The Swiss government has decided to pander to minorities by removing pork sausages from primary school lunch menus in the Binningen district of Basel-Country. Local politicians are rightfully upset. After all pork is as much a Swiss staple as fondue and chocolate.
Susanna Keller, a representative from the Swiss People’s Party, said at a local council meeting,
“We are outraged. When we first hear [about the decision] we thought we weren’t reading it right. Could it be that we are adapting to certain cultures, rather than the other way around.”
Her argument is partly due to her belief it is part of Switzerland’s heritage.
The Swiss People’s Party used the slippery slope argument saying this decision could lead to more demands in the future which could diminish Swiss heritage.
However a local council spokesperson said the real reason pork was removed was because surveys indicate five percent of parents didn’t want pork served to their children. Even if it were true it still doesn’t make sense. Does a school make a sweeping decision over something only five percent of parents want?!
The spokesperson said,
“That wouldn’t be standard practice. When someone tells you their child is vegetarian, you don’t ask why. If the caterer wants to serve up cervalat salad then he can. But he also has to offer an alternative.”
Switzerland has seen an influx of refugees and Muslim immigrants in these last few year. The new dietary options are likely due to the ever increasing Islamic population in the country. Now Muslim’s are dictating our food options! One step closer to mandating sharia law.
Not only do these refugees take our resources that should go to needy natives but they demand these ridiculous things in order to conform us into their way of life. I guess they weren’t taught the lesson of gratitude.