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Sun, Mar. 13th, 2005, 04:37 pm
igniprimum: PETA and their Propaganda...

Ok, so I think it's fucked that the fur business mistreats animals, and I don't support Jennifer Lopez for any reason, regardless of whether she wears fur or not.

However, I can say with 100% confidence that the gratuitously violent propaganda distributed by PETA via their website,

http://www.jlodown.com

brought me no closer to either of these senitiments, and if anything, it is because of such organizations and their propaganda methods that I am not more vocally in support of such causes.

They rely on shock, guilt, and moral coercion to press their message/agenda on people who would generally lack the ability to otherwise formuate their own opinions.

This method is identical to that used by apocalyptic religious cults and the like.

I guess it is little wonder that both kinds of organizations tend to be largely populated by people who have a difficult time thinking for themselves, and can only recite, parrot-style, their groups' accepted and prescribed rhetoric.