In the early days of what grew to be this great and wondrous land of liberty, The United States of America, our founding fathers – God bless their righteous path – found this magnificent nation on a principle. That principle was, as it stands today, the equality of all men. As evidence, I submit the following excerpt from the document that kick started the whole damn thing, The Declaration of Independence, in verbatim, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men [sic] are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator [a.k.a. The God of Abraham] with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness . . .”

And so on that glorious day in ‘76 these fearless defiers of the British crown agreed in whole, from this point forth and on these very bloody red, white elite, and dolefully blue shores, all men equal.

And so it came to be.

Well, at least it came to be for their narrow definition of “all men.”

It’s especially important you note that they did not mention women or females or even remotely imply anything of the opposite sex. It is equally important, and although they didn’t explicitly say so (at least in any surviving document we know of), the implication is plain to see by their action and deed that they never intended to include any man of color, or poor, or of the annoying native occupying sort.

Understand if you will, and this is key to this essay, IT SIMPLY NEVER ENTERED THEIR SOMBRE MINDS to include anyone outside their privileged clique.

And why should they?

In their supreme and elite way of reasoning, they were superior. That was plain and simple.

And by hell, they may well have been. For they certainly displayed a high degree of genius crafting a bamboozle that carries on to this day. But then again, humans are such easy marks; they’ll believe anything . . . except the truth.

To these men of high connivery, no other being, human or otherwise, were worthy of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness, how ludicrous the very notion.

Years later, and although the cast differ, the spirit was alive and well in the same holy elite conviction that exist during the days of Slavery / Abolition when only a few misguided whites expressed blasphemy toward the sanctity of slavery. Slavery was the order of the day blessed by God, by god. The overwhelming afflicted mindset of the time — nothing less than a contagious mental virus, gave credence to enslaving the black person. Even among those who considered themselves aware, just, caring, and compassionate, blacks deserved no better. “It can be no other way for heaven’s sake, don’t be ridiculous. It’s as plain as that honker on your face is. End of discussion, get ready for church, the Lord waits.”

My point is, during both of these times and throughout history, self-entitled groups seem fit, content, justified, perhaps even blind to excluding certain other sentient groups the same considerations they afforded themselves.

And nothing over the years has changed. In fact, in many ways the mentality bears regressing, e.g. South Carolina. “Oh hell, they’s just some good ‘ol god-fearin’ boys is all, ain’t meanin’ to hurt nobody, just wanna burn some black churches down that’s all. Hell, if somebody’s in ’em they ought’a got out.”

Just as the founding fathers found themselves far superior and could envision no other respect for equality, and just as those in the slave trade and white public of the time could hold no other accounting for blacks but that of slavery, the contemporary find themselves wearing the same elite bias worn throughout the ages by virtue of their own exclusion of the most oppressed, the most enslaved, and most tortured class of sentient beings by denying them their Rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. I’m speaking of course of what you call animals and whom I call friends. And all too many give animal slavery no more consideration than the despotic slave master did his slaves. Less I suspect.

There are a multitude of reason for this exclusion and they run deep and wide in our millennia of elite propagandist conditioning, but the one I find most exasperating, even before religious entitlement, is the power of the human palate, where taste and gluttony justify all and any means, no matter how diabolical.

It’s What’s for Dinner

The power of the palate is such as to distort all reason of morality, even when not starved. As such, it could well have been and had it been we would not to this day give it a moment’s thought that . . .

If during the days of slavery it were as it were to buy, sell, and raise slaves for menial tasks, hard labor, and legal rape of child and adult, but if too it were to raise blacks for their hair, hide, and flesh — you know hotdogs, tenderloins, rump roast, flip-flops, fanny packs, fringe, chaps, and whatnot then to this day, to this very goddamned day we’d be genetically altering, fattening-up, caging, slaughtering and butchering black folks by the billions (truth be known, all we’re not doing is eating them, I hope). We’d package their flesh and entrails in convenient carry size Styrofoam and cellophane containers bar coded and stacked neat and visually appealing in open refrigerated boxes in the climate comforted aisles of your favorite fucking food store, under the government subsidized marketing campaign of, “N*, It’s What’s for Dinner”; whilst we make sweet and colorful gummy bears from their foreskins and scrotum, bones and cartilage.

“Aha, look here honey buns, here’s a fine cut from a young black buck if I ever did see one.”

“And it was only fed the highest quality non-GMO fruits and vegetables too, dear. See the USDA checkmark of approval?”

“What’d you say we pick up a couple of these thighs and ribs for our Fourth of July Independence Day cookout, my precious buttercup?”

“Oh sweetie, I think that would be just delicious. Mmm, mmm, good. You are a superb chef of the grill, you hunk of a man of mine.”

