Back in early 2017, it was in Berkeley where we got our first taste of the new standard where the feral Left was allowed to riot and deplatform MILO. It was that riot in Berkeley which set off a series of clashes in the months that followed in which it was an open question whether the police would stand down and allow Antifa to engage in violence. The precedent that was set in Berkeley was quickly replicated in Portland that summer. The police stand downs due to political pressure were still something new which we were trying to wrap our minds around when we walked into the trap in Charlottesville.
Berkeley is a proving ground where lunatic ideas like “Defund the Police” germinate in an ultra-progressive academic hothouse before spreading elsewhere across the country. In this case, Berkeley will soon begin human experiments on senior citizens and prisoners incarcerated in its jails and force them to consume only plant-based foods to lower their carbon footprint to fight climate change.
“Berkeley’s city council has approved an ordinance that demands to slash its animal-based products spending by half by 2024, moving the city to start serving vegan food at public gatherings, jails, senior centers and city buildings.
The city’s Mayor Jesse Arreguín has co-sponsored the said measure, being the first-of-its-kind. It calls for the progressive city to provide plant-based foods like vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, whole grains, and seeds at public buildings.
The development is the outcome of the push initiated by Direct Action Everywhere, or DxE, an animal rights group in Berkeley, that moves to advocate the same in San Francisco, Chicago, and other major cities.
DxE has pushed for Berkeley to serve 100 percent plant-based food but the city refused to go all out. …”
“Berkeley could cut the use of meat served by the city by 50% by 2024 — the latest effort by officials to address climate change.
The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to study the proposal. But the move was mostly symbolic because city officials said they don’t know where the city serves meat and how much is served.
The resolution, authored by Councilmember Sophie Hahn and Mayor Jesse Arreguín, directs city staff to study whether the city can achieve a 50% decrease. The resolution also noted the council’s commitment to examining eliminating meat products completely. …”
Cheese is destroying the environment.
The cheeseburger is even worse and can no longer be tolerated.
“An analysis by the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization found meat and dairy accounts for 14.5% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions — the same as all cars, HGVs, aircraft, and ships combined.
But vegetarians who eat cheese may be shocked to learn that the cheddar they grill for toasties is more damaging to the environment than a bacon sandwich.
Lamb and beef cause the most greenhouse gas emissions by far, according to a life-cycle analysis carried out by the US non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG),
But cheese ranks third, generating 13.5 kilos (29.7 lbs) of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent, a standard unit for measuring carbon footprint) per kilo eaten. It is worse for the environment than the production of pork, salmon, turkey, and chicken. …”
This progressive activist group “Direct Action Everywhere” has been agitating the issue for years in Berkeley. Silence is violence. Meat eating is violence too.