Nicolas Le Boulanger
Nicolas Le Boulanger
“World meat production has quadrupled in 50 years … The profligacy of livestock farming is astonishing. Already, 36% of the calories grown in the form of grain and pulses – and 53% of the protein – are used to feed farm animals. Two-thirds of this food is lost in conversion from plant to animal… [O]n average, you need 0.01m2 of land to produce a gram of protein from beans or peas, but 1m2 to produce it from beef cattle or sheep: a difference of 100-fold.
It’s true that much of the grazing land occupied by cattle and sheep cannot be used to grow crops. But it would otherwise have sustained wildlife and ecosystems. Instead, marshes are drained, trees are felled and their seedlings grazed out, predators are exterminated, wild herbivores fenced out and other lifeforms gradually erased as grazing systems intensify. Astonishing places – such as the rainforests of Madagascar and Brazil – are laid waste to make room for yet more cattle…
From a baseline of 2010, the UN expects meat consumption to rise by 70% by 2030 (this is three times the rate of human population growth). Partly as a result, the global demand for crops could double (from the 2005 baseline) by 2050. The land required to grow them does not exist…
There are no easy answers, but the crucial change is a shift from an animal to a plant-based diet. All else being equal, stopping both meat production and the use of farmland to grow biofuels could provide enough calories for another 4 billion people and double the protein available for human consumption. Artificial meat will help: one paper suggests it reduces water use by at least 82% and land use by 99%.
The next Green Revolution will not be like the last one. It will rely not on flogging the land to death, but on reconsidering how we use it and why. Can we do this, or do we – the richer people now consuming the living planet – find mass death easier to contemplate than changing our diet?”
“When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains…”
“There is something sinister taking place: a giant reeducation campaign aimed at turning boys and young men into total pussies.
Not only are we under chemical assault from plastic products and foods that lower testosterone, we’re mass unwitting participants in a huge social engineering experiment based around vilifying masculinity and demoralizing men, and the #MeToo Movement has been co-opted to serve that agenda.
What kind of warped scheme needs to dilute or destroy masculinity and traditional gender roles to succeed? One that seeks to completely annihilate the fundamental structure of western society so the annihilators can completely remake it in their own image.
This is about the pursuit of raw power. This is Marxism re-branded. Identity politics. The very ideology that belittles and denigrates men, particularly white men, is just a new form of an old Marxist trick; Divide and Conquer…
These postmodernists are so pathological, so deranged, they have convinced themselves that fundamental biological science is a grand conspiracy invented by the patriarchy, and now they’re going to convince everyone else by law, by force, by silencing dissent, and by mass indoctrination. They are literally rebelling against reality. They’ve declared war on logic…
We need to reject the collectivist tyranny that because some men do evil things, all men need to bear the burden of evil.” ~Paul Joseph Watson
“The mainstream mentality is obviously a breeding ground of propaganda, deceit and outright violence, which reflects why droves of sheep are jumping the fences and exploring the self-uncharted lands of independent thought and practice. This is no surprise when the masses have been very successfully dumbed into a philosophically separate and behaviourally shallow engagement with the reverence of life. They distractingly fight amongst each other in both status and ideology, with the most powerful one currently being the sex (not gender) wars. However, the infighting and grandstanding is not just limited to the primary herd; unfortunately those who are exploring the wilderness are also subjecting themselves to the whims of central control.
2017 and the beginning of 2018 has stunningly illustrated how far so-called self-thinkers have fallen victim to the divide and conquer strategy… The popular meme that suggests that the best slaves are ones who think they’re free can therefore be expanded: the best slaves are ones who think they used to be slaves but now believe they’re free.
What was originally a predominately organic response to authoritarianism and centralisation has sadly devolved into a self-contradictory state of affairs where the alternative media and their regurgitators have locked themselves into a dogmatic war for the dominion of who is right. That’s not to say that we shouldn’t be trying to find the answers to significant questions, but when hearsay and confirmation bias is at such unprecedented levels it’s a clear indication that we need to enact a different strategy…
The simple solution is for each of us to acknowledge that we’re definitely wrong about some of our suspicions, so it’s important to change our language to honour that understanding and transmute it into wisdom. As a basic example, instead of, “this is right and anyone who believes differently is fooling themselves (and an x, y and z!)” – with a simple twist to, “based on my research this appears to be right” – we now have a more inclusive and intelligent dialectic and platform for debate.
It’s seems so simple doesn’t it? Well, that’s because it is…
You know you don’t know all the answers, as does your so-called competitor, so let’s start acting like it. Some of your material and metaphysical speculations might be right, but many probably aren’t. Even if what you believe turns out to be mostly correct, if you spent the majority of your time lost in the competition of which sheep thinks they know the shepherd best, then you have wasted a grand opportunity to actually become wild.”
“True Beauty… it is a thing of the soul – of fire and air, breath and spirit, something
brave and unafraid.“