So I’m Johnny-come-lately at this news story. But it seems like ol’ Steve Wynn, namesake of my favorite Vegas hotel is turning vegan and mandating that all of his establishments and hotels offer extensive vegan options on their menus. You can check out a Bloomber Businessweek article on the power vegans here.
Crazy I know. I mean 20 years ago when I was clawing my way through the uphill scraggy mountain of veganism that had very few routes, Bloomberg woulda pooh poohed veganism with the best of them. Now they’re lauding the power vegans as belonging to “an exclusive club.”
So does this mean it’s trendy! I hope not, that’s not the point of veganism, at least not for me anyway, but I guess each to his own. Recently we heard of Mike Tyson being vegan, Russell Simmons being vegan as we’ve known or suspected for some time, but Mike “the cannibal” Tyson, that was a good one. I hope he sticks with it. For that matter I hope those of use who have been vegan for a long time. Become power moguls in our own rights and start taking over the world.
Nothing would please me more than dictating to my employees that only vegan food is going to be fed in the cafeteria. Fuck it I say, if they won’t join peacefully then let’s coercively force them to join. Millions of animals are dying a day and this shit’s gotta stop. Oh well I hear you bleeding hearts in the back, what about their personal choice. It’s not a personal choice it’s an animal slaughter choice. It’s not just smoking and killing yourself, it’s eating and killing yourself along with literally dozens of innocents a year.
And look what we’ve done to smoking, that’s on its last legs thank God. Hopefully the gluttony and imbibing of animal flesh and secretions is on its last legs too.
Anyway, I’m ranting like I’m wont to do. Wynning the vegan lifestyle also got him off Lipitor which if you’ve been following my friend Dr. McDougall you know is more than likely. So I guess at the end of the day, I don’t care which road folks take to veganism as long as they get there. Maybe in the long run it will make them more compassionate and altruistic. Like poker star Daniel Negreanu another vegan, I’ll bet on it.
Lastly, in the hopes of stirring the pot a little, I wanted to leave you with this quote that I love from my great grandaddy the I-bet-he-was-vegan Epicurus:
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
That’s it from me players. Let the vegan message ring. And oh yeah, if you’re in Vegas say hi to Steve, and stay at the Wynn. It’s my fav.