This is beyond parody.
The world’s great emerging religions have always regulated diets and proscribed certain foods as unclean like pork or beverages like alcohol. Woke progressives achieve secular salvation by hating themselves for being White and eating insects to reduce their carbon footprint and save the planet.
“You’ve probably heard of the Brood X cicadas that have emerged after 17 years underground — maybe you’ve even heard them singing in your own yard.
Did you know cicadas are edible? That’s right, Brood X is on the menu. …”
“With the emergence of trillions of Brood X cicadas in the US, Americans have more bugs flying around than they know what to do with.
Some insect aficionados have decided to turn lemons into lemonade – or rather, make a meal out of cicada season.
Those who’ve tried eating cicadas have called them “the shrimp of the land.” Once you get past the crunchy exoskeleton, they have a juicy, buttery texture inside. While most compare the taste to shrimp or chicken, others say the bugs have a “green” flavor similar to tinned asparagus. …
She added that crickets, another popular edible insect, contain a whopping 43 grams of protein per serving. That’s more protein than a serving of beef, which typically contains around 31 grams.
Cicadas contain a comparable amount of protein to red meat – more than 100 grams per pound, according to Inverse. Of course, you might find it more palatable to eat a big steak, but eating insects comes with a smaller carbon footprint. …
Compared to factory-farmed meat, insects have as much protein without harmful environmental impacts like air and water pollution …”
We laugh now at the people who jump on fads who think that eating insects is the key to saving the world. We think there is no way that will catch on. Stranger things have happened though.
“Alarmed by chatter that Joe Biden was plotting to take my burgers away, I hurried online for reassurance. A journalist in the Guardian wrote that this was just scaremongering and along with the Washington Post traced the burger panic back to the Daily Mail, which had run speculation (with caveats) that “Biden’s climate plan” could limit Americans to “just one burger a MONTH.” This was based on a single academic study, but the Mail was given its opportunity by what was described in the subheadline of a recent story in Vox as a “burger-shaped hole” in the president’s climate proposals. …
Meat-eaters who brush off concerns about the threat to their meals are too complacent. No, burgers, chops, and steaks will not be banned, but in all probability they will be rationed, if by price rather than by law. The prospect that increasingly onerous — and undeniably regressive — greenhouse-gas taxes might be imposed on meat is far from remote. …
It is quite possible to accept, as I do, that human activity is making some contribution to changes in the climate, while considering that the conviction that global warming will lead to catastrophe owes more to a form of religious fervor than to any reasoned attempt to follow the #Science. If that is the case, forbidding or restricting the eating of certain types of food is hardly without precedent. It does not hurt that tucking into meat is easy enough to include within another familiar religious theme — that “excessive” self-indulgence is not only sinful but will also trigger retribution — which has long been a key subtext in global-warming narratives, especially those in which ancient millenarian thinking is so evidently a major influence. …”
We shouldn’t be resting on our laurels.
Greta has already opened fire on meat eaters.
Experience has shown time and again that progressive activists have succeeded in bullying Democrats into adopting politically toxic and self-marginalizing causes. Look no further than censorship, systematic racism, toppling monuments of George Washington or “Defund the Police.” Nanny Bloomberg is already pushing the line that beef is the new coal. These people are also convinced that they are saving the world by stopping working class people from driving gas guzzling vehicles and eating meat. Practical politics will not deter people who have an apocalyptic mindset from forcing the issue.