The granddaughter of Cuban revolutionary leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara is at the forefront of another revolution — for vegetarianism.
Lydia Guevara poses semi-nude in a PETA campaign that tells viewers to "join the vegetarian revolution," said PETA spokesman Michael McGraw.
The bandoliers of baby carrots she sports in the picture are a nice touch. Nothing says "don't kill animals" like the evoking the memory of the man who said "A revolution must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate."
I used to worry about PETA. I used to think they might influence others. But they've gone so far beyond the line so many times that few, if anyone, take them seriously anymore. I used to think that we shouldn't discuss things like this ad, that it only gives them the attention they seek. I used to think that we should treat them akin to internet trolls, i.e. don't feed them. But now I'm more enlightened. Now I see they're just comical, pathetic in a way. Bandoliers of carrots? Really?
Do they really think President Obama was just acting instinctively but really shouldn't have swatted a fly, or is that more "beyond the line" posturing to make their point? Hard to say, because the only point they make is "we're idiots"--and they're hypocrites, too, given that PETA regularly kills shelter animals.