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Before the Armory came into being, I was publishing Notes on my Facebook profile which I called political grenades, weapons to be wielded in the war for animal rights. Those modest apothegms and observations have grown to over two thousand grenades and articles.

In addition to regular articles, the Armory has begun publishing Politically Incorrect, an ongoing, daily stream of grenades that I hope will be shared extensively.

Most will be provocative, all will be irreverent, many seditious, and each will be designed to hit people upside the head.

The purpose of the Armory is to challenge people to think, to question what they believe, to weigh what they value.

To question authority, society, law, government, religion, politics, and their own worldviews.

I believe the Armory to be the most radical and incendiary blog for universal rights to be found online. Its mission is to radicalize the animal movement and to advocate for socialist revolution. You may not agree with me, as most do not, but you owe it to the animals to consider them in your own life and in your priorities.

And if you are a comrade you owe it to the animals to share the Armory far and wide.

Solidarity!

Armory Notes:

I am unaware of any other blog with the Armory’s mission of radicalizing the animal movement. I certainly hope I am not alone, and that there are similar sentiments being expressed by comrades unknown to me.

If you know of other blogs dedicated to animal rights and the defeat of capitalism, please comment with a link.

• Be sure to follow the Armory and share it with your Facebook friends and email contacts, as well as on Twitter, Google, and all other social media platforms. Our influence and effectiveness is dependent upon you!

Natasha Sainsbury, of Good Karma Graphic Design, has joined Armory of the Revolution as Editor, and is responsible for the transformation of the blog’s appearance. Visit and follow her blog V Kind.

If you are not already subscribed to the Armory, please do so before you leave.

There’s a button to Follow us in the upper right sidebar.

• Be sure to visit Armory of the Revolution’s new commissary and bookstore: The Supply Depot

You will find recommended reading on Animal Rights, revolutionary theory, politics, economics, religion, science, and atheism. There is also a section of supplies for animal liberationists, hunt saboteurs, and social revolutionaries. This is all brand new, and we will be adding lots more merchandise in the near future!

Feel free to comment. I encourage open discussion and welcome other opinions. I moderate comments because this blog has been attacked by hunters and right wing trolls. I approve comments that are critical as well as those which agree with me. Comments that I will not tolerate are those that are spam, threatening, disrespectful, or which promote animal abuse and cruelty

If you support the Amory’s work and mission, please help us grow.

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Mormons believe Jesus visited ancient Missouri and that native Americans are descended from Israelites. Even though DNA has proven such to be a ridiculous notion, Mormons persist in their beliefs by asserting a “burning in the bosom.” Idiots.

Before the Armory came into being, I was publishing Notes on my Facebook profile which I called political grenades, weapons to be wielded in the war for animal rights. Those modest apothegms and observations have grown to over two thousand grenades and articles.

In addition to regular articles, the Armory has begun publishing Politically Incorrect, an ongoing, daily stream of grenades that I hope will be shared extensively.

Most will be provocative, all will be irreverent, many seditious, and each will be designed to hit people upside the head.

The purpose of the Armory is to challenge people to think, to question what they believe, to weigh what they value.

To question authority, society, law, government, religion, politics, and their own worldviews.

I believe the Armory to be the most radical and incendiary blog for universal rights to be found online. Its mission is to radicalize the animal movement and to advocate for socialist revolution. You may not agree with me, as most do not, but you owe it to the animals to consider them in your own life and in your priorities.

And if you are a comrade you owe it to the animals to share the Armory far and wide.

Solidarity!

Armory Notes:

I am unaware of any other blog with the Armory’s mission of radicalizing the animal movement. I certainly hope I am not alone, and that there are similar sentiments being expressed by comrades unknown to me.

If you know of other blogs dedicated to animal rights and the defeat of capitalism, please comment with a link.

• Be sure to follow the Armory and share it with your Facebook friends and email contacts, as well as on Twitter, Google, and all other social media platforms. Our influence and effectiveness is dependent upon you!

Natasha Sainsbury, of Good Karma Graphic Design, has joined Armory of the Revolution as Editor, and is responsible for the transformation of the blog’s appearance. Visit and follow her blog V Kind.

