Posts Tagged ‘Environmentalism’

Comment Bump Up + Extra Links from Volunteer Communities vs. Collectivist Tyranny

Comments bumped up from this earlier post . For easier readability, I have added some paragraphs to my own comments, plus links to supporting details I referenced in my replies.

Posted by Winged Witch on November 12, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Awesome Laura. I particularly like your piece at the end. Right on. I have often wondered about the human attraction to ‘crazy’ leaders throughout history and around the world. I have wondered about people who ‘must’ remain in politics and will do or say anything to do so as opposed to serving for a time and going back to real life. The people inclined to follow have certainly not developed the needed self-reliance and self-referral skills necessary to escape programmed group think. Keep your great post coming.

Posted by laurabruno on November 12, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Thanks, Zhenna. Yes, it’s almost like these psychopaths know that they could never integrate into normal society and so they simply “must” rule. I keep hoping people wake up and step into their power. Even among the quasi-awake, it’s quite appalling how strongly the brainwashing holds. I was at a Naomi Klein film last night, and the laughter occurred on cue, exactly at the same times, whenever anyone in the film suggested that perhaps the green movement had been infiltrated by Marxist collectivists. No one seemed to notice how creepy it was that they all did everything in sync, completely unable to look in a critical way at possible blindspots.

After the film, in a group of 60+ “informed” attendees, I mentioned the TPP and how we need to ensure a “no” during fast track vote. Only one person there besides David seemed to have any idea what I was talking about. Kool-Aid is a mighty strong drink. At least I got to give my little speech to 60+ people, but who knows what if anything any of them will do with it. The discouraging part is that these are the “awake” people in this area — the ones who don’t purposely rig their trucks to spew out EXTRA dark smoke just to say F-U to Mama Earth. The don’t understand that by refusing to look at the possibility of co-optation and manipulation, they’ve set themselves as diametrically opposed to those who could actually add muscle to their movement.

[For deep background, please read this earlier post: Yuri Bezmenov: Sleepers Emerge and Messiah Appears I still double dog dare anyone who doubts the Communist co-optation of the environmental movement to click on this link and read all the signs.]

And meanwhile, everyone seems to think Bernie Sanders will save the day when he’s all for 100% Executive order, blanket immunity for illegal immigrants with not so much as even a background check. I mention what’s happening in Europe, and the eyes glaze over, right on cue. It’s like a spell. Time to find the one that breaks it. 🙂

Posted by Winged Witch on November 12, 2015 at 7:23 pm

NO kidding Laura! I see it all the time. The MSM has done a dandy job of not reporting ‘news’. The way I see it and I have put months and often 6 hrs. per day into checking backgrounds, voting records, what they have said and done when they hope we are not looking. So far Trump is the only one telling the truth in either party. And since the two headed party, both sides/names, hate him, that is a very good sign. At this point, I see him as our last hope because he actually really does love the U.S. He is not a perfect savior (not looking for one) and not an eloquent speaker for sure, but the truth is there in what he says. The TPP set of trade deals is sovereignty destroying for the U.S. and right now the U.S. middle class and our constitution are the only things standing in the way of the New World Order, one government, serfs and elites, nowhere to run. Both are under relentless attack. Once the NWO takes out the U.S., it will be a piece of cake to run over the rest of the world. I just don’t get why people don’t see this. Enslavement is coming their way soon. I swear if the mall is open and there is toilet paper on the shelves in the supermarket, all is well or so most people think. Humans are suicidal.

Posted by laurabruno on November 12, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Yes, they truly are suicidal. I watched a video, which I’ll see if I can find, of a camera inside a migrant train to Germany, recording all the Allah Akbar chants and we will conquer you chants, juxtaposed with the Germans singing like Whoville on the train stations waiting to welcome them. Even now, there’s this blind panic as the socialist utopia not only doesn’t hold water but is turning into complete living hell and slavery right before their eyes. They’re so brainwashed, though, that they cannot even see it. I have some older posts I may need to resurrect.

