“It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.” ~Henry David Thoreau Wisdom advises us to trust no one. Although it is an inadequate adage as distrust is not an absolute. We temper suspicions with varying degrees of trust to get on in society. […]
Archy is a suffix meaning rule, as in Monarchy.1 An- a prefix, from the Greek, with the meanings “not,” “without,” “lacking.”2 Together, anarchy means the absence of political authority. Anarchism is a political philosophy that advocates self-governed societies based on voluntary institutions. … Anarchism holds the state to be undesirable, unnecessary and harmful.3 Political authority, […]
In our language and literature, as well as thoughts, we use the word black or darkness to embody evil, and white or lightness to serve good. Inherently, black and dark are neither good nor bad, as white and light are neither bad nor good. But it comes as no accident that these constructions have entered […]
Another celebrity boards the vegan bandwagon. However, according to the article in GQ, The Real-Life Diet of JaVale McGee, Vegan, there remains the question of vegan sincerity. Veganism isn’t a diet. Our plant-based fare is the beneficial consequence of our struggle, the abolition of animal slavery, torture, and exploitation. Full stop. JaVale admits, “It wasn’t […]
Since their beginnings, humans have trampled upon the lives of their fellow earthlings, the animals — averring supremacy, hawking self-ingratiating doctrines as inalienable rights. Themselves, having their liberties and privacy maligned by authoritarians they whine, excessively. Bitch, this Karma.
Life is a series of progressions, for a few. We experience, we learn, we adapt, we gain awareness and evolve by degrees from both pleasant and unpleasant encounters. I’m pleased with my evolution: A freethinking vegan and an idealistic anarchist. Looking back, I owe much to the nuns in my formative years at St. Mary’s […]
As for the sham of Obamacare or any other overburdening bullshit concocted inside the Beltway. This is important: It’s not health care, got it? It’s sick care, worded to deceive. There’s a difference, a big-dick oceanic difference that’s rammed right up your ass. Veganism is health care. Obamacare and anything to follow is sick care created to enrich the […]
The Adversary In a comment to an article, someone wrote (the same trite nonsense people often say to animal activists) that we should do more for our species than we do for animals. Oh, they of little understanding, exasperating. My reply, “You don’t get it, do you? I’m not on your side.” I am the opposition. […]