The cover article of the autumn 2013 issue of Good Medicine is titled, “Meat Is The New Tobacco: Exporting A Dangerous Habit”.
The point of the article is that, with declining meat consumption, producers are exporting to markets overseas.
The assumption is that Americans are preferring more plant-based meal options.
But is that because of personal preference or because fewer can afford it?
Because who in their right mind after a long day at work looks forward to vegetables at dinner; carbs, maybe in terms of pasta or desert, but not vegetables.
But the more important question to ask is the following.
If medical establishment propaganda is casting meat in the negative light once reserved for tobacco, how long until rules, laws and polices once applied to tobacco will be applied to meat?
For example, will it one day be illegal to eat meat in front of children in a confined space where they will be exposed to the aroma as it is now illegal in some states to smoke while children are in an automobile?
Will supervisors be allowed to deny employment to job applicants to that consume meat?
Will commercials for meat products and the purveyors of such delights one day be banned from the nation's airwaves?
Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. Frederick holds a BS in Political Science/History, a MA in Apologetics/Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary, and a PhD. in Christian Apologetics from Newburgh Theological Seminary.