[Here is one of several such videos I’ve seen. Here’s another, with an Arabic speaking Ukranian woman translating and describing her recent experience on a train in Europe. And yet another of the migrant crisis video footage not shown on mainstream media. If anyone thinks this has nothing to do with your own country, then it’s up to you to make it so lest your country becomes another Sweden in which Muslim men, who account for 2% of the population account for over 77% of rapes. Sweden also now has 55 official no-go zones in which police cannot enter, leaving these areas in total control of Muslim gangs. No, it’s not PC, and it doesn’t taste like cotton candy. If people don’t want it happening in their own country or their own small town — like the German town of 100 expected to house 750 immigrants — then it’s time to wake up and get clear on your own actual desires and preferences, not the ones the mainstream everything tells you you’re supposed to have.

As Syrian Girl so eloquently explained in this video I previously posted, there are certainly some real, true Syrian refugees. Certainly, there is a place for compassion and action. But all is not what it appears, and a huge portion of the supposedly Syrian refugees are third-world African Muslims who teach that any woman not wearing a burka deserves to be raped and that all infidels deserve to be killed. In addition to rape and violence against women, fundamentalist Islam also okay’s child brides and clitoral mutilation. The no-go zones mentioned above are areas in which Sharia Law has replaced the law of the land. I’m just calling for people to do their own research before inviting, demanding and welcoming their own destruction. A vampire must be invited across the threshold; the elites require consent, including manufactured consent through Problem (that they caused)- Reaction (that they provoked) -Solution (that they’ve orchestrated from the start). Know what reality you wish to create. Know which ingredients are mutually exclusive with that reality, and select accordingly. ]

My main concern about Trump is that if he gets rid of all the illegals too quickly, it will completely crash the US food supply, which currently runs on slave or near slave labor provided by illegal immigrants. Without girding up the food supply in a MAJOR way, his policy could step the US right into the chaos the psycho’s thrive upon. I would feel better about Trump if a) he weren’t such a sexist and b) if in speaking of illegal immigration, he were already encouraging his supporters to create victory gardens now. It takes time to rebuild a food system, and the US is nowhere near that. Nowhere. Most states are importing and exporting 90+% of their foods, and the stores are 3 days away from empty shelves. You cannot build a self-sufficient community in 3 days. In a year, though? It would at least be a start. I don’t hear Trump encouraging that kind of self-sufficiency.

I have also heard him say that Snowden and Manning were traitors and deserved full prosecution as such. He likes the NSA. I have issues with all of those aspects of Trump, and I’ve not seen sufficient remedies in progress. I think he’s sincere and has some good ideas, but without planning and implementation already now … a Trump presidency could accomplish the elite’s desired ends through the back door.

[For a more detailed discussion of this, please see my earlier post, “Food Security and the 2016 Election.” ]

Sarah Anne Lawless ~ The Song of the Land: Bioregional Animism

I just landed upon another deep and inspiring post by Sarah Anne Lawless called “The Song of the Land: Bioregional Animism.” This post comes from February 2014, back when she still lived in the Pacific Northwest, but the article includes food for thought wherever you live. In fact, that’s the whole point! To find ways to immerse ourselves into whatever bioregion in which we find ourselves — to root deeply, and to live in sync with the natural cycles, flora, fauna and beings who share that spot with us. Sarah’s material is copyrighted, so I’ll just provide a short teaser and a link to the full article:

“The goal of bioregionalism is self-sufficiency and sustainability within a bioregion – of both people and nature. Bioregionalism differs from environmentalism in that it seeks to have humans and nature living together in harmony, with humans as active stewards of nature, rather than seeing humans as harmful and needing to be removed from the equation.

“Within bioregionalism is the belief that the most important thing to learn when you move to a new bioregion, or are born into one, is to learn everything you can about it. …

“Such knowledge used to be intrinsic to basic human survival, but today you will seldom find a person in a city or town who can even list the names of five native trees. How can we be self-sufficient without knowledge of the resources around us and how to use them? How can we be good stewards of the land we live upon if we know nothing about it? How can we fix what we humans broke without first knowing what the local ecosystem looked like when healthy? Through awareness, through knowledge, through hard work, and through truly caring about the land under our feet and all who live upon, under, and above it.”

I always appreciate posts that encourage people to connect or reconnect with the land outside their door and under their feet. All land is sacred. When we remember this fact, when we know it in our bones, we treat our planet like the sacred being She is — and through that loving care and honor, we help Her heal as She heals us. Here’s the link to Sarah’s full article, “The Song of the Land: Bioregional Animism.” Anyone who likes Avatar or permaculture will especially enjoy this piece. You don’t need to live in a resort area or on a ley line to connect with your bioregion. As Sarah says, “…the line between the sacred and the mundane is invisible. Bioregional animism is not a spiritual path, it is not a denomination or a tradition, it is the way you choose to live your life every day and the conscious choice to interact ethically with nature.”

