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Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Stench of Hypocrisy

I have never been a fan of militant activist groups, I don't like their heavy-handed techniques and over-the-top propaganda. There are much better ways to get your message across than bullying and browbeating people, I think it's lazy and counterproductive, especially with Oppositional-Defiant people like myself. In fact, my least favorite phrase in English is "You have to..." Because I don't have to do anything, but I'm also aware of cause and effect regarding my choices.
That brings me to the subject of this post. Everyone knows PETA loves animals, right? Well, it turns out PETA is trying to redefine hypocrisy almost daily. There's even a website called that exposes the falsehoods that make up a great deal of the common perception of PETA's image.
Even the head of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, spews her militant rhetoric without the slightest regard for irony. I found this blog post from last November and it's typical of the hypocritical bullshit PETA tries to pass off as policy. It's nothing new, either, because this article from the Center for Consumer Freedom has quotes dating back to 1990.
If you have ever seen Penn & Teller: Bullshit! then you shouldn't be surprised to know they did a whole episode about what kind of bullshit these people try to get everyone to believe.
In conclusion, fuck PETA and others of their ilk who live in the "Do as I say, not as I do" world of hypocrisy.

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