This is not strictly a veganism blog anymore. We urgently need to discuss African liberation, social justice and human freedom in general and I don’t believe veganism is the revolution. Let’s discuss political ideology, world-view, current affairs, insights, gender issues, etc. in addition to plant-based living. I’m still a die-hard raw vegan but I’m a die-hard freedom-loving African humanist man first and foremost and that means I want justice and self-determination for black people everywhere and all of humanity, regardless of what they eat. That said, read below for a general idea of why this blog was originally conceived:
About this blog:
This site represents perspectives growing out of third world consciences that recognize the need for fundamental revolution around how we live as critical to liberation in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and amongst third world and working-class people of color communities in the West. We focus on human rights here (as opposed to only animal rights, etc. – many other activists and bloggers are far better at that than I), since we see plant-based diets as instrumental to increasing land availability, food security, ecological sustainability, and beyond in the Global South and North alike. We focus on both scientific and traditional knowledge as pertains to land tenure and sustainable agronomy, since we must be engaged in critical thinking with sufficient vigor to not overly privilege Western scientific knowledge but rather remain open-minded to all possibilities. We sustain third world solidarity and internationalism here because the same problems facing indigenous people in Oaxaca face indiginous people in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Chhattisgarh, and the Niger Delta, as pertains to exploitation by multinationals for mining, cheap labor or cash crops, or land displacement, or climate change and famine. We promote Pan-Africanism in the same vein, since it is with great urgency that Africans at home and in the diaspora, as they unite and struggle for liberation from imposed poverty, consider plant-based diets and low-impact living and dispense with the false prestige of meat and automobile culture. And last but not least, we aggressively aspire toward women’s liberation and human tolerance, since it is regimes of patriarchy, homophobia, religious hysteria, and onward that needlessly and stupidly cripple the economic and social chances of vast swaths of humanity.
A young Nigerian long-time raw vegan man in NJ/NYC.