Are you an animal activist?
The purpose of this blog is to help you recruit others to help animals.
Are you trying to convince your conservative friends that conservative politicians are the enemies of animals and are pushing legislation that will injure and kill animals?
This blog will give you the information to reach them.
Are you a freethinker who is trying to debunk the ridiculous religious myths that cause division, hatred, war, and killings in the name of God?
This blog takes on religion.
Almost every day I write a blog article and post to some 200 Facebook groups. I interact with any one who comments or shares, and try to interest them in radical politics and coalition building. Some groups are huge and some tiny, but as it only takes a few seconds to post I am constantly joining groups I think might be productive for recruiting and educating potential allies and activists.
I have no illusions that I am making much of a difference in the scheme of things.
Most people on Facebook don’t even click on the links, of those who do, most do not read the whole articles. Of those who do, most disagree or cannot accept the premises I am advancing.
I am looking to build a circle of intelligent, dedicated animal activists and political and social revolutionaries. People who will help shape the future of the movement and provide leadership, guidance, inspiration, and expertise to the next generation of activists.
Separating the wheat from the chaff, as it were, is an arduous task. But the animals have no one but us, and most of us fail them. My goal is to make sure there are enough of us to make a difference for them and to grow the movement.
But most importantly, to make sure the movement is heading in the right direction.
Changing the direction of a social movement is difficult, but not impossible. For the past 50 years the animal movement has been a failure for most animals.
We have reduced the number of dogs and cats murdered in municipal death camps (shelters), but that is about all we have accomplished.
For fifty years the animal movement has rescued, adopted, fostered, protested, leafleted, marched, petitioned, written, and called.
All to little avail.
More animals are dying today than ever in history.
The Animal Holocaust has quadrupled since Peter Singer published Animal Liberation in 1973.
More dying at the hands of vivisectors for Big Pharma and in medical research.
More being tortured and killed in testing laboratories,
Our only measurable success has been in reducing the death rates at animal shelters, but after 50 years we should have stopped the death camps all together.
The animals are losing.
Vegans, as a percentage of the world population, are DECLINING.
The US vegan population has remained static at one half of one percent of the population.
To continue as we have done is to guarantee that billions upon billions of animals will continue to be bred, tortured and murdered.
All we have done is to save a relative handful of creatures while billions have been killed. And will continue to be killed as long as activists keep their heads firmly up their asses.
By almost any yardstick, the animal movement has been a dismal failure.
The number of dogs and cats we have saved over the past fifty years is fewer than the number of animals who will be slaughtered in the next 8 hours!
Most people identify with their dogs and cats, so it was fairly easy to enlist the help of the general public in dog and cat rescue and issues.
But we have been completely unsuccessful in impacting the public on animals who are not family. Cows, pigs, lambs, chickens are now slaughtered at the rate of a billion per week, earning billions of dollars for Big Agriculture.
Mice, rabbits, rats, monkeys, dogs, and cats continue to be sacrificed to profits for Big Pharma and the medical lobby.
Recruiting more animal activists or recruiting more vegans is to merely continue as we have been doing. We may save the few animals here and there, but we will not stop the Animal Holocaust.
And that is true because our governments, our legal systems, and capitalism are united against animals and united to guarantee profits to businesses that exploit and kill them.
Instead of recruiting vegans and animal activists and rescuers, we need to educate and recruit our own troops to become political radicals and revolutionaries.
We must join hands in solidarity with enemies of the corporate state.
With enemies of capitalism.
With advocates of social justice.
With advocates of animal liberation and human liberation.
Only by unifying and amplifying the political left can we ever win animal rights and end the Animal Holocaust.
So I implore you: Share This Blog. Or Else!
Or else people will not get the word.
Or else activists will keep beating their heads against walls.
Or else animals will keep dying.
Or else the movement will continue failing.
They may get the info elsewhere, but it would be so much easier for them to get it from you!
• I am unaware of any other blog with the Armory’s mission of radicalizing the animal movement. I certainly hope I am not alone, and that there are similar sentiments being expressed by comrades unknown to me.
If you know of other blogs dedicated to animal rights and the defeat of capitalism, please comment with a link.
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• Be sure to visit Armory of the Revolution’s new commissary and bookstore: The Supply Depot
You will find recommended reading on Animal Rights, revolutionary theory, politics, economics, religion, science, and atheism. There is also a section of supplies for animal liberationists, hunt saboteurs, and social revolutionaries. This is all brand new, and we will be adding lots more merchandise in the near future!
• Feel free to comment. I encourage open discussion and welcome other opinions. I moderate comments because this blog has been attacked by hunters and right wing trolls. I approve comments that are critical as well as those which agree with me. Comments that I will not tolerate are those that are spam, threatening, disrespectful, or which promote animal abuse and cruelty.