Republican congressional candidate and raw-milk advocate Richard Mack, quoted in Dana Goodyear’s “Raw Deal: California Cracks Down on an Underground Gourmet Club” (The New Yorker, subscription-only)
In today’s contentious cultural climate, it can sometimes be difficult to decide whether you should compare yourself to Rosa Parks. I’ve devised a handy cheat sheet to help you make a sound decision. It comes in the form of a brief quiz, with only one question (answers below):
Should I compare myself to Rosa Parks? It depends. Are you:
a) Rosa Parks?
b) An advocate of legalization for raw milk, among whose proponents one can find “Raw Milk Freedom Riders—mothers who practice civil disobedience by crossing state lines with raw milk”?
c) Glenn Beck?
d) A poster on an bicycle forum responding to safety concerns from the cycling community in response to his practice of carrying a firearm while riding the Twin Cities’ bike trails?
e) A Boston city council member who is asked to step down following a string of felony convictions for corruption?
f) A Florida real-estate developer who faces what he considers unfair restrictions on his building plans?
g) Any person of privilege who, upon encountering adversity—real or perceived—during the advancement his or her agenda, appropriates the nearest convenient civil rights figure, movement, or metaphor?
h) Anyone besides Rosa Parks?
a) Yes; b) No; c) No; d) No; e) No. f) No. g) No. h) No.
i will merely add that we are the only animals to drink another animal’s milk. who first came up with idea of sucking a cow’s teat? seriously. we’re a demented species.
painful and true.