If you are not already subscribed to the Armory, please do so before you leave.

There’s a button to Follow us in the upper right sidebar.

• Be sure to visit Armory of the Revolution’s new commissary and bookstore: The Supply Depot

You will find recommended reading on Animal Rights, revolutionary theory, politics, economics, religion, science, and atheism. There is also a section of supplies for animal liberationists, hunt saboteurs, and social revolutionaries. This is all brand new, and we will be adding lots more merchandise in the near future!

Feel free to comment. I encourage open discussion and welcome other opinions. I moderate comments because this blog has been attacked by hunters and right wing trolls. I approve comments that are critical as well as those which agree with me. Comments that I will not tolerate are those that are spam, threatening, disrespectful, or which promote animal abuse and cruelty

If you support the Amory’s work and mission, please help us grow.

Just $3 per month will allow is to advertise!

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Just as modern understanding of weather debunked rain dances, so has understanding of science debunked the Bible.

Before the Armory came into being, I was publishing Notes on my Facebook profile which I called political grenades, weapons to be wielded in the war for animal rights. Those modest apothegms and observations have grown to over two thousand grenades and articles.

In addition to regular articles, the Armory has begun publishing Politically Incorrect, an ongoing, daily stream of grenades that I hope will be shared extensively.

Most will be provocative, all will be irreverent, many seditious, and each will be designed to hit people upside the head.

The purpose of the Armory is to challenge people to think, to question what they believe, to weigh what they value.

To question authority, society, law, government, religion, politics, and their own worldviews.

I believe the Armory to be the most radical and incendiary blog for universal rights to be found online. Its mission is to radicalize the animal movement and to advocate for socialist revolution. You may not agree with me, as most do not, but you owe it to the animals to consider them in your own life and in your priorities.

And if you are a comrade you owe it to the animals to share the Armory far and wide.

Solidarity!

Armory Notes:

I am unaware of any other blog with the Armory’s mission of radicalizing the animal movement. I certainly hope I am not alone, and that there are similar sentiments being expressed by comrades unknown to me.

If you know of other blogs dedicated to animal rights and the defeat of capitalism, please comment with a link.

• Be sure to follow the Armory and share it with your Facebook friends and email contacts, as well as on Twitter, Google, and all other social media platforms. Our influence and effectiveness is dependent upon you!

Natasha Sainsbury, of Good Karma Graphic Design, has joined Armory of the Revolution as Editor, and is responsible for the transformation of the blog’s appearance. Visit and follow her blog V Kind.

If you are not already subscribed to the Armory, please do so before you leave.

There’s a button to Follow us in the upper right sidebar.

• Be sure to visit Armory of the Revolution’s new commissary and bookstore: The Supply Depot

You will find recommended reading on Animal Rights, revolutionary theory, politics, economics, religion, science, and atheism. There is also a section of supplies for animal liberationists, hunt saboteurs, and social revolutionaries. This is all brand new, and we will be adding lots more merchandise in the near future!

Feel free to comment. I encourage open discussion and welcome other opinions. I moderate comments because this blog has been attacked by hunters and right wing trolls. I approve comments that are critical as well as those which agree with me. Comments that I will not tolerate are those that are spam, threatening, disrespectful, or which promote animal abuse and cruelty

If you support the Amory’s work and mission, please help us grow.

Just $3 per month will allow is to advertise!

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Genesis says the stars were hung in the Firmament.

Problem is, there is no such thing as a Firmament.

Before the Armory came into being, I was publishing Notes on my Facebook profile which I called political grenades, weapons to be wielded in the war for animal rights. Those modest apothegms and observations have grown to over two thousand grenades and articles.

In addition to regular articles, the Armory has begun publishing Politically Incorrect, an ongoing, daily stream of grenades that I hope will be shared extensively.

Most will be provocative, all will be irreverent, many seditious, and each will be designed to hit people upside the head.

The purpose of the Armory is to challenge people to think, to question what they believe, to weigh what they value.

To question authority, society, law, government, religion, politics, and their own worldviews.

