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When Speaking in Absolutes, the Line for Challenge Appears. [Jun. 22nd, 2005|04:00 pm]
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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.


[User Picture]From: musicsdaughter
2005-06-22 09:35 pm (UTC)
But... but... it's so much easier to just think what I'm told to think! Why on earth would I want to put in the brain sweat to figure some things out for myself when I could be spending it figuring out how to move my thumbs faster so I can get all the bonuses on my latest version of GTA?

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-06-22 09:42 pm (UTC)
I know!

I really love those great Old Navy fleeces for bargain prices! I just have to wear that to the pep rally on Friday!

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