The massacre in Las Vegas has brought out the best of our country in response to the savage and senseless attack by Stephen Paddock as strangers rush into danger to save the wounded. It has also unleashed pent up political passions from Hillary Clinton immediately blaming the NRA (for opposing silencers) to a professor blaming the attack on Trumpism to “white privilege.” Others sounded like the relished the deaths or at least refused to be sympathetic for the victims. Now, a vegan food truck owner, Delinda Jensen, 60, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa, is under fire for a Facebook post saying that she doesn’t care how many people died because they are all “meat eaters” and “carnists.” She later deleted the posting and apologized. Jensen runs the Mother Nature Vegan Cuisine Food Truck with her son.
It is always astonishing to see people like the CBS senior counsel write incredibly hateful or cruel things in the wake of a massacre and then insist that the comments were completely unrepresentative of their views. Yet, these are comments made when a whole nation is in shock and mourning with dozens of grieving families. Jensen took that time to post the following: “Yes I am jaded. Fifty nine meat eaters dead. How many animals will live because of this?” She followed up with a second posting reaffirming that she just doesn’t care about the mass murder of a bunch of “carnists.”
Jensen is a former adjunct history professor who lacks both compassion and logic. So like the CBS counsel who assumed everyone at a country music concert is a gun-toting Republican, Jensen assumes everyone is a “meat eater” or doesn’t care. Under the same logic, any mass death of humans could be celebrated as few “carnists.” What is clear is that, while expressing sympathy for animals, she has no such sympathy for those of her own species.
Jensen’s posting triggered national criticism and her apology was as awkward as her posting was offensive. Calling the taunting of dozens of murdered people “a moment of stupidity,” she insisted “Was it poorly written? Absolutely. Do I regret it? Yes. I am so sorry I wrote that. Meat eaters or not, no one deserves to die like that. I wasn’t celebrating the death of those people.”
What is particularly interesting is that Jensen has only been a vegan for two years, but she appears to have wasted no time in getting a hate on for non-vegan, even dead ones.
She has reportedly hidden her Mother Nature Vegan Cuisine food truck in fear of the backlash to her postings.