Silverwolf feels driven, in this blog, to apologise deeply to the Hindu Community in America for the behavior of his fellow Americans, who force that Community to pay taxes both towards the local school system, which serves meat, and the Federal system, which permits people to buy meat on the Food Stamp Program. Hindu’s are also forced to pay state income taxes, which support prisons that serve meat, as well as the U.S. military, which, surprisingly, also serves meat. Silverwolf is outraged that Hindu-Americans (or American Hindus — there are some converts) are forced to pay taxes in order to support activities and purchases which they find deeply offensive and immoral. It is moral heresy to force these Individuals to have to pay taxes towards all these institutions and programs, including the costs of Federal meat inspections, because of their deep moral repugnance towards them, and they should be given an immediate exemption from having to pay such taxes which purchase meat products, as should all Vegan and Vegetarian Americans. And, should Silverwolf’s idea for a tax exemption come to fruition, he believes Americans would find there were many more Vegetarians in America than was heretofore estimated.
Notwithstanding his disagreement with certain aspects of Hinduism, and his general discomfiture with organized religions, Silverwolf must state his admiration for the rich philosophic process in Hinduism which led to the insight that Vegetarianism was the true dietary way of Mankind. Not all great religions have found their way to this insight, though Silverwolf believes Genesis 1:29 gives a Vegan basis to all of the major Middle Eastern Religions, and Buddhism has many Vegetarian adherents also. But Hinduism is the only major Religion to champion Vegetarianism, and in that its adherents should be very glad.
Also, those in the anti-abortion movement, who object strenuously to their taxes being used to federally fund abortions, should cast a thought to the Hindus and Vegans in America, who are forced into the same moral dilemma: either risk a huge brouhaha with the government which would probably end you in prison, or quietly comply with a tax which violates your deepest religious convictions. It is a dilemma that should not be forced on the innocent, law-abiding, citizen, but it is forced on him by Government, the Leviathan State, and in that is a great moral tragedy. How many family men are willing to pursue the path of Gandhi, and go to jail on a principle, when it would mean destitution for their wife and children? Not many. And in this injustice, it is the Vegetarian and Hindu-American communities that bear the brunt.
All Silverwolf can say to the Hindu-American Community regarding his fellow American meateaters, who force them to pay these taxes, is this, “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
Hoooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf