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Japan is where vegans go to die

by | May 2, 2019 | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Japan is, as we all know, the King of WEIRD. Not for nothing have I repeatedly posted up clips and pictures that show just how crazy the country can be.

There is, however, one thing that Japan does extraordinarily well – and that is eating meat and animal products:

You gotta love a culture that believes in using literally every part of every animal that they consume for sustenance. The Japanese are very much like that – as are the Chinese and Koreans, actually.

This is not isolated to Japan, by the way. Once you get outside of most of the Anglosphere, where this nonsensical ideological hatred (which is what it is) of animal fats and meat is highly prevalent, you will realise very quickly that the rest of Europe pretty much has its collective head bolted on right and proper.

Try talking to a Spaniard, or an Italian, or a Greek, about “veganism”, and he will laugh uproariously. The Spanish, especially, will think of you as a particularly egregious form of idiot for arguing that people should only eat grass.

And that same tendency becomes quite pronounced once you go to Central and Eastern Europe. As I’ve said before, I lived in Moscow for about 3 months last year (and hope to go back in a month or two for a spell), and I saw firsthand just how much the Russians love meat products. They truly enjoy eating beef, pork, lamb, goat, chicken, fish, and so on. You can walk into any chain-store supermarket in any part of Moscow and find a huge array of packaged meat products waiting for you.

Also, once you get out of the USA, you will find that the way in which meat animals are raised and bred is radically different from industrialised farming Stateside. I lived in London for 5 months between late 2014 and spring of 2015, and from the very first day of my time there I noticed that the beef steaks that I bought at Marks & Spencers – so, very much middle-of-the-road, not expensive, basic commercially available beef – tasted much more like grass-fed beef in the USA.

In the States – or at least, the bit of the country that I used to live in – grass-fed beef was considerably more expensive than the industrially-raised junk. And with good reason. Grass is expensive to cultivate and maintain, relative to soy- and corn-based feed. The problem is that bovines are not designed to digest soy and corn. Their stomachs and immune systems are evolved to eat grass, and they thrive on the stuff. If you feed them soy and corn, you have to stuff them full of antibiotics and growth hormones to deal with the fact that the shit you’re ramming down their gullets makes them sick.

But in the UK and most of Europe, that kind of industrially-raised livestock is much less common. As a result, the meat simply tastes way better – even the average cuts, even from the cheap stores.

Vegans like to pretend and believe that their way of eating is more sustainable, healthier, and more nutritious than eating meat and fish. This is simply not true. Veganism is an incredibly expensive, extremely inefficient way of acquiring nutrition, and for women in particular it has a tendency to cause some very nasty side-effects:

The reason why the Japanese are healthy is simple. They eat meat and fish, in large quantities.

Now, that does beg one question:

If the Japanese have a diet that is not actually that far removed from that of, say, the ancient Scandinavians and Russians and Anglo-Saxons, why then is it that the Japanese are not particularly tall or muscular?

I don’t know the answer to this question. Nor am I qualified to do anything more than speculate.

All I can say is that it might have to do with the fact that the Japanese are less tolerant of lactose, and therefore cannot consume high-fat and high-calcium milk products, anywhere nearly as easily as their European counterparts.

That’s just my guess. I only have anecdotal evidence to support it. I grew up drinking large amounts of milk (and love the stuff), and I am significantly bigger, taller, and more muscular than most of my peers from the old country. (The “more muscular” part comes from the fact that I like to lift heavy shit, though, just to be clear.)

The natural counterargument to this is the fact that milk is actually heavily consumed in the country of my birth, yet the average height for males is probably less than 170cm.

There are lots of factors that go into determining height, strength, and musculature in various different races. A lot of it is genetic and not environmental in nature. What is consistent, though, among healthy populations, is the heavy consumption of meat and fish and eggs.

Always remember, my friends:

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  1. kurt9

    I discovered that I have a craving for "organ" meats when I moved to Japan several decades ago. For some incomprehensible reason, Americans do not like organ meats.

    • Anonymous

      Because the Brits where the original Americans stem from didn't eat tripe, stomac,h kidneys etc. Surprisingly British cuisine doesn't have a dried sausage/cured meats tradition like in the rest of Europe. There's ham and bacon but not much else

    • Didact

      Because the Brits where the original Americans stem from didn't eat tripe, stomac,h kidneys etc.

      Eh??? Steak & kidney pudding, black sausages, haggis (which is Scottish, therefore British), Yorkshire pudding, oxtail soup, and various traditional offal dishes notwithstanding, I presume?

    • Didact

      Well… not Yorkshire pudding, that's not based on tripe or offal. My mistake.


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