Glenn Beck is several layers of crazy, but he does have a point when it comes to Al Gore and eating meat.
For the longest time, PETA has been urging Gore to address factory farming as detrimental to the environment — and promote a more vegetable-friendly diet as one big way to help “save the planet”. Beck uses this argument to tackle Gore in the aftermath of comments by UK Climate Chief Lord Stern, who yesterday urged people to go vegetarian. “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better,” Lord Stern said in an interview.
In a typical nonsensical rant, Beck started off his show yesterday with Lord Stern’s comments and immediately interpreted them as some kind of attack on his right to choose what to eat. This segued into a slam on a school district in Baltimore participating in “Meatless Mondays”, with Beck throwing out the latest buzz word nutty right-wingers love to use: “indoctrination”. Ooh, vegetables. Scary.
Finally, he ended by praising PETA for their consistent message on climate change — while noting that Gore should put down the cheeseburgers and pick up the tofurkey. Outside the box of reality, I agree with him — but the guy is so damn disingenuous and toxic to everything he espouses — I feel like I need to go take a really long shower. Check out the clip below: