Am realizing that Bacon is a political topic on Facebook.
Other places I guess too.
Though it’s so much easier to challenge people on Social Media than in person,
on our dietary choices, and ALL sorts of other topics.
Seems that is the way it is. YouTube is a veritable quagmire of negativity.
As I was posting a very similar piece to this essay on FB, I realized that I was starting to get defensive about my great love of Bacon, and almost went into a whole schpeal as to why I eat it, (locally grown, no hormones, no nitrates)… and realized WTH.
In our world of strong opinions and forums where we can voice them willy-nilly, and find fault in each other practically anonymously, I hope, hope that we can come to shift and allow “To Each Their Own”. Surely our vision is to support a society that honors the needs of the future while honoring the needs of the present, in a place of reverence for all our food sources, all the animals, plants, trees, Earth Mother, etc. — isn’t it?
This includes pigs.
And… hopefully we can all evolve to a place of being respectful and kind across all platforms of communication.
I had deleted an earlier dialogue about Bacon that I had posted on FB the day before that was not that mean. Just that the more I thought about it, the more complex it is to find Bacon All Good.
I will continue to eat Bacon. I need the protein with my very high metabolism. (I can eat an entire package in one day — and still be hungry.) And I like the flavor.
And I try to remember to thank the pig for gifting me with the opportunity to even savor its meat.
It’s a good thing that Bacon is not running for president. Not sure how that campaign would go.