Skip to comments.Pies-in-face attack roils anarchist-vegan world
Posted on 03/17/2010 9:07:45 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Pies-in-face attack roils anarchist-vegan world
Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer
(03-16) 18:30 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- An ex-vegan who was hit with chili pepper-laced pies at an anarchist event in San Francisco said Tuesday that her assailants were cowards who should direct their herbivorous rage at the powerful - not at a fellow radical for writing a book denouncing animal-free diets.
Lierre Keith, a 45-year-old Arcata resident, was attacked at 2:15 p.m. Saturday at the 15th annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair while discussing her 2009 book, "The Vegetarian Myth." A 20-year vegan, Keith now argues that the diet is unhealthy and that agriculture is destroying the world.
As Keith stood at a lectern at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, three people in masks and black hooded sweatshirts ran from backstage, shouted, "Go vegan!" and threw pies in her face. While they fled, some in the audience cheered or handed out leaflets.
The attack, midway through a 30-minute talk, was captured on a video posted to YouTube and prompted blistering debates on radical Web sites.
Many people defended Keith - or at least her right not to be attacked. Others said she was dishonest and abusive to vegans and should not have been invited by the event organizer, San Francisco's Bound Together bookstore.
Police are investigating the incident but have made no arrests, a spokesman said. Keith said she did not go to a hospital and was able to speak at a second engagement later Saturday, but had sore eyes for a few days and developed an ear infection.
"The whole thing was designed for social humiliation," said Keith, speaking Tuesday from her sister's home in Kansas. "We're supposed to be against sadism and cruelty and domination, and these people were willing to do this to me."
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Moonbats going batty against each other. gotta love Eurofrisco.
“...an anarchist event in San Francisco...”
I’m sorry, but an “anarchist event?”
What is it, like a meeting of anarchists? The United Anarchists of America? Do the Anarchists have to belong to something?
They don’t make Anarchists like they used to.
Those wacky anarchists!
They just won’t follow their own book of non-rules.
I walked by that thing last Sunday, on my way elsewhere in the park. It looked like a very non-San Francisco bunch all things considered. Most seemed to be from out of town. There is an element of these in SF, but even in this town these people seem like a bunch of cranks.
I attended that book fair with my 5 year old!!
I decided I didn't like the books so me and my kid broke the front plate glass window and threw dog feces on the crowd.
Have read her book, The Vegetarian Myth. She is a very talented writer and her indictment of vegetarianism is powerful. No wonder they hate her.
The Anarchists are ORGANIZING.
The ultimate oxy-moron.
What was thrown from the crowd?
“The Anarchists are ORGANIZING.”
Heh heh...I wonder if they will pay dues and wear jackets?
I had a friend who was a vegetarian. She went back to eating meat and LOST weight. I could never figure that out.
Revealing. In fact, they are supposed to be against sadism and cruelty and domination....of their own kind. I guarantee he would have no objection to this happening to a Republican.
Pies-in-face attack roils anarchist-vegan world
They have their own world?
Could they stay there and not in ours???
That’s no anarchist pie!
(It’s way too orderly.)
Mmmm... Chili Pepper Pie.
Old pig farmers know that if you give a pig skim milk it will get fat (good thing), but if you give it whole fat milk it will remain lean. Carbs make you put on weight, and good fats keep you lean.
Either this was a PR stunt or Ms Keith might not mind having more pies thrown at her.
At Amazon tonight her book, which has been out a year, is #1 in “Activism”, #37 in “Politics” and #482 in “Books”.
The only pie a vegin should be hit with is a cow pie!!!
It looked like a rubber chicken.
That’s what I was thinking but wasn’t sure. Lol.
She was probably actually a cheese-a-tarian! :)
Talk about fiddling while Rome burns. If this is the biggest issue in these peoples’ lives, then they are way too pampered.
They can’t let another individual get away with having opposing viewpoints.
Poor babies might have to think critically if she gets away with having a different opinion.
Where my PIE at, foo'?
The left eating their own.
Peppers in the face is bad though.
Sleep with anarchists ... expect to wake up with pepper pie in your face.
.....and the hogs ate it.
I’ve known some fat vegetarians. It’s all the carbs.
Joe was out of spray paint.