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THE POLITE RACISM

By Pete Moore On August 22nd, 2019

@TheEconomist

More poor people are eating meat around the world. That means they will live longer, healthier lives, but it is bad news for the environment

The world’s poorest are becoming healthier and living longer. This is “bad news” according to the house journal of Davos man. Progressives usually hide their racism and disregard for the poor better than this. I hope this new, candid, commentary is a sign of a more honest future.

21 Responses to “THE POLITE RACISM”

  1. “This is “bad news” according to the house journal of Davos man.”

    Only if you delete the end of his sentence.

  2. I see no “bad news” in the poorest having longer, healthier lives. (As long as they stay where they belong, obvs.)

  3. “I see no “bad news” in the poorest having longer, healthier lives.”

    Neither does he. He doesn’t complain about anyone, poor or otherwise, living healthier, longer lives. He worries about the environmental damage that will cause. The two are distinct points. One can be in favour of world wide development while also believing we should be doing more to offset the harm that world wide development will do.

  4. That means they will live longer, healthier lives

    No, eating red meat has been proved to be problematic for health:

    “Our study adds more evidence to the health risks of eating high amounts of red meat, which has been associated with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and certain cancers in other studies,” says lead author Dr. An Pan.

    https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/risk-red-meat

  5. Eating solid meals, with meat, is healthy. It mightn’t be the height of health but it is still healthier than the existence these people were living before.

  6. I don’t know why progressives hide their alleged racism when you never hide your’s.

  7. 🙂

  8. Eating solid meals, with meat, is healthy. It mightn’t be the height of health but it is still healthier than the existence these people were living before.

    No, meat eating is associated with obesity and all sorts of diseases. Processed meat is particularly unhealthy but McDonalds are allowed to peddle their wares with no health warnings and no health taxes.

    And of course the Amazon is being destroyed to facilitate soya for cattle feed and cattle for human feed. But that’s “economic development” and a good thing, right?

  9. No, meat eating is associated with obesity and all sorts of diseases.

    As is not eating properly. The disease bit anyway not so much the obesity. And as with all things the health risk of red meat seems to be from over consumption of it. Red meat as part of a balanced diet is perfectly fine.

  10. Overpopulation of the planet is the elephant in the room nobody is talking about.
    as poorer countries get richer they consume more resources, and when resources start to get scarce, countries start going to war.

  11. Small quantities of meat have not been shown to be unhealthy, but eating meat on a regular basis especially red meat definitely is.
    And recent research has shown that processed meats, especially meats containing nitrates, are extremely unhealthy.

  12. The Economist is the best English language news magazine in the world, by a large margin.

    Why is it wrong for them to speak about environmental damage caused by intensive beef, and other meat production, which is a real issue. As is the inefficiencies of that type of farming, etc.

    All ” fake news “?

  13. Dave Alton –

    Overpopulation of the planet is the elephant in the room nobody is talking about.
    as poorer countries get richer they consume more resources, and when resources start to get scarce, countries start going to war.

    What are you talking about? Thanks to capitalism and markets, resources have never been more abundant.

    Don’t be too ambitious. Stick to being wrong about the climate.

  14. Is water becoming more abundant in the Middle East and in north Africa?

  15. https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/11/middleeast/middle-east-water/index.html

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    he Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is the world’s most water-scarce region, with 17 countries below the water poverty line set by the United Nations.
    Much like money spent from an overdrawn bank account, water in the region is being withdrawn faster than it can be replenished, meaning MENA countries are essentially “living beyond their means.”

    This is the finding of a recent World Bank report, which outlines how the region can move beyond water scarcity to greater water security.

    Home to six percent of the world’s population, yet just one percent of the world’s freshwater resources, the report found that the MENA region needs to take critical action to narrow the gap between water supply and demand.

  16. Is water becoming more abundant in the Middle East and in north Africa?

    Thanks to white man engineering magic, water has never been more abundant in the Middle East and North Africa.

  17. water in the region is being withdrawn faster than it can be replenished

    Do you deny this

  18. Phantom –

    I have no idea, I wasn’t talking about the ME or North Africa, but generally FFS. But it’s a CNN piece so caveat reader.

    My point is that resources, including water, have never been more abundant. And it’s true. Thanks to white man magic, more people have access to more water, more food, more fuel and everything else, than ever before.

    Do you deny this?

  19. I think that water is being withdrawn faster than it can be replenished, Pete

    And I think that this is happening in other parts of the world too

  20. In fact fighting over water is becoming increasingly common. In another thread Pete talked about a 17 year old Israeli girl killed in the illegally occupied West Bank. She was killed at an oasis. Increasingly Israeli settlers are taking such sites in the West Bank for themselves and denying the indigenous Palestinian population access to the water. Such sites have as such become increasingly targets for Palestinian militants.

  21. Being the altruistic and caring man that you are Pete, it’s very nice of you to want all of the world’s poor to live at the same standard of living as the West. But you do realise to achieve that standard of living for the rest of the world we would need 5 earths worth of resources to live at the same level as the average American?
    Either that, or you would need to downgrade your lifestyle severely.
    Which one of those days suggest we do Pete?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFzc3lGF8DY