What are the psychological challenges of being vegan in this not-yet vegan world? What tools can we use to break the trance of people’s actions that contribute to so much suffering for animals, themselves and our planet?
Puerto Rico-based Francisco Alvarez, Veganpreneur and creator of the Vegan Lives platform and interview series, interviews vegans all over the globe to encourage sharing of solutions to thrive as a vegan whilst being part of the solution to create a vegan world.
In this 40-min interview we discuss powerful tools to use to break the trance of carnist ideology and invite people to return to their vegan roots of non-violence.
Since March 2020 I have been running a series of webinars entitled, Second Stage Vystopia: What Else Don’t We Know with Mark Doneddu (founder of World Vegan Day Melbourne and President of Veg Vic Australia).
We recently pre-recorded an interview with Derrick Broze of the Conscious Resistance Network. Derrick is a freelance investigative journalist, documentary film maker, author, and public speaker who seeks to expose corruption, find solutions to the problems that affect all humanity, and promote localisation and decentralisation.
Derrick is a vegan and his focus is on exposing the wider application of non-violence towards others. He explains how we can use this in all areas of our lives—our health, relationships, politics, and society—in order to create a world in which we all wish to belong.
In this 60-min conversation, we cover:
Polarisation and division in the vegan community;
The cost of focusing on one area of liberation whilst ignoring the bigger picture;
A brief history of oppression and how 2020 events are furtherance of a model that is millennia-old.;
How Agorism and Freedom Cells can help us prepare for the imminent changes that intend to reduce our freedoms even further.
Both Mark and I finished this interview feeling hopeful and inspired that current world events are actually inviting us to embrace a wider definition of veganism to include humans. This might sound obvious, but the non-aggression principle of Agorism invites vegans to extend their compassion to all humans, and encourages non-vegans to include animals in all aspects of the non-initiation of violence.
If you are ready to play your part in the solution to truly create animal and human liberation, it’s worth exploring Agorism and the non-initiation of force in more depth. It is a completely different way of thinking and acting, to break away from the millennia-long oppression that continues to cause animal and human slavery.
If you’re anything like me, you don’t believe everything you’re told and have always asked questions. Before becoming vegan we did that and couldn’t believe the lies that were hidden in plain sight.
2020 continues to bring enormous challenges, akin to a global existential crisis. We are seeing the vegan community polarise as never before about the global health messages, loss of personal freedoms and regularly hearing the phrase “Conspiracy Theories” every day in social and mainstream media.
We are not strangers to being called Conspiracy Theorists when it comes to the blindspots people have about animal cruelty, the global health crisis, environmental destruction and global unrest. Now more than ever during this existential crisis we must be really vigilant, apply critical thinking and seek the truth behind what the mainstream narrative is. We must keep open-minds and discern between conspiracy theories and conspiracy facts, instead of blindly adhering to the mainstream narrative or thinking that we don’t need to focus on current affairs as it takes us away from veganism.
There’s a lot at stake here – if we lose our freedom of speech and movement (rights which are being eroded every day) the possibility of creating a world based on non-exploitation, of animals and humans will be out of our reach.
This is why I am are running the webinar series, Second Stage Vystopia: What Else Don’t We Know. Together with Mark Doneddu, President of VegVic and Founder of World Vegan Day Melbourne, Australia, one of the biggest vegan festivals in the world, we cut through conflicting information to help you make make sense of current arguments. We provide you with valuable tools to further develop your self-awareness and communication skills, so you feel more resilient and hopeful about your part in creating a vegan world.
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