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Zombie Nation by x-vegan-x Zombie Nation by x-vegan-x
Did you know that 250,000 children die every week from starvation and disease?
Did you know that a 10% reduction in meat intake would leave enough grain to feed these children?
Did you know that meat and dairy production is the second biggest polluter on the planet, only second to cars?
Did you know animals scream and cry while they're shackeld upside down, ready to be prepared for your tastebuds?
Do you know how it feels to be electrocuted and skinned alive?

No-one gives a shit, because thinking is just too hard. Welcome to the zombie nation, where shoes and lipstick are simply more important than starving children. And tastebuds are more important than life. Never mind that we're screwing the planet, as long as I'M fine and my clothes look nice, and I have a full belly. Then everything is fine.

The endless sale of anything and everything is making our generations into selfish, apathetic people. This continuous stream of capitalist ideology is the biggest polluter - of people's minds.

It's astonishing how selfish we have become, in a society where the focus is solely on ourselves and the amount of possessions we can surround ourself with. When the truth is, happiness will never come from any of these things. While people are convinced to want needless objects, they will never be happy.

There is so much more to be concerned about than when the next issue of Heat magazine comes out. Like the fact that people die unncessarily every second - because the actions of EVERY ONE of us affect the entire planet.

So lets all get drunk and watch tv, consume this and that, then consume some more. Oh and don't forget to consume a bit more in the morning, too. No-one will notice because they're all mindless zombies too.

Just to add: The tv sets represent how everyone has adopted the materialistic and shallow values of capitalism - buy, buy buy and don't give a damn about anything else. It demonstrates how the majority of people just don't think anymore - tv does that for them!
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xenos60 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Heh, I grew up in a completely different environment; shooting animals and eating meat every night to be able to do it again the next day. I've been to abattoirs and livestock enclosures and I can assure you that they lead a happy life of consumerism and gluttony themselves before being painlessly executed themselves with a quick air pressure bolt through their head. By God, I sometimes feel pity when I look into their eyes, but then I remember what happens when we set them free in Australia: cats and dogs endangering native birds and rodents, pigs and rabbits laying our landscape bear. It appears we have different opinions.
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Spinewinder Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Love it, I have something in the same vein [link] you might also like this one [link]
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AkaiShizuku Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome.
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SonnetSeven Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
ignorance is bliss, why would they want to open their eyes and see the hell they hae doomed themselves to? it is far easier not to try. because thats what matters in todays mind.convenience.i bet if we substituted plastic bottles for aluminum cans we would save alot.aluminum is worth money so people would have a reason (other than saving the world!) to recycle. this would cut down on plastic pollution and waste and increase recycling and stimulation of the economy. but noone will listen. for ignorance is bliss.
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the6th Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
Something must be done to stop this. People should open their eyes. But they simply dont want to.

This society is a fucking failure.
Whats the point of living in it anyway?

A person is smart. But many people together are so stupid.

We are killing everyting we touch.

We will suffer the consequences.

What goes around comes around, and the world will have its revenge ^^

Oh well...

We might aswell sit here and wait.
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teacookie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
I remember seeing this months ago, and today I had a random impulse to go find it again.
the message is so true and strong. I do believe these should be posted in all the nation's entrances. best to give visitors a fair warning. :giggle:
reminds me a lot of System of a Down's BYOB video. x)

:D I love it. :+fav:
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bleedingxblack92 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
fuck..in know exactly how you feel...
sickening how people act, so selfish and greedy..only thinking aboute themselves...
as long as ther are people like you and i helping them...it might get better...
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Lisbon-Daysleeper Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006
Would make a hell of a radiohead cd cover...


Fitter, happier, more productive
Comfortable
Not drinking too much
Regular exercise at the gym... (radiohead's "fitter happier")
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x-vegan-x Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Thanks! Glad you think so! :excited:
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TheCoffeeAddict Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
Very powerful image. It's sad because it's true. Well done.

(Side note: After reading the comments on cattle farms and such, I just want to recommend that anyone who hasn't should watch "The Corporation". It's kind of slow moving in some places, but it gets the point across quite nicely.)
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x-vegan-x Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
Thanks very much.

Sadly I was torn between two good programmes the night The Corporation was shown, but I am going to try and download it off the internet, as I hear its very good! :nod:
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TheCoffeeAddict Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
You're very welcome.

