Beside the Anthropogenic Global Warming believers we have another, unscientific and all-knowing minority. I have nothing against vegetables, vegans or vegetarians, as long as they leave me alone. The more vegetarians, the more meat would be left for us normal people and if somebody has a philosophical problem with killing, the nature’s way of life – well, I can understand that. If they wish to believe the myth that vegetarians live longer, happier lives I have no desire whatsoever to interfere with their misguided faith.
The problem arises when a vegetarian or a vegan states or even indicates that he, or more likely she, is a better human being than me because she doesn’t eat meat. I used to ignore such insults, shrugged my shoulders and kept myself to myself. No longer. I allow myself to rise to a bait and take it hook, line, sinker and the fisher. Now I say to her that had we evolved to eat only vegetation, we would have three stomachs, proper enzymes, different teeth, a smaller brain and eyes on the sides of the head. Because our digestive organs do not process vegetative matter efficiently, we have to eat more of it to get the necessary energy. It follows that a greater area of Amazonian jungle has to be cleared in order to keep the vegetarians alive, than for us carnivores/omnivores, who utilise the convenient and aeons proven go-betweens such as cows, sheep, antelopes, pigs or rabbits.
Furthermore, the vegetarians are in a company of such nature lovers and philanthropists as Hitler, Himmler and, for that matter, the famous hypocrite Gandhi; neither of whom represent an emulation-worthy example of a long, happy life. If absolutely necessary, at the end I tell her that her superiority complex is based on a pitiful dearth of informations or on facts carefully selected for her by her intellectual superiors, albeit venal charlatans, the facts which she, moreover, ill-understood.
Most vegetarians are inoffensive, friendly and harmless to other human life. Unfortunately the hair-shirt types and the crusaders are becoming more desperate and aggressive as ever, tacitly supported by the governing classes, which welcome any opportunity to reduce the rest of the population to docile cattle.