Thought of the Day. What’s a Heaven for? January 26, 2017

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Today’s Thought:

“A man’s reach exceeds his grasp, else what’s a heaven for?”
– Robert Browning

Browning’s profound observation explains human hope, ambition, all human progress and accomplishments, and the need of many to believe that a heaven awaits us.
It means that we should strive for that which may not be attainable.
It may be the most germain passage for the Animal Rights activist.

Unlike almost every other dream, Animal Rights is far over the horizon.
Realization of our dream will be enjoyed by animals not yet born, witnessed by people we will never know.
None of us will live to see the fruits of our labors.
Our allies are our grandchildren’s grandchildren and their grandchildren.
The strength and resolve of Animal Rights activists is unlike any ever seen on Earth.



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5 thoughts on “Thought of the Day. What’s a Heaven for? January 26, 2017

  1. Great point in our Twitter world of 140-character communication and culture of instant gratification!

    I suspect many animal activists could also relate to Tennyson, who stated, “I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.” The human abuse of animals grows as the population grows and as cruel customs spread. But those who care about our nonhuman brothers and sisters can’t quit trying.

    One of the common retorts to our efforts to improve the lives of animals is that we are just dreaming, that there will never be rights for animals.. Maybe they should read this passage by T.E. Lawrence:

    “All people dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.”

    Maybe the ALF are the first Dreamers of the Day for animals. There will be more to come. In the meantime, all activists can focus their time, energy, and resources in changing and undermining the system.

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  2. Roland I love that passage. You said yourself that Trump’s election alone would save millions of animal
    lives and that election outcome itself seemed out of reach of the grasp of hands of good Americans. Yet it happened. I’m an unrepentant
    optimist so this to me is just more evidence that the fight for universal rights for animals is within reach
    and should proceed until achieved because it can and will happen so long as good people do not
    lose their will to fight and belief that man’s reach
    does indeed exceed his grasp.

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