Make sure you're nice and comfy when you do watch it... it's nearly three hours long!
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x-vegan-x Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
Wow, I thought it'd be 1 hour! Cool.. I'll have my popcorn ready :XD:
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Freelancer89 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006   Digital Artist
A meaningful image and a very powerful comment.


Now this is art.

And let the world know that I too share the same spite for the system.
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x-vegan-x Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
Thanks a lot, glad to know you liked my deviation and message! :nod:
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simicide Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005  Student
I must agree with one of your commentors above. I also live in the US. (and I hate that we have 2 more years of Bush)!

It is ascary yet all to common to see that EVERY resutrant or eatery throws away ALL of the food left over at the end of the day. I live in Philadelphia, a pretty big city, and thats alot of food. People would rather throw away that food than feed the homless on the street (which over beg and harass our center city streets).

HOWEVER! I do not like the constant attacks on the US! Whenever there is talk of children starving and that a simple change could have such a huge effect, the US is almost always the victim! Why is it that we never hear that about other countries? Why is it that the US and UK are expected to cater to other countries? Not saying that the effects wouldnt be worth while, but its a far dream I dont think will happen. Unless of course the planet becomes Cummunist.
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x-vegan-x Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005
Thanks for your comments!!

I guess the US are most 'picked' on because they are one of the richest (possibly the richest?) country in the world. They create a huge impact on our planet compared to other countries, and despite having the power to stop / reduce this, they refuse to do so. I agree other rich countries should also be mentioned, I try to include them aswell because I know the US is overdone!
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PasiFist Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
Proper shit.
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x-vegan-x Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
thanks :)
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Coelophysis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005   Writer
Hey, that reminds me, have you ever seen "Dawn of the Dead" (the original 1978 film, not the remake)? It's a terrific zombie movie that ferociously satirizes the American consumer society. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it!
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x-vegan-x Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005
Hehe no, I have not seen that, it sounds good! Thanks!
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Coelophysis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005   Writer
This one reminded me of some words of wisdom by Oswald T. Pratt:

"90% of population lives in painful, abject poverty. And you don't care. Heck, none of us do.

In fact, someone just died of starvation in the time it took for you to read that. But who gives a flying fart; that person was probably on the other side of the planet anyway."
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x-vegan-x Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005
:omg:

a harsh statement that unfortunatly applies to too many people.

45 people died in London bombings today but 30,000 died of starvation. If that was happening in London every day people would be up in arms... somehow people in richer countries are more worthy of being alive? :| Humph!
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pollykc Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
yep, nice concept
and I agree with you
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x-vegan-x Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
thanks :)
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Fast-Bear Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2005
So true man, lucky me I dont watch to mutch TV in general. :)
(Exept some Tech News and Adult Swim. =P )
Oh yea, and guess what? 55 years ago(I think), being a "Consumer" was a BAD thing. =P
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Chelovek Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005  Professional General Artist
Ah, maybe.. its a crappy start really... we will see.
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Chelovek Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005  Professional General Artist
I read this one, very well said. Ive started a picutore of a man with a tv for his head welding a bomb but i never took it anywhere past that.

Lets be friends.
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x-vegan-x Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005
Cool, you should finish it! :)
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lordofnerds Featured By Owner May 22, 2005
wow...really powerfull devianation :O
Go vegan!
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KinkaGirl Featured By Owner May 22, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
actually, there is enough food in the world that no one would every starve. but all these nations *coughUSAcough* dont want to share. if all this surplus food could be sent over to other nations, everything would be fine.... almost. i live in USA, and it has the suckyist gov. ever. if the stupid Bush would just send the extra food over.... but NO! Americas fat-assed people NEED the food!! oh-no! its stupid really. i like your point of view.
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KinkaGirl Featured By Owner May 22, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah yes, and check this out. every one should boycot Iams [link]
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Coolgirlmich Featured By Owner May 21, 2005
wow that's really deep but so true
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x-vegan-x Featured By Owner May 21, 2005
thank you. :)
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TheGlome Featured By Owner May 21, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hell, yeah.

I couldn't agree more. Nicely done.
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Jellings Featured By Owner May 14, 2005  Student Filmographer
I'm with most of what you said there. but i don't get the bit about dairy products, i mean, they could make dairy products in a lot way, but it's no-where near as bad as meat & stuff.


just a thought, but if governments of places like america and russia etc. hadn't/ weren't still spending millions of dollars on sending someone into space, or to the moon, then there'd probably be a lot less people starving.
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Doctrine Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
To add on to The Other Vegan Dude's (I'm a vegan too, after all) reply.. yes, it is.

