Year of the Vegan? Tough Times…

If nothing else, veganism seems like a pretty big burden to carry. We here at Marxist-Degeneracy do not pretend to know the reasons people become vegans but, they do. The whole lot of them eagerly spread their ‘gospel’ too.

There are tons of financial news outlets. The Rothschild Family owns The Economist. Both The Economist and Forbes have declared 2019 “The Year of the Vegan.” 2019 is supposed to be some milestone or tipping point relating to the number of those who practice veganism.

The Economist had this to say on the subject:

For the past half-century, veganism has been a minority within a minority. In America in 2015, according to one survey, 3.4% of the population were vegetarian and just 0.4% were vegan. But 2019 will be the year veganism goes mainstream.

Interest in a way of life in which people eschew not just meat and leather, but all animal products including eggs, wool and silk, is soaring, especially among millennials. Fully a quarter of 25- to 34-year-old Americans say they are vegans or vegetarians

If the above is true, we are likely to see more advertising and more people will face more peer pressure to “go vegan” once the year is out.

It used to be that only the “militants” believed in the veganism.

Supposedly, veganism works if you try really really hard otherwise, you’re at least going to lose some teeth.

Since Christmas, there have been a bunch of stories on veganism. The King and Queen of Hip Hop(Blacks) even got in on the trend. ‘Jay-Z’ and ‘Beyonce’ in the forward to a vegan ‘book’ called – perhaps gratuitously -“The Greenprint,” the couple added that:

(plant based meals have) “profound impact on our health and the environment.”

and,

“We all have a responsibility to stand up for our health and the health of the planet,” Jay and Bey write. “Let’s take this stand together. Let’s spread the truth. Let’s make this mission a movement. Let’s become ‘the Greenprint.'”

In the UK, the gun-grabbing anti #2A Brit bloke Piers Morgan, an easy target, got bashed by vegans on Twitter. Pizza Hut UK led the charge against Morgan. We’re not exactly sure how people can attack a man with a vegan ‘pizza.’

In addition to the “Morgan Controversy,” James Cameron of Avatar and Terminator 2 fame is a big time vegan. Cameron promotes a vegan book and according to livekindly.co,

The Camerons are keen advocates of plant-based diets. Their MUSE school – a private K-12 school founded in 2015 with a focus on sustainability – adopted a fully vegan menu back in 2015. It was also recently revealed that only plant-based food would be served on the sets of Cameron’s upcoming “Avatar” movies…

We, like Frank Reynolds, don’t get what goes on with veganism.

Frank’s guess is as good as ours.

Anyway, after going through 5 pages of stories, there is also a fully vegan British soccer team. Vegans are apparently also trying to ‘muscle’ in on British Dairy Country. Finally, the old American Icon, McDonalds is now serving vegan ‘Happy Meals.’

The staff here at Marxist Degeneracy are not entirely sold that 2019 will be the “year of the vegan.” We’re not ruling it out. We would like to see the HWNDU Milk Man guy out there eating more cow brains at vegan outreach events though.

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