/// wrote:Yeah, you really got this all wrong. Good job.
I'm not actually trying to 'make a difference' with the people here. Honestly, I'm realistic and I know that getting some of the users here to give up meat would be like trying to get blood out of a stone. I'm aware that the majority of the people who post on here are fully grown adults who can make their own decisions, which they have a right to.
I don't think that people who support factory farming, animal testing etc are ignorant. Most of the time they're aware of what they're doing. I do, however, think they're fucking selfish.
Why should I consider the reception that I'll get here? Please, tell me. Do you want me to sugar-coat everything for you? Because if there's a certain approach that you think I should take to state my true opinions on things then you can forget it. My opinions are pretty reasonable. I'm not one of those people who'd place an animal's life before a human one or anything like that.
You honestly can't compare me to a bible-bashing Christian trying to get people to 'accept Jesus in their hearts'. I am, however, very defensive, and I can't help but think a few of the users on here are aware of this and play on it. When have I tried to force others to become vegans? I state my opinion, just like everyone else here states theirs. We're entitiled to.
Fine, you don't think us meat-eaters are ignorant. My point, if you'll choose to read it this time, is that you got the wrong end of the stick as to what FC - and to a lesser extent myself - was saying. Nor did I blatantly assume anything about your true attitudes towards non-vegans, hence my preface:
as far as i can tell from your internet persona's postings
kinda hard to get something "all wrong" when presenting my own opinion, don't you think? I just put forward a translation of the message Aidan and I struggled to communicate to you over the last 3-4 pages.
/// wrote:When have I tried to force others to become vegans?
Did I say that? Don't put words in my mouth and I won't put words in yours. Deal?
Well whaddya know? Looks like I'm defensive too.