My Fellow Lefties ...
This is why people think we're elitists:
I'm going to say something up front- I am not a dietician, nor am I an animal rights activist, but my wife and I have been vegan for nearly a year now, eating mostly raw vegetables, pastas, breads, along with the occasional soy product. We've done this for health reasons, and since we began eating this way, we haven't gotten sick and not once. NOT ONCE have I gotten indigestion (I would have bad acid reflux in the past), and certain "biological functions" have gotten more rich, energetic, and intense.
I live in the midwest, land of meat, sexual repression, and Jesus. People here are the most "carnivorous" of any other place in the United States, and the portions of meat are almost comical. People here are notoriously unhealthy, out of shape, sexually repressed, consumer-crazy, and many of the children now look like they have fetal-alcohol syndrome. Many people in the city in which I live hobble down the streets with their mouths hanging open (these are white middle-class people) Once can see just how animal products mangle your body, contribute to intellectual decline, laziness, and is the reason for obesity. Since the beginnings of the Atkins craze in the late 1990's, I have watched my fellow man physically deteriorate in front of my eyes. I, on the other hand, now have endless amounts of energy, my skin GLOWS, and I have ZERO body fat. Personally, animal rights are not my thing. I don't believe in unnecessary cruelty nor waste, but I will not give up my nice leather Italian shoes. I live below the poverty line, but always buy organic, and I am not an unbridled American consumer like the rest of my compadres. My exercise consists of simple walking. Just watching people eat in restaurants in the Midwest will make anyone vegan.
Found it here.