“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke
As vegans we are accustomed to speaking out in support of other beings that cannot speak for themselves. But what about our fellow human beings?
Racism and veganism are diametrically opposed, but that sort of cognitive dissonance doesn’t prevent from vegans from expressing hateful racist views.
Cory McCarthy, a vegan bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast, became an example of this about a week ago when he published a video on his views about America being made “by whites for whites”. This repugnant view is also shared by the Golden One, an extreme right-wing nationalist YouTuber whose ravings are something to behold. The Golden one’s also vegan, so I think we can dispel the notion that racists vegans don’t exist. They do.
Vegans need to speak out against racism and hate speech within the vegan community
I don’t like to give these people attention, which is one reason why I barely mention them in my video, except to say why their views are so wrong, and to encourage other vegans to speak out about this. Like violence, racism has no place in the vegan community, and racists like Cory and the Golden One need to know they will not receive support or acceptance from vegans.
I believe this is a topic vegans need to be vocal about. Racism and speciesim are two sides of the same repulsive coin and they need to be clearly and openly rejected by good people everywhere.
Eisel Mazard’s first video on Cory McCarthy
“Racism exists within veganism; racist vegans exist; discuss” (there’s a second one, if this isn’t enough to make you ill):
The Fake Trump Focus Group (the video is from HULU, not Buzzfeed, sorry):
Thanks for watching,