Covid-19 Will Save the Planet!

Once you understand that the modern Left hates every single thing about your lifestyle and would be happier if you'd just stop driving your cars, heating your houses, cease eating yummy roast beef, and just die already, then you're ready to handle the American mainstream media, led by such publications as the The New York Times. Once a newspaper of repute, it's gradually mutated from a center-left, socialism-sympathetic daily bible for those who don't practice a real religion into a full-throated woke manifesto of craziness. Case in point, this precious PC essay by the poetaster novelist and food crank Jonathan Safran Foer, who teaches creative writing at NYU:

Most everyone has been doing more cooking these days, more documenting of the cooking, and more thinking about food in general. The combination of meat shortages and President Trump’s decision to order slaughterhouses open despite the protestations of endangered workers has inspired many Americans to consider just how essential meat is.

After some bien-pensant blather about conditions in the slaughterhouses and meat-packing plants that socialist agitator Upton Sinclair breathlessly reported in his novel, The Jungle, 114 years ago, we get this:

Despite this grisly reality — and the widely reported effects of the factory-farm industry on America’s lands, communities, animals and human health long before this pandemic hit — only around half of Americans say they are trying to reduce their meat consumption. Meat is embedded in our culture and personal histories in ways that matter too much, from the Thanksgiving turkey to the ballpark hot dog. Meat comes with uniquely wonderful smells and tastes, with satisfactions that can almost feel like home itself. And what, if not the feeling of home, is essential?

And yet, an increasing number of people sense the inevitability of impending change.

This is where you BS meter ought to hit the red zone. "An increasing number of people." Who? Where?

Animal agriculture is now recognized as a leading cause of global warmingAccording to The Economist, a quarter of Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 say they are vegetarians or vegans, which is perhaps one reason sales of plant-based “meats” have skyrocketed, with Impossible and Beyond Burgers available everywhere from Whole Foods to White Castle.

Interesting that the vegans are always having to hide the icky stuff they eat and want to shove down our throats by disguising it as "meat." But here comes the kicker:

Our hand has been reaching for the doorknob for the last few years. Covid-19 has kicked open the door.

By this he means, of course, a panoply of Leftist prescriptions, including "climate change," animal rights, the working poor, the usefulness of pandemics to effect social change, the comparison of big American "factory farms" to Chinese "wet markets," our "broken relationship with animals," and our lack of physical need for animal protein, among other things.

With the horror of pandemic pressing from behind, and the new questioning of what is essential, we can now see the door that was always there. As in a dream where our homes have rooms unknown to our waking selves, we can sense there is a better way of eating, a life closer to our values. On the other side is not something new, but something that calls from the past — a world in which farmers were not myths, tortured bodies were not food and the planet was not the bill at the end of the meal.

One meal in front of the other, it’s time to cross the threshold. On the other side is home.

Unfortunately, that way also lies serfdom, lunacy and death.

Want to Stop Climate Change? Kill Yourself!

We know that the media-enforced hoax of "climate change" is driving our children crazy. Impressionable young noodles have been stuffed with the notion that unless we make nice with Mother Gaia, even Greta Thunberg herself will vanish from the face of the earth within just a few years.  Whether we burst into flames as the planet heats to the temperature of a thousand suns or drown in the rising seas while being devoured by vengeful sharks we're doomed, doomed, doomed.

The physical impact of the climate crisis is impossible to ignore, but experts are becoming increasingly concerned about another, less obvious consequence of the escalating emergency – the strain it is putting on people’s mental wellbeing, especially the young.

Until two years ago Dr Patrick Kennedy-Williams, a clinical psychologist from Oxford, had spent his career treating common mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression and trauma. Then something new started to happen. Climate scientists and researchers working in Oxford began to approach him asking for help... “What I was most surprised by is how young the awareness and anxiety starts. My own daughter was just six when she came to me and said: ‘Daddy, are we winning the war against climate change?’

Well, kiddies, fret no more. There's a surefire way to whip climate change: cultural annihilation!

A Cambridge academic has proposed a radical new way to solve climate change – letting humanity become extinct. Patricia MacCormack, a professor of continental philosophy at Anglia Ruskin University, has just released her new book The Ahuman Manifesto. The book argues that due to the damage done to other living creatures on Earth, we should start gradually phasing out reproduction. But rather than offering a bleak look at the future of humanity, it has generated discussion due to its joyful and optimistic tone, as it sets out a positive view for the future of Earth - without mankind.

What could be more optimistic than suicide?

“I arrived at this idea from a couple of directions. I was introduced to philosophy due to my interest in feminism and queer theory, so reproductive rights have long been an interest to me – this led me to learn more about animal rights, which is when I became vegan... humanity has caused mass problems and one of them is creating this hierarchical world where white, male, heterosexual and able-bodied people are succeeding, and people of different races, genders, sexualities and those with disabilities are struggling to get that.

“The book also argues that we need to dismantle religion, and other overriding powers like the church of capitalism or the cult of self, as it makes people act upon enforced rules rather than respond thoughtfully to the situations in front of them.”

So the next time you're tempted to swallow the myth of "man-made climate change" that's going to kill us all, remember that the queer-theory atheist feminist vegans want you dead anyway, so why bother to indulge their lunacy? Them first -- the rest of us are happy to take our chances, just as mankind has been doing for thousands of years and will continue to do so for thousands more.