Progressives should be honest and own their position.
Clearly, their goal is to reduce meat consumption among the poor, the working class and middle class by having the government intervene in the economy to make meat more expensive to fight climate change. They’re just afraid to publicly champion the issue because it is politically toxic. Only people like Nanny Bloomberg or Bill Gates should be able to afford to eat a big steak every weekend. Meat eating should be a luxury for wealthy people and the upper middle class like back in the days of aristocracy.
“No, despite what Fox News, Donald Trump Jr. and some Republican members of Congress have claimed in recent days, President Biden is not actually planning to pass a law to make Americans reduce their red meat consumption by 90% in order to save the planet.
It’s too bad though. He really should.
The false claim stemmed from a very real study conducted last year by the University of Michigan and Tulane University. The research found that if beef consumption was reduced by 90% in the U.S., along with a 50% reduction in other animal products, more than 2 billion tons of greenhouse gas pollution would be saved from the atmosphere. …
The center’s population and sustainability director Stephanie Feldstein says, “Reducing meat intake isn’t part of Biden’s climate plan, but it should be,” explaining that the cumulative saving from replacing 90% of beef and 50% of other animal products with plant-based foods, would “add up to more than one-third of current U.S. annual emissions. And importantly, if we don’t change our eating habits, food-related emissions would increase 9% by 2030, moving us further from our climate goals.” …
Of course, this is not the only study to come to the conclusion that humans must reduce our consumption of animal products in order to thwart climate chaos. A 2018 report published in the journal Nature also included a call to Western countries to reduce beef and pork consumption by 90%, poultry and milk by 60%, and to replace that with four to six times more beans and similar plant-based products, in order to keep current food systems within environmental limits.
But so far, the notion of pending climate doom just hasn’t been enough to motivate most Americans to simply cut their 24 ounces of beef per week down to a burger every other week. …”
We need to get rid of pork and poultry too.
BTW, ordinary people should not be allowed to talk to each other or make fun of the new bizarre, ornate politically correct language of their superiors either. It is simply too dangerous. We have stop those people from talking back and censor the internet to save “our democracy.” We also have to get rid of the police so that only the wealthy can afford to hire security guards and educate White working class children to hate themselves for being born White in the public schools.
“Two-thirds of men in Britain say they would rather die five to ten years early than give up meat, according to a new survey.
More than one in ten said giving up meat would make them feel less masculine, and a third said they believed humans were meant to eat meat – compared to one-quarter of the women surveyed. …”
There is more than an element of truth to it.
EITHER we are going to dramatically reduce meat consumption among the masses, OR, Joe Biden isn’t going to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. We’re going to try to do it by stealth with “supply side interventions” to reduce the meat supply and hike the price.
“Driving the news: The move by a prominent food website to forego meat recipes, a baseless conservative media panic over President Biden’s climate plan, and Monday’s decision by a high-profile New York restaurant to shift to a meat-free menu have drawn new attention to the rolethe food system plays in climate change. …
What’s next: Part of what propels a viral fake story is that it seems like it has an element of truth to it. For many who bought into the Fox News reporting, it made sense that a White House that’s pursuing federally-led action on climate change would seek to alter Americans’ diets. …
These include supply side interventions, such as making land use more sustainable, shortening supply chains so food travels shorter distances between pastures and plates, protecting forests from conversion to agriculture, and techniques to cut methane emissions from cows.”
They’re getting mad about the pushback against their actual position.
This is why they continue to write articles like “Joe Biden isn’t banning meat eating, but actually the proles should eat Impossible Burgers and drive electric cars.” The actual plan is to reduce meat consumption by more subtle means by having the government pay ranchers to reduce their livestock which will reduce the supply and thus make more meat more expensive for ordinary people.