“Human beings often don’t think before they act,” laments PETA while explaining their reaction to President Obama’s unthinking fly “execution.” “We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals.”
Close on the heels of their consciousness-raising campaign for fly compassion, PETA has launched a vegetarian campaign using Che Guevara’s 24 year-old granddaughter, Lydia, dolled up in commie beret and topless, though strategically covered by twin bandoliers of carrots. “Join the Vegetarian Revolution!” reads the campaign’s slogan, which will debut in Argentina (no less, where lamb is considered a vegetable) this fall, then goes international.
“Revolution runs in my blood,” chirped Lydia in a recent interview with Spain’s El Mundo. “I will never soil the great things achieved by my grandfather.”
“It’s a homage of sorts to her grandfather,” explains PETA publicity chief Michael McGraw about the organization’s ad.
Swatting a fly involves “a lack of thinking,” according to PETA. But paying homage to a Stalinist mass-murderer who craved “millions of atomic victims for the victory of socialism!” and reveled in shattering the skulls of teenaged boy convulsed in death throes apparently involves ratiocination of the highest order. Lydia Guevara’s attire and raised fist, a tribute to the totalitarian movement that killed more people in the 20th century than the Black Death killed in the 14th, apparently also shows topnotch cerebral acuity by PETA .