Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Club Seals, Get Pie In Face

Gail Shea is a mother of 5 and a grandmother of 7. She is from the tiny island province of Prince Edward Island in Canada. She managed her small family business for 15 years before becoming an elected government official in 2000. She is Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. Oh, and she’s all for clubbing to death a few thousand seals.

To top it off, she was the victim of a PETA pie in the face. Click here for the full news article. Should the person who performed the pie in the face be charged? Of course. That’s the cost of being an activist – you disturb the peace, you get your cause heard, you pay the price. Should that person be considered a terrorist? Not on your life.

Standing up for what you believe in is not terrorism. However, there are those in the communist government of Canada that believe that this was indeed an act of terrorism and the person who sacrificed the tasty tofu cream pie in the name of defenceless baby seals should be charged as such.

Wow! The Marx brothers and the Three Stooges would be screwed! If this is the case, though, aren’t soldiers from the west imposing their beliefs on the people of Iraq and Afganistan terrorists? They are not necessarily invited into those countries by the majority of the people and they are imposing beliefs that aren’t shared by the majority of the people.

Come on. Give it a break. A pie in the face is just a pie in the face. It’s not like a shoe was thrown in someone’s general direction. Would you rather gunfire? No, you would rather people stifle what they believe in and sit in a corner and with their mouths shut.

Gail Shea, take a taste of the pie and enjoy it then think about why the person did what they did. There has to be a pretty good reason why someone would feel so strongly about an issue to come from another country and risk incarceration to try and get their point across. See the world through other people’s eyes before judging them.

By the way, I’ve never tried Tofu Cream Pie. If anyone has a good recipe, let me know. And, I hope my ‘radical views’ on this subject won’t affect my upcoming trip across the border to the USA this weekend...

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