Monday, February 09, 2009

Racism and intolerance at Westminster: PETA puts on KKK robes

Racism and intolerance at Westminster PETA puts on KKK robes Who's under the sheet and pointy hat? Ingrid Newkirk Those zany kids at PETA planned to embarrass exhibitors and spectators at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show by dressing up in KKK robes. The crowds are supposed to appreciate a provocative, gratuitous comparison between the American Kennel Club and the Ku Klux Klan. But PETA blundered. Ingrid exposed her own intolerant, racist and violent agenda. PETA, the animal rights extremist organization that operates a death camp for pet animals, characterizes certain dog owners as "pimps and drug dealers" and heartily congratulated Lancaster, California, on its racially-motivated anti-gang law, is no champion of pet ownership. Does that robe and hood fit, Ingrid? Then wear it. Bring me your tired, your poor Residents of New York City -- one of the most racially and ethnically diverse cities in the country -- will likely take one look at those robes and hoods and draw their own conclusions. New Yorkers are gonna have a problem with the repugnant sight of white supremacists on the streets of Manhattan. A city that routinely elects gay, Catholic, Jewish, ethnic minority and/or non-white public servants isn't going to be cool with the Klan in Midtown Manhattan. NAACP has a problem with PETA So does the Southern Poverty Law Center. And the Jewish community. PETA's exploitation of racial tragedies and human suffering has a long, sordid history. Back in 2005, PETA encountered intense criticism to their depictions of black people in chains.
“PETA operates by getting publicity any way they can,” said John White, an NAACP spokesman. “They're comparing chickens to black people?” Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence Project with the Southern Poverty Law Center, in Montgomery, Ala., called the exhibit “disgusting.” “Black people in America have had quite enough of being compared to animals without PETA joining in,” he said. PETA officials apologized earlier this year for a campaign that compared the suffering of Jews during the Holocaust with that of factory animals.
Nothing funny about the Klu Klux Klan PETA's own support groups have problems with this latest animal extremist assault. The Superbowl masturbation-with-food video was bad enough, but even
Eccentric Vegan displayed more common sense, and more sensitivity, when it came to use of Klan imagery.
"This is not “unfortunate moments in human history” as some anti-PETA spokepeople call the KKK, this is real life, current racism, hate, murder. No one should dress as a Klansman, not even as part of a protest. It’s too confusing, it’s too provocative, it’s too racist. It’s not funny, it’s not safe, it’s not OK."
What would Al Sharpton say ? I have to wonder what New York's Rev. Al Sharpton would have to say at this point. PETA successfully recruited Sharpton, who made a video urging black people to boycott Kentucky Fried Chicken. . .even though Sharpton has no problem with eating fried chicken at all. Is Rev. Sharpton happy to see hoods and robes on 7th Avenue? I'm just saying. . . What would President Obama say ?

How about our president, whose intricate and thoughtful "race speech" included . . .

". . .for all those who scratched and clawed their way to get a piece of the American Dream, there were many who didn't make it - those who were ultimately defeated, in one way or another, by discrimination. . . .For the men and women of Reverend Wright's generation, the memories of humiliation and doubt and fear have not gone away; nor has the anger and the bitterness of those years."

What would President Obama say about animal extremist whackjobs, dressed as Klu Klux Klan members, wandering the streets of New York?

I'm thinking President Obama will have a problem with it, too.

Write President Obama a letter.

The sooner, the better.

There are lots of good reasons to despise PETA's hate-filled Ku Klux Klan campaign. Really, a lot of them. Keep in mind that PETA serves as the advance guard, the shock troops, in the extremist war against pet owners. These pathetic people draped in sheets are expendable. They're cannon fodder. PETA only wants to get the [your choice: racist/intolerant/bigoted/animal rights] ball rolling. Plant the seed. Start the conversation. This won't end with Westminster. So write Barack a letter. Ask him what he thinks of a group that puts on KKK robes and tries to draw a parallel between a dog show and a racist secret society that brought violence, death and destruction to untold numbers of people in the past. . .and continues to do so today. Cause I don't think President Obama will like it. Not at all.


Caveat said...

Uh oh. Does this mean I have to stop using that file photo of Klansmen when writing about Mississauga animal control?

Cause, like, it's the same thing - targeting owners who belong to ethnic minorities because of the perceived race of their dogs.

BlueDogState said...

Its like pornography, Caveat.

We know it when we see it.

You're ethical.

PETA? Not even close.


Caveat said...

Oh, I get it. They decided to finally come clean.

After all considering how bigoted they are, fearful of the truth and bent on an evil plan, their wearing of KKK outfits is actually very appropriate.

Will THIS be enough to finally turn people off?

greenleafhill said...

Interesting post...thanks. I did not see the PETA protest, but am definitely against their actions in this instance. Totally inappropriate.

Anonymous said...

Stay tuned. In the states..we are not done w/K Nelson yet. The best is yet to come. Snitching him off again, learned that from HSUS. The group that now answers IL Rep Frichey's emails/letters=HSUS. Got it.

overwhelmed said...

it's really sad to read this. peta euthanizes animals as a free service to the public and to allow starved, beaten and neglected animals a graceful return to heaven. those who hold the needle are brave heros. if you saw the horrors against animals that they have to face everyday - that keep them awake at night, you'd send them a thank you letter and donation for the work so many of us aren't strong enough to take on.

BlueDogState said...

Ah, dontcha just love it?

Kill, kill, kill. PETA takes in at least $30 Million a year in donations, but saves the lives of virtually no animals.

PETA is a $30 million death machine.

Lie to the public
Lie to legitimate rescuers
Lie to legislators
Lie to yourselves

Just keep killing healthy animals, and painting yourselves as heros.

It just doesn't get more pathetic and twisted.

Which do you like better: killing pets, or making yourselves out to be martyrs while you do it?


Caveat said...

Gotta love the flying monkeys.

Those animals they took in North Carolina to rehome sure looked beaten, starved and neglected alright.

It sure take a hero to kill healthy young animals and toss their bodies into a dumpster.

I like to use people's opinion of Peta and their ilk as a gauge of overall intelligence and strength of mind.

This one fails.

Pai said...

'Overwhelmed', your own willful ignorance is the only thing that's sad to read here.