2 January 2020
Dr. Frank Furedi, author and social commentator is an emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent in Canterbury.
British ‘ethical vegan’ Jordi Casamitjana hopes to have his whole movement recognized by an employment tribunal as a protected belief, similar to a religious faith – which could give vegan zealots free rein in the workplace.
During hearings on Thursday and Friday, Casamitjana hopes to convince an Employment Tribunal that his beliefs should enjoy the same status as long-established religions such as Christianity, Judaism or Islam. Beyond merely vindicating the man in his job dispute, the process could end up opening the door to endowing veganism with the authority of the sacred.
In an era where lifestyle identity and politics dominate public life in the Western world, there is a constant tendency to transform individual beliefs into a sacred cause. Vegans are only the latest of a long line of life-style warriors who have demanded that their beliefs should enjoy the legal protection afforded by the Equality Act. In response to these demands, the courts have adopted a relatively relaxed attitude towards dishing out protected status. In 2011, a court ruled that belief in the sanctity of animal life should be protected. As a result of recent rulings, the status was bestowed on the conviction that fox hunting is evil, and the belief that it is possible to communicate with the dead using psychic powers.
‘Protected beliefs’ dilute the idea of what’s sacred
There is, of course, a weighty argument against the proliferation of protected beliefs; which is that it undermines the moral authority of long-established religions. As more and more everyday views are accorded the same moral status as long held religious ideals, the idea of the sacred becomes diluted and emptied of meaning.
Nevertheless, I do not mind if veganism gains legal recognition for what it really is – a proselytising would-be religion. The zealotry of many vegans resembles the attitudes and forms of behaviour that are generally associated with the worst features of theocratic intolerance.
Crusading veganism needs to be distinguished from the personal decisions to eat only vegetables and avoid animal products. It regards non-vegans as akin to ignorant heathens, who must be converted to the cause. Towards its critics it has adopted the ruthless temper of the Inquisition. Vegan fanatics have targeted turkey and livestock farmers, butchers and steak houses.
The real question at stake is not whether or not veganism becomes as protected as a religion, but the practical consequences of this decision for the rest of society. In a democratic society, individuals are entitled to hold strong beliefs. However, they are not entitled to impose those beliefs on others. Nor are they entitled to expect that employers, colleagues and other people must accommodate to their beliefs. Yet, that is exactly what the drive for protected status for veganism hopes to achieve.
The most significant issue here is to what extent the public will have to accommodate to the ambitions of veganism. Recently a nursery that introduced a plant-based only menu was forced to backtrack after the children’s parent revolted against its unilateral imposition. If nurseries believe that it is OK to enforce their doctrine on little children, how long before other institutions follow suit? Will employers be expected to provide employees with vegan meals? Will they have to accommodate to vegans’ dislike for leather chairs and clothes because of the ‘stress’ and ‘mental harm’ they cause them? Though the answer to these questions is far from clear, it is likely that protected belief status will embolden these attempts to impose a certain lifestyle on the rest of us.
In reality, veganism does not need protected status, because it enjoys significant support from the UK’s cultural establishment. The Economist rightly predicted that 2019 would be ‘the year of the vegan’ and that veganism would go mainstream. Celebrities like Arianna Grande and Benedict Cumberbatch regularly endorse their vegan diet. On the media and the domain of youth culture, a vegan diet is often portrayed as a mark of virtue. However, for the vegan crusade, the adherence of celebrity culture to its cause its not enough. It wants to force itself on the meat-eating majority. Gaining protected status for its dogma would provide them with legal clout to further that ambition.
I don’t know how Australia could recover from this. Many homes and farmland are lost, Many animals died, Many people’s lives are lost and ruined.
Could the Australian Government be blame all this; It that ever the case the Current Government should be removed from office and tried for treason; because under the “Australian Constitution Section 100: The Commonwealth shall not by any law, or regulation of trade or commerce, abridge the right of a state or of the residents to the reasonable use of waters of rivers for conservation or irrigation.”
I hope the people wake up to the truth and force the government to take an account to get those fire under control and release the water from the Dan but that could be a problem because when water release from the Dan because the water in Dan used for agriculture for the Chinese owned land or land owned big corporation. The Chinese will view this as act or terrorism when water is released although the water is rightfully belong to Australia.
