Stands for Eat A Tasty Animal for PETA Day – it’s a holiday where you go out and deliberately eat meat out of spite. Somewhat childish and not very productive; but still less childish and more productive than PETA is. Plus, you get to eat meat*.
Anyway, it was yesterday, so I missed it. Fortunately, I lucked out and had fried chicken for lunch; that meal choice particularly infuriates PETA, so it’s all good.
*Vegetarians and vegans who despise PETA (I’ve met quite a few, actually) are permitted to use anything slavered in BBQ sauce as a substitute, provided that they are deliberately eating it in rejection of the group.
But I want to take issue with what I assume, perhaps incorrectly, to be yoiur citation of the conventional wisdom about the 6/4 [or Tiananmen] incident. I find the dominant view in China about this very plausible, i.e. that the truly unforgivable mistake of the Chinese authorities was the failure to intervene on a timely basis to nip the demonstrations in the bud, rather than — as would have been both wise and efficacious — to intervene with force when all other measures had failed to restore domestic tranquility to Beijing and other major urban centers in China. In this optic, the Politburo’s response to the mob scene at “Tian’anmen” stands as a monument to overly cautious behavior on the part of the leadership, not as an example of rash action.
Via Doubleplusundead, who I think is as appalled as I am. Freeman goes on to slam the Bonus Army of 1932 and endorse Hoover’s suppression of it, which is certainly an… interesting position for a Democratic politician to take. Although not as interesting as calling the deliberate murder of almost a thousand civilians as the “dilatory tactics of appeasement.” Where does President Obama keep finding these people?
Crossposted at RedState.