The latest salvo in the stupid right wing culture war is an assertion that Joe Biden would limit Americans' red meat consumption to four pounds a year. This bullshit story originated with the UK tabloid The Daily Mail.in a poorly sourced story which also claims that Biden would force car buyers to spend money on electric cars.
The idea that the Democrats would limit Americans' hamburger consumption is a hoary trope, by which I mean tripe, among conservatives, as this old clip from Sebastian 'Blimphead' Gorka reveals:
Naturally, it also played into hatred of AOC.
The funny thing is that meat was difficult to come by a year ago, when the Trump Pandemic disrupted supply lines. Personally, I subsisted on bean dishes cooked with a bit of chorizo or ham hock for flavor. Trump limited burger consumption more than Biden ever will.
I take my omnivory seriously, even engaging in occasional entomophagy. That being said, I have been endeavoring to cut back on my meat consumption for health as well as environmental reasons... I also embrace the rooter-to-tooter model of meat-eating, and actually prefer cuts like shanks to more expensive 'normie' cuts. I firmly reject the weird performative masculinity that conservatives attach to meat-eating, with it's weird pseudoscience about plant estrogens. I suspect that the rumors that Biden is trying to make everybody a near-vegetarian has some roots in right-wing fear of emasculation.
Post title taken from this nastily transgressive cultural artifact.