Vegetarianism and Decadence

Vegetarianism/veganism has exploded in popularity in the last few years, and it keeps spreading in most Western countries.
However, it is but another sign of the cultural decline of the West, as it undermines the most important fundaments of Western civilization. To some this trend may seem harmless or even alluring, but the rejection of meat consumption is one more nail in the coffin of European values.

Firstly, we need to deal with the reasons that most often entice people towards abstaining from meat consumption. These are usually, in fact, a combination of the following: ethical/moral justifications related to “respect” of animals, pseudo-scientifical motives, other ambientalistic reasons (especially involving human population growth and sustainability of current economic models in relation to the environment). 90% of vegetarians or would-be vegetarians are influenced by these beliefs.

Naturally, these are all absurdities, and even a superficial look into them reveals their lack of factual basis.

Starting from the first one, i.e. ethical/moral justifications and “respect” of animals, usually we hear the following from people adhering to Vegetarianism on those grounds:

  • Killing animals to eat them is barbaric.

  • Animals are owed “respect”, just like human beings (or even more than humans).

  • Animals are “good/innocent”, humans are inherently “evil”.

  • Etc.

Firstly, it is historically evident that the consumption of meat was instrumental into the building of the greatest civilizations the world has ever witnessed. What wars have been won without feeding armies with meat? What empires have lasted without the systemic inclusion of the largest amounts possible of animal meat into the diet of the warrior class? None at all. Sure, the farmers of all ages have survived (nota bene: merely survived, not conquered, not dominated, not designed anything that outlived its creators by centuries) on the gifts of the Earth, but it is meat that always was the fundamental motor of innovation and power.

As someone once famously said: “Show me a successful vegetarian society”.

The second point is pure heresy, as it denies a major principle which any living civilization should accept as obvious and self-explanatory – Anthropocentrism.
It is most obvious that nature deserves its own place, and should be appropriately respected and revered, but this in no way means that human interests have the same (or even lower) value than nature’s interest; Mankind has its rightful place as the supreme ruler of the Earth, and it is paramount that we accept our needs as a species to rank a step higher than the mere preservation of nature.
To state the contrary, i.e. that humans have no right of using nature for their purposes or even that our interests are subordinate to the conservation of nature – that, is a subversive, decadent, corrupt vision of the role of humans on the Earth and in the universe. Any society trying to consciously undermine its anthropocentric basis is bound to decay and disappear.

The final point is this entirely abstract construct of nature as “good”. This is especially ridicolous, because everyone who has ever stepped outside of an urban area for a significant amount of time can witness to the fact that nature is definitely not good. Obviously, trying to place nature on a moral compass is preposterous in itself – there is no good or evil in nature, only survival instinct. However, if we want to play that game, what about lions killing a rival’s offspring without hesitation? Is that good? Maybe cats killing lizards for fun? Apes waging literal war on each other? The only people able to think that nature is good are those that have never set foot in the wilderness.

Vegeterianism is thus one of the many trends that are currently emasculating Western societies, some of which I’ve already discussed in a previous article. Even the fact that a Nordic country’s army has started introducing a vegetarian diet based on the preposterous reasoning of fighting “global warming” (as if a few hundred Norwegians not eating meat could somehow counterbalance Chinese factories pumping the atmosphere full of noxious gases 24/7), that in itself is a remarkable self-sabotage if considered on a pure level of ars belli.

Lastly – the Christian aspect.

Yes, quite a few people on the Alt-Right/New-Right may not be Christians themselves, but we all understand that the roots of Europe are deeply imbued with Christianity; thus, even non-Christians on the Right will surely deem it necessary to analyse Vegetarianism/Veganism from this point of view, especially when our homelands are growing increasingly hostile towards the native religions of Europe.

Regardless, It is not a chance that Christ, in one of the most famous episodes, multiplies bread and fish. Bread and fish. Not bread and beans. Not bread and mushrooms. It is flesh that is always a fundamental symbol of God, and any superficial lecture of the Holy Script is going to reveal that.

Even the Eucharist itself is supposed to represent the blood and flesh of Christ – an act of symbolic cannibalism that has its roots in the animistic beliefs of ancient humans, whereupon consuming flesh (be it the enemy’s or simple prey’s) also means making it part of oneself, making one the living continuation of the slain – which is all but contradictory with a pantheistic view of the world especially typical of the earliest forms of non-hierarchical Christianity, e.g. Saint Francis.

It is the impure flesh of pre-Christian humanity that is redeemed by Jesus’s sacrifice (as explained by Paul in the Epistle to the Romans); “The Word became flesh” – God and the Son purify human flesh from its sinfulness and restore its previous dimension as a coherent piece of the Creation.

In order to accept and follow God, we must also consume His flesh, absorb His essence, accepting Him as part of us, and in doing so revealing His presence.
In this sense, a person refraining from consuming meat is, ultimately, a person straying from God’s path.

Oswald Langobard

Associate Writer for the Common Sense Post. Political Science, History. Identitarian Right.
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