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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Cannibalism – 26 January 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

I wonder if in the future – many years from now – people will find it hard to believe that humans used to eat other animals and drink their secretions from which they also made disgusting concoctions called “cheese”!

Perhaps these enlightened humans of the future will consider today’s earth inhabitants as being as uncivilized as those we now call “cannibals.” The whole idea of huge factory farms and slaughterhouses where billions of animals were tortured round the clock; where baby calves were stolen from their mothers who were painfully raped to keep the cycle of veal and milk production going; where chickens were crowded together and male chicks were trashed; where male turkeys were masturbated so that female turkeys could be cruelly inseminated; where pigs – who are actually more intelligent than dogs – were “production units” and treated with cruel contempt – all this and much more will horrify future inhabitants.

They will hear about the insatiable lust for animal products – that Americans alone ate more than one million animals per hour – even though prostate cancer and breast cancer (as well as many other cancers) were becoming commonplace, and even though the link between animal product consumption and cancer was irrefutable.

They will find it strange that the majority of the earth’s inhabitants of the 21st century could so willingly be duped by the greedy and corrupt who were destroying the earth. They will wonder why the knowledge that we share so much of our genetic material with “the lower animals,” especially the primates who are close relatives, biologically speaking, didn’t make us stop their rampant exploitation. If anything, it fueled an increase in their use in biomedical research that could best be described as psychopathic or sadistic.

The perverted use of the word “charities” to describe the powerful, money-hungry organizations that preyed on the public’s need to feel that they were “helping to defeat” this or that high profile disease with “walks” to raise money, etc., and the fact that no one listened to the honest few who told the truth about disease prevention, will fill listeners with dismay. They will wonder how their ancestors could have been so complicit in their own destruction.

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