The left, always looking for new, and novel ways to alienate the electorate, is now after those delicious steaks and burgers on your grill.
- “Environmental Nutrition” researcher Helen Harwatt and her colleagues have determined that if we all stopped eating beef, and started eating beans instead, we could ‘almost’ meet our CO2 emissions goals, under the Paris accords.
First, the Atlantic article notes that the study is rooted in “eco-anxiety” -a new pseudo condition, described as follows:
…watching the slow and seemingly irrevocable impacts of climate change unfold, and worrying about the future for oneself, children, and later generations.
Let me humbly suggest that if this condition affects you, the problem is your belief system, not your diet, or your neighbors’ diets. In fact, you may already be following this dietary plan too well. One of things beef gives us, that plant based proteins, like beans cannot, is Vitamin B12. Here’s partial list of symptoms of B12 deficiency…does it remind you of any leftists, coping with the results of the last election?
- difficulty thinking and reasoning (cognitive difficulties), or memory loss
- paranoia or hallucinations
Next, lets take grazing lands. I’m really not sure what good it does to stop cattle from grazing. Cattle graze on some pretty rough terrain. (Follow this link to see what real ranches in Wyoming look like.) They are not going to transition into a rain forest, or a field of avocado trees, no matter how long you keep the cattle off, or what the demand for avocado toast is. What will happen, is that the grasses will grow unchecked, and become a fire hazard.
As President Eisenhower wisely said:
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.
Harwatt and her merry band need to put their pencils down and get a little closer to a field. I’ll bet one of these farmers in flyover country would happily grill them up a nice steak to help with their eco-anxiety.