Archive for December, 2010

22 December, 2010

To be an activist, you have to ACT

In order to achieve great things, we must be prepared to take great risks

A reader of my blog recently left a nice comment, saying they didn’t like what I wrote – and why didn’t I feature more images of animal abuse and what people could do about it.

This comment bothered me, for some reason. I think, it was the wanting more images of abuse. I feature enough video clips of some of the most horrendous images most people couldn’t even imagine. To show any more would border on the gratuitous.

But why do some activists still need others to tell them what to do?

There is a reluctance about wanting to take action. Perhaps they are worried about doing the “wrong” thing and being labelled a new welfarist.

If people really believed in the fight for animal rights, they would take up that fight where ever and when ever they saw abuse, cruelty and exploitation.

Only American audiences ask me, “What should I do?” I’m never asked this in third world. When you go to Turkey or Colombia or Brazil, they don’t ask you, “What should I do?” They tell you what they’re doing… These are poor, oppressed people, living under horrendous condition, and they would never dream of asking you what they should do. It’s only in high privileged cultures like ours that people ask this question… We can do anything. But people here are trained to believe that there are easy answers, and it doesn’t work that way. If you want to do something, you have to be dedicated and committed to it day after day. Educational programs, organizing, activism. That’s the way things change. You want a magic key, so you can go back to watching television tomorrow? It doesn’t exist.

Noam Chomsky, Imperial Ambitions, p. 39-40

7 December, 2010

Alien Life On Earth has been found!

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Finally, after years of indepth study, I found evidence of alien life on earth!

For millennia, this has been speculation, from religious and political leaders, to scientists and students. And now the evidence is irrefutable.

The principal stars of the constellation Lyra,...

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My years of pouring over books and journal articles about quantum physics, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, theology and thealogy. I believe I have made a break through.

Alien life, from the star Vega, is here, these Vega-beings walk among us!
(Vega is a star in the Lyra constellation, and only 25 light-years from Earth, in a North direction)

These beings come in peace. Although, they have been known to display warlike characteristics, but apparently, only when dealing with others like them. They have been known to exhibit fierce tendencies with other Vega-life forms, but rarely, almost never to non-Vega-beings.

Once it would have been rare for most people to know a Vega-being, unless they lived in small isolated communities, that had a tolerance for anyone who was different. But now, it seems that almost everyone knows one, even if they aren’t aware they are from Vega.

These Vega-extra-terrestrials have been coming here in small numbers for centuries, but their numbers are increasing.

The Vega-beings walk among us, and although they look like us, completely indistinguishable in almost every respect, except they have an extraordinary level of energy, and a little sparkle in their eyes.

They have been known to use secret symbols so that others of their kind can recognise them. One such symbol is a “Ⓥ”.

These alien life forms also show a higher level of awareness, respect for life, compassion and kindness. And for this reason, there are many humans that feel threatened by the existence of these aliens.

Being more highly evolved, and coming from a different part of the universe, they still have much to learn about our Earthling ways. They have no desire to harm humans, but extend that compassion to all life on this planet. They see that a cow, dolphin, dog, frog or human child, are all worthy of life.

The implications of this discovery may be huge. As the world renown astronomer, astrophysicist and cosmologist, Carl Sagan has said “Religious leaders worried that Vegan values, however alien, would find ready adherents, especially among the uninstructed young” (Contact).

These VEGANS are increasingly spreading out across the surface of the Earth, in their quest to find other Vegans and Earthlings willing to adopt Vegan values and a Vegan way of life.

These Vegans have said they will show the world that it is not necessary to eat other Earthlings, to hunt, wear their skins, or torture them in numerous other ways.

And when the cruelty to other Earthlings has faded into history, the human race may extend that compassion to other members of the human race.