The Truth of the Matter …

…lies somewhere between this:

The United Nations 2030 Agenda decoded: It’s a blueprint for the global enslavement of humanity under the boot of corporate masters

by Mike Adams …
And this:

Yes, pun intended. Truth upon lies upon truth upon lies — a mise en abyme. Yes, I agree with Mike Adams (except his comment that only male energy can save us — imho, we need a return of the Sacred Masculine, as well as the Empowered Feminine.We’ve got plenty of patriarchal BS, thank you very little, but we need the Male Principle to get back in touch with the sacred, and we need women to become empowered in ways beyond putting on a pantsuit and out-aggressing all the men. We also need to recognize that masculine and feminine energies are bigger than sex or gender, and that we each have some masculine and some feminine begging for expression. The manner of expression also makes a difference in terms of empowerment, compassion and effectiveness).

David and I listened to Mark Bittman’s talk last night, and I found myself agreeing with him in a lot of spots, but then pausing the video and interjecting a lot of “yeah, but’s,” mostly me adding a permaculture approach to food, which implements sustainability by creating closed systems and stacked functions. Permaculture works with Nature, not in spite of or by completely controlling Nature, including Human Nature. It’s permanent culture, but also permanent agriculture, and true permaculture puts people back in touch with the living planet and all Her beings in ways that corporate and globalist controlled “sustainability mandates” have no intention or possibility of generating. You don’t improve human-planetary relations by completely isolating people from Nature!

I also cringed when Mark Bittman made a huge point that he’s not saying to eat organic food, “just eat more veggies.” Ummmmmmm, when environmentalists start plugging for GMO’s and negating that pesticides, herbicides and the patenting of life have any impact on the environment, it takes a great deal of discipline for me not to say:

talk to the hand 'cause the face ain't listening

(image source)

On the other hand –yep, I feel quite punny all of a sudden — clearly, we cannot continue down the current path. When will “environmentalists” start calling out geo-engineering as one of the worst impacts on the environment? When will sustainability “experts” start recognizing permaculture, organic home gardens, off grid living, and on-site recycling of manure (including humanure) as the way forward instead of the things to be destroyed via global regulations? When will humanity change because saving our planet is the right thing to do rather than needing a natural (or military-industrial designed) disaster or excessive taxation to coerce change?

I think I offended a friend the other day while discussing politics — something I rarely do, because my views are both radically right and radically left, so far afield that I’m guaranteed to offend someone with pretty much every comment. Basically, I said, I’m a compassionate anarchist, but I do recognize that the current system and the current iteration of humanity are so broken and dysfunctional that barring some kind of divine intervention or Act of (Earth) Goddess, I can see why it will likely take the route of a global crackdown on individual rights. “We live in a culture filled with babies and narcissists. Until the babies learn how much power they have and take responsibility for that power and the choices involved in wielding that power, the babies will always fall prey to the narcissists.”

By way of explaining why I would not attend a local political function this week, I emailed my friend: “I really don’t do well with politics. I am way too radical for pretty much everyone, but if I befriend them, empower them, help them get in touch with their inner guidance, then they do tend to have breakthroughs and find creative ways to work around the BS. It just takes a long time of underground, behind the scenes, friendly ‘work’ on my end. If I just try to explain stuff to people without first raising consciousness and empowerment, then I come across as rude, or I leave with smoke coming out of my ears. 🙂

“At least I know this about myself, and my way does get results — just not in any kind of normal way!

“Have fun, though. Glad you can keep your sense of amusement with these things. When I witness political speeches, it makes me momentarily give up on humanity ever making it beyond this or the next generation. Best for me just to garden and secretly throw pixie dust and Reiki.”

And so I conclude where I began … the truth of the matter lies somewhere between the Mike Adams “translation” of Agenda 2030 and the urgency of change and potential strategies expressed by Mark Bittman. It might be time to paint another portal door, though. Magic and Mama Earth are quite the wild cards!

