I ended my main blog & idk why I’m still writing this blog. I’ll still refer people to past posts but the word vegan bothers me, as it has for years (not sure I explained on here). Not bc it’s mainstream but since it’s mainstream:
There’s a timestamp, but you can rewind. Also the next woman said cashew milk & idk why people even need milk and I say this from the cultures of coffee & chai. Firstly cashew is cruel but vegans say that one season and forget it the rest of the time. 3 generations before women were housewives and didn’t have to go to school and in that context, I have ancestors who drank their tea with coconut milk. Tamil culture was coconut not cow milk and yoghurt, if you’re Tamil and confused they usurped your culture, research by yourself and give up the shit you don’t need, religion included. I quit tea at 18! Then I quit religion. I quit coffee at 30 something and it’s true what one privileged guy says, diet alone can make one feel awake and energised all day. Mine has high protein brekkie bc it’s all I can find, I’m allergic to many grains. I eat fruit and often, some grated coconut with it. We don’t need what we don’t need.
Another point, close to home, goat meat seems sustainable, no? But goat or some such caused desertification in South Africa in a valley where now they grow rosemary for essential oils. This was a natural place depleted of vegetation by goats of a white farmer. He’s still exploiting the place for profit. This is land they should give back without compensation, that is the main issue. They can’t be getting compensation for land they have wrung dry for profit for decades. It’s been over a decade that I have been hearing of droughts affecting the Eastern cape or rural places where they used to be able to plant. This summer the whole Cape is at risk of facing droughts again like early this year. See it rains in winter and they have to stock the water for the rest of the year, tourist season included. I did my bit and moved away I guess, that too after being vegan for a decade during the time I lived there. For the past 5 years or so, I call it Al-Ma’arrist not vegan.
We are in summer down here. Merry Kwanzaa and happy 2019!