No, that’s not the KKK staging a white supremacy demonstration.
Those are members of PETA, dressed up like the KKK.
“Welcome AKC Members,” read a banner hanging from the table — with AKC crossed out and KKK written above it. Two PETA protesters dressed as Ku Klux Klan members, while other volunteers handed out brochures that read: “The KKK and the AKC: BFF?”
“Obviously it’s an uncomfortable comparison,” PETA spokesman Michael McGraw said.
But the AKC is trying to create a “master race,” he added. “It’s a very apt comparison.”
They’ve made plenty of such racist parallels before, from comparing the admittedly atrocious practice of factory farming to the Holocaust, and animal cruelty to slavery and the lynching of black people. They’ve shown repeated, and outrageous sexism time and time and time again. But this takes things to new heights.
Really, folks, where is the cut off point? Because if dressing up like the most notoriously racist terrorist group in American history isn’t it, I don’t know what possibly could be.
This is not progressive. Do you hear me? This is not progressive. And the progressive movement needs to cut off this organization entirely and let reasonable, smart animal rights organizations that fight just as hard without sacrificing the dignity of humans take over. Now.
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