FOX LA- Could you ask for a cuter spokesperson for Meatless Mondays?
8-Year old vegan, Genesis Butler spoke before the Long Beach City Council Tuesday to persuade members to make it, Meatless Mondays. She read a heartfelt statement that frankly included a lot of technical, non 8 year old language. Her best moment came when she told the council that most kids in her school like to eat her vegan lunch because the school lunches "are nasty." She also told the council that she's scared of the drought and that we could save more water eschewing meat than shortening showers.
Plenty of other speakers talked about the amount of water it takes to raise beef cattle, (around 1800 gallons or more per pound of beef) how many diseases might be prevented by giving up meat and the fact that the history of Meatless Mondays goes back to WWI.
Let me just say that I like kids. There's something about the innocence that they provide that us grown folks don't. Something about their ability to be honest despite the fucked up society surrounding them. Now with that said, if we are going to start using kids as pawns to take away our basic human rights then they can get the fuck out out of here. I'll sew this little girl's mouth shut before I give up wings during Monday Night Football. Make no mistake, putting this 8 year old in front of a microphone was a calculated move. She may be the one speaking, but she's not the one talking. That would most likely be her mother or her teacher. Just a guess, but she probably didn't know what percentage of green house gas emissions were from animal agriculture until some radical vegan asshole implanted that agenda in her head. You know why even one person considered this stupid bill? Because the girl that suggested it was 8 years old. If that was an adult that said the very same thing she would been kicked out faster than a hooker at a convent. If there is a type of person that is worse than an outspoken vegan it's an outspoken vegan that manipulates children.
I really don't give a shit how people live their lives. That doesn't mean I won't chastise it on the internet, but more or less you can do what you want. Just don't try to push it on me. Don't try to push it on society. This isn't Nazi fucking Germany. If I want to eat meat on Mondays (I do) I am going to eat meat on Mondays. I would prefer this little bitch and the 'brains' behind her stupid concept don't make that more difficult. I don't care if her school lunches are 'nasty'. I had nasty school lunches. You had nasty school lunches. That prepackaged chicken patty meat was the only thing that prevented school shootings on Mondays. I'll be damned I will let today's students suffer through that injustice. If you want a salad then by all means princess, but you aren't taking our meat, because goddamn it, you're not taking our freedom.