by Giulio Meotti
Roast beef, steak and burgers will soon be a fading memory in the British universities. Goldsmiths, University of London, announced that it will ban red meat food from its restaurants and cafeterias to help in fighting climate change. Cows, it seems, with their gas emissions, contribute to CO2. The new green authoritarianism is joined by the prestigious University of Cambridge, which in addition to beef has decided to also ban lamb. When Churchill College in Cambridge set up a “Meatless Monday”, many students responded with the “Monday Steak Club”. Now the meats have been banned.England is a pioneer in what is called the “Nanny State” with taxes on sins imposed by the government – on products like sugary drinks, chocolate and chips, a form of food transition to the detriment of those who cannot afford healthier foods. But the Nanny State in the universities does not only have culinary prescriptions (at the University of Leeds they eliminated the “unethical” products of Nestlé). Universities also claim to impart cultural prescriptions.
Cambridge is at the center of an ideological war:
- A famous bell at St Catherine’s College in Cambridge has been removed when its links with colonization were exposed.
- Cambridge suspended the cycle of lectures of a famous Canadian and conservative professor, Jordan Peterson, two days after he had been offered the job, and after academics and students had publicly protested.
- Cambridge has withdrawn the invitation to Noah Carl, a conservative researcher on immigration.
- Cambridge also announced the intention of literature professors to replace white authors with minority writers, following the proposals made by academic staff in response to student requests to “decolonize” the curriculum.
- Then the “decolonization” campaign in Cambridge was extended to the faculties of Physics, Chemistry and Engineering in a case of unbridled student tyranny.
We are in “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, where pigs manage to walk on two legs, dress like men and declare that “all animals are equal, except that some are more equal than others”. And then, from lambs to cows, they all find themselves slaves again, as in the book. This time under the pigs’ rule.