Kurt Schlichter, a right-wing pundit and the author of a book reminiscent of the “Turner Diaries,” cited Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” proposal and the fact that Sen. Cory Booker is a vegan to allege that Democrats want to remove meat from America simply because such exercises of power are “their joy.”
Schlichter recorded yet another pedantic video for Canadian far-right outlet Rebel Media about the asinine claim that Democrats want to pry hamburgers from American hands. That claim, as foolish as it truly is, has been peddled as a serious talking point among many right-wing figures who hope to reduce popular support for environmental protection regulation to an absurd punchline.
Schlichter seems to have forgotten that he has already published a video about this topic.
“They want to be able to tell us no. They want to be able to tell us how to live, how to think, what to feel. They do that in everything. Why not meat? Of course, meat!” Schlichter said. “It’s something we really like. It’s something we identify. It’s part of our culture. If they can take that away, that is an exercise of power.”
He continued, “For some people, exercising power is everything. It’s their joy.”