WASHINGTON: The passions of non-meat eating Vegans run deep. Which we saw first-hand yesterday when Vegan activist Nasim Aghdam walked into YouTube and started firing. Her beef? Suppression of her animal rights activism, environmental pollution, and turning people into robots, among other things.
Meat eater Winston Churchill vs. Vegan dictator Adolf Hilter
In 1944, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was in a death struggle with German dictator Adolf Hitler. But Englishman and vegan advocate Donald Watson’s attention was focused elsewhere.
“We can see quite plainly that our present civilization is built on the exploitation of animals, just as past civilizations were built on the exploitation of slaves, and we believe the spiritual destiny of man is such that in time he will view with abhorrence the idea that men once fed on the products of animal bodies.”
That same year, Watson founded the Vegan Society.
Eating our own
In the year that followed, 1945, U.S. forces liberated the Nazi death camp at Dachau.
U.S. Allied Supreme Commander, Gen. Dwight David Eisenhower, ordered the surrounding German population to feed the emaciated prisoners, no doubt with “animal bodies.”
In his book “Inside the Third Reich,” Albert Speer observed:
“He [Hitler] was highly pleased with his diet cook and praised her skill at vegetarian cuisine… he would often make fun of meat-eaters, but he did not attempt to sway me.”
A Hitlerian animal lover
It seems Hitler was far more tolerant of other’s diets than extreme vegan Nasim Aghdam. She’s the 38-year-old woman who stormed the San Bruno, California, offices of YouTube Tuesday and opened fire on its employees, wounding three.
She then turned the weapon on herself, dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
What’s her beef?
Her website helped provide a motive for her actions:
“YouTube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views!… close-minded YouTube employees, got control of my Farsi YouTube channel last year 2016 & began filtering my videos to reduce views & suppress & discourage me from making videos.”
She rails against “abusing non-human animals, polluting [the] environment, destroying family values, promoting materialism & sexual degeneration in the name of freedom…& turning people into programmed robots!”
She also condemns Chinese that “eat dogs & cats too & torture animals to death.”
For the love of animals
Back in 2013, Psychology Today magazine published the results of a study by psychologist Richard Topolski. His opinion is that an alarming 40 percent of respondents would save their pet from an oncoming, out-of-control bus rather than a “foreign stranger.”
Clive D. L. Wynne of the University of Florida attributes this odd version of animal evolution to Charles Darwin:
“Before Darwin, the relationship of humans to the rest of creation was straightforward. Animals had instincts and habits: humans were blessed with rationality and language. Darwin’s recognition of the interrelatedness of all living things made this position untenable…people began to use the term ‘anthropomorphism’ to describe the attribution of human qualities to nonhuman animals.”
Back in 2012, police arrested animal-rights activist Meredith Lowell, a 27-year-old Ohio woman, for allegedly soliciting murder.
Lowell, said authorities, attempted to hire a hitman “to fatally shoot or slit the throat of a random fur-wearer,” Columbus CBS affiliate WBNS reported.
Obviously, the more intense our love of animals, the more like them we become.
Top image: Screen shot of Nasim Aghdam’s web site.