The 21st century is a different time with sharing of culture. Metropolitan meccas and luxurious lifestyles spotlight a medley of cultural fusion from global travels. While fusion is fun and interesting to some at a local level (in villages and small cities), there are some family traditions or vegan practices that grift too much into the globalist realm.
The vegan movement has European roots where there are dozens if not hundreds of vegan hurdles that industrial animal agriculture America has overcome while ignoring the basic facets and tenants of human rights. Arguments of suffering and sentience seem to end at the point of disagreement over a non-vegan's meal or consumer choices. After all, it's not a compassionate Buddhist belief system with Buddha's chosen animals dominating the heavens. Yes, vegans are guilty of some level of ruthlessness like an MKultra alter ego expressing the vigilante survivor at the forefront of public life. Most vegans and most of the human population have a limited cultural family lineage that lacks the cultural pool of modern fusion cuisine. One essentially needs to be cosmopolitan or hapa to have legitimate family recipes from at 3 or more continents and island cultures to even justify the human heritage as hand-me-down culture rather than an investigation into modern chemistry. And, as anywhere;- might makes right. The more people of a culture who immigrate with their families to an area gives them more clout in social claims to cultural heritage.
I could go on about my personal experiences in a lone Japanese family in "white" America;- where every enemy of Japan is permitted a safe Japanese restaurant space to make a profit. Or how other vegans have attacked me for being Japanese on behalf of the whales they are saving from Japanese whaling ships-- they should be standing on a boat in my opinion. But that is an entirely different and lengthy matter of persecution and outright disrespect from the USA outside of Hawaii.
America used to call it crypt cooking the fusion of textures and foods from different cultures. Today we have molecular gastronomy evolved out of old skool Asian candy making with agar agar and traditional rice candy wrappers that melt in your mouth. American-style food may be fun and adventurous to many, yet to those who take pride in their family roots-- their actual (not fantasized) cultural origins, their non-globalist language (usually a language other than English), and their path to preserving traditional flavors -- American style can be highly offensive.
Granted the United Nations uses a legal razor to define people who are or aren't indigenous-- so, they rudely exempt the first generation of the family relocated outside tribal lands or another nation as being "indigenous" by legal standards. And basically, anyone of any non-indigenous background follows suit replacing the word tribe with the nation. It's not only an ideal set forth by the UN, it's psychological torture on many new citizens in their new nation - whether immigrating or on a visa.
If we take a look at the fact that "cultural appropriation" doesn't exist in many modern societies and "anything goes" mentality to make a capitalist gain or win a social media following -- it seems veganism may be a globalist function. Meaning, to save animals seems to imply that downgrading human rights and traditional cultural values are enabled by common practices. After all, is it hip for North American vegans to pay lip service to the immigrant crowd and rip off cuisine? Food fights. All types of food fights emerge over having a right to the intellectual property of food. Wait, isn't that why Monsanto gained popularity as genetically-modified IP preserved "American food" as a development?
Cooking is cooking. Veggies are merely veggies. Yet why is the vegan and duration of their vegan diet still viewed like a breatharian venture into the abyss? It's largely due to veggies and fruits being of God's creation and growing from light and frequency cycles of the universe. Plants can be eaten without extra blessings. Depending on religious tradition, vegetarian foods are blessed by bishops or rabbis, some traditions require the food to be offered to the figurehead, other traditions entail a person trained to bless foods during preparation in the kitchen and the objects (utensils, plates, etc.) by giving it light and then offering it to a figurehead or deity. All of this takes additional time that is a much longer process than saying a prayer at the dinner table.
We gain vitality from raw, naturally dried, or partially dehydrated. Veganic gardening evolved after organic became a necessary label. In the 20th century, the upswing in synthetic pesticides through WWII shadowed biological warfare experiments by the USA on the Japanese after the A-bomb. Japan's lack of food after the war was coupled with DDT from the USA that penetrated rice paddies, streams, and rivers where people bathed and washed their clothes by hand. It was prior to the Korean War that the world saw the last of unadulterated natural blood in the human body. In 2021, detoxing isn't simply a trend, it's become necessary for many people to survive. It literally costs as much as a house to detox the human body inside of half a decade, but it can be done to achieve picture-perfect and clean blood. At least clean until the next 7 years replace it with who knows what type of nano or bio-nano technologies.
To be continued.....