Liens Filed Against All 12 Federal Reserve Banks — Huge Step Towards Freedom

As most Americans are scrambling to finish their tax returns, something’s buzzing at the Federal Reserve, and for once, it’s in We the People’s favor. David Wilcock, author of “The Trillion Dollar Lawsuit that Could End Financial Tyranny,” just released news that liens have been filed against all 12 Federal Reserve Banks. This may not sound like a big deal if you haven’t been following recent events designed to return this planet to prosperity and free its citizens from the illegal stranglehold of bankers, the Shadow Government, BigPharma, and all the other “Bigs.” In terms of global impact, though? This is the first of many game-changers.

Special thanks to KP for all his tireless work turning interviews into MP3’s, distilling highlights and sharing corroborating evidence as events permit:

“By the way, if you do not know the definition of a lien, here it is.

‘lien: the legal claim of one person upon the property of another person to secure the payment of a debt or the satisfaction of an obligation.’

[Kp Note: The $ amount of the gold in the lien, at today’s price, $1660/oz., would be (4,638,791,996 kg) x (2.2 lb/kg) x (16 oz/lb) x ($1660/oz) = $271,053,893,910,272; that’s $271 trillion]”

Those of you who took the time to listen to this “History is Being Made” interview between David Wilcock and Insider “Drake,” will be pleased to learn that these liens were considered a necessary preliminary step in “The Plan” before the mass arrests of high level criminals in government, banking, media and other corporations could occur. You can find highlights of David’s new article by clicking here. The full article is here.

Times are seriously changing, folks. Whether you believe “conspiracy theorists are all crackpot conservative wackos,” or you think your government would never betray you, or that going to uninspired, exhausting work, paying the bills and sleeping are all anyone can expect in life — our world is about to get the equivalent of a life-saving blood-infusion, surgery to remove bullets and tumors, stitches to sew up gaping wounds, and massive amounts of love, care and the freedom to heal in peace. You may or may not have noticed this suffering yourself, but that won’t stop you from feeling the relief.

I encourage people to read David’s article, because the world will need informed Lightworkers once this hits mainstream news. Collective veils will drop like never before. As in Plato’s cave analogy, the bright Light instead of dim shadows will initially hurt people’s eyes, even those ones who have longed for Truth. When people realize just how much their concept of reality has been steeped in lies, they will have the opportunity for tremendous, unprecedented freedom and growth, but many will also struggle to understand how and why such things could ever have occurred. The world will go through a grieving period not unlike survivors of severe abuse or trauma go through when they finally reach safe enough quarters and have the emotional support to process what happened.

To those Lightworkers who’ve been biding your time, wondering when, if ever, you will get to offer your gifts to the world: your time fast approaches. Please inform yourselves so that you can help transmute collective shock into wonder, collective grief into jubilant celebration. Again, the article link is here.

You’ll notice that David mentions free energy technology soon to be released on this planet. Synchronously, last evening, I listened to a radio interview with Sterling Allan on Red Ice Radio. “Mr. Allan’s graduate studies at BYU and the University of Arizona were in Bioelectrochemisty. Prior to his focused involvement in free energy, Allan was an activist in promoting principles of freedom and defending them against forces conspiring to establish world tyranny. In this interview, Sterling explains how free energy will be the defeat of the conspirators. He’ll talk about the top 5 most promising developments in free technology, including availability and price.”

I only listened to part one of the interview, but Mr. Allan provided an uplifting — and in my view, right on! — description of how tree-hugging environmentalists and conservative or libertarian conspiracy aware-ists can find common ground and freedom in free energy technology. He describes the development, production and distribution process, as well as details about workable cold-fusion and ways that freeing humanity from the power grid can help create new jobs, remove the power of the Powers that Were, as well as help everyone to live with clean, clear water, air and crops. Again, we are all more alike than different in our dreams and desires. The Powers that Were implemented such a strong “divide and conquer” mentality that Left/Right, liberal/conservative often don’t even realize how much they could benefit by taking back their own power and working together. With neighbors. In community. “Think globally, act locally.” To quote En Vogue, “Free your mind and the rest will follow.” 😉

In context of David’s liens announcement, this interview bolsters my strong belief that those who choose it are about to get a New Earth, far more beautiful and free than most people have ever dared to imagine. Namaste and woohoo!!!

