Insufficiently Progressive…

From vitello tonnato – veal with tuna sauce – to beef braised in the Piedmont region’s most famous red wine, brasato al Barolo, meat dishes have been central to the food tradition of northern Italy for centuries.

But Chiara Appendino, the new mayor of Turin and a force in the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), could be about to change all that with her pledge this week to promote vegetarian and vegan diets as a “priority” in her administration.

I’m guessing Italy has no other pressing issues to deal with, then?

The move is unprecedented in Italian municipal government, but is in keeping with the views of the eurosceptic M5S.

The party espouses some progressive values, such as environmentalism, conservation and green energy, but is ambiguous on migration and did not support a recent extension of parental rights to LGBT Italians.

Seems you can’t be ‘a little bit progressive’, you have to go all in…

So why aren’t we calling it what it is – a cult?

2 comments for “Insufficiently Progressive…

  1. Errol
    July 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    How can ‘environmentalism’ and ‘green’ – building solar and wind farms at massive cost and for no value – be considered progressive? It is a backward ideology. As for allowing gays – who expressly give up the right to have children – to have children is daft. Children should be raised in a family environment comprised of a mother and a father.

    Migration is a daft idea. I don’t understand why the Left want to ruin so many lives. Why don’t they focus on resolving the problems in the host country instead of expecting everyone to come here?

  2. Hereward Unbowed.
    July 31, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Yer know it, Gawd have a look at her T shirt.

    It is clear, people who shun meat eating risk debilitating physical disorders because simply put, their bodies do not fully function, meat’s proteins are an essential dietary element, thus are vital to the well being of all of human kind.

    All sandal wearing, tofu/lentil/couscous and any other disgusting variation on veg’ disorders eating, graun’ reading adherents of extreme Marxist propaganda, are susceptible. Just take a look at: all or any UK gender war warriors, SJWs, the ZanuLiebore party.

    In Turin, have they gone mad, or is it just an anti Italia thing?

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