It seems PETA has asked a town in Texas not too far from here to change its name from Turkey to Tofurky. Now I say “not too far”…realize that Texas is 1059 miles across so since I don’t have to travel the full 1059 miles, I’ll call it “not too far”. It’s not as far as from, say, San Franscisco to Turkey.
PETA wants to encourage the eating of vegan diets including tofu. If Turkey, Texas, will change its name, the residents will get a vegan Thanksgiving dinner. I would be curious if there are any meat-eaters in PETA, if so, that would be hypocritical of PETA. But that would be another story.
I do have a word for the mayor and people of Turkey, Texas. Don’t change your name.
Agencies like PETA want to control our lives. This request was probably met with a lot of joking. After all, Turkey is a small Texas town probably not concerned with aggressive liberal agendas. I’ve passed through small Texas towns. Certainly, they are an entirely different environment than say, San Francisco, where the City Board of Supervisors has had to ban people from dining naked.
And, you know, Texas is cattle country. It is unlikely that Turkey, Texas, will give up either its beef or turkey for tofu.
The problem with requests like what PETA made and whatever Turkey thinks about those requests is this: PETA is very serious. It wants to control more and more American people’s lives.
Every time PETA asks for something and someone acquieses just to be “nice”, one more thread of the noose is woven tighter and deeper on the American people.
The changes we see to America did not happen overnight. They happened one little incident at a time, one little story at a time, one little surrender at a time. And over time, the composite of what has happened to the United States of America has been devastating.
It is up to all of us, whomever we are, wherever we are, whatever position we hold, in whatever place we hold it, to resist unnecessary governmental or non-governmental encroachments.
We can no longer think them foolish requests worthy of a joke punch line, but take them as one more bullet aimed at Lady Liberty.
So Turkey, Texas, my advice to you is to just say NO. Say “no” to Tofurky, say “yes” to Turkey.