The Four Stages of Cruelty The Four Stages of Cruelty as depicted in 1751 by William Hogarth begins with the torture of a dog as a child. Then the series progresses to beating a horse, to robbery, seduction, and murder in the final Cruelty to Perfection. Yes, early animal abuse too often leads to murder […]
Although time and translation have reversed roles, we have here Michelangelo’s conveniently male depiction of one — and certainly caucasian (note, beyond the obvious skin tone, the disproportionately small penis, lengthened still unrespectable by its tapering foreskin) — creating god in his image (clothed, in his shame) sprawled in the bosom of youthful nudity, thus […]
The future is our inspiration. Past and present hold hazards to navigate in pursuit of broader understanding: Beyond the cycle of failed customs and traditions where consensus worshipers find comfort in their culture of war, violence, and the subjugation of the innocent. Tomorrow, lest the dregs drag us into extinction, is vegan.
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.
Rain A flash A thunderous crash Today I took a subway to work, a veggie sub Targets wear orange, in parallel universes Where the bold fly synchronously betwixt the skulls of conformity stagnant in their hollow shallows (Dream, fire-breathers! Dream!) Bullets sing a high-pitched drone Echoes have none to call their own Baleful words fuel […]
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 […]
So today is Christmas, the annual hypocritical. One of many repeating absurdities of tradition, culture, religion, and other self-exalting practices. Pray tell, ye of good cheer! Hast thou ancestral honorifics bettered compassion throughout the eons of unwavering adherence? Does’t the town-crier proclaim peace and goodwill throughout the realm? While veganism poses the most significant revolutionary era towards […]
In retaliation to the attacks against vegans in social networks across the globe and in face-to-face confrontations. Vegans. Are we perfect? No. But, we are better than you. Our understanding spans light-years beyond that of the self-absorbed masses. We have respect for life that no religious/spiritual pretense dare compare. A working vision for the future […]
Somebody knows someone whose grandfather lives in the country and has a pond. Enter Eby, short for Ebony. My granddaughter, Megan, who I lovingly refer to as Megatron (The Evil Megatron), calls me. She tells me about her friend — who I’ll call Sue because I don’t remember her name. Sue spoke with the man […]
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 […]
Earth Earth. Our creator, our provider, our mother. Everything we have we owe to her. Everything. Still, I cannot restrain the profound contempt that stirs deep within me for her. Allowing a species existence that shows her nothing but scorn and mockery, for her creatures, for her creations. These humans, mother, these despicable life forms […]
Awakening No awakening, no struggle for social justice nor fight for civil rights, no undermining of authority, is ever complete that ignores the plights of the most vulnerable, the animals. The right of self-determination for all earthlings. The respect of life and liberty for all sentients is the doom of all war and oppression, the […]
Death. I ask of it nothing. No rebirth. No afterlife. No awareness. No Godly residency. No fiery torments nor sensual pleasures. No yearnings nor needs. Only the peace of absolute nothingness. How glorious then death to forsake the continuation, the damnation of want and suffering. To feel nothing, to know nothing. Having only eternal nonexistence, […]
Once Upon a Time… Once upon a time humanity shared their friendship with all earthlings. All beings lived in harmony. And humanity oversaw the welfare of all of the earth’s creatures, and this is how they came to be called humanity. Then one day a man drank tainted water from a well no one was […]
One by One One by one they came Two by two they fled Others lingered by the floating River Nigh Raising the sun to their glasses While fat ones sat on their asses waves of chariots rushed the shore Sent by flaming clouds in the sky They caught hummingbirds in nets and feasted on their […]