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America's Fast Food Messiah Is Disgusting! Load up the car anyway.

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America's Fast Food Messiah Is Disgusting!

Hereditary ignorance is a silent falsehood that is now our reality. “Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.” [1] It is this idea that makes me yell from my rooftop, “Factory Farming, Vegan, and Humane Education!” No one seems to be listening. At this point, I have no choice, but to shock people visually, for, we really do believe what we see. Believing and understanding are different concepts. Do not be offended at what we may not fully understand. Fearful ignorance stunts our growth, and ultimately kills us before our prime, never realizing, we all have potential for greatness. “Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.” [2] Here, for our viewing pleasure, we find a picture of Ronald McDonald giving his life for our dining pleasure. How sad, American Society has replaced the beautiful message of Jesus Christ, who said, "I require mercy, not sacrifice".

"Thou shalt not kill" is a universal law that transcends all religions and all life in the universe. This universal law has been replaced, with cold materialism. A basic law that has been hidden from our parents, and theirs. People with weak values blindly adopt the values of society, with no regard for right or wrong. Hereditary ignorance, although unintentionally malicious, strips our children of their freedom to grow and reach their full potential. Once we lose this sacred love of life, we become hardened and cold to love and life. This disconnectedness leaves us empty. Our emptiness is then satisfied with warm comfort food, just as the chicken soup mom fed us when we were sick, satisfied us. This feeling of fullness takes on paramount importance in our lives, for we become entranced with meat and dairy and have not much else to live for. "Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live." [3] We come into this world pure, and we unknowingly, and with the utmost best of intentions, drag each other down from there. This idea is passed on, generation to generation.

And so it goes, safety in numbers, those who were indoctrinated into our violent society are hardened, apathetic, and feel no need to change for “great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.” [4] This lack of individual responsibility claims, “This is how we are raised”. In the great words of Voltaire, “No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” Moving in concert with society’s pace and direction is akin to a tortoise willingly and pathetically spiraling downwards into a lifeless coffin.

Please think of our children, who are the transmission of society. Why would anyone want our children to die sooner and live a life full of illness and confusion? Certainly not to have them grow up and do the same to our grandchildren, who will then say, “This is how I was raised”. Real respect in the future begins with respecting everything, right here, right now. The adults of our world prefer to perpetuate this apathetic excuse by feeding our children animal flesh disguised as our savior. Where have our values gone?

America is spiraling out of control, thanks to corporations who care more for profit, and know very well, children are the transmission of society. “We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”[5]

Adults have outgrown the bright colorful graphics, catchy melodic jingles, happy meals, and Ronald McDonald. Our children are attracted to these things just as you were. Ronald McDonald is not our savior; however, he is pure evil. Think hard before loading the kids in the station wagon. Do you really want to go there? Do you want to give more money to the machine? Deep down in your bones, ask yourself truthfully, do you really want your children to be like you?

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew” Abraham Lincoln

1] Henri Frederic Amiel
2] Benjamin Franklin
3] Socrates
4] Virginia Woolf
5] Martin Luther King, Jr.

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