BLISSFULLY UNAWARE PETA TWEETS PROPAGANDIC GARBAGE
In yet another example of the PC police run amok, PETA has released a tweet that would make any first amendment supporter throw up. In such a case, we only hope they have a juicy piece of steak handy to wash the taste from their mouth. Without further ado, here is the dumbest thing you’ll read all day.
Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it. Here’s how to remove speciesism from your daily conversations. pic.twitter.com/o67EbBA7H4
— PETA (@peta) December 4, 2018
PETA was right about one thing, words do matter. But not as much as the sovereign individual uttering them, or their right to do so. If there’s one thing that chaps my ass, it’s compelled speech. Stop it, and fuck off. No one gets to tell anyone what to say here, that’s not how we do it. #America
“As our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it.”
Social justice is the well meaning but woefully misguided idea that the feelings of the collective reign supreme over that of the individual. And it’s wrong, oh so wrong. At best, it’s useless ideology. At worst, it’s a weapon for the collectivist ideologues who push this type of anti American hog wash. That’s right, HOG wash. What do you want me to say instead PETA? Body wash?
Language does evolve, and much like evolution itself, the process is natural. You can tell me there are 631 gender pronouns, you can even invent them, but until those words actually assimilate culture and make their way into mainstream conversation, they’re just made up words.
I support PETA’s right to make up words, and I hope they support my right to ridicule their hilarity. No one is going to say “You know how I built a million dollar company with my bare hands? I grabbed the flower by the thorns and hung on for dear life!” it just doesn’t have the same kick to it. It’s not as meaty.
In a piece written by Dr. Shareena Hamzah, which can be found in it’s entirety here, Hamzah explains the historical link between meat and power. Oh the patriarchy! While Dr. Hamzah is correct about the global demand for meat contributing to climate change and environmental degradation, she fails to properly explain how these new phrases will work their way into modern language organically. Keep in mind it isn’t Dr. Hamzah who is pushing for these insane replacement phrases, her piece is instead a hypothetical representation of what she believes will happen to language itself due to the rise of veganism and an increased understanding of food’s origins.
It might. And if it does so, it will do so organically. Not at the behest of PETA.
“However, that is not to say that meaty descriptions will be done away with immediately – after all, it can take language a long time to change. And who is to say that even those who choose a vegan or vegetarian diet even want to do away with the meaty descriptions?” she writes near the end of the piece. The answer to her question? Why PETA of course! They speak for all vegetarians, and are badge carrying members of the Political Correctness Police Department (The PCPD).
Said all of that to say this; there is a frightening trend of compelled speech, both worldwide and here in America. While this idiocracy may be unintentionally hilarious and a nice side show to the spectacle, it’s both useless and potentially dangerous if enough people are brainwashed into this collectivist mode of thinking.
Free speech is the result of free thought, and it’s worth fighting for. But I’m not worried, the American people are a powerful force with a deep respect for the constitution. They’re who I’d want on my side for any battle.