She literally says that veganism is irrelevant if the positive changes it espouses are made at an institutional level instead of an individual lifestyle choice level. Because self-superiority is more important than actual social change.
That's so fucked but so typical. Veganism to some is like the Apple products of the culinary world. Maybe bad analogy because I do concur veganism would have countless health benefits. But that whole "Look at me, I can do this because I'm not poor! \o/!!!" is a bigger motivator than let's say animal rights and health issues. It's the same reason in China you have to suck down shark fin soup. It's not the point of it tasting good. (It tastes like shit supposedly.) But it's a signal that your station has been raised to the point where you -can- afford it and now you are doing something the peasants can not. Very important to show you are no damned peasant!
@OZ I have no problem with vegans (was vegan / vegetarian for about 8 years), but after skimming her channel my political kitchen ire overrides whatever asinine point she is trying to make here.
She seems to be a substitutionist vegan, and if the mental laziness from that style of cookery matches her political wherewithal, "self-superiority is more important than actual social change" definitely tracks.
"I'm not political, I don't even really have an ideology, I just make videos telling people how to live because I know better than them. Also, until you fully replace this form of government with another one, all criticisms of our current ones are irrelevant, and not worth consideration."