What do you think of veganism by the way? Do you think this is a manifestation of populism?
@ayque Have to say, I never expected that question. Frankly, I have given it no thought. Other than as a child my mother had to force me to eat every vegetable - except peas, potatoes and, ironically, spinach - she ever put on my plate. Suffice to say that I don't see veganism in my future. I am a carnivore, through and through.That aside, no, I don' think that there is any necessary connection between veganism and populism. The former is a dietary preference mixed with a patina of trendy 1960s style hippie flower power. The latter is more serious.There may be a health case for veganism, and it may be trendier in certain populist eras. However, there is no logical connection.
Interesting. Many modern vegans, I find don’t do it primarily for the health case but for the animal welfare case. I find it becomes highly political too. I know couples who have split up as a result of arguments on this.
@ayque Well, it is not entirely unlikely that people of a certain political persuasion may be more prone to a certain set of ideas that tends more one way than the other. As likely radical liberalism - in the historical use of that term - as populism or anything else.Still, there is nothing specifically political about veganism. It may just be a manifestation of certain political tendencies. As far as couples breaking up over it. I submit that it might be more efficacious to look at the larger underlying dynamic of any given couple's relationship - its' psychology, its' fundamentals - than to assume that veganism per se was the cause of a break-up.At most, a dispute over veganism is more likely a pretext for larger issues in a relationship than it is a fundamental cause of a break-up. More symptom than cause.
Very interesting analysis. I did not realise you are also an expert on relationships.
Would you say the same thing about couples with opposing political views?
@ayque Well, that's just it. I did not say that I was an expert on relationships - other than my own and understanding some of the basics of human psychology. You can do no more than make very broad generalizations that may or may not be true of any given individual or couple. In the particulars, it must always be a case-by-case judgement. This especially when you run into couples that hold opposing political views. As someone once said, "The heart has reasons which the mind cannot refute."
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To clarify, I'm option A when it comes to radical progressivism (social justice), and option D or E for other issues that don't involve conservative/white/male bigotry.
I agree with you. I used to consider myself liberal/Democrat before 2016. Then the Democrats showed how nasty and evil they are, and I dropped all flags. I'd say I'm still 55% left leaning, 45% right leaning, but I refuse to associate with any modern progressives who worship people like AOC and Joe Biden. That kind of stupid is a straight up cult mentality.
The Party of Hate is the one that supports the rioters burning down their own cities.
And no, I was not the down vote. I don't down vote.