Free thought got killed by…

…the virus. And all it took was just a few weeks. Incredible. The moment you mention to anyone that you feel awkward about the current situation (I’m not saying which situation, but… you know… WHO knows), you risk being classified as a heretic. Or perhaps a lunatic.

Blue skies, smiling at me, nothing but blue skies do I see…

So many people are going crazy right now, getting hysterical. Wearing masks, keeping distance from their neighbours, from their friends, their loved ones, from the passers by… but the most tragic of all – so many people seem to be keeping distance from their own mind. From their own thoughts. And all of this is happening to such extent that it hurts.

It’s amazing that “1984“, “Brave new world“, “Fahrenheit 451“, “Animal farm” have all been written long ago. And now that dystopian society is no longer in the distant future but happening right here, right now – people don’t seem to realize…

Crazy shit. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I do wear the mask and I’m keeping distance and I’ll also obey any other directive that is imposed upon us. But… may I at least have my opinion on the topic? No? “Computer says no”?

Even people I totally respected and for whom I thought were free spirits and thinkers are just parroting the official narrative. How crazy is that? Hello, folks! Wake up! Heehey!

Duh. I guess it’s useless. Followers aren’t thinkers…

The worst of all – the moment you dare to challenge the topic – you instantly become a conspiracy theorist. This is probably as sad as it gets. Snap your fingers “snap!” and there you go – you’re “one of them”. Haha. It would have been really funny if it weren’t so tragic.

On the second thought – perhaps the saddest of all is the fact that the free thought has been killed in a matter of days… Yep. That must be the saddest part…

But, ok, if that’s what the world decided to be, let’s just carry on and whistle… “blue skies, smiling at me, nothing but blue skies do I see…” 🎼

A few random thoughts of a sugar-free and gluten-free semi-vegan

If you try to eat only plant based food and reduce sugar and flour all at the same time – your’re doomed. As a (semi-)vegan I don’t consume dairy products anyway and since ca. one week I stopped eating sugar and bread/pastry and… it’s hard. The hardest part is finding products without added sugar.

Sugar is everywhere. Literally, they add it to all kinds of products. Even where you’d least expect it. Try for example to buy a can of peas. Just standard (pre-cooked) green peas. Ingredients: peas, water, sugar, salt. WTF? Ok, I understand, sugar is cheap. Salt is cheap, too. But WTF anyway?

I was so happy when I found cornichons in a jar which have “only“ 4,2% sugar per 100g. Why was I so happy? Well because I love eating them but regular cornichons in a jar contain anywhere between 7% and 14% sugar (honey cornichons). Oh, man. Those are mini gherkin cucumbers, they should contain +/- 0% sugar. And not compete with Coca Cola…

And in addition, it’s a mistery to me how real vegans get enough protein? My muscles are literally melting. Today I ate 500g of kidney beans and a full bowl of soaked chia seeds in order to try and help my muscles recover a bit. But still I feel that’s not enough. I currently weigh 100 kg, therefore I need 70-200g of protein per day. I abandoned the idea with 200g of protein per day already long ago. It’s just not realistic… So I’m trying to get at least 0,7 g per kg of body weight (which in my case means 70g of protein). And even that seems like mission impossible. That’s why I do eat an egg or two from time to time. I know, consuming eggs is not very vegan. That’s where my semi-veganism comes really handy. 😊