I think most of us are familiar with the Onion – a fabulously satirical online news agency – it preceded such great shows as the Colbert Report and the Daily Show. They’re famous for various spoof polls that people often take seriously, because the people at the Onion are very astute at simulating journalistic style. On occasion, entire countries have been spoofed by the Onion, including Russia, Iran, France, China, and Singapore, who have often quoted them entirely and published their articles as real news.
Well, closer to the horse slaughter issue, a few of our gullible pro-slaughters have been taken in by a similar report, and it’s hilarious. It’s a whole other level of entertainment when your adversaries believe implausible stuff! It really makes you realize why many of them cannot grasp complex issues involving horse slaughter – like the testing of meat for example. Remember the claim that bute is out of the horse’s system in 21 days? It’s almost pointless explaining why you can’t take a litmus test strip and swab any part of a horse to come up with a positive or negative drug test. They just seem to lack the critical reasoning skills or a basic scientific education necessary to distinguish fact from fiction or pseudoscience. Alternatively, you can also choose to believe that they knew it was fake, but some of them are just disingenuous pieces of shit who are happy to pretend that actual satire is true just to manipulate their audience. Which is worse? Could they be that gullible though? Oh yes, dear reader, they could be, and they are………Dave Duquette better put on his fire-retardant suit, because he’s about to get flamed! I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to exercise my schadenfreude muscle, and this is the perfect moment!
A few days ago I saw an article pop up in my Google Alerts about horsemeat. It was published on the UK site “The Daily Squib,” which appears to be an Onion-style parody. Within seconds of reading it most people will rapidly conclude that it’s a spoof, and a very funny one at that. However, our friends at United Horsemen have embraced this story, despite all objective reasoning to the contrary, as fact. You can read the article here, but I’ve included a graphic of the story that has so convinced the UH group that they can still find a market for horsemeat in the US and that Wayne Pacelle of the HSUS has just got his comeuppance………
Even Dave Duquette has been forwarding this spoof tabloid article around as well, and by reading the comments, you know he really believes it too! The informationally challenged pro-slaughters are so eager to see horsemeat in the marketplace that their susceptibility to the thought now knows no ideological boundaries.
I mean, this article is so obviously a parody on the horsemeat adulteration scandal in the UK, one wonders whether Duquette and some of the others would be as quick to believe that Sarah Palin had joined Al Jazeera, or the White House was installing a retractable dome. Judging by the number of people forwarding this herp and commenting on it, there’s a good number of UH members afflicted with brain cells as crispy and burnt as a McDonald’s fry left under a heat lamp. Here’s one such comment:
“So, it this thing was allegedly “grown”, then how did a horse burger just show up all of a sudden? I mean, wasn’t someone checking it each day to see how much bigger it was? Weren’t tests run on it as it grew? Did someone just plop a small chunk of horse meat down one day and then came in early each morning to add to it to make it look as if it were growing?”
There’s a sucker born every minute, and apparently many of them wind up at United Horsemen’s group. I bet that Duquette et al believes in everything that suits them about horses because they have lied to themselves so much. Not only that, but they are so used to publishing untruths that scrutinizing the source never even occurred to them.