When you’re a liberal progressive Democrat, the rules for “things that outrage you” don’t apply when you’re doing that same thing yourself.
Take big game hunting stories in recent months and the ballistic, foul-mouthed, vitriolic and hate-filled responses they drew, especially on social media. But, if you’re a lib-progressive and you hunt, well, that’s okay.
That’s especially true when you’re the king of social media; then, rules for “things that outrage you” certainly don’t come into account. Take Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s recent declaration that animal meat that you hunt yourself tastes better.
Cue the “animal rights” outrage – right?
As reported by the Washington Examiner, Zuckerberg wants anyone who eats meat to hunt it themselves, or at least become more familiar about where their dinner lives (personally I don’t hunt chickens, cattle or pigs, but that’s just me).
Zuckerberg, who is a major advocate for cleaner air, also has no problem adding to alleged climate change when it comes to cooking his prey. He displayed his meat cookers recently during a pre-presidential debate video on Facebook. Sitting in from of a Big Green Egg and an offset grill he called “The General,” which was belching smoke, the billionaire said “it does consume a lot of wood and charcoal.”
The Facebook founder said he began hunting about four-to-five years ago and he prefers to eat what he kills. Yes, kills. And with a gun! Two liberal taboos – killing animals for sport (or necessity, which isn’t Zuckerberg) and using firearms for anything.
“Half of the joy is things taste better when you make them yourself, and they taste doubly better when you’ve hunted the animal yourself,” he said in the 30-minute video exchange with fans and followers. “Whether you’re fishing for the salmon, or going hunting for a boar, that’s a big part of it. You feel more connected to what you’re doing, to what you’re eating, and you cook it yourself and it’s this whole experience.”
Continuing, he said his hunting was a good way to stay connected to nature. “I feel like if you’re going to eat meat then you should be a part of getting, you should get to know where it comes from,” he said, apparently forgetting that a) most meat Americans consume comes from a professional agricultural operation; and b) that most farmers and ranchers wouldn’t much care for you “hunting” their livestock.
On his smoking Big Green Egg he was cooking two racks of ribs flavored with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce; brisket was on his smoker.
“I’m the meat chef,” he explained.