There is really no excuse for failing to feel liberal guilt about global warming. No excuse. It is a fact that our affluent lifestyles are endangering the planet, to some maddeningly unknown degree. What is wrong with someone who is not made uneasy by this? What is wrong with someone who affects (or, worse, genuinely feels) indifference to this fact, and sneers at the muddled, hesitant, hypocritical responses of the conscience-pricked rest of us? Of course we don't know if cutting down on meat will really help things, and make future flooding of distant lands less likely. But those farting cows are a problem, and maybe one should sponsor slightly fewer of them.
No way! What the world needs is more delicious, preferably BBQ-ed, meat.
After reading this nonsense about less meat, less material, less consumption for many years, I now feel extra giddy when I cut a steak, buy computer hardware, or spend sizable amounts of cash. It's like libertarian euphoria -- the healthy opposite of liberal guilt.
Link via David Thompson.