Louis C.K. is one brutally honest guy. Check out this short clip.
Louis C.K. probably sums up how many omnivores feel, even though they’ll never get close to being as honest. This behavior is a defense mechanism called Isolation. Isolation involves separating emotions from ideas and events. When people want to do something, but they know it is wrong, it is really easy to remove inconvenient emotions.
Who cares that animals are being tortured and killed? And so what if factory farming is killing the planet? Meh. Who cares about sweatshop labor? Who cares about starving people in Africa? They shouldn’t of had kids…
Ever see this stuff in real life? Of course you have. The people who fall prey to isolation like to ridicule or even hate vegans. Why? Vegans represent a personification of the emotions people are trying to separate themselves from.
It is really easy for people in a position of power to use isolation. It allows us to not have to change any behavior and to do exactly what we please. We all do this. Rest assured that when you walk past a homeless person, the same behavior is taking place. It makes life so much easier. Why worry about global warming, genocides, people starving in Africa and animal rights? It’s so much easier to simply not care.That’s why many hate vegans, those stupid people who care too much. When you believe that you don’t care, it’s easy to ride a meh-horse and ridicule the people who actually face the truth and allow themselves to feel it.
Look at the state of the world. Maybe the reason so much horror exists is because of the billions of us who stand on the sidelines, unable to cope with a terrible truth. And those who speak the truth get marginalized and pushed out of society’s consciousness. Any representations or personifications of the repressed emotions are mocked, even hated. Just remember that when you encounter these people, the truth hurts them so much that they can’t take it, so have compassion. They can hate vegans, that’s okay. It’s okay to hate vegans.
Coming up next: Intellectualization