The Green New Deal Isn’t Just About Energy, It’s Also About Controlling What Americans Eat

Daily Caller: The Green New Deal isn’t just a climate change manifesto targeting U.S. energy, it also looks to drastically change how food is produced and, ultimately, what Americans eat.

“I think it’s pretty clear they want to change people’s consumption habits,” Nic Loris, an energy economist at the conservative Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ed Markey introduced highly anticipated Green New Deal bills in early February, calling for “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions within 10 years through a radical transformation of America. The bills also call for a slew of new social justice and welfare programs totally unrelated to global warming.

The accompanying FAQ’s reference to eliminating “farty cows” sent ranchers into a panic, fearing Democrats were taking aim at their livelihoods. Environmentalists have targeted the beef industry for years, and concern over methane only gave activists more ammunition.

“Livestock will be banned,” Wyoming GOP Sen. John Barrasso, who represents lots of cattle ranchers, warned on the Senate floor after the Green New Deal was introduced. “Say goodbye to dairy, to beef, to family farms, to ranches.”

“Farty” was eventually deleted — in fact, most of the methane cows emit is from burping, not farting. The entire gaffe-riddled FAQ was eventually taken offline by Ocasio-Cortez’s staff amid the ridicule.  more here

26 Comments on The Green New Deal Isn’t Just About Energy, It’s Also About Controlling What Americans Eat

  1. Aye and begorrah…that reminds me, St Patricks Day is coming up next month and it’ll be time for me Irish bean soup.
    It’s a precise recipe that calls for using exactly 239 beans.
    Why is that you ask?
    Because just one more would make too farty!

  2. The operative word here is “control”. That’s what every stupid asshole democrat wants is to control everyone and everything on the planet to match their borderline autism and kindergarten level expectations of how things should work.

    Seriously, if they think cow farts are ruining the planet, then, logically, it’s not just ending the practice of eating beef (for you; not for them, of course) they want. They want to destroy all cattle on the planet, a mass slaughter that would be morally reprehensible for wiping out an entire species of animal.

  3. The GND should also becalled “The green weemie” because it emphacizes the left wing’s lust for power over American citizens. It aLso
    destroys the Constitution and Freedom. AOC is a danger to herself and others.
    This violates the oath of office.

  4. I’m sure the democrats are foaming at the mouth because this dunce from NY keeps showing their hand. We need to keep watching and learning. Let her talk.

  5. Anybody thinks they can force me to change my diet will be the test subject for the question of will meat grow when planted properly. Don’t mess with my food!

  6. The New Green Deal will also be about what will be eating us. Without pesticides, plagues of fleas, ticks, lice, bed bugs, locusts and other disease carrying pests will be unstoppable.

  7. Only halal meat will do for AOC and her buddies like Ilhan Omar, Keith Ellison, the one from Mich., too– and only muslims may work in halal that a percentage of funds jihad–how they will conquer the world–my husband bought a cheese ball at Costco that is halal and when I told him he got mad and it’s still sitting in fridge a month later! All muslim men know how to slaughter animals as it’s a rite of passage and should concern us all they will not give up their halal meat

  8. “in fact, most of the methane cows emit is from burping, not farting. “

    What a relief. I can fart again. Don’t burp much. What’s the tax on that by the way?

  9. Tyranny.
    Total control from the cradle to the grave (sometimes, as with infanticide, the same day).
    What you eat.
    What you drive.
    How often you breathe.
    What the farmers may grow and raise.
    How things are transported.
    How things are wrapped.
    How much sugar.
    How you may drink a soda.
    How much ice.
    Wattage of your light bulb.
    Whether or not you are allowed a light bulb.
    Toilet flush.
    Whether or not you may speak.
    What you are allowed to say.
    Where you go for medical care.
    Who you see for medical care.
    Who pays for medical care.
    Whether or not you’re even “entitled” to medical care (depending on age and/or political opinion).
    What color hat you are allowed to wear.

    I don’t know … the “Green New Deal” or the “New Green Deal” or whatever other euphemisms are being employed, sounds like the same-old, same-old “Dictatorship of the Proletariat” to me.

    izlamo delenda est …

  10. No doubt they intend to create millions of government jobs for those on the left who “want to work”. They will be doing what they do best – – telling other people how to run their lives in the newly created Ministry of Diet, Ministry of Consumption, Ministry of Travel, Ministry of Fashion, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Exercise, Ministry of Farting, etc. etc. etc.

  11. It’s all about control – fascists obiously need it.

    Look no furthur than obamacare.

    And know the GOPe rats in cahoots with the fascists. McConnell?

  12. If beef and pork become harder to get and more expensive, I’ll have to come up with another source of tasty meat. It would have to be something plentiful, something that no reasonable person would have any affection for, and preferably some kind of vermin that we’d all be much better off if there were a lot fewer of them.

    Any ideas?

  13. Am I just slow, or is this Larry the Liberal just a jokester?
    A liberal declaring ‘meat is murder’, but post birth infanticide is hunky dory.
    Certainly he must be joking.

  14. Tell you what, Greenies… You gas up Murhica’s tritium tanks, to stop the Chinese pigs, and Indian cows, from gassing up the wind that blows this way, and I’ll vote to stop local cows from gassing up what’s left. Deal?

  15. Uncle Al –

    Feral hogs. Texas is overrun with them. No season, no limit.

    I’ve been eyeballing the sparrows that obliviate my bird feeder. I need a trap of some sort, tho.

  16. Uncle Al: Perhaps free range New York Congress members would be an acceptable substitute. Particularly with a little mint sauce on the side.

  17. Leftists are self righteous, greedy contol freak busybodies. The followers are short sighted. Not realizing that if their dreams come true their power mad leaders will eventually come up with rules they don’t like.
    Everybody (except those in power) equally miserable.


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