metocin

metocin wrote

Reply to comment by Quicksilver in Friday Free Talk by Kinshavo

I feel much better about myself after quitting porn-watching. It consumed a lot of my time as well, and when you learn about some of the ethical issues it makes you feel really disgusting to continue it anyways. Good luck

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metocin wrote

Breaking someone's trust is a shitty thing to do. If you want to sleep with more than one person, just don't engage in a monogamous relationship. Simple as that.

There is a lot of anarchists who despise monogamy and I get it, but for now it works alright for this anarchist.

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metocin wrote

It get's easier. I found it hard for the first couple weeks, especially when it's freely available to me at my job. I'm off it now and I feel much better. Sometimes I'll get a little tired at work but it usually passes after a little bit.

I also don't think I was any more productive while caffeinated doing school work because often I would just get hyperfocused on something unrelated. People talk about stimulants being some sort of magical cure for ADHD but that has not been my experience lol.

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metocin wrote

In the heat of the moment I was just incredibly angry that this person was threatening me with my partner and our cat in the apartment as well. I should also mention I did not see this guy before and had no idea why he was pounding on both of my doors and threatening me. I was shouting back with a knife in my hand ready to defend myself. Afterwards though I was very unsettled because as far as I knew this guy was involved with the person who lived two floors below me so I was afraid he would come back. I also found out through a friend that this guy was violent, abusive and possibly armed so yeah I was ready to fight for my life for a couple days there until I figured he wasn't coming back around. I've since moved out of that shitty overpriced slum into a more quiet area (with lots of pretty trees) so I'm doing good now. Buying a gun soon also lol.

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metocin wrote

I did once because a violent shitty person was banging on my door trying to fight me and I only did so to have a record of that in case I had to defend myself against him in the future, so that I wouldn't (hopefully) get arrested/charged myself. Other than it being a case of covering my own ass, I wouldn't ever think of calling them.

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metocin wrote

I did 10k the other day and it felt great. Did 5 today with a 4.15 average pace. It's been hard balancing lifting and running with school and work and trying to eat enough but it makes me feel incredible.

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metocin wrote

Reply to comment by !deleted31906 in by !deleted31906

What the fuck is a purity fetishist?

I'll bite then.

Fetish and kink culture should be about consent right? That any kink or fetish is okay as long as all individuals are consenting in the act right?

Well a cow cannot consent to you using it's milk or it's tanned hide in a sexual act. Therefore those acts involve a nonconsensual act.

Your anger with me claiming you weren't vegan just shows that you don't understand veganism beyond our consumerist culture. Veganism isn't just a diet. It's an ethical position. If you now consume animal products then you never really cared about the domination of animals. You were never really vegan.

Your conception of veganism is so flawed and your strawmanning of vegans is just pathetic. All of your ridiculous arguments show how little you actually care about animals.

You can claim I don't care about humans but that's just pathetic and obviously untrue as well. That is just another classic line thrown around by reactionary carnists.

If you claim to care about "material reality", then eat vegan. The more people that go vegan, the less demand there is for animal products. Therefore less animals will be slaughtered, tortured, and raped. As well, it's been shown that going vegan is one of the easiest things someone can do to lower their carbon footprint. That's a material difference.

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metocin wrote

Reply to comment by Vulgar_Soda in by !deleted31906

It's not an unrelated hypothetical. If you think plants are sentient and all life is valuable, that you are unable to distinguish between levels of sentience/conciousness/whatthefuckevertermyouwantotuse, then you wouldn't know what to save right? But any rational person would say they would save the dog. Because we are in fact capable of valuing certain life forms based on levels of sentience or consciousness. That hypothetical is arguing my premise.

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metocin wrote

Reply to comment by !deleted31906 in by !deleted31906

Who are you to kink shame for a milk fetish? That's just moralism.

Okay. You're a clown. I'm done here.

PS, I don't eat vegan cheese either

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metocin wrote

Reply to comment by Vulgar_Soda in by !deleted31906

Maybe I should have said conscious?

Your house is burning down, you have time to save your favorite house plant or your dog. Who do you save? Your "sentient" house plant?

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metocin wrote

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Veganism as defined as only what you consume is consumerism. What if you don't buy the cheese but dumpster dive it? Do you see the absolute nonsense of this position?

That's not what consumerism means and my positions on veganism and related issues have little to do with capitalist consumerist society since I would oppose the consumption of animal products under any economic system. And no, I don't see the nonsense as I wouldn't eat any animal product no matter where or how I got it.

If veganism is a political stance in that you won't take part in exploitation of animal and you will work against it, that's valid. But that's not it. Apparently it's just obsessing over your personal consumption. That makes zero difference in anybody's else's life except yours.

Have you considered it can be both a political and ethical stance as well as be tied to a deeper, spiritual belief that consuming animals and their products (no matter how they are procured) is bad karma? Not all of my actions need to have an impact on other people (even though not consuming animals makes a difference to their life).

Again, living is not endorsement of suffering. Karma is magical thinking. Nothing I eat "belongs" to me by that logic

You don't need to perpetuate animal suffering in order to live. Karma could surely be seen as some form of magick but that doesn't necessarily have a negative connotation. You seem to be saying that negatively. Are you aware that millions, perhaps billions of people believe in Karma?

Perhaps plants don't "belong" to anybody but they aren't sentient. Sentient animals (and the products stolen from them) do not have to be your food.

I was vegan for 7 years.

was

You were never vegan.

Whatever opinions you have about my gross consumption is not going to make me not eat food when I'm starving because I was too poor and I had to eat whatever I found.

Survival is important but that doesn't mean you can't do your best to avoid certain food in your given situation.

How does a starving person giving up free food make them a better person? Get real

When did I say anything about being a better person?

As in creating a new political party to reform the system,

I think you may be on the wrong website lmao

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metocin wrote

I agree that my tone and attitude is not always the best. The thing is when I personally read essays or comments that are direct and aggressive, those are often the ones that change my mind. I know that is not the case for everyone, and probably not for most.

I think part of the reason I can be aggressive particular in this case is that I expect vegans to understand arguments about food related to ethics and sustainability, and that I shouldn't have to mince my words. However, people often will get defensive when you come at them like that and it's probably not the best approach in general.

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metocin wrote

Except that article is about salmon, and I'm not talking about animal products here. Animal products require more intense processing so I don't doubt that happens often with those products. To imply that raw carrots are shipped far away to be processed when there is literally no processing happening is ridiculous. I know damn well that the carrots I buy that are from a small local farm are not sent hundreds or thousands of kms away.

I do have an argument because as I have said in the previous post, I don't expect everyone to research the internal shipping process, just that they do their best to buy foods that are able to grow locally to them and buy them from local producers as much as possible.

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