It’s a scary world we live in.
It’s scary because instead of learning how to help their neighbors and the satisfaction of manual labor, young adults are obsessing over money and fighting for top ranks in YouTube, the Kindle store, and on blogs.
It’s scary because Internet anonymity makes it easier than ever to blast other people with strong opinions – and not have to listen to the other side, thereby learning to be more compassionate and less judgmental.
It’s scary because of how religion has become a stumbling block to people knowing their Creator…including most of the people who claim a relationship with God.
It’s scary because only a relative handful of wealthy Westerners regularly help poor people with food or money. An even smaller number actually spend at least part of their lives in the trenches with the poor.
It’s scary because young people think they know better than their elders, and refuse their wisdom.
It’s scary because so many things that have become part of mainstream culture and so considered “normal”, even “good”, actually yank people’s freedom away from them.
It’s scary because the U.S. military has decided to play God, filling the air we breathe with toxins in an attempt to modify the weather.
It’s scary because of the persistent, insidious double-standard between men and women that should have been abolished long ago.
It’s scary because people think you have to kill animals in order to get enough protein to be healthy.
It’s scary because the food and drug corporations care more about their bottom lines than about people’s health.
It’s scary because many people don’t know that sex trafficking actually exists in the United States.
It’s scary because many people don’t know that most bananas are grown by slaves.
It’s scary because people regularly blame genetics, rather than diet and lifestyle, for their diseases.
This world is full of war, abuse, selfishness, indifference, injustice, and disease. But that’s not why I am frightened for our planet’s future. I am frightened because so many of the people who could fight for justice – along with the rights of all animals, including “human” animals – do nothing.
They have the money. They have the resources. They could contact the right people.
But they are either tired, indifferent, or ignorant.
Thus, this blog…and my YouTube channel
I have been all three on some level for much of my life – although not necessarily all at once. That was even after having developed a passion, as a young person, to help sexually abused women and the poor. Like most people who will read this article, the stress and pressures of the conventional, mainstream life got in my way.
No more. As I set up this blog, I am in late forties, and I am determined to pick up the cause that God planted in my heart so many years ago. The cause for health and freedom for humanity.
Yes, I am a vegan, and yes, that means that I believe that using animals for nutrients and products that we can easily obtain by other means is not ethical. But there are plenty of other bloggers and YouTubers out there decrying the abuses of factory farms, and otherwise standing up for animal rights.
Besides, my personal passion is for the “human” animals, particularly women and children, and the poor in general. I have decided, in the autumn of my life, to become a vegan human rights activist.
The purpose of this blog, and my YouTube channel
My goal is threefold: first, to educate as many people as I can about the various kinds of human injustices, the many breeches to life and freedom that occur in our world thanks to the wealthy who continually vie for more money and power. Second, I hope to motivate my blog readers and YouTube viewers to take up the cause with me, to reach into their wallets and help charitable organizations to fight for human rights.
Your next steps
- If you are not already vegan, consider joining the movement. Watch this video, and read this article and this one to learn why (and why there is no such thing as “humanely raised” meat).
- Subscribe to my YouTube channel – and watch every video that I produce. Also, if you watch any streaming ads that come on before or during the video, the money I get from the ads helps to pay for my online overhead.
- Subscribe to this blog by filling in the form at the top of the sidebar. I personally do not get your e-mail when you do this; it is only a way to subscribe to the blog’s feed and get updates automatically sent to your inbox.
- Share this article with everyone you know.
Thank you, and see you soon. 🙂