I believe the Armory to be the most radical and incendiary blog for universal rights to be found online. Its mission is to radicalize the animal movement and to advocate for socialist revolution. You may not agree with me, as most do not, but you owe it to the animals to consider them in your own life and in your priorities.

And if you are a comrade you owe it to the animals to share the Armory far and wide.

Solidarity!

Armory Notes:

I am unaware of any other blog with the Armory’s mission of radicalizing the animal movement. I certainly hope I am not alone, and that there are similar sentiments being expressed by comrades unknown to me.

If you know of other blogs dedicated to animal rights and the defeat of capitalism, please comment with a link.

• Be sure to follow the Armory and share it with your Facebook friends and email contacts, as well as on Twitter, Google, and all other social media platforms. Our influence and effectiveness is dependent upon you!

Natasha Sainsbury, of Good Karma Graphic Design, has joined Armory of the Revolution as Editor, and is responsible for the transformation of the blog’s appearance. Visit and follow her blog V Kind.

If you are not already subscribed to the Armory, please do so before you leave.

There’s a button to Follow us in the upper right sidebar.

• Be sure to visit Armory of the Revolution’s new commissary and bookstore: The Supply Depot

You will find recommended reading on Animal Rights, revolutionary theory, politics, economics, religion, science, and atheism. There is also a section of supplies for animal liberationists, hunt saboteurs, and social revolutionaries. This is all brand new, and we will be adding lots more merchandise in the near future!

Feel free to comment. I encourage open discussion and welcome other opinions. I moderate comments because this blog has been attacked by hunters and right wing trolls. I approve comments that are critical as well as those which agree with me. Comments that I will not tolerate are those that are spam, threatening, disrespectful, or which promote animal abuse and cruelty

If you support the Amory’s work and mission, please help us grow.

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The one person who could end much of the animal suffering in the world is Pope Francis.

All he’d have to to is write an encyclical.

Before the Armory came into being, I was publishing Notes on my Facebook profile which I called political grenades, weapons to be wielded in the war for animal rights. Those modest apothegms and observations have grown to over two thousand grenades and articles.

In addition to regular articles, the Armory has begun publishing Politically Incorrect, an ongoing, daily stream of grenades that I hope will be shared extensively.

Most will be provocative, all will be irreverent, many seditious, and each will be designed to hit people upside the head.

The purpose of the Armory is to challenge people to think, to question what they believe, to weigh what they value.

To question authority, society, law, government, religion, politics, and their own worldviews.

I believe the Armory to be the most radical and incendiary blog for universal rights to be found online. Its mission is to radicalize the animal movement and to advocate for socialist revolution. You may not agree with me, as most do not, but you owe it to the animals to consider them in your own life and in your priorities.

And if you are a comrade you owe it to the animals to share the Armory far and wide.

Solidarity!

Armory Notes:

I am unaware of any other blog with the Armory’s mission of radicalizing the animal movement. I certainly hope I am not alone, and that there are similar sentiments being expressed by comrades unknown to me.

If you know of other blogs dedicated to animal rights and the defeat of capitalism, please comment with a link.

• Be sure to follow the Armory and share it with your Facebook friends and email contacts, as well as on Twitter, Google, and all other social media platforms. Our influence and effectiveness is dependent upon you!

Natasha Sainsbury, of Good Karma Graphic Design, has joined Armory of the Revolution as Editor, and is responsible for the transformation of the blog’s appearance. Visit and follow her blog V Kind.

If you are not already subscribed to the Armory, please do so before you leave.

There’s a button to Follow us in the upper right sidebar.

• Be sure to visit Armory of the Revolution’s new commissary and bookstore: The Supply Depot

You will find recommended reading on Animal Rights, revolutionary theory, politics, economics, religion, science, and atheism. There is also a section of supplies for animal liberationists, hunt saboteurs, and social revolutionaries. This is all brand new, and we will be adding lots more merchandise in the near future!

Feel free to comment. I encourage open discussion and welcome other opinions. I moderate comments because this blog has been attacked by hunters and right wing trolls. I approve comments that are critical as well as those which agree with me. Comments that I will not tolerate are those that are spam, threatening, disrespectful, or which promote animal abuse and cruelty

If you support the Amory’s work and mission, please help us grow.

