AR groups are well known for their penchant for exploiting youth and children for ideological gain. For example, PeTA uses its "TeachKind" propaganda to attempt to get a foothold into taxpayer-funded public schools to indoctrinate kids into AR-ism and veganism. So really, this story about a Vancouver, B.C.-based AR group's plans to use children in a protest against the annual Canadian seal hunt certainly comes as no surprise to those of us who have a healthy amount of cynicism about the AR movement. Even though it isn't surprising, it still causes me to bristle and makes me mad as hell that people insist on stooping to this level. I find Mr. Hearn's comments to be spot on. What Liberation B.C. is doing is indeed "sick" and "utterly despicable" to use Mr. Hearn's appropriate words. It goes beyond the actions of Liberation B.C., however. All of this really begs the bigger question: what the f*ck is wrong with the parents? I believe strongly that it is the right of parents, not zealous ideologues or government bureaucrats, to pass on their values to their children, even when said values are somewhat bizarre and out of the mainstream, such as AR. However, parents teaching their children their beliefs and values is NOT the same as knowingly and willfully allowing their children to become someone else's political or ideological pawns. One must question how serious any parent who would allow Liberation B.C., or any other group for that matter, to exploit their children in this way takes their parental responsibilities.
I would challenge anyone to defend the actions of Liberation B.C. and their moonbat-in-chief, Ms. Chang, but you're going to offer a better defense than the farce of one put up by Ms. Chang. I guess I can't really blame Ms. Chang for her inane response, however. After all, when you're trying to defend the indefensible, you're bound to come out looking silly.