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Sacred Cows and scapegoating the Almighty (dollar)

I mentioned that the terms Sacred Cow and Scapegoat are used completely opposite their original meanings in the American Vernacular.
And it goes well with my usual contention that people who demand that everybody speak English should, for conscience sake, actually learn to speak it themselves.
“sacred cows” aren’t something safe from sacrifice, like the cattle in India, who aren’t actually worshipped but are instead considered honored citizens, they’re the cattle designated to be sacrificed in the Jewish Temple. The “scapegoat” was a goat designated by the priesthood of the same Temple (originally Tabernacle) to have all the sins of the people laid on him, in the form of the priests laying hands on him…. and then set free, bearing the sins of the people away.
If that sounds like needless mumbo jumbo consider: the standard at the time of Moses was to make a HUMAN (usually child) sacrifice.
Ol’ Moe suddenly looks more like a liberal, don’t he?
Oft the sounds fall upon mine ears “If those stupid Hindus would just kill their Sacred Cows nobody would be hungry”
Not so. In order to support a beef centered diet like we’ve got now in America, they would have to do what America did. Conquer a whole bunch of foreign lands, some of which, like Texas and the rest of the Western States, are incorporated into the U.S., but mostly are foreign satrapies like Brazil, Costa Rica, oh, hell, why not say it out loud, sing it with me class, All The Banana Republics in All The World. They would have to destroy 3 times as much of the ecology as we’ve destroyed in our subsidized support af the Beef and Dairy industries.

Which by the way, the United States Military has already laid claim to every acre of land that can be used for Beef production anyway so if they wanted to do that, they’d have to re-conquer all the Banana Republics the U.S. Army has Shocked and Awed into submission errr I mean “liberated and made free” or some such bullshit. And twice as many more. Thus igniting World War Last. Beef isn’t feeding the world, it’s starving the world. Would you like fries with that?
Plus they’d have to educate and put in place a helluva lot of Cardiologists.
Beef. It’s what’s clogging your arteries.

Brother Jonah
Recovering Texan. Christian while and at the same time Anarchist. (like Tolstoy only without the beard, for now) Constantly on the lookout for things which have relevance to things I already know. Autistic. Proud to be Ex- air force. Out of the killing machine for 27 years 4 months and 5 days woohoo! So like where is the link to update my picture?
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