“No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles”
The Los Angeles City Council is urging all residents to observe “meatless Mondays” from now on.
A resolution adopted on Oct. 24 reads: “Be it resolved, that the Council of the City of Los Angeles hereby declares all Mondays as ‘Meatless Mondays’ in support of comprehensive sustainability efforts as well as to further encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their health and protect animals.”
Councilwoman Jan Perry, who introduced the resolution, also wants to ban new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles.
“While this is a symbolic gesture, it is asking people to think about the food choices they make. Eating less meat can reverse some of our nation’s most common illnesses,” press reports quoted Perry as saying.
The resolution makes 15 points in support of meatless Mondays, including U.N. recognition that “livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems.”
And if that’s not enought, the resolution also mentions the growing obesity epidemic, the importance of reducing “our carbon footprint,” health disparities in low-income communities, and animal cruelty.
Los Angeles now becomes the largest city to endorse “meatless Mondays.” The Washington, D.C., City Council also has designated “Meat Free Mondays,” San Francisco has designated every Monday as “Veg Day,” and a number of colleges and public schools also have adopted meatless Monday policies.
Follow the bouncing ball, people. Your health care is now controlled by the federal government. Who worries very deeply and in a compassionate and very very moral way about your diet. And the environment. And what your diet and your weight are doing to that environment. Not to mention what those things are doing to animals bred specifically for food, animals who in many Disney movies are deeply complex creatures with hopes and dreams. Whereas potatoes only seldom are. Therefore, it is only sensible that the government have a say in what it is you put into that body they’re responsible for, in order to protect the earth over which they lord as wise and caring stewards.
After all, “free” health care has to have at least some conditions, right? And John Roberts and 4 liberal SCOTUS Justices ruled that if the government wants to mandate a “you need to eat your broccoli” tax, well, of course that’s consonant with the Constitution’s intent.
I warned you all years ago: at the end of all this is Heavily Encouraged morning calisthenics run by a benevolent police state.
So let me just end with what is quickly becoming a new tag line for this place: what the fuck country is this?