Gosh, I haven’t used the “politics” category in some time. But then PETA. So here goes. Original article in italics, my responses in bold.
Why Cow’s Milk Is the Perfect Drink for Supremacists
As when Christoph Waltz’s character in Inglorious Bastards drinks a glass of milk and a character in a pivotal scene of Get Out sips the cow secretion, dairy milk has long been embraced as a symbol of white supremacy.
If by “long” you mean “since the ancient days of 2017,” then okay.
Geneticists are alarmed that white nationalists—who are now using milk emojis and sharing photos of themselves chugging milk to celebrate their “whiteness”—are contorting science and using it as an excuse to hate.
“Contorting,” says the person trying to make the argument that if white supremacists like something, then you liking that thing makes you a white supremacist. And who is blissfully unaware that 4chan and reddit do this regularly just to screw with people: “Let’s all say we like this so people have to think it’s racist!”
In a recent article in The New York Times, evolutionary biologists state that because of a genetic mutation among Europeans, white people are more likely to be able to digest lactose. White nationalists are arguing that being able to drink another animal’s breast milk somehow indicates that they’re of the “master race”—good grief!
Well, any group of people who can use a food source another group can’t will certainly have an evolutionary advantage. But master race status seems a stretch. But they’re not so much arguing as trolling.
Of course, it was found that the genetic mutation that allows some humans to digest milk also occurs in black African cattle farmers. That should make racists think twice.
Thinking twice would make them not racist. But, then, thinking twice would have averted this article, for those very reasons, so you can’t exactly point fingers, can you?
All we can say is this: Human supremacists need to start thinking about other species’ interests in not being exploited.
Exploited: you mean like by people who kill animals so they can feel morally superior? Yeah, PETA: that would suck.
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. PETA is trying to wake people up to the implications of choosing this white beverage and suggesting that they choose something else pronto.
Control Over Their Bodies
Rape is perhaps the single most heinous crime involving both power and violence.
Not murder. Murder is less heinous than rape. Just want to make sure I understand that. Gotcha.
But it’s standard procedure in the dairy industry. Like all mammals, cows produce milk only during and after pregnancy, so roughly every nine months, cows on dairy farms are forcibly impregnated so that their milk production will continue. They’re restrained on what the farmers themselves call “rape racks” while insemination instruments are shoved into their vaginas.
As opposed to in the wild, where bulls always ask consent before copulating with cows. Yes. I believe that.
Their babies are taken away immediately after birth, and the mothers are re-impregnated as soon as possible. Male calves typically end up chained inside crates so that their flesh becomes diseased for the veal industry, while female calves will eventually end up trapped in the same cycle of abuse as their mothers were.
These cows have no choice about what’s done to them.
They never did. They’re cows. In the wild, they’d have no choice about getting parasites and being eaten by mountain lions and wolves.
Their horns are burned or gouged out of their heads,
By veterinarians so they won’t gouge other cows with them.
part of their tails may be cut off, and holes are punched through their ears.
Said the member of the species who does this for aesthetic reasons.
Suffering inside cramped, filthy enclosures, they’re forced to produce nearly 10 times as much milk as they would naturally.
Some people might be surprised to learn that cows used by the dairy industry are slaughtered after about five years because their bodies are so spent from being kept constantly pregnant.
I would be surprised. Because the dairy industry knows that cows are at their most productive after their sixth year of life and take pains to keep them that way. Actually, “surprised” is just a cool way of saying, “that’s bullshit.”
At the slaughterhouse, their throats are slit while they’re still conscious and some are skinned or dismembered while still alive.
Control Over Your Mind
It’s not “natural” for people to drink cow’s milk, which is meant for newborn calves. Humans are the only animals who drink the milk of another species and who drink milk beyond infancy.
Also the only species to build and use the internet to post bullshit. Thanks, cow’s milk!
The dairy industry spends millions funding misleading ad campaigns that urge people to drink cow’s milk, when medical studies show that dairy products are a health hazard. Unlike soy or almond milk, for instance, cow’s milk contains no fiber or complex carbohydrates and is full of saturated animal fat and cholesterol.
Also unlike almond milk, it doesn’t contain trace amounts of cyanide. But thanks for playing.
Consuming dairy products is also linked to developing heart disease as well as prostate, breast, and ovarian cancer.
Not consuming them is liked to malnutrition. Because also unlike almond and soy milk, dairy milk doesn’t cost $8.00 a gallon. You know how many gallons of almond milk it takes to kill a child in poverty?
Might Doesn’t Make Right
Before you pour a glass of the “white stuff,” please remember that it isn’t the “right stuff,” unless it’s almond, soy, oat, coconut, or another vegan milk option.
You actually think you made a point by rhyming, don’t you?
If you feel that all life should be free of violent control, choose soy, almond, rice, cashew, or coconut milk the next time that you go shopping or order coffee.
Nope, in fact, I’m 100% in favor of certain life being subject to violent control. Some criminal is breaking into my house? They’re alive, and I’d prefer they not be. Large animal charges at me? Same thing. The animals are pretty much cool with this, too. That’s why cows have horns. In fact, even YOU, PETA, are completely okay with life being subject to violent control, when you think it best.
With so many different types of cruelty-free, delicious milks on the market, opposing supremacists has never been easier.
Or more hypocritical!