“Don’t forget the marinade, my little tweetie pie. Oh, yeah, and a couple of jars of pickled feet, you know how the kids just love to suck the meat from the toe bones.”

“. . . That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”


  1. The levels of depravity in the name of ….(fill in a thousand words) illicited by men of a certain rank and above, was, and still is senseless and blindly cruel in nature. These days the ‘common folk’ also rank those that they view as below them in the chain as no more worthy of mercy and care than those very slaves you speak of Peter. Worse in fact. For many it either simply doesn’t cross their minds that others who cannot speak for themselves live lives (and endure deaths), of unimaginable pain purely for their own ‘wants’. Not needs.

    A great post for people to mull over, and perhaps think again re their own lifestyles. At the part they play in all this misery. Be it blindly or not.

    sonmi upon the Cloud.

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  2. “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government”

    Step right up please Mr. Jeb Bush or Mrs. Hilary Clinton. Now, with those two surnames, you just know it will be something completely different to what stood before; of course it will. Wrong. To “to institute new government” appears to mean none other than to select from one or other of the two alternatives that have prevailed since the century before last and for which there is no alternative given the need for corporate sponsorship which is their, and theirs alone, exclusive privilege. In point of fact, there are not even two alternatives, because the legislation is broadly determined by those same corporate entities. This is called American Democracy, or what is otherwise known as Hobson’s Choice; some might even describe the same as a resulting in a perpetual plutocracy.

    “…we had come to the stage where for our people what was needed was a real democracy; and of all forms of tyranny the least attractive and the most vulgar is the tyranny of mere wealth, the tyranny of a plutocracy.’’ – Theodore Roosevelt.

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    1. Exactly. No matter who enters the race it will be either Bush or Clinton in the Whitehouse next term. Everybody knows that, except the voters. Hariod, you have I believe an accurate assessment of politics in the USA. “perpetual plutocracy,” that says it well.

      And by the way, your book is progressing. Slowly, but that is to be expected of me. And I might say your Sway of Contentedness is timely and most beneficial. I’ll also add, an intellectual calisthenic and I mean that in a most appreciative and complementary way. As a matter of fact, I’m about to pick it up in just a moment.

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  3. As usual, you don’t shirk back and say what you mean so there’s no sugar coating going around. You know, it’s interesting- hadn’t thought of the “all men created equal” and how someone like me, a woman and person of color, would not have been factored into the equation even though I continue to celebrate that day each year. Appreciate you weaving animals in- and how we as a society continue to glide over the ways in which we continue to mistreat them.

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    1. Hi Diahann, I think it no coincidence their use of “all men.” This document and the constitution, bill of rights, and so forth were all wrote by white elite men who demonstrated no interest in true equality or ever relinquishing power to the people.

      BTW, I know someone else here who’s pretty good in saying what they mean. 😉

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  4. You said it all — on the founding fathers. Yes, we needed a few founding mothers. July 4th is my least favorite of all holidays, I so dread the military flavor of the whole affair. Can’t run the radio at all — so detest all that wicked martial music!
    I like your veganest and anti-racist fantasy of our eating the flesh and entrails, thighs and ribs, of black folk on our wonderful grill-out day. That’s funny and it makes a profound point about us.

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    1. Hi Martha, thank you. I’m with you on this. The only good is it provides me a day of leisure. Leisure BTW means no leisure at all but rather working around the house. Oh yes, I do detest the fireworks, the rockets red glare and bombs bursting in the air, the very representation of war. I can only imagine the terror all these explosions and lights provoke in wildlife.


  5. Excellent article Peter, good points — lots to think about, I read this earlier when you first wrote it — and then decided to reread it today — because I read an article yesterday that I think adds to what you say — a lot of information that is not usually exposed and I think it adds to your piece, with the following title it’s self-explanatory (fantastic videos there too in the article, by a Black professor, Dr. Tony Martin, about: The Jewish Role in the African Slave Trade):
    Northern Slavery and Jewish Involvement in the Black Slave Trade

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  6. Great post, very powerful. I just don’t know why more people don’t ‘get it’.It’s incredibly frustrating. Reasonable people,allegedly, who still think you’re weird or just trying to be ‘different’ when you care about animals as much as people.They just will not think about it and it drives me crazy.They are so brainwashed they just cannot get out of the mind-set that has programmed them to believe the way animals are treated is okay and I take ‘it too far’.But then most people believe most of what they’re told by the media,governement etc.I despair…..

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    1. Hi Outsidersinsides. You have me thinking something here. While there can be no doubt that what we are witnessing is mass brainwashing, I wonder if it doesn’t go deeper than that to an all out brain-control.


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      1. I don’t think that is so far-fetched, it would explain a lot!! The more you learn and ‘wake-up’, the more asleep other people seem. They seem to ‘be’ in another place altogether. I used to think it was me that was ‘wrong’ now I know different.

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