Flat White

Aldi taunts the poor with bugs

Flat White


Flat White

23 October 2022

9:00 AM

‘Eat ze bugs!’ was meant to be a joke. Those of us on the sane side of politics used it to taunt the World Economic Forum luvvies and their dodgy billionaire mates who were attempting to make a buck convincing idiots that eating bugs instead of steak was a good way forward for humanity.

Then the education bureaucracy teamed up with international food companies and started marketing insects to children, forcing their garbage ideology through a ‘thousand school initiative’. At that point, even the greenest parents began to protest.

Indoctrinating kids into a bug diet is easily the weirdest cult to emerge in fifty years. This time, the lunacy is being led by corporations rather than weed-smoking Hippies.

We can all have a bit of a giggle about privileged Millennials complaining about the cost of their cafe lifestyle. The solution to their problem is obvious; order a minimum wage UberEats bike rider to slavishly bring their food to the front door. This is the generation that screeches loudest about ‘saving the planet!!!’ while going all-preachy about reducing our carbon footprint from the safety of a climate-controlled city powered by coal. They’d probably smash a few bugs into their over-priced breakfast if they thought it would make them an Instagram star. All that hollow virtue has gone to their heads. Whatever, they are the useful idiots in this equation and old enough to suffer the roach burgers.

What’s less funny is the economic cost of their virtuous demands on the poor.

Families struggling to keep a roof over their heads and the lights on because some rich kid glued themselves to an oil painting last month (resulting in even more Net Zero policy) – are the real victims of climate crimes. Not only are the poor in the (previously prosperous) West experiencing a rapid decline in their standard of living, they’re about to run out of food.

There is no reason for Western nations to be short of cheap fresh food. Our capacity to grow and supply produce is limited only by the greed and folly of politicians enacting policies that deliberately suffocate the market, destroying small and medium farmers with invented costs. This process allows a select few giant agricultural companies – most of whom are in bed with the World Economic Forum lobbying group – to profit from the artificial shortage. As their agricultural holdings grow, they are able to command whatever price they want for beef, milk, cheese, and wheat.

Limiting food, farmland, and access to fertiliser forces the price of food up (proving that no matter what flavour your collectivist politics comes in, it always ends up causing starvation). Politicians, fearing a backlash from a hungry and angry population, quickly blame the food shortages on Climate Change – and people believe them, mostly because it suits the press to repeat the lie and cash-in on the clickbait. Shame on them.

Meanwhile, to placate the hungry poor, supermarket chain Aldi in the UK has decided to fill their shelves with insects, proudly displaying them as a cheap source of food for those families struggling under the cost of living crisis.

The bugs come with helpful recipe kits so that starving parents don’t have to feel embarrassed cooking up worms, cockroaches, and crickets for their kids. Nothing says ‘failed nation state’ like sustainable cricket burgers and minced worm nuggets.

‘We’re on a mission to change perceptions of insects as food; they’re one of the most sustainable protein sources in the world!’ said Aaron Thomas, one of the bosses from Yum Bug appearing on the reality TV show set up in parallel as a marketing campaign.

If Aldi has got enough money lying around for a TV show, why don’t they cut their prices on real food so that the poor and their kids can eat beef?

Raiding the backstreet bins for insects is an insult to the poor. If the first world can’t make basic food affordable, then it has failed. Or, more correctly, this Woke climate eco-fascist Net Zero luxury ideology of the rich and powerful has failed. It needs to be thrown in the bin with the cricket burgers.

Aldi’s Next Big Thing has already aired its first episode, and viewers were not impressed. The overwhelming online response was, ‘Stop trying to make us eat bugs!’ as contestants cooked up their bug offerings.

Yum Bug? More like, ‘Bug-ger off!’

‘Crickets are up to 70 per cent protein, which is three times the amount of protein found in beef,’ added Thomas.

They’re also 100 per cent cricket.

Prue Leith of The Great British Bake Off – a once great show that is now unwatchably Woke – said we’d all be eating bugs by 2030.

I’m going to square it with you, readers. I’ll eat the bug sellers before I eat the bugs.

Yes, there is a cost of living crisis in the UK, but you do not solve it by insulting the poor and offering them up a plate of insects.

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Published by Nelle

I am interested in writing short stories for my pleasure and my family's but although I have published four family books I will not go down that path again but still want what I write out there so I will see how this goes

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