The Many Faces of Vegan

VAY-gun, veggin’, veg*n, VEE-gin: no matter how people say it, there’s more variety than they think. Most long term vegans swear they eat a wider selection of food than they did prior to excluding animal products. Often mystifying cashiers with my produce items, I can personally confirm this experience! As vegans, we’ve all heard the question, “But, what do you eat?” usually followed by one or more of the following: “Rabbit food?” “You must be one of those health nuts” “Where do you get your protein?” “Are you one of those spray-painting animal rights activists?” “Seriously, what do you eat?” The answer depends on whom they ask. Vegan diets and lifestyles reach as far and wide as the individuals embracing them, with every combination imaginable. You’ll find below some of the most common faces of vegan.

The Animal Lover: Who doesn’t love animals? I’d venture to say that at least 80% of all vegans hold compassion for non-human friends as the major reason for eschewing meat, dairy, fish, eggs, honey and leather. Somewhere along the way they asked, “If I wouldn’t eat my dog, then how can I eat or wear a pig?” Or cow? Or goose? They stopped drawing a line between “their” pet and other creatures. They realized that they love all animals and they invited this love into all aspects of life. They might adopt stray kitties, rescue animals from the pound, volunteer at Farm Sanctuary, become veterinarians, or find deep connections with animals in the wild. Famous animal lovers include: Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and Jennifer McCann (The Vegan Lunchbox).

Animal Rights Activists: These people love animals, but they demonstrate that love through more aggressive, public action. They write letters to editors and representatives, picket restaurants that buy factory farmed animals, and expose pharmaceutical companies that engage in torturous animal testing. Some activists risk imprisonment for illegally infiltrating labs and farms, so they can film shocking footage later distributed by groups like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Others use celebrity status to garner attention. (Alicia Silverstone’s sexy vegetarian video for Texas had the whole country talking.) And yes, some activists do spray red paint on fur coats in order to remind wearers of unnecessary bloodshed in the name of fashion. Famous animal rights activists include: Alicia Silverstone, Pamela Anderson, Leonardo da Vinci, Pythagoras, Abraham Lincoln, and George Bernard Shaw.

Environmentalists: The term tree-hugger isn’t so far off: economists estimate that one extra acre of trees survives each year when someone embraces a vegan diet. “Food grown directly for human consumption occupies 60 million acres. Food grown to feed livestock occupies 1.2 billion acres.” “It takes 16 pounds of grain and 2,500 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of meat. Yet 16 people can be fed on the grain it takes to produce that pound of meat. Growing that amount of grain requires only 250 gallons of water. Countries such as Ethiopia and some Central American countries use their farmland to supply the United States with cheap burgers instead of growing healthful grain foods for their own starving people. Every 2 seconds, a child starves to death somewhere in the world” (Robertson, Robin. Vegan Planet, The Harvard Common Press: 2003, p. 98). These and other statistics urge conservationists to follow a strict vegetarian diet. The most famous environmentalist vegan is John Robbins, author of Diet for a Small America.

The Health Nut: OK, some stereotypes offer a tiny whole grain of truth! This group loves how vegan food makes them look and/or feel. Nutritionally, they recognize the superiority of plant protein, and they get all the protein they need, thank you very much. They might follow a particular diet like Raw Foods or Macrobiotics (featured later), or they might just veganize whatever trendy diet hits the mainstream. I’ve actually read food diaries from vegan South Beach-ers, and I’ve seen smoothie directions to stay in the vegan “Zone.” Think strong. Think energetic. Think beautiful. Think extra special ordering. Famous health nuts include: Robert Cheeke (a.k.a. “the world’s most recognized vegan body builder”), Marie Oser (VegTV), Woody Harrelson, and Tracy Bingham (Baywatch).

Hipster Vegans: These folks are cool. They have that certain something that screams for attention—”in your face” like activists, but in a scene-stealing kind of way. The punk community features a lot of hipster vegans, as does Hollywood. Just because these chaps and gals got style, don’t mean they ain’t serious. They just know how to push the envelope in creative ways, wearing hairstyles or tattoos that demand a conversation, T-shirts emblazoned with “Beef: It’s what’s rotting in your colon,” creating lasting artwork or screenplays, or hosting a “Fashion with Compassion” lingerie show. In the hipster hall of fame: The Vegan Vixens, Pink, and of course, Herbivore Magazine’s “coolest vegan alive,” Sarah Kramer.