I will say again “This is all planned” Max Egan talked about also other youtubers talking about. Also there another problem that be fueling the fire; Geo-engineering and weather modification, what I mean that. It you want to destroy a nation and drive people do their land you the weather modification or other methods to cut off water to create a drought; that what they would be doing and like look they have done it. Aluminum Oxide could to the ingredient they in the Chemtrail that being sprayed from an aircraft. This video below slows why Aluminum Oixde could be fueling the fires.
You have it. It’s Aluminum Oixde and other any Sparkler dust like Barium nitrate, Strontium nitrate, etc. Also there an article on Chemtrailsnorthnz found there Aluminum, Strontium and Barium in the Rain water.
I say that “I was pretty skeptical about Geo engineering and Chemtrials; although I do see Chemtrials in the sky time to time. After see the Geo engineering that was in action and stop rain from reaching Australia. We can know that the Inferno in Australia was planned and why? This could be related the Agenda 21/2030 UN plan which was started up by the Elite; they’re the people who don’t care about other people and they want the world for themselves.
Geo engineering and weather medication technology do exist and why are we not bring told about it the purpose of it. Know the weather medication technology be used for good like bring rain to farmers who needs its and stop bush fires but that not the Elite agenda, their agenda is do massive harm to humanity by reducing population. Climate Change is used a scare tactic to scare people to the idea UN agenda 21/2030; it has nothing to with saving the planet nor saving humanity but push for global government.
I hope Australia can recover from this disaster that was planned; I don’t know how they will recover. I hope people in Australia can wake up to the truth and force the government take an account or current government will be remove from office.
Remember be inform, don’t get caught in a lie what the mainstream throw at you. Don’t take ever word I said. If you got anything you want to say or share let me know in the commits below.
The NSW state government is considering evacuating the residents of as many as 90 towns that are seriously affected by drought if they completely run out of water.
For months, many towns in rural NSW have been relying on water being trucked in but that is only a short-term solution, and bore water is only available to some towns.
Prime7 News Central West late last month reported that the government would make the drastic move of relocating populations from towns without any water supply.
Asked by Prime TV how many towns were facing the prospect of completely running out of water, the state’s regional town water supply co-ordinator, James McTavish, said: “We have about 90 towns and communities that we have substantial concerns about now”.
“We are very keen to make sure that we use that [evacuation] as an absolute last case only and in every community we have a plan,” said Mr McTavish.
He said the government had not learned from the Millennium drought.
“We are looking to make sure we are never here again,” he told Prime7.
At the time of writing, the state government had not responded to requests from The Fifth Estate for more information about any evacuation plans.
But a state government source told The Fifth Estate the government was looking at all options – new weirs, pipelines and bores, as well as reverse osmosis systems to purify water supplies.
The source denied there were plans to relocate the town but said resourcing to address the problem had moved to the “next level”.
“It’s huge… there’s been a big shuffle,” they said, adding that nine hydrologists had been hired.
Little else is known about the government’s plans but it is believed they vary from town to town.
“Different towns need different systems,” the source said.
“Day Zero is about the flow on-ground. It doesn’t take into account underground aquifers. Some [towns] do have the possibilities for bores. Some towns are easier to truck water into.”
The source said there was some optimism in government circles that solutions would be found, citing how a pipeline to supply Broken Hill with water was completed in 2016 “two weeks before the town ran out of water”.
Broken Hill is now one of the safest in the state for water. However, the pipeline is believed to have cost $500 million and it’s unclear how many pipelines the state could afford to build.
For most towns, a two-tier approach was being used, the source said.
“The state government isn’t the utility provider; we don’t control the water; the local councils do.
“We step in when they need some help; we have the expertise. A lot of local councils do not have that expertise.”
Working out where to drill for bores is complicated and drilling is expensive, they said.
A request for interview with Mr McTavish was not responded to before publication.
People living in Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo and other communities afflicted by water shortages are worried about what any evacuation plans might look like, according to Bathurst councillor John Fry.
Cr Fry told The Fifth Estate people were worried about whether entire families and communities would be moved and if they would ever be able to return to their homes.
People were also worried their homes could be damaged by vandals, he said.
