An animal should not have to give up its life so that one can have a meal when there is no shortage of other food choices available.
Hola a todos. As to be expected, as we regress as quickly as possible back to the 1940-50s here in The Cesspool under the orange nazi and his proudly-ignorant, septic and rabid cult-like followers, more and more restaurants are removing their vegetarian and vegan food choices from their menus. Mi amigo/My friend goes to Marin County (across the Golden Gate Bridge north of San Francisco) about once a week to visit a relative. They usually go out to a different restaurant each week for lunch. Mi amigo tells me that the quality of the food is rapidly declining in all restaurants they’ve eaten in over there. I suspect the same is true for San Francisco. Mi amigo is having great difficulty finding vegetarian food choices on restaurant menus in Marin. He’s asked a couple of servers about this and they told him, “We get no requests for vegetarian food here anymore.” Although I’m not at all surprised to hear that, it leaves me with a feeling of disgust. Mi amigo said: It’s bizarre because in the 1960-70s, Marin County was what one would call “Vegetarian Heaven.” It’s where vegetarians lived during the hippy era. At that time, it was very progressive. That was a very different time than today. It seems that for many people (if not most) being a vegetarian-vegan was just a long-term fad (in the big scheme of things). It was a way of being seen as “cool, hip and in” at the time. It certainly is not that way now. So, to have something to eat in restaurants, mi amigo is having to do simple special requests and asking the kitchen in these restaurants to leave out the dead animal in the food he orders, or he just orders a basic ensalada/salad. Of course, his food is still probably cooked in the same pan used for the “meat” orders, but that’s beyond his control.
I don’t eat in restaurants anymore in San Francisco because I like what I cook at home better. I know what’s it in, and I don’t use pounds of sal/salt or high heat as professionally-trained chefs have been brainwashed to do by culinary schools. (High heat causes cancer causing free radicals, for those who don’t know, although I suspect most people couldn’t care less, since most people don’t care what they eat). But I suspect the removal of vegetarian and vegan foods is the same over here in restaurants in The City, what few restaurants still had vegetarian-vegan food options to begin with. I usually don’t hear anyone talking about restaurants or food around here these days. The last time I did, someone asked the person is she was a vegetarian, and she said, “Oh no, I’m not like that,” as if being a vegetarian is a very bad thing. One would not have heard that type of response in the Old City of the Gay Mecca. Years ago, one of the local vegetarian health food stores in San Francisco’s Castro started carrying meat. (Sigh). I heard a customer gushingly thank the manager for bringing in meat/dead animals. She said to him, “I was a vegetarian, but now I eat meat. It’s bad! It’s bad!” What she meant by “it’s bad” was that she couldn’t get enough meat to eat after being a former vegetarian. She sounded as if she had become addicted to meat. When mi amigo and I were eating in restaurants over here (particularly in The Castro), most restaurants only had a “token” vegetarian food choice. One item. I remember there being a run on Mushroom Risotto for the longest time at one local restaurant. This restaurant, which has since closed, had an excellent reputation. They rarely changed that one vegetarian item, so if a vegetarian or vegan went to that restaurant on a regular basis, they were stuck with Mushroom Risotto. So even at that time (that was maybe ten years ago), that told us that this restaurant had few requests for vegetarian or vegan food and that explained why they were so red meat-obsessed, while pretending to be “progressive.”
There’s nothing genuinely progressive or liberal about eating dead animals, which is something that the fake-progressives, fake-liberals (they’re usually just partisan Establishment Democrats at voting time) and the fake-socialists among us cringe at hearing, because they all refuse to change their own meat-eating behaviour and have a bank of excuses of why they can’t do so. They’ve all been brainwashed (likely since childhood) with “You must eat meat.” And if one does not eat dead animals one is considered “weird” and looked upon as not “normal.” Meat and meat production are not good for our environment or for one’s health. (Related: UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet). In the Old City of San Francisco — again, I’m referring to the Gay Mecca days — where people cared more about what they ate and their health, vegetarian and vegan food choices were more available. But as San Francisco has become tech-lobotomised, thoroughly corporatised, completely sanitised and utterly raped of its Bohemian character so that it looks more like some Midwest redneck city today, I should suspect that vegetarian food is sparse here as well. I no longer look at menus hanging outside of restaurants because why bother? I have no intention of eating there. The last time I read restaurant reviews for San Francisco, people here were writing such comments as, “More meat, more meat.” Well it’s your health idiots. It’s your clogged arteries, your plaque, your stroke, your heart attack, your diabetes, your colon cancer, your prostate cancer and other health problems. “Meat”/Dead animals is not good for any of that. Or are you in Denial about all that too?
Mi amigo has been a vegetarian for over two decades and each time he has his panel of blood test results, they tell him: “Whatever you’re doing, keep doing. It’s rare that we see these kind of excellent test results in here and especially for someone of your age.” He’s always pleased to hear that. They asked him: “By the way, what are you doing?” He said, “Just my usual exercise and I’m a vegetarian.” They said, “Oh, we love vegetarians in here. Keep doing what you’re doing.”
We both feel that an animal should not have to give up its life so that we can have a meal when there is no shortage of other food choices available.
It seems that with the “lah-tee-dah” wealthy — the elitist wealthy (Millennial) assholes who have moved to San Francisco in recent years — what conservative, redneck hell hole did they move here from? — the wealthy think they must eat expensive dead animals to show off their wealth, Dahling. As if anyone gives a fuck what they eat. Chau.—el barrio rosa