In fact, dairy helps kill just as many nonhuman people as does the beef industry -- because it is a part of it.

Cows, like most people, are not meant to produce milk constantly -- they produce enough for the calves they have, and when the calves are weaned, they stop producing. So, to keep milk production constant, they forcibly impregnate the cows (we call this "rape" in humans -- I don't see why it would be any different in nonhuman people), and take away the calves at birth, sending them to the veal crates so that they don't take any of that precious liquid meat away from The Almighty Industry (and if you've ever thought that nonhuman people don't care when their children are taken away, you're wrong -- cows too cry out when their calves are being taken away, and then are sent back to what is termed the "rape rack" by the factory farmers to be impregnated again), the same place the dairy cows are sent to when they're a few years in to their milk-production cycle -- and meanwhile, they're milked painfully, fed hormones that causes them to produce too much milk for their udders to bear, and both of these factors cause their udders to develop sores that pour pus and blood into the milk.

This IS the way it's done normally. It's not "special cases". And often organic milk-farmers incorporate the same aspects. And I'm not purposefully trying to use emotional imagery -- this is simply the way it is, an emotional process. I see no reason why I should "tone down" my language when it's the truth, and when it's exactly the way we'd be describing the same process if it were being done to humans.

Anyways, yes. But not just that -- we, as a country and not just select individuals, have to press the government to start programs that will help the countries in other places -- unions, fresh water systems, education, etc.
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x-vegan-x Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
I can see why people would think that dairy isn't as bad as meat - and it isn't in some ways, but then again it is too.

At least for animals raised for meat, they are put out of their misery at a fairly young age. With battery hens and dairy cows, they spend years in forceful production before they're hauled off to slaughter. Thus is it better to die from a life of torture earlier, or have to endure it longer?

To many people, keeping sentient beings trapped for years on end is much worse - they're just like the animals raised for meat, but they end up living in their windowless sheds for years longer.

Yeah I agree 100% about sending people into space - it really does make me mad! We should sort out this planet first before going off to look at other ones. And to think the amount of money that goes on these things, it's so sickening, especially when it's normally to fuel the ego of fat cat countries. What good will it ever do for humanity to go to the moon?!
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PhaseChan Featured By Owner May 13, 2005   General Artist
hehe....classy.

ur stuff is always so meaningful - like, it always relates to some serious issue, but in a comical way.^^

xxxxxx
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x-vegan-x Featured By Owner May 13, 2005
LOL, thank you! :) :)
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Lysistrata Featured By Owner May 12, 2005
Well done - very hard hitting :salute:
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x-vegan-x Featured By Owner May 12, 2005
Thank you :)

Unfortunately this is how I see the world every day, so it makes everything petty frustrating. The only option is to DO something. And thats what I will do of course :) :nod:
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Lysistrata Featured By Owner May 12, 2005
Are you part of the ~Activists group here?
Hm, that might have actually been how I found you.

Any time is a good time to take action :nod: My boyfriend and I put energy into the anti-petco "petno" campaign (well, we flyered the hell out of the local petco, and the surrounding city), and what do you know - Petco stopped selling large birds and made a few other reforms :) We played a tiny tiny role, but it's still nice knowin' that someone somewhere saw our flyers and thought twice before supporting Petco.
Ehe, anyways.
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x-vegan-x Featured By Owner May 13, 2005
Oooh, thanks for the link. I'm not a member of that group yet, but I've asked to join! :nod:

Your anti-petco actions sounded really good! Nice one! It's every little thing like that which really builds up to the bigger picture, and wears down nasty companies. Hurrah :D
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SolRing Featured By Owner May 12, 2005
Nice one!! It is not a zombie nation but a zombie planet!

As you said lets get drunk ,watch tv and letīs start deep "meaningful" forum threads as... "sex, how when is the right time to do it?"

Meanwhile people die but we dont care... we are watching Sex and the city and thinking ways to be cool as the people on tv tells us to be.

:(
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x-vegan-x Featured By Owner May 12, 2005
hell yeah! Thanks!
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Lysistrata Featured By Owner May 12, 2005
Zombie planet indeed!
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