So PeTA has come up with a new way to indoctrinate kids, a way to brainwash the impressionable and forming minds of children with AR ideology, pressure their moms to abide by PeTA's ideology, spread their propaganda to the public by way of letters to newspapers, and to encourage kids to misrepresent their motives in the bargain!
And all in one tidy little package! It's a 4-fer!
Think you’ve got the best mom around? Of course you do! Everyone thinks their mom is the greatest, most compassionate mom in the universe, but we want to know why, and we want you to let your community know why, too! (And no, you can’t just say because she loves you and is nice to your friends.) Sing mom’s praises by writing a letter to the editor of your local paper, and you just might win some goodies for you and mom!
We want all of the details, like does she make yummy vegetarian meals because she knows that you should be eating your veggies, not your animal friends? Can she regularly be found volunteering at the local animal shelter, rescuing animals off the street, or stopping to tell fur-wearers what happens to animals before they’re made into coats? Does she go out of her way to make sure that your cat and dog are the happiest in town? Is mom the one who taught you to be kind to all animals, including bugs? (Yes, even bugs.) If so, we want to know!
You guys are old pros at this, but just in case you can’t remember how to send your letter to the editor, search for the Web site of your local newspaper, look for the “contact us” section, and follow the instructions. Super easy! And please don’t mention that it’s a contest, because they may not print your letter! [My emphasis . . . ed]
What can I say? PeTA has outdone themselves!
We've long known that PeTA targets kids for indoctrination, has managed to get their propaganda introduced into public schools as part of the curriculum, and seeks to use kids to pressure their moms to adopt PeTA's anti-fur agenda.
Now, PeTA is using kids as pawns to spread AR propaganda by way of innocent-sounding letters-to-the-editor, all the while cautioning the kids not to reveal who put them up to it!
There are two ways to lie: one is to provide false information, the other is to withhold true information. Either way, the goal is to mislead or deceive and to manipulate — to cause someone to make a decision he wouldn't otherwise make were he in full possession of all the truthful, pertinent facts. In short, a lie is "Something meant to deceive or give a wrong impression."
In its flyer, PeTA encourages kids to withhold information specifically to give a false impression: that the kids letter was spontaneously written with no thought of personal gain, as if winning PeTA's contest wasn't a factor, when in fact few if any such letters would be written were it not for PeTA's campaign!
So — PeTA is encouraging kids to lie. Pure and simple.
But then — this is PeTA . . .
So readers — it might be a good idea to be on the watch for such letters in your own papers, and if you see them, write a letter of your own, shining a little light on the subject.
Or, better yet, write a pre-emptive letter to the editor of your paper, warning her of PeTA's campaign!
Thanks to Jacquie C. at AMP for the heads up.