|When Speaking in Absolutes, the Line for Challenge Appears.
||[Jun. 22nd, 2005|04:00 pm]
I watched Jimmy Kimmel last night on ABC.
He featured a part of his show over a satellite broadcast from Times Square in NYC.
I noticed out of the corner of my screen the odd billboard for this website.
I blinked. I waited. After the show's close, I Googled.
Why Yes, Virginia, the Activists Must Get Their Story Straight.
Who cares if it's a plot by the conservatives?
PETA swings its broad sword with impunity.
I agree with ethical treatment of animals. I don't take it to a PETA level.
The Gut Feeling:
When activism is packaged so neatly for the masses, I get off the bus.
I feel quite a few movements are rather contrived, including this current anti-PETA wave.
However, I tend to like all sides of the story.
I hold the highest attention toward marketed movements for the masses. I hold them at a distance.
Rock the Vote, Straight Edge, Macarena, iPod, PETA, Born-Again Christian, Democrat, Save the Whales, Tsunami Relief, data.org, MTV, Republican, thetruth.org . . .
These are a few of the many organizations designed with marketing to youth. Their messages become as mixed in rhetoric as those organizations with which they oppose.
Think for yourself.