Former UN Chief: Americans Should Eat Insects to Fight Global Warming

annanMarie Antoinette may or may not have said “Let them eat cake” at the outset of the French Revolution 200-plus years ago, but former United Nations General Secretary Kofi Annan just made Marie Antoinette’s alleged dictate seem downright magnanimous. Pointing his finger at America and other Western democracies, Annan this week said Americans should begin eating insects to do our part to address the fictitious global warming crisis.

Complaining about a “rapidly growing middle class,” Annan told the Guardian that more people being able to afford beef and chicken is causing “a major threat to the climate” because raising livestock produces global warming emissions. “There are alternative sources of protein,” said Annan. “Insects have a very good conversion rate from feed to meat.”

Annan criticized people in Western democracies for not embracing insect food sources linked to poverty in developing nations.

Insects “make up part of the diet of two billion people and are commonly eaten in many parts of the world. Eating insects is good for the environment and balanced diets,” said Annan.

Annan misses a very important point. People in poverty-stricken Third World nations generally do not “choose” to eat insects to “balance” their diets. They resort to eating insects because they live in abject poverty and cannot afford steak or chicken Florentine.

Make no mistake, Americans empathize with people in Third World nations who are malnourished and go to bed hungry. It is for this reason that our government sends billions of dollars in foreign aid to such nations and, additionally, individual Americans give generously to charities such as Save the Children. However, it’s one thing to empathize with people in Third World poverty and quite another thing to expect Americans to devolve into a similar life of misery.

Or perhaps Annan – rather than missing a very important point – is well aware of the point but begrudges people in Western democracies for creating a wealthy, dynamic, free society. In the very same interview in which he tells middle class people in Western democracies that they should give up beef and chicken for cockroaches and locusts, he pushes for carbon taxes on Western nations and a redistribution of wealth from Western democracies to Third World dictatorships.

“We need equitable and effective polices, which ensure that the world’s richer countries support the aspirations of developing countries to follow a sustainable development path,” Annan asserted.

Apparently, in the worldview of Annan and the United Nations, it is not “equitable” that Americans currently give mere billions of dollars to other countries around the world. According to Annan, they have a right to much more. Only hundreds of billions of dollars – or even trillions – in global entitlement payments would satisfy Americans’ “fairness” debt, according to Annan.

Annan’s asserted plans help explain why the United Nations continues to assert a global warming crisis even while hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, and other extreme weather events become less frequent in our modestly warming world, and while global soil moisture, crop production, and foliage dramatically improve. It was never about climate, temperatures, or the environment; it has always been primarily about punishing Western democracies and our freedom-centered, wealth-creating values.

Marie Antoinette probably did not utter the seemingly heartless declaration, “Let them eat cake,” But even if she did, Kofi Annan has taken dietary cruelty to another level.

Americans? “Let them eat bugs!”

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    Amber

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    Guaranteed the “leaders ” of third world countries are not eating insects .
    What kind of bug cereal does Annan eat any way ?
    “We need equitable policies ” translation “We need $$$ Trillions more to bribe third world country leaders into throwing a few crumbs to the 90% they keep in poverty .”

    Annan doesn’t look like he is on a insect diet .

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    GR82DRV

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    Kofi Annan is pimp’in like a rock star on the global warming gravy train. People like him are nothing but parasites on the world economy, willfully using third world poverty issues as UN schemes to divert millions into his own pocket.

    What chutzpah to then tell his “donors” to go eat bugs!…

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    Pete West

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    …I’m begining to think the lunatics have taken over the Asylum. These 3rd world countries have massive corruption, it’s a job getting money through to where it counts.

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    amirlach

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    You First Kofi!
    [quote]Scientists have calculated that termites alone produce ten times as much carbon dioxide as all the fossil fuels burned in the whole world in a year.

    Pound for pound, the weight of all the termites in the world is greater than the total weight of humans.

    Scientists estimate that, worldwide, termites may release over 150 million tons of methane gas into the atmosphere annually. In our lower atmosphere this methane then reacts to form carbon dioxide and ozone.

    It is estimated that for every human on Earth there may be 1000 pounds of termites.
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    Get chompin you champagne socialist! 😀

    According to Peer Reviewed Science. http://termitedetector.com/detection.cfm

    Those pesky Termites emit TEN TIMES as much Co2 as man kind.
    https://preventdisease.com/news/10/071110_terminte_co2.shtml

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      JayPee

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      Kofi should face lifetime imprisonment and be fed nothing but bugs ad aeternum.

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    Amber

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    Jet setting third world pan handlers are the pimps for corrupt politicians.We should not hand over 10 cents to these leeches .

    The hundreds of millions who are abused by the country thugs see virtually none of the money now. After the UN One World Government takes it’s slice all will really happen is a few more crooked $$Billionaires are hatched .

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      JayPee

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      And of course lord g-d hosanna O’bama agrees.

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    Steve

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    Lead by example, Herr Annan…..

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    Steve

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    You know, when you listen to Socialists, all you hear is childish “that not fair, youve got more than me….waaaaaahhhhhh”

    Yeah, but we worked our backsides off to get it, and were going to keep it too.

    I love the idea of the UN thinking it can take over America by force – 300 ornery million Americans and 100 million guns…..it would be a massive turkey shoot….even allowing for the fancy electronic toys the UN might have, at the end of the day, there is no way the UN could take down the USA by force, coercion or intimidation.

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