Sunday, March 22, 2009

NZ Vegan Podcast Episode 12 - Elaborating on what I mean about patience and tolerance while engaging in activism.

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This week I want to clarify what I mean when I talk about being patient and tolerant. Unfortunately, at this point in time, we are fighting against something that is actually publicly defended as morally justified, unlike other causes such as fighting against racism or child abuse, and unlike those other causes we do not have the majority opinion, or even 20% or even 10% hell we don't even have 5% of public opinion on our side, so until we get enough of a percentage of people who truly believe we should not be exploiting animals in any way whatsoever, and who see why we are saying it is a question of morality, just like racism and child abuse etc are questions of morality, we have no real power to take action, and I believe the only way we can get that percentage of the population we need to have power, is to educate people with patience and tolerance. We must be careful not to turn people off from ever embracing the idea of veganism, which is simply the abolition of animal use, however at present we are so incredibly outnumbered. Right now, they look around them, and 99% of the world is doing it. If they look around, and only 80% is doing it, well that is much more effective. We need more vegans or we will not be able to make any difference.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Knuckles,

    I just listened to this Podcast of yours and found it to be extremely educational. GREAT job. Please know that you've got yet another avid listener and thus I'll be looking forward to hearing your next show. In the meantime, of course, I'll be listening to all your older shows. Thanks for all that you're doing to help educate the masses about the many faces of nonhuman (aka, animal) exploitation!


    Randy W. Sandberg