December 22, 1731

On December 22, 1731, the Dutch people revolted against their government because of a tax imposed on meat. They were very upset, as the Dutch people were the apex predators in the Netherland’s environmental and economic systems and if they weren’t allowed to eat the meat they so loved, the cows, chickens and pigs would quickly rise up and take their jobs. Everyone knew that you could pay a cow in grass and a rooster or hen in chickenfeed, where a trained tanner or cobbler had to be paid in cold, hard cash. The tipping point came when the Dutch government severely taxed the gehaktbal bladersburg and the kip met and ghaktballen weren’t available at an affordable price. And don’t get me started on the untaxed groninger sausage. It just wasn’t acceptable. What the hell are these dishes? Oh, they’re different types of sausages or meatballs made from pork, lamb or chicken. Well, do they at least look indecent? They do for the most part. Excellent. So, in 1731 the Dutch people revolted because their government was taxing their indecently looking meat products. The Dutch, an odd group of non-vegans since 1731.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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