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Straight from the Horse's Heart

A special letter from The Cloud Foundation‘s Ginger Kathrens

BLM Plans to Steal the Babies from Cloud’s Herd

“The following is a plea from my personal friend, Ginger Kathrens.  There is nothing contrived or over-inflated in her urgent plea for help as I have personnally looked into the vacant eyes of those who manage the BLM office in Billings Montana and there is not a heart or soul to be seen.  They do what they do to the special horses of the Pryor Mountains because, and I quote, ‘We Can’!

As volunteer President of the Wild Horse Freedom Federation I publicly state that we stand beside Ginger and the Cloud Foundation in asking you all to click on the link at the end of this letter and follow the guidelines on how you can help in stopping this BLM travesty.  We cannot stand quietly and let Cloud’s herd…

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Slavery is not just defended in the Old Testament.

In the Letter to Philemon, Paul tells a Christian slaveowner how to properly treat his Christian slave.

Before the Armory came into being, I was publishing Notes on my Facebook profile which I called political grenades, weapons to be wielded in the war for animal rights. Those modest apothegms and observations have grown to over two thousand grenades and articles.

In addition to regular articles, the Armory has begun publishing Politically Incorrect, an ongoing, daily stream of grenades that I hope will be shared extensively.

Most will be provocative, all will be irreverent, many seditious, and each will be designed to hit people upside the head.

The purpose of the Armory is to challenge people to think, to question what they believe, to weigh what they value.

To question authority, society, law, government, religion, politics, and their own worldviews.

I believe the Armory to be the most radical and incendiary blog for universal rights to be found online. Its mission is to radicalize the animal movement and to advocate for socialist revolution. You may not agree with me, as most do not, but you owe it to the animals to consider them in your own life and in your priorities.

And if you are a comrade you owe it to the animals to share the Armory far and wide.

Solidarity!

Armory Notes:

I am unaware of any other blog with the Armory’s mission of radicalizing the animal movement. I certainly hope I am not alone, and that there are similar sentiments being expressed by comrades unknown to me.

If you know of other blogs dedicated to animal rights and the defeat of capitalism, please comment with a link.

• Be sure to follow the Armory and share it with your Facebook friends and email contacts, as well as on Twitter, Google, and all other social media platforms. Our influence and effectiveness is dependent upon you!

Natasha Sainsbury, of Good Karma Graphic Design, has joined Armory of the Revolution as Editor, and is responsible for the transformation of the blog’s appearance. Visit and follow her blog V Kind.

If you are not already subscribed to the Armory, please do so before you leave.

There’s a button to Follow us in the upper right sidebar.

• Be sure to visit Armory of the Revolution’s new commissary and bookstore: The Supply Depot

You will find recommended reading on Animal Rights, revolutionary theory, politics, economics, religion, science, and atheism. There is also a section of supplies for animal liberationists, hunt saboteurs, and social revolutionaries. This is all brand new, and we will be adding lots more merchandise in the near future!

Feel free to comment. I encourage open discussion and welcome other opinions. I moderate comments because this blog has been attacked by hunters and right wing trolls. I approve comments that are critical as well as those which agree with me. Comments that I will not tolerate are those that are spam, threatening, disrespectful, or which promote animal abuse and cruelty

If you support the Amory’s work and mission, please help us grow.

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Lincoln was a liberal who was supported by Karl Marx.

Before the Armory came into being, I was publishing Notes on my Facebook profile which I called political grenades, weapons to be wielded in the war for animal rights. Those modest apothegms and observations have grown to over two thousand grenades and articles.

In addition to regular articles, the Armory has begun publishing Politically Incorrect, an ongoing, daily stream of grenades that I hope will be shared extensively.

Most will be provocative, all will be irreverent, many seditious, and each will be designed to hit people upside the head.

The purpose of the Armory is to challenge people to think, to question what they believe, to weigh what they value.

To question authority, society, law, government, religion, politics, and their own worldviews.

I believe the Armory to be the most radical and incendiary blog for universal rights to be found online. Its mission is to radicalize the animal movement and to advocate for socialist revolution. You may not agree with me, as most do not, but you owe it to the animals to consider them in your own life and in your priorities.

