Thought Of The Day. August 22, 2016

Instead of posting status updates on Facebook, I am now posting each apothegm, thought, observation, and witticism, here, as a Thought Of The Day. Status updates on Facebook disappear into the ether and cannot be relocated by readers. Before you leave, please take a moment to follow this blog by clicking on Follow in the…

Shoot Slaughterhouse Owners!

Toward Meaningful Direct Action: A Blueprint for Vigilantism Direct action by animal liberationists and animal rights activists has been sporadic, unfocused, and ineffective. We have played the game within the system. We have abjured violence, We have only targeted property. We have failed. Most animals we free are quickly re-captured by their tormentors. Property we…

Thought Police

Kicked out of an Animal Rights Facebook group? Blocked by some AR person because you dared to express a politically incorrect viewpoint? You may know of whom I speak, or you may have had similar experiences. I recently shared my article, Let’s Start Shooting Those Who Murder Animals to a number of Facebook groups of…

On Veganism

I am vegan. I advocate being vegan. But to just be vegan is to just do no harm. Being vegan is comparable to not being a rapist or a child molester. Being vegan provides us with a moral compass, and the satisfaction that we are not complicit in the horrors of animal agrculture. Being vegan…

Pacifism or Violence?

Many activists on the Left are pacifists, choosing to model their tactics after Gandhi and Martin Luther King rather than Che Guevara and Malcolm X. Then there are Leftists like me who believe the system will only surrender to force. Pacifism posits success on the enemy having a conscience. But there is no better example…

Can You Envision Revolution?

Revolution is probably necessary to end the Animal Holocaust. And it is likely well below the horizon. Most of us cannot even envision revolution. Guns? Violence? Storming the halls of government? Not necessarily. Revolution need not be violent. Revolution can be achieved through sheer numbers in the streets. Revolution can be achieved through a critical…