It seems like a common standard of decency when it comes to political campaigning no longer exists as individuals attempt to fill every bastion of our lives with politics, contention, and borderline moral blackmail.
Watching TV? Protests and Politics.
Going to a Football game? Protest and Politics.
Going to a pop concert? Protest and Politics.
Now even getting a steak involves protests, politics and oppression.
Look at Antler Kitchen & Bar, a small game-themed restaurant which serves “innovative Canadian cuisine” including deer, wild boar, bison, deer and rabbit, on Dundas Street, Toronto.
This small business has become the target of 6 vegan protests set up by Marni Ugar, an animal rights activist who runs a dog-walking business, according to the Globe and Mail.
Because it serves meat and had a sign that read “Venison is the new kale” on its front steps, and because it’s chef responded to their tasteless protests in a fairly tasty way.
Annoyed at the protesters in front of his restaurant with giant signs saying meat is murder pointed at directly at his guests, the chef carried a leg of raw venison to the front windows facing the sidewalk and began to cut out a large steak for himself, returning soon after with a perfectly cooked meal which he ate in front of the protestors.
Moving past the original incident and media storm the business is now seeing increases in reservations, but the protests have also not stopped.
In a disturbing response the group “generously” offered to reduce the frequency of protests to once a month if the restaurant displays a sign in its window saying “Attention, animals’ lives are their right. Killing them is violent and unjust no matter how it’s done.”
Take that in, a group basically told this small restaurant do as we say, or we will continue to weaponize social media and our beliefs until you chose to do so.
That is a scary problem and one that deserves a national and cultural response.
Protestors are not aiming to change the mind of meat eaters or to put forward an argument against the cruelty of eating meat, instead, they are trying to force this small business to follow their beliefs.
They are weaponizing their voices and aiming to restrict the freedom of Canadians to act far past any reasonable standard.
It almost seems like they have given up trying to frame an argument which could sway most individuals and instead have chosen to rely on an empty activism which screams of our generations intellectually lazy progressivism.
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