Saturday, April 11, 2009

A message of love

Hi Camille,

I want to know all about the cruise. Did your papa really stay away from his blackberry? lol I hope so. It's really good that you spend some quality time together.

I've thought long and hard about saying something to you. And although this is extremely difficult for me, I love you more than you know and I feel a responsibility to share my experience.

It took me 43 years to understand that there are things no one wants us to know. From the time we are born, we're indoctrinated into certain beliefs that just seem normal; in fact, they're extraordinarily self-destructive. Us, our parents, our grand parents, etc... and no one rebels because nobody notices that our culture feeds us lies. However, knowing what I know now, I resent that no one opened my eyes decades ago.

Our society makes every single one of us complicit in a web of insane perpetual cruelty. And, it is all related to why people are growing more obese, have cancer, have heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, diabetes and a whole host of other illnesses. I love you. I don't want this for you.

I don't want you to grow up the way I did and self-destruct. You're precious and maybe it's a good thing for me to just be blunt about it. You deserve to be happy and healthy and live free of society's restrainsts.

When you're curious... when you know there's something not right, but you can't figure out exactly what it is... when you want to understand the secrets that nobody wants you to find out about... check out two things in your favorite search engine: "factory farming" and "vegan".

Love, Uncle Dave

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1 comment:

  1. I wished I would have had an "Uncle Dave" decades ago... It would have saved all those years trying to figure out what I wasn't getting. What lie I wasn't being told the truth about. I knew "something" wasn't right - or honest, or just... or fair - One could never guess it was right on my plate all along. An "Uncle Dave" would have saved me a world of regret, (and anger).