Let Them Eat Capitalists

The great majority of people in most countries consume or exploit animals, or approve of others doing so. If ending animal exploitation or requiring veganism were put to the public, the measure would be resoundingly defeated. Democracy doesn’t work for animals. Not surprising, as they don’t vote, have no voices, are the property of evil…

The God Of The Animal Holocaust

Bible apologists constantly argue that “dominion” over animals is really “stewardship,” that God really isn’t cruel or uncaring about animals. The problem is that it is impossible to reconcile the God of the Bible with the concept of Animal Rights. Or even with animal welfare, or compassion for animals. If God actually cared about animals,…

Malcolm X Was Right About America

by Chris Hedges Common Dreams NEW YORK—Malcolm X, unlike Martin Luther King Jr., did not believe America had a conscience. For him there was no great tension between the lofty ideals of the nation—which he said were a sham—and the failure to deliver justice to blacks. He, perhaps better than King, understood the inner workings…

Why The Animal Movement Has Been Politically Unsophisticated And Philosophically Confused

Originally posted on Armory of the Revolution:
The paucity of involvement by animal activists in the political arena, in general, and in the politics of the far Left, in particular, is explainable if not excusable. Early animal activists were mostly comfortable suburbanites, the products of middle class backgrounds and Conservative political philosophy. Their experience in…

Most Petitions Are Scams!

Signing petitions is lazy activism. And because it is, petitions are worthless in impressing anyone to whom they are directed. One letter is more powerful than a petition with thousands of signatures. Signatures on petitions aren’t worth the time it takes to sign. But an actual letter is like yelling in church! Most petitions are…

Preaching To The Choir

There are legitimate reasons to preach to the choir, a euphemism for giving speeches or posting articles to those who already agree with us. In many cases the information is new, or is better explained, or is offered to be repeated to others, or may be inspirational or tactical. But all too often, we are…