Feeling for a fur-favoring fashion editor PETA pied in the puss, LAmom lamented:
Is this harmless protesting? … I don’t think so. I have no problem with people denouncing and even embarrassing those whom they consider to be wrongdoers. But pieing is a use of force, an act of violence.
PETA’s politics aside (like most folks, I have a lot of problems with anything PETA-associated), I don’t think LAmom really answered her own question. Where’s the harm? Since LAmom defines an incident in which, apparently, no physical harm was done as “violence,” then she can’t logically establish that harm was done merely by saying it was “an act of violence.”
I enjoy pie-protests. Not because I believe that pies are an effective method of creating change, but because I resent the people who have the gall, the conceit, the pomposity, the arrogance to rule over the rest of us, whether it’s a corporate journalist, a corporate CEO, or a politician. A pie in the face, far more than other forms of protest, seems aimed at that arrogance.
In fact, I don’t think pieing is an act of protest at all. Pie in the face is terrorism (one pie-throwing group calls itself “Al Pieda”) crossed with decency – revenge conducted by people too civilized to use bombs.