Skip to comments.UN Wants to Grab That Burger Right Out of Your Hands
Posted on 06/12/2010 9:33:41 AM PDT by DaveyB
The global nanny state wants to take another bite out of your freedom. Its new target your dinner plate.
The Guardian reported on June 2 that the UN was supporting a switch to a radical anti-meat agenda. A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change, a UN report said today, wrote the paper.
Heres how the group Vegan Action describes this extreme vegetarianism. While vegetarians choose not to use flesh foods, vegans also avoid dairy and eggs, as well as fur, leather, wool, down, and cosmetics or chemical products tested on animals.
The UN report is all about the environmental impact of consumption and production, or pretty much what humans do eat and make stuff. It warns: A substantial reduction of impacts would only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals goes even further. The group that fills the Internet with public relations stunts and actresses going naked rather than wearing fur, is even more radical than the UN. PETA says animals are not ours to use for food, clothing, entertainment, experimentation, or any other purpose.
No leather belts. No leather shoes. No cheese. No eggs. No new medical technology because it was tested on Fluffy and her friends. Most of all, no meat, because animal flatulence is supposedly a major greenhouse gas. (Unless we can supply Beano to every cow on the planet.)
The UN is once again marginalizing itself. You hope.
Yes its hard to take the UN seriously, especially on climate change, where bogus statistics and claims are commonplace. But this isnt the standard UN silliness. This is one more bite at the apple (I think thats approved even by PETA) to get Westerners to change how they live. Its all part of the global warming strategy to get us to give up living like civilized humans. The left wants us all to move back into caves, eat nuts and berries and live in harmony with Mother Nature.
Naturally, while the UN is having a cow about, well, you having a cow, the media are either silent or supportive.
Time magazine has already served up an article called Tastes Like Chicken: The Quest for Fake Meat. The magazine spent more than 1,000 words giving us a taste of the new world order. Do we really need to kill animals to live? Today, the hunger for meat is also contributing to the climate-change catastrophe. The article goes on to give its readers something to chew on: So the idea of fake meat has never been more alluring.
Author John Cloud focused on people like the creator of Tofurky and dean of soy-meat inventors, products like a meat analogue that he tried eating in three dishes. None were very good. Duh.
The dystopian dinner the author would have us eat isnt quite cooked up yet. Thank God. But Times already marketing it as a complete substitute to our evil meat habit. The piece ends with this feel-good recipe: Maybe one day youll order a chicken fajita at Chilis that is made with soy. You almost certainly wont notice the difference, but the planet will.
Predictably, The New York Times wants to play diet doctor too. On March 21, it profiled Clueless actress Alicia Silverstone, who has become a PETA poster child and a strident anti-meat moron (oops, vegan) ever since she had a heart-to-heart with her dog.
At one point I looked at my dog, who was my best friend, and I thought, If Im not going to eat you, then how can I eat these other creatures who have the same capacity for love and joy, said the budding Doctor Doolittle. What the dog thought, we dont know. But The karma of turning vegan is amazing, she told the author.
Another Times story from November underscored the rising popularity of this crazy diet because 1 percent of the population, including celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres participate. That story also quoted one vegan making the typical media claim, veganism has become hipper.
Carnivores like the remaining 300 million-plus Americans are still in charge, but the left and the media will keep singing the glories of this obscure diet until even shoe leather isnt on the menu. By then, eco-fascism will have sucked the life out of living and taken away everything not approved by some gray bureaucrat.
Mm - - - Vegan old Indian name for lousy hunter.
If PETA had it their way all humans would be genocided so just animals would live on Earth.
Interesting. And there isn’t a shred of evidence that this world can’t feed all of its people. It’s politicians who stand in the way.
Get the American government subsidies off farming that pay them not to produce; get the African tyrants out of office that take the money the world sends for food and stash it in their Swiss bank accounts!
And don’t let there be another Joseph Stalin (hear this, Barack Hussein Obama!) who starved millions of Russians and Ukrainians for political purposes.
Trying to force your views on everyone else at gunpoint is going to bring more bad karma than you can imagine, Ms. Vegan. Because after all, that is what we are talking about here -- a global enforcement of top down rules on everyone, and that will take force ... men with guns ultimately. Is this what you want? Or are you expecting that your "enlightenment" can somehow be magically sprinkled like fairy dust across the globe, and that everyone will suddenly want to wear hemp clothing and forgo eggs, cheese, burgers, leather, etc., etc. ...?
You can count me out. And you can be certain that before I allow the UN to dictate what I eat and how I live my life, you are going to need men with guns ...
No, no - fuel poverty like in ‘running on empty,’ don’t ya’ see?
So, in other words if the UN says don’t eat meat all the starving people in the third world countries will that “That’s the ticket! Why didn’t I think of that?”
Damn, now you done it! You got me hankering for a Double Double. Those whinny California pukes can send all the In-n-Out Burgers here to Texas and I sure won’t complain. I do miss them.
Actually, it’s in the rumor mill that In-n-Out “may” be considering opening up one or two stores there....in the DFW area, if I recall correctly.
Not really—but I’ll take your word for it—LOL! Anyway I slice it, it makes no sense.........
They can take their vegan diet and shove it.
Time to eat some steak.
“If PETA had it their way all humans would be genocided so just animals would live on Earth.”
Well except for PETA. They would have to be alive to take care of the animals. And as nature would have it eventually someone in PETA will be the leader and will say PETA can eat some meat. Sort of like Animal Farm.
Yes, I know (that was part of the joke.)
Unfortunately they aren’t planning on bring In-n-Out Burgers down here to the Houston area. :(
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