Senator Cory Booker appears to come from the same clan of crazy-eyed socialists as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC). Both of them have off the wall ideas that could never work, and a messiah complex. Worse still, both of them want to impose their half-baked morality on you.
AOC wants to force Americans to pay for universal income for people who don’t want to work (umm isn’t that all of us? Aren’t we all just doing it for the money???), and to build a global high-speed rail system in order to eliminate all those awful cars and airplanes. Even high ranking Dems have looked at her New Green Deal and dismissed it as the work of a kook.
Not to be out-crazied, Cory Booker—who missed all the backlash from the New Green Deal even though he co-sponsored that crazy train with AOC—has come out with his Vegan New Deal. Just kidding, he didn’t call it that. But he should. The Democrat senator from New Jersey kicked off his 2020 campaign for the White House by saying that anyone who eats meat is going to have their dinners yanked out from in front of them. Yoink!
Booker believes that the meat industry is ruining the climate. How, you ask? Cow farts. He says he hasn’t touched any non-vegan food since Election Day in 2014. So, if he’s not misremembering then it would seem that Booker’s personal life revolves around election cycles.
He claims that the dairy industry, the part related in particular to cows, is the biggest offender. He says, “The tragic reality is this planet simply can’t sustain billions of people consuming industrially produced animal agriculture because of environmental impact. It’s just not possible, as China, as Africa move toward consuming meat the same way America does… because we just don’t have enough land.”
He says that if the rest of the world, China and Africa in particular (for some reason), gets a taste for the western diet- the world will be in serious trouble. We don’t know how to break it to him, but McDonald’s is already international.
Booker wants to redesign the entire agricultural industry. He said that one of his major campaign promises will be, “to continue supporting bills that are about public health, whether it is pumping in all these antibiotics into animals that are literally threatening the safety of Americans.”
Booker isn’t wrong when he says that industrial agricultural methods like pumping cows full of antibiotics are not good for the people who drink the affected milk and eat the affected meat. These and other methods make it easier for farmers to produce more meat and milk while lowering the quality of those products.
Among the side effects of consuming these products are reduced immune function, altered hormonal cycles, and the development of drug resistant bacteria. But the answer isn’t telling Americans that they can’t eat meat.
In fact, the answer is already in place. At most grocery stores, people can buy grass-fed, organic cow milk and hamburger meat. It’s more expensive, but that’s not because the natural dairy products are over priced. They are priced appropriately for products grown in the natural, non-accelerated way.
Industrial farming methods are less healthy. But they make food cheaper making it more accessible to the poor. At this point, Booker might say everyone has a right to better quality food. And he may be correct, but just because you have a right to have something does not make it readily available. By overthrowing the existing food infrastructure Booker would cast millions of people into food poverty.
But Booker isn’t backing down. He has lent his support to the Green New Deal, which is estimated to cost upwards of $100 trillion and takes aim at such evils as combustion powered vehicles, bovine flatulence, and racism. Seriously.
If Booker had his brain plugged in straight, he would be working to make Americans more prosperous so that they could afford grass fed cow meat and other organic agriculture products. But this soy boy isn’t interested in humans flourishing. It’s interested in relegating Americans to cubical housing and an anemic diet.
When asked if he would ever consider going back to eating animal products he told VegNews magazine, “I am Spartacus.”