Eating Right: Food and Philosophy

You who prattle that morality is social and that man would need no morality on a desert island – it is on a desert island that he would need it most. Let him try to claim, when there are no victims to pay for it, that a rock is a house, that sand is clothing, that food will drop into his mouth without cause or effort, that he will collect a harvest tomorrow by devouring his stock seed today – and reality will wipe him out, as he deserves; reality will show him that life is a value to be bought and that thinking is the only coin noble enough to buy it.- Ayn Rand

Every living organism needs to consume nutrients to survive, unsurprisingly, eating raises a lot of questions regarding ethics.

  1. Veganism: We have all heard of the vegan jokes, certainly not all vegans are like that, what makes vegan morally corrupt is the lack of awareness of reality, that is, to ignore the necessity of survival. Vegans are completely ignorant of their survival by ignoring a healthy diet, they are unable to obtain Vitamin B-12, Omega-3 acid naturally. No matter how noble your goal may be (unable to distinguish rational animal from other animals is nothing noble, neither is being ignorant of the environment), being oblivious to your self-concept is irrational (The Virtue of Selfishness: Altruism is not kindness). In say this, they are not harming others thus should not be compulsory in practice despite it may be morally obligatory.

  2. Halal/Kosher: There’s nothing more morally corrupt than accepting the morality of the witch doctor (supernatural subjectivism). Food is essential for survival, if one cannot consume food even at the presence of untainted food, one must be perish and die. The extent of the irrationality increases especially for Halal, which is an Islamic slaughtering process. Halal is a form of cultural and economical jihad (terrorism)[1][2][3]. Unsurprisingly, anyone who calls out against the terrorism is attacked without evidence as witch doctors need Attilas to survive. By eating halal, you are actively supporting terrorism as well as returning to primitiveness because you are unable to exercise rational judgement, which is, both morally and epistemologically corrupt.

  3. Obesity: Perhaps the most morally contemptuous of them all is obesity. Eating so much to the point of reducing your life span is not rational egoism, it’s greed. Obesity leads to pulmonary diseses, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, gout, osteroarthritis, gall bladder dysfunction, coronary heart diseases, steatosis, steatohepatitis, diabetes, pancreatitis, sleep apnea, and these are just the icy on the cake (teehee). Obesity cannot be sustained in a free society as no one would be forced to fund the irresponsibility and the distortion of the market. Obesity is the lack of respect of your own personal property, that is your body (it also affects the brain[4][5]), meaning one does not have a sense of self, rather their metaphysics consist of the not quite, not yet and not all you can eat buffets. Obesity is the opposite of romantic realism, it does not present the best in mankind, it represents the worst: lazy, irrational, dishonest, fragility, dependency, shameful and unjust. Obesity also violates the non aggression principle valued by individualist: reduced autonomy, increased premium of insurance, taking up people’s space and being a health hazard.

Alas, all of the above atrocities could have been prevented if people are able to understand what is thinking. Veganism could be improved if instead of not eating/using animal products, they could focus on research into artificial substitution; Halal and Kosher could be stopped if people are aware of the consequences of eating such products; finally, obesity could be reduced if people can stop coddling to their addiction and tell them to put down their fork.

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