Well, for one, Adams is tackling the offense of eating meat, cheese, and dairy. Yes, Adams, a political savant, has identified the first item on the to-do list: “I’ve got to get New Yorkers to eat a plant-based centered life.” The mayor wants that so much he repeated the vegan-esque catchphrase “plant-based centered life” six times in one minute, as if to drill the thought into the heads of the citizenry.
A significant part of the mayor’s platform while campaigning was to promise the installation of rooftop farms over schools and hydroponic farms in buildings. In a speech on the trail to Gracie Mansion, Adams touted the innovative New Yorker who would make urban farming a lucrative proposition. “And these are the jobs of the future because 40 percent of the jobs we’re training our children, for now, won’t be available because of computer learning and artificial intelligence. But we’re always going to eat.”
Crime is drastically up in New York City — nearly 39% in the first month of 2022. Adams had a long career as an NYPD officer, rising to the rank of captain. And yet he seems not to say enough about addressing today’s horrific lawbreaking. Instead of showing a little sympathy for victims of crime – especially those in the subway, in the hate department, and shootings — he wants to talk about how you eat!
Imposing Your Menu on Others Is Always Unpalatable
Adams appears so self-enamored he skipped over reports from the Obama years demonstrating the impact of force-feeding the nation one public school at a time. First Lady Michelle had a garden. It’s unlikely that she regularly dug her fingers into the soil and plucked weeds, but she symbolically nurtured the vegetable plot and allowed White House chefs to pick and choose from her crops. Unfortunately, her fatal flaw with healthy food was imposing a restrictive diet on schoolchildren.
Initiated in 2010, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act had kids losing weight, being forced to eat the same foods across the board, and limited caloric intake whether a kid played sports or was a mathlete. In 2017, Liberty Nation reported on the end of the fascist food enforcement:
“School kids celebrated in lunchrooms across America, chanting ‘we want fish sticks’ and ‘where’s the beef?’ and heartily cheered a man that most had never heard of or cared to know — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Perdue had recently commenced the rollback of another fatally-flawed Obama-era program of secular oppression, The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and Mrs. Obama’s pet public relations project, was summarily sliced, diced, and spiced on the order of President Trump, whose goal was to ‘make school lunches great again.’”
Adams should revisit recent history and modify his ideas a bit. However, he has made a sweeping decree on plant-based lunches every Friday. Black bean rice bowls, veggie tacos, plantains, and chickpeas will replace the already nearly inedible lunches of macaroni and cheese, mystery meatloaf, and mozzarella sticks. But, of course, Monday through Thursday is all the bad food you can stand in line to get, and Fridays may well become the biggest citywide truancy day since senior ditch day was conceived.
Why? Just Why?
Adams wants to set an excellent example for all New York City dwellers and feels his way is best. Others, like Frontpage Mag’s Daniel Greenfield, refer to him as a “nutjob.” Yet the mayor seems dedicated to having a “plant-based centered” life and Pied Pipering the other eight-plus-million of his citizenry to do the same.
Of course, the man who publicly declared he was President Joe Biden’s favorite mayor (perhaps not the best political tactic) is human – and has admitted he eats a fish every once in a while. Perhaps that makes him a plant-based-pesco proponent, but with so many options – Lacto-ovo vegetarians, Pescatarians, and the most-favored-status Flexitarians – Adams could just adopt the mission statement of Live and Let Live. That would keep snoopy reporters from dogging the mayor when he’s out for supper and sneaks in a bite of grouper and just allow the greasy, cheesy, pepperoni pizza folks to enjoy a New York City staple.
~ Read more from Sarah Cowgill.