Saturday, 2 June 2012

Meatocrite

A Meatocrite is a meat-eating writer who dares to pass any moral judgement whatsoever on a vegetarian writer.

Example: a meatocrite called M may accuse another writer called V of being "insensitive", "aggressive" and "unpleasant." But if V is a vegetarian, then M is automatically more insensitive, aggressive and unpleasant than V could ever be.

The brilliant Nobel Prize winning writer Isaac Bashevis Singer once said:
"When a human kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice. Man prays for mercy, but is unwilling to extend it to others. Why should man then expect mercy from God? It's unfair to expect something that you are not willing to give. It is inconsistent. I can never accept inconsistency or injustice. Even if it comes from God. If there would come a voice from God saying, "I'm against vegetarianism!" I would say, "Well, I am for it!" This is how strongly I feel in this regard."
And that's exactly how I feel too.