Should vegans be able to make money from 'veganism', or is it something that we should be doing "for the greater good"?
If, "we" are able to make money, how much should we charge, and at what point does our "fee" become profiteering?
If, "we" are doing it for the "greater good", what happens when this "greater good" isn't able to "put food on our table"?
Should We Be Making Money Off Other Vegans?
While I do agree that people should get compensation for the time they spend on something. I also believe that there is a line where expected fees or gratuities are "too much".
As a blogger, this is something that I have had internal conflict with for many years.
Should I 'monetise' this site and YouTube? Do I create a member's only area of this website? Or, do I give it all away for 'free'?
This then lead to the conundrum of spending time on things that weren't "making me money", while ignoring those that were.
What makes it even more interesting is that "we" as vegans will happily spend $9.00 on a block of "cheese", yet criticise those who put ads on their website.
The sad reality of life is that we need money to survive and play our part in this 'matrix'.
Title: How to Create a Vegan World: A Pragmatic Approach
Author: Tobias Leenaert
Paperback: 214 pages
ISBN 13: 978-1590565704
Publisher: Lantern Books (July 5, 2017)
This book is only worth reading if you think that veganism MUST be redefined to include everyone.
If you want to save yourself the time and money reading this text, look for his blog posts and YouTube clips.
Is veganism a social justice movement or a group of people who eat plant based food?
If it is a social justice movement, should we be sensitive to the impact that our words and actions have on others?
Or, is it simply a matter of suck it up and deal with it?
By the same token will we give those who make the comments a 'free pass' if they claim that it wasn't their 'intent'?
If we then adopt this attitude, who is the one that says where the line of offensive comments begins?
How then, do we attract others to the movement?
A little over a month ago, Mark Pearson did the unthinkable.
Not only did he consume animal flesh, he was caught eating the "morsel".
As is usually the case, when someone gets caught doing something wrong, they put all sorts of spin on it, and attempt to deflect the focus.
This is exactly what Mark Pearson and the Animal Justice Party have done.
Rather than accept responsibility, and fall on his sword, the wagons were circled to protect him.
Mark Pearson and the Animal Justice Party put issued statements full of Orwellian doublespeak.
First came the Animal Justice Party's salvo to those who were calling for Mark's resignation
The "statement" was full of so many falsehoods that I am surprised it was published.