The Revolutionary Brotherhood

In the wake of George Washington’s election as president, everyone and his brother-in-law wanted to join the Freemasons. Washington and Benjamin Franklin were the most prominent Freemasons in the world following the Revolution and the creation of the United States of America. Freemasonry grew exponentially in early 1800s America, and in the process lost its…

The Christo-Fascist Police State

A mighty military. Women in the home. Abortion and birth control become crimes. Crosses emblazoned on every public building. Machine gunners on our borders. Welfare recipients sterilized. Being gay made illegal. Creationism taught in schools. Discrimination based on religion is permiited by law. English the official language. Exposing animal abuse is criminal. Environmentalists in jail.…

Imaginary Gods and Imaginary Borders

Have you ever seen a border? They aren’t really there. They are make believe. Imaginary! We humans kill each other over imaginary gods and imaginary lines we draw through forests, fields, lakes and rivers. No other creature on Earth recognizes or respects them. Animals step across them, birds fly over them, fish swim through them.…

The Most Radical Revolutionary Force In The World

Animal activists see Conservatives and Capitalists as enemies of animals. But are unconvinced that Socialists and Socialism are any better. Perfectly understandable when one observes that most Socialists are interested only in economic justice and workers’ rights. Most Socialists would have our present industrial state continue, with worker or government ownership of corporate interests rather…

When Religion Trumps Rights

In arguments before the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby case, lawyers listed a “parade of horribles” that would follow a decision favoring Hobby Lobby. Among concerns raised were that other plaintiffs could raise their religious opposition to other medical procedures as grounds to be exempted from requirements that they provide such care to their…

Republicans: My Mortal Enemies

Many, if not most, people will do anything for money. For profit. It’s why atrocities happen, Holocausts occur, wars are fought. It is why there are union busters, climate deniers, vivisectors, slaughterhouse workers, executioners, lobbyists, Conservative politicians. Why corporations can exploit people and the Environment. Because people can be bought. As long as there are…