For most normal people, there are few symbols more harmless than milk.
On its good days, it’s part of beautiful metaphors like “the milk of human kindness.” On its bad days, it’s part of fatalistic shrugs like “there’s no use crying over spilled milk.”
But for deranged American leftists being driven crazy by a world where President Donald Trump is in the White House, milk is getting positively dangerous.
Now, in fact, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has declared that milk, cow’s milk specifically, is a white supremacist symbol and should be boycotted.
Cows’ milk has long been a symbol used by white supremacists.
— PETA ❤️🦊 (@peta) October 19, 2018
That’s a recent Twitter post, but PETA actually published its discontent with cow’s milk in a blog post in March of 2017. In the group’s view, milk is a symbol of white supremacy and it is being used as a metaphor in movies (made by liberals) to emphasize that claim.
The article cited the Quentin Tarantino-directed “Inglorious Bastards” and the racial horror movie “Get Out” as examples.
“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,” stated PETA.
For those who might have missed the connection between white supremacy and white milk, the idea being floated in some of the racist-fringe elements of the internet is that the ability to digest lactose in milk is a sign of European racial purity because members of human populations in much of the world lose their ability to digest milk when they reach adulthood.
A New York Times article last week about how racist groups are using — or misusing — the study of genetics explains the point:
“In most of the world, the article explains, the gene that allows for the digestion of lactose switches off after childhood. But with the arrival of the first cattle herders in Europe some 5,000 years ago, a chance mutation that left it turned on provided enough of a nutritional leg up that nearly all of those who survived eventually carried it.”
(However, The Times article notes that “a similar bit of evolution turns out to have occurred among cattle breeders in East Africa.” So the ability of adults to digest milk isn’t really limited to Caucasians.)
But activists like PETA aren’t satisfied with simply lumping milk drinkers into the ranks of white supremacy. The PETA blog post further argued that besides being linked to racism, milk consumption supports violence and “rape” against cows by the dairy industry.
“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.
“Rape is perhaps the single most heinous crime involving both power and violence. But it’s standard procedure in the dairy industry,” the blog post stated.
Perhaps the anti-milk movement started with this article in Metro U.K. in February of 2017 titled “Secret Nazi code kept hidden by ‘milk’ and ‘vegan agenda.’”
Metro argued that milk was an indicator of white supremacy as prominent Twitter members like alt-right leader Richard Spencer and activist-author Milo Yiannopoulos‘ former manager Tim Treadstone posted milk emojis on their bios.
“Some have even gone as far as to post things like ‘Heil Milk’ (yes, really) and ‘down with the vegan agenda’. All rather unsettling,” Metro U.K. reported.
“It’s actually quite a bit more sinister – ‘milk’ has become a symbol of perceived racial purity. And, as a natural follow-on, ‘the vegan agenda’ is believed to be code for ‘the Jewish conspiracy’ – although it could also just refer to any target the alt-right are against,” stated in Metro.
And then The Los Angeles Times jumped on the bandwagon, writing about “Get Out” in March 2017 to report the “Link Between Dairy and Hate.”
“Milk, it has been argued of late, is the new symbol of white supremacy in America, owing to its hue and the notion that lactose intolerance in certain ethnicities means that milk-absorbing Caucasian genetics are superior,” reported the Times.
While PETA is supposed to be all about protecting the rights of animals, the group has certainly have taken an even sharper left turn into the political realm, immersing itself in liberal talking points and agendas.
Unfortunately for PETA and the left, equating racism with conservatives is a tactic that the people just aren’t buying anymore. And equating drinking milk with being a racist is absurd even for a group as absurd as PETA.
It’s pretty hard for me to imagine this latest leftist lunacy gaining any steam as by now most Americans regardless of political persuasion pretty much understand the liberal desperation that has motivated a multitude of bizarre behavior.
And most of that behavior is recognized as such and has been roundly rejected by the populace.
Dairy is as American as apple pie, and apple pie is so much better a-la-mode.
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