[quote="Big Good Wolf"]We've got to lose the whole vegan = alternative connection.
It's not easy when even the West Midlands Vegan Fayre
has talks on hippy nonsense like "The Miracle of Fasting for Supreme Health & vitality & the magic of Apple Cider Vinegar" and "The Way of the Essenes With Julian Haynes, who lived for three years in the jungle learning Amazonian Shamanism and building a pyramid."
If I could be bothered to research the subject, I'd go to these talks just to heckle them.
In Melbourne we are winning at the hippy elimination I think, to my eyes WVD 2011 looked like it was made up of 30% neutral, 25% punkish,25% hipster and 20% hippy wacko style . The course of time will weed the wackos out cause as I've claimed before, the hippyish are usually half arsed in their type of vegetarianism, they will still wear organic tie died alpaca jumpers, old leather sandals , eat honey etc they don't in my experience use a great deal of clear thinking rationality so their veganism is not often complete anyways.