I've written a number of posts over the years (257 to be exact), but there's one I wrote over three years ago that still receives the most views (next in line to the not-kept-up-to-date Vegan Slogans page), and the occasional snarky comment.
Any idea which one it is? I'll give you a clue: It has the word carnist in its title.
Yep, it's the top ten carnist phrases/excuses that drive me crazy post, and apparently it drives some readers bonkers as well. Which surprises me a bit as it's not a long post and I don't go into detail other than listing my top ten most annoying excuses, but I guess it's enough to rankle those among its ranks. I mean, I'm assuming that those offended by the post are also the ones using phrases 1-10.
And while I'm not exactly proud of how I responded to at least two of the last three comments, I also don't believe in editing my first reactions. I don't moderate my blog, which means that any viewer can say whatever they want before I'll notice their comment, but I also reserve the right to be pissed off and respond accordingly. That said, as vegans we do have more of a responsibility to react reasonably and politely to any venom spewed our way.
I must say that I find the reaction of meat-eaters to that post most interesting. Seems like it hit a nerve more than anything else I've written, and that's fine too, but let's hope at least one offended reader actually thinks about what they're doing (and why) after they've gotten some of the anger off their chest.
Now, to round off this not-quite-Thursday-yet-so-can't-really-call-it-a-TBT-post, here's the one that followed the "who knew 10 phrases would get such a reaction?" post and still one of my faves to date: top ten reasons to go vegan. Hell yeah!
p.s. please don't feel you need to respond to any of the jerky comments left on the carnist phrases post as hopefully I've got it covered... ;)