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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.


Sound Familiar? – 3 June 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

“We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read.” This quotation is attributed to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.

If Lincoln thought it was bad in the 1800’s, imagine what he would think about news in the 21st century, with TV, radio, the internet….

Unfortunately, there has always been a lot of cruelty to people and other animals. Today, even with all the ways of getting the news out to the public, cruelty is rapidly increasing the world over, but is mostly hidden from the public – especially where other animals are concerned. Just think of the unspeakable suffering of billions of sentient beings in today’s booming farmed animal industries.

Yet the media are reluctant to expose the truth since they are beholden to the powerful flesh and dairy industries for advertising – “money talks.”

What is it going to take for people to admit the truth: that they are destroying the earth through their choices and their souls through their cruelty? How can they say they love their children and grandchildren while ignoring the damage they are wreaking on their home – this planet?

The global warming from methane and carbon dioxide produced by animal agriculture has a greater impact than all forms of transportation put together, according to the United Nations. Yet most people would rather think in terms of changing cars or light bulbs to “save the planet”!

I’ll end this Blog with another quotation from Abraham Lincoln: “Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.” More people should heed this advice and apply it to going vegan now!

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