Promotes fake meat and leaves a big carbon footprint with his private jet
What is it about people who are successful in one field and believe that gives them credence to serve as an expert in a totally unrelated field?
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and reportedly the fourth-richest person on the planet, now self-identifies as a climate expert, and not only an expert, but a fervent disciple of the latest religion for the non-religious, which would be “climate change.”
In a new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” Mr. Gates takes the rhetoric to a new and hysterical level when he claims the battle against changing climate is “an all-out effort, like a world war, but it’s us against greenhouse gases.”
As all statists do, he urges “regulation to force people to eat synthetic meat.”
Mr. Gates invests in a synthetic meat company called Beyond Burgers. Anyone else see a potential conflict of interest? He’s not alone. Al Gore, the original “Chicken Little” of climate panic, has lobbied for climate policies that limit meat while his firm invests $200 million in meat substitutes.
Wendy’s, the fast-food chain, used to run a TV ad that promoted their hamburgers. It ended with an elderly woman shouting, “Where’s the beef?”
It could be a shout by meat lovers everywhere unless we tell our “masters” we have had enough. Isn’t that at least part of the explanation for the rise of Donald Trump and why so many still support him?
• Cal Thomas, a nationally syndicated columnist, is the author of “America’s Expiration Date: The Fall of Empires, Superpowers and the United States” (HarperCollins/Zondervan, January 2020).