And if you are a comrade you owe it to the animals to share the Armory far and wide.

Solidarity!

Armory Notes:

I am unaware of any other blog with the Armory’s mission of radicalizing the animal movement. I certainly hope I am not alone, and that there are similar sentiments being expressed by comrades unknown to me.

If you know of other blogs dedicated to animal rights and the defeat of capitalism, please comment with a link.

• Be sure to follow the Armory and share it with your Facebook friends and email contacts, as well as on Twitter, Google, and all other social media platforms. Our influence and effectiveness is dependent upon you!

Natasha Sainsbury, of Good Karma Graphic Design, has joined Armory of the Revolution as Editor, and is responsible for the transformation of the blog’s appearance. Visit and follow her blog V Kind.

If you are not already subscribed to the Armory, please do so before you leave.

There’s a button to Follow us in the upper right sidebar.

• Be sure to visit Armory of the Revolution’s new commissary and bookstore: The Supply Depot

You will find recommended reading on Animal Rights, revolutionary theory, politics, economics, religion, science, and atheism. There is also a section of supplies for animal liberationists, hunt saboteurs, and social revolutionaries. This is all brand new, and we will be adding lots more merchandise in the near future!

Feel free to comment. I encourage open discussion and welcome other opinions. I moderate comments because this blog has been attacked by hunters and right wing trolls. I approve comments that are critical as well as those which agree with me. Comments that I will not tolerate are those that are spam, threatening, disrespectful, or which promote animal abuse and cruelty

If you support the Amory’s work and mission, please help us grow.

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The Democrats and the Republicans are both enemies of animals. So are most progressives and independents for that matter.

Politics is not a litmus test for anything, it is a process by which we hope to change the world. Unlike our own belief systems, politics is the minefield we must negotiate to try to achieve our goals, which will never succeed in their entirety, as politics is the art of compromise and barter.

In politics, perfect is the enemy of good.

Before the Armory came into being, I was publishing Notes on my Facebook profile which I called political grenades, weapons to be wielded in the war for animal rights. Those modest apothegms and observations have grown to over two thousand grenades and articles.

In addition to regular articles, the Armory has begun publishing Politically Incorrect, an ongoing, daily stream of grenades that I hope will be shared extensively.

Most will be provocative, all will be irreverent, many seditious, and each will be designed to hit people upside the head.

The purpose of the Armory is to challenge people to think, to question what they believe, to weigh what they value.

To question authority, society, law, government, religion, politics, and their own worldviews.

I believe the Armory to be the most radical and incendiary blog for universal rights to be found online. Its mission is to radicalize the animal movement and to advocate for socialist revolution. You may not agree with me, as most do not, but you owe it to the animals to consider them in your own life and in your priorities.

And if you are a comrade you owe it to the animals to share the Armory far and wide.

Solidarity!

Armory Notes:

I am unaware of any other blog with the Armory’s mission of radicalizing the animal movement. I certainly hope I am not alone, and that there are similar sentiments being expressed by comrades unknown to me.

If you know of other blogs dedicated to animal rights and the defeat of capitalism, please comment with a link.

• Be sure to follow the Armory and share it with your Facebook friends and email contacts, as well as on Twitter, Google, and all other social media platforms. Our influence and effectiveness is dependent upon you!

Natasha Sainsbury, of Good Karma Graphic Design, has joined Armory of the Revolution as Editor, and is responsible for the transformation of the blog’s appearance. Visit and follow her blog V Kind.

If you are not already subscribed to the Armory, please do so before you leave.

There’s a button to Follow us in the upper right sidebar.

• Be sure to visit Armory of the Revolution’s new commissary and bookstore: The Supply Depot

You will find recommended reading on Animal Rights, revolutionary theory, politics, economics, religion, science, and atheism. There is also a section of supplies for animal liberationists, hunt saboteurs, and social revolutionaries. This is all brand new, and we will be adding lots more merchandise in the near future!

