Save XYZ by being “plant based” or eating less beef.
Yet another rudimentary, moronic interview on our public broadcaster yesterday. This one, like most, saying we will save XYZ by being “plant based” or eating less beef. We all know the cows are fucking up everything. Dastardly beasts.
This time it was some “nutritionist” from Toronto telling people they’ll help the Amazon by eating less beef. I tagged her in a post to suggest maybe there’s more to the story. She said something back, but I don’t know what because she then blocked me. Never been blocked before. Oh wait, yeah I was once. It was a vegan that came on my site and literally must have spent her evening going through each picture and putting up fun little quips like “too bad you’re going to eat him” and “filthy assassin”. I liked the assassin one so much, I did a post on it. She spread her hate and then blocked me. Seems to work like that.
But back to the radio show. When the steam from my ears got too thick to ignore, I went on this woman’s instagram to see, if not eating the traditional foods that our ancestors ate, what she was supporting.
Big surprise. Avocado toast. Supernova, chumbawumba ethereal superfood turmeric lattes made with cashew milk. Telling people paleo diets are bad because we need legumes for gut health and blood sugar control. Ugh. No thought to source. No thought to what she was supporting with every bite. The very foods that are destroying our planet. Nary a piece of beef or essential animal fats in the mix. Disconnect draped in a smug, superficial skim of supposed knowledge.
No responsibility, rudimentary understanding, parroting ignorance. It’s the plague of our time. And the saddest thing is the poor fuckers that don’t know, that are swamped with just trying to make it in this world. They listen to this kind of stuff and then do try to avoid beef ‘cause the radio said so therefore, it’s gotta’ be true.
There’s a deeper agenda afoot. Reliance on importation, eating foods from strangers that do strange things to the land and animals, dripping in fossil fuels. Dependence, anonymity, false facts, the support of the system in steering people to the highly processed foods.. It’s a directed attack on our very species. On the biodiversity and life of our entire planet.
We must eat the foods from the farmers in our communities. At least in our own countries for frigs sake! Macaroni veggie cheez bowls, plantain crackers, and chicken breasts just aren’t going to do it. Not for the world, not for the humans, but for any living thing. Just ask your ancestors. They seemed to do alright.
If you want to read a great article in the farming and crop rotations that are leading to the tragedy in the Amazon, this is a great place to start https://rainforests.mongabay.com/0811.html
Alright, off I go, back to the woods where my cows eat and poop and live in abundant, diverse ecosystems where life abounds. Where things still make sense. Where truth still matters.