A number of vegans spend a lot of time on Twitter and other social media trying to explain this (figure 1) to omnivores.
Fig. 1. Bizarro by Dan Piraro, July 11, 2021.
Omnivores always have an excuse for refusing to do the right thing. Always, always, always. The excuse itself isn’t what matters.
Marc Fisher et al., “‘Fear on top of fear’: Why anti-gun Americans joined the wave of new gun owners,” Washington Post, July 10, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/interactive/2021/anti-gun-gun-owners/
Yasmeen Abutaleb et al., “Pfizer expected to brief U.S. officials in coming days on the need for a booster shot,” Washington Post, July 10, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/07/10/covid-booster-shot-pfizer/
The mainstream media seem to agree that this is big news, making them complicit in making billionaires even more insufferable.
Miles O'Brien puts this "historic" moment into perspective by reminding everyone that Alan Shepard made this sub-orbital flight 60 fucking years ago. What's "historic" is that we have private people with way too much money who can finance this themselves.
— digby (@digby56) July 11, 2021
How about we tax the shit out of re-entry & landing, so if they want to come back, it costs them the billions they should have paid in taxes?!!
— jillianinfrance (@_Wandering1_) July 11, 2021
Christian Davenport, “Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic crew are safely back from space, ushering in a new era,” Washington Post, July 11, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/07/11/richard-branson-virgin-galactic-live-updates/
Fred Kaplan, “Why Did We Invade Iraq?” review of To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America into Iraq, by Robert Draper, New York Review of Books, July 22, 2021, https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2021/07/22/why-did-we-invade-iraq/
Carrie Levine, “Why there’s even more pressure now on Congress to pass a voting rights bill,” Center for Public Integrity, July 9, 2021, https://publicintegrity.org/inside-publici/newsletters/watchdog-newsletter/why-theres-even-more-pressure-now-on-congress-to-pass-a-voting-rights-bill/
David Masciotra, “Could genocide really happen here? Leading scholar says America is on ‘high alert,’” Salon, July 11, 2021, https://www.salon.com/2021/07/11/could-genocide-really-happen-here-leading-scholar-says-america-is-on-high-alert/
- Dan Piraro, “Ground Chuck,” Bizarro, July 11, 2021 https://www.bizarro.com/blog/2021/7/11/ground-chuck↩
- Christian Davenport, “Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic crew are safely back from space, ushering in a new era,” Washington Post, July 11, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/07/11/richard-branson-virgin-galactic-live-updates/↩