Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Left Fascist Control-freaks Want More Power Still: In Your Kitchen

Left religious fanatics want to control what and how much you eat, and they aren't going to be satisfied with merely lecturing you and demanding you conform to their dietary restrictions and food taboos: they want the government to control you at dinner time. The Left fascism extends this far so far, and tomorrow it will go further. There will be no end to the totalitarian longings of these people. They will devour the Earth and all its people in their rampage for the purity of poverty:

People will have to be rationed to four modest portions of meat and one litre of milk a week if the world is to avoid run-away climate change, a major new report warns.

The report, by the Food Climate Research Network, based at the University of Surrey, also says total food consumption should be reduced, especially "low nutritional value" treats such as alcohol, sweets and chocolates.

It urges people to return to habits their mothers or grandmothers would have been familiar with: buying locally in-season products, cooking in bulk and in pots with lids or pressure cookers, avoiding waste and walking to the shops - alongside more modern tips such as using the microwave and internet shopping.

The report goes much further than any previous advice after mounting concern about the impact of the livestock industry on greenhouse gases and rising food prices. It follows a four-year study of the impact of food on climate change and is thought to be the most thorough study of its kind.

Tara Garnett, the report's author, warned that campaigns encouraging people to change their habits voluntarily were doomed to fail and urged the government to use caps on greenhouse gas emissions and carbon pricing to ensure changes were made. "Food is important to us in a great many cultural and symbolic ways, and our food choices are affected by cost, time, habit and other influences," the report says. "Study upon study has shown that awareness-raising campaigns alone are unlikely to work, particularly when it comes to more difficult changes."

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/sep/30/food.ethicalliving

This is what we're up against. Sweet Reason? Maybe that won't be allowed under the new food regime.

4 comments:

amy c. said...

I read your bio. You think the world can be a better place?

I'm confused, you do that by calling people fascists?

Sounds like a winning strategy. How's that working for you?

Charles Henry said...

What a weird comment.

Anyway...

Regarding their concerns over chocolate, I wish the Food Climate Research Network would be more upset over the slave labor that is periennally involved in the cultivation of African cocoa beans, than on the effects those cocoa beans have on warming the earth when they're turned into chocolate.

They'll spend precious time and money lobbying the government to stop people from buying chocolate in order to prevent global cooling and/or warming; what do they do about ending the scourge of human slavery that goes into making that chocolate..?

I just don't understand their sense of priorities...

sean Orr said...

" wish the Food Climate Research Network would be more upset over the slave labor that is periennally involved in the cultivation of African cocoa beans, than on the effects those cocoa beans have on warming the earth when they're turned into chocolate. " Is it possible to be concerned about both? Is everything a black and white decision with you people?

truepeers said...

You people? Of course most questions are not black and white. Of course the answer can be both. It's just, Sean, that the people here aren't really believers in the religion of human-caused global warming. I'm trying to convince them that everyone needs some religion and that those who can't accept any other will have to accept the new one of "climate change"; and so our task is to make this a religion that can achieve some positive things and not just be a misanthropic nightmare. But it's a hard sell. Help me out!