the cubes have browned off on two sides, remove from heat and put aside.
      Using the same pan on the same heat, put another tablespoon of olive oil, four segmented portobello mushrooms/big-ass flat-top mushies, and one small diced chilli. Once again, sear the mushrooms at very high heat quickly, and throw in some fresh thyme and three diced cloves of garlic after about 30 seconds or so.
      Whilst all this is going on, throw some fresh tagliatelli (nice wide durum+egg pasta), in a pot of boiling water – it should take 2-3mins, no more, maybe even just 2mins.
      Returning to the pan with the mushies for a moment, deglase the pan with a splash of Sauvignon Blanc, and combine all ingredients for just a moment on the heat.
      Serve immediately, with a few shavings of pamersan and the remainder of the bottle of wine. Timing and temperature is everything – get it right and the epicurean gods live in your mouth for an evening.

      Enjoy, and thanks!

      thewanderingdouche

      December 6, 2010 at 10:03 am

  3. And I like your blog. Let’s team up and destroy people in our free time. I have a spare cape.

    Rachel

    February 8, 2011 at 2:26 pm


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