Every night for the past 30 years, as I laid my head on my pillow each night, I have contemplated the same question: How can we win?
No answer besides violent revolution has ever come to me.
I have often fantasized about weighing my life against those who abuse and murder animals, and tried to determine the most effective trade.
My life for the most animal abusers. How could I do the most damage to the enemies of animals?
How can one person make a difference? Billions of animals murdered every year, millions tortured. If not actually saving animals, could I do something to change people? To awaken the public? To shame the abusers? To frighten them? To extract an eye for a million eyes?
I’ve had no shortage of fantasies. Exploding a drone in a bullring. Detonating an animal trophy stuffed with C-4 at a Safari Club convention, or carrying a suitcase bomb into a boardroom or shareholders meeting of a Big Ag company.
Those scenarios would accomplish little. Attacking Big Ag interests would unleash a torrent of police action and legislation against animal activists, screams of domestic terrorism and a chorus of media exposes.
Attacking a single bullfighting venue would do nothing to even slow the horrors, and would likely cause a wave of support for the cruelty when the media characterizes the attack as racist.
Of all forms of animal abuse, trophy hunting is perhaps the most reviled by the general public, but even eliminating several hundred psychopaths who murder wild animals for fun would be a hard sell.
The simple fact is that attacks on the system and on animal exploitation enterprises will fail unless the number of activists willing to sacrifice their lives exceeds the number of people willing to die for capitalism.
We are nowhere near numerous enough to prosecute revolt or revolution.
While fantasies fuel my imagination, realism fuels my actions.
The first goal of a revolutionary is not to make revolution. It is to work toward recruiting enough revolutionaries that revolution becomes possible.
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