Feel free to comment. I encourage open discussion and welcome other opinions. I moderate comments because this blog has been attacked by hunters and right wing trolls. I approve comments that are critical as well as those which agree with me. Comments that I will not tolerate are those that are spam, threatening, disrespectful, or which promote animal abuse and cruelty

If you support the Amory’s work and mission, please help us grow.

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An earlier post described the frustration and pain of being powerless in the face of unrelenting animal suffering and death.

The most tempting solutions–from blowing up Smithfield or Tyson, to holding politicians hostage, to taking out the whole slaughter industry from top to bottom–are obviously not possible.

I think we all get it. Personally, I have fantasies of slaughterhouses bombed into rubble,  of snipers waiting for the workers who spend their days slitting throats, of transport truck drivers slumped over the wheel of their empty rigs. Unfortunately, fantasies won’t save animals.

So what more can we do, along with our donating and rescuing,  petitioning and commenting?

Suggestions in the last post include “online leadership training programs, webinars on the intersection of human and animal rights, revolutionary theory, political strategy, philosophy, history, and tactics.”

Yes, all are important. But in a time when many people do not have the time or inclination to read or attend webinars, we need to find shorter, more direct ways of acting.

We also need to be up-to-date digitally and make more use of the Internet. The Internet can be used to mobilize activists, to fight animal-abusing industries and individuals, and to exercise and guard our freedom of speech.

For example, PETA uses Messenger to send out directions to fight specific issues. We fill in brief information and send back. PETA does the rest.

Last week PETA’s message asked that we make a phone call to a company, with the number provided. Within minutes the phone lines were overwhelmed, and the voice mail was full. Another line was opened. Again, within minutes it also was shut down and the voice mail was filled. I finally got through when the third line was opened. No, this did not destroy the company. But we did send a message, although such messages would be more effective if they were sustained and not one-time attacks.

Recently Wayne Hsiung of Direct Action Everywhere protested at a goat meat farm in North Carolina. He confiscated a sick baby goat and took him for veterinary care. For that, Hsiung was arrested and faced up to 39 months in jail. He asked his followers to call the Transylvania County sheriff and complain about the cruelty on the farm. Over 5000 people called. The calls not only let the authorities know that people were unwilling to tolerate the abuse, but they  also informed the law about the farm itself and the condition of the animals living there, something they either had not known about or ignored.

The Internet could help mobilize activists on the national and international level. Potentially  one or more of the big organizations, such as PETA, HSUS, ASPCA, or IDA  could offer such leadership. Currently, we become members of the groups  and donate, while the staff do the actual work for the animals. But they could select targets, organize and mobilize activists, and send out modules of information for us to follow. Again, sustained action by many people creates more attention from abusers

The Internet offers other opportunities to fight animal abuse. One way is doxing–the accumulation and dissemination of information on the abusers. Personal profiles can be built from LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. The information can include photos, education, work and home addresses. So, for example, a profile of the CEO of a major slaughter business could be sent around the Internet, along with graphic photos of his victims, so his friends and neighbors will know what goes on at his company. Photos could be taken of transport truck drivers, researchers, and other abusers for Internet or bulletin board “wanted” posters.

There are wonderful opportunities in the animal industries for expert hackers. They could target the abusers and damage their computers/information systems. They could hack into the slaughterhouses, shut down production on the increasingly mechanized slaughter lines, delete or change spreadsheets and payroll information, circulate the salary of the CEOs and the profits of the shareholders on the Internet.

Big Ag is just one industry. There are also Big Pharma the USDA,  and the USFWS to attend to.

Obviously, there are legal ramifications to some Internet activism. But some consider it worth the consequences, considering the suffering animals endure at human hands, with no legal or moral prohibitions. Laws, as we know, have done little good.

I have installed a Tor browser to look for evidence of animal activism on the dark web. The kinds of censorship or speech restrictions we’re seeing on Facebook and other sites will not be as prevalent on the alternative Internet since Tor, especially with a VPN, will not reveal viewers’ IP addresses, and people tend to speak out more freely.

And finally, activists in the digital age need to deal with the potential language restrictions that could curtail our freedom of speech and thus limit our work.

For example, last January Ingrid Newkirk, head of PETA, was scheduled to give a speech at Google, arranged by Googlers for Animals, a group of activists working at