Junk Food Vegans: Fruit Loops, Jolly Ranchers and Kool-Aid are vegan! So are Frito’s, Sweet Tarts, and Duncan Hine’s California Walnut Brownie mix. Keebler Vienna Fingers, Crisco, and Cocoa Puffs: yep, all vegan. Hey, folks, the saying “I don’t love animals. I just really hate vegetables!” is supposed to be tongue-in-cheek. No hall of shame here: animals appreciate your effort, but a little kale won’t kill you. Honest.

Macrobiotics: Made popular in the 1970’s by Michio Kushi, macrobiotics draws upon ancient principles regarding the “yin” (expansive) or “yang” (contracting) energy of foods. The word “macrobiotic” means “big life”—the idea of creating a full, radiant life by balancing extremes. Whole grains, especially brown rice, play a starring role in the macrobiotic diet because they rest near the middle of a yin-yang continuum. Other must-haves include sea vegetables, umeboshi plums, miso soup, greens, tempeh and vegetables. Considered an extremely strict diet, macrobiotics does allow room for occasional “cheating.” Some macrobiotic followers eat a little meat, fish, dairy or refined sugar, but the overall diet focuses on unprocessed, low-glycemic vegan foods with balanced energies and tastes. Gwyneth Paltrow and Christina Pirello are two macrobiotic celebrities.

Raw Fooders: Sometimes considered the strictest vegan expression, a Raw Foods Diet isn’t always vegan. (Some followers consume raw fish, dairy, meat and eggs. Those who eat vegan + bee products are sometimes called “beegans.”) For the most part, though, Raw Fooders eat raw, sprouted, fermented and/or dehydrated plant-based foods. Proponents cite living enzymes and lack of the toxins produced by 105 degree-plus cooking as the secret to raw foods’ healing power. Superfoods like raw cacao, spirulina, wheat grass juice, maca and goji berries find their way into smoothies, raw cakes, and dehydrated treats. Famous followers like David Wolfe, Shazzie, Jason Mraz and the Boutenko’s (a.k.a. Raw Family) report vastly increased energy, cure of diseases, clearer thinking, weight loss and a fountain of youth effect. Although most vegans consume some raw food, Raw Fooders generally receive 80-100% of their calories from uncooked foods.

Spiritually Motivated Vegans: Following “a vegetarian diet for spiritual reasons,” conjures images of Eastern traditions like Buddhism or Hinduism, with their emphasis on purity of mind, body, and spirit. Indeed, the first mock meats were created in Buddhist kitchens to support monks who had vowed ahimsa (non-harm) yet missed former diets of meat and fish. But other religions support veganism, too. A growing number of Christians interpret the phrase “Stewards of the Earth” as a call to environmental responsibility and non-cruelty to all of Earth’s creatures. Salt Lake City offers a surprisingly vegan dining scene due to the many Mormons (Church of Latter Day Saints) believing no one ate meat in Eden. I know Jews who honor the original humane intent of kosher laws by celebrating Seder with a “Passover Yam.” Healers, “psychics,” and yoga and meditation instructors often find enhanced clarity by adopting a cleaner and more compassionate vegan lifestyle. Spiritually motivated vegans include David Life and Sharon Gannon (founders of Jivamukti Yoga School) and Erin Pavlina.

So, with all this diversity, what exactly does vegan mean? At the first Vegan Society Meeting on November 1, 1944, South Yorkshire’s Donald Watson coined the term “vegan” and observed it was “the beginning and end of vegetarian.” If you write a paragraph, keeping the initial and final letters of each word and scrambling everything in between, readers can still understand the message. Ancient Greeks referred to this phenomenon as the “alpha and omega,” meaning the beginning and the end: that which makes sense of everything in between. Veganism takes vegetarianism to its fullest conclusion. It says:

If we want to show compassion for animals, then let’s avoid all forms of animal cruelty—including factory farms, animal testing, animal skinning and commercial bee hives. If we want lower cholesterol, then let’s eat a cholesterol-free diet. If eating lower on the food chain can save this planet, then let’s follow a completely plant-based diet. The many faces of vegan offer hope for a future in which we can all smile.

Laura Bruno is the author of the first vegan/raw food novel, as well as The Lazy Raw Foodist’s Guide.