PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals) has long been known for its attention-getting stunts as it attempts to convince people to stop eating animals. And most of these efforts are silly. For example, in Iowa, the organization constantly puts up billboards reminding farm kids that their food was once a living being.
Chances are that farm kid participated last year in a livestock sale.
The new effort is really silly - but if you are a conservative, you should support it! I'll explain later but first the new PETA campaign:
The animal rights group’s latest press release claims that cow’s milk “has long been a symbol of white supremacy.”
“PETA is trying to wake people up to the implications of choosing this white beverage and suggesting that they choose something else pronto,” reads the statement. “Aside from ‘lactose-tolerant’ white supremacists, cow’s milk really is the perfect drink of choice for all (even unwitting) supremacists, since the dairy industry inflicts extreme violence on other living beings.”
The organization goes on to say that the dairy industry has ”control over your mind” by making you think it’s “natural” to drink cow’s milk, which is really meant for newborn calves. Instead, they recommend soy or almond milk, which has fiber and complex carbohydrates rather than saturated animal fat and cholesterol.
Why should conservatives welcome this campaign? Because we'd like to see identity politics destroyed. Listeners to my show know that I think that identity politics (the division of people into groups separated by race, gender, or religious belief and assigning them grievances) is toxic to our culture. And the more outrageous that the practitioners of this identity politics get - the more voters will reject it and the political class will be forced to walk away from it.