The Great Awokening is in full swing, and as usual, people with few rights are the first test subjects.
Left-liberal types treat concerns that climate change NGOs and high finance are conspiring to force working people to stop eating meat and beef products as baseless conspiracy theories. But in areas where Jewish and capitalist "Rockefellar Republican" types operate unopposed, like New York City, this is exactly what they are doing.
In April 2019, Mayor Bill De Blasio signed the "Green New Deal." One of the major planks of this law is to gradually reduce the availability of meat products for largely poor students at public schools and prisoners throughout the cities vast incarceration network, with the target being a 50% reduction of red meat purchases by 2040.
The stated purpose for this experiment is that it will reduce carbon emissions. Individuals taking up a vegetarian diet would only reduce their carbon emissions by a paltry 2%. Mayor De Blasio himself continues to frequently eat at steakhouses, albeit kosher ones.
The law also impacts New York City's 55,000 person prison population. A new initiative, "Meatless Mondays," has been introduced throughout the incarceration system, where animal products are made unavailable one day a week, replaced with soy burgers and vegetarian "chilli." Inmates are not given a choice.
Unfortunately for the overwhelmingly non-white NYC public school student body and prison population, all of their supposed "advocates" as leftists and Jews who approve of this plan depriving them of dietary choices.
Genuine lifelong environmentalists like Jane Goodall and David Attenborough have commented that ultimately, the key to protecting the environment is fewer people and more trees. It's a very simple equation that cities like New York, which is projecting a population growth of 10% by 2040, have adamantly rejected.
According to advocates of Green Austerity, encouraging better family planning in areas with unsustainable population growth, like Africa, is "racist." Furthermore, the same elites ringing alarm bells about a man-made "climate emergency" almost always turn around and claim Western countries need unlimited mass immigration to replenish low population growth.
The inevitable creep of green austerity will be a challenge for working and middle class people in America, who are not organized nor have experts weighing in on the technocratic-neoliberal debate. Various figures on the left and right have noted that putting responsibility for environmental stewardship solely at the feet of "society," rather than big business and the ruling political bureaucracy, is a way to mask stagnating wages and rising food prices.
Ordinary people being able to buy meat and dairy products at the supermarket is one thing that separates the living standards of an American worker from a Bengali one. The race to the bottom continues.