Cr Fry said that as of Thursday water in Bathurst’s dam had fallen to 37 per cent of capacity – the lowest level since the dam was rebuilt in 2000 – and it was evaporating at 1.1 percentage points per week, with “no reasonable hope of decent rainfall.”
Cr Fry, who learnt about the government relocation plans when he saw the Prime7 news report, said he tried, unsuccessfully, to find out more about the plans through a senior contact in the Department of Water, Property and Housing.
He said farmers in his area were currently buying water at $2.50 per one thousand litres and while people were not talking about Day Zero, irrigators had been put on notice by the council.
“Our irrigators have been told to cut back to 20 per cent pumping rate and when the dam gets to 22 per cent [of capacity], it’s a total ‘cease to pump’,” he said.
“We realise our irrigators provide our food but at the end of the day the city takes priority.”
Cr Fry said he recently put a motion to council to declare a water emergency but it was voted down. Other councillors said there was “no need to panic”, and that climate change was “a beat up”.
Cr Fry, who is also part of a business that works on rehydrating land through regenerative farming, said a lot could be done to retain moisture in the soil and plants. It was also possible to capture water from summer storms but the infrastructure wasn’t in place.
Bathurst can’t access bore water, and although people had been pushing for grey water recycling for some time council hadn’t seriously considered it.
“We’ve been talking about it for 20 years,” he said.
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(Natural News) The state of Washington is the first in the union to start “composting” dead human bodies as crop “fertilizer,” bringing to real life the fictitious scenario depicted in the famous dystopian film Soylent Green.
Bill 5001 will take effect on May 1, 2020, allowing for human corpses to undergo a process known as “liquid cremation,” whereby alkaline hydrolysis is used to turn rotting flesh and bones into an “organic fertilizer” sludge.
“I am very much in favor of the composting of human bodies!” declared Wes McMahan, a retired cardiovascular intensive-care nurse who recently testified in support of the bill.
“When I’m done with this body that served me very well for the past 64 years, do I want to poison it with formaldehyde and other embalming chemicals? No,” he added. “Burned? Not my first choice. But what about all the bacteria I’ve worked with so long in this body – do I want to give them a chance to do what they do naturally? I believe in doing things as naturally as possible.”
Katrina Spade, the founder and CEO of a company known as Recompose that aspires to be the first “natural organic reduction” funeral home in the United States, is also excited about the bill, which she says fulfills “a longtime hope” of hers to create “an urban, soil-based, ecologically friendly death-care option.”
“Frankly, I’m a little overwhelmed,” she’s quoted as saying by The Seattle Times. “It’s real now.”
Pharmaceutical drugs and other toxic chemicals are sure to be released from “liquid cremation” into America’s growing soils
Many other supporters of the bill claim that legalizing human composting will be great for the environment, as it’s supposedly “as close to the natural process of decomposition [as] you’d assume a body would undergo before we had an industrialized society.”
But is it really a good idea to spread liquid sludge made from dead humans all over our food crops? Because that’s exactly where much of it will go, especially when “liquid cremation” ends up being flushed down the drain or toilet and into the local sewer system.
As revealed in the Biosludged film, wastewater all across the country is now being “recycled” and spread all over farmland, which means whatever’s in it is being absorbed into the food supply.
If America now begins “recycling” human beings as liquid rather than simply burying bodies or cremating them into ash, as has traditionally been the case, then these remains will almost certainly end up being converted into recycled “biosludge” and spread as “fertilizer” on food crops.
We already know that this is part of the plan, as folks like McMahan are actually excited about the prospect of creating “food forests” with human compost – “so my grandchildren will know where food comes from,” he contends.
It’s true that traditional burial protocols aren’t necessarily environmentally-friendly, seeing as how embalming fluids and formaldehyde are made from toxic, synthetic chemicals. But human bodies, especially in today’s toxic world, are also poisonous, and loaded with all sorts of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other poisons that probably shouldn’t be “repurposed” to help grow the foods we all eat.
“Releasing mercury, pharmaceuticals, and disease into the water supply. Sounds like a great idea, what could possibly go wrong?” joked one commenter at The Seattle Times.
“Think of all the additional drugs that we give our bodies that will be in the compost,” wrote another.
Be sure to check out Biosludge.news to learn more about how human waste, and now the remains of dead human beings, is tainting the already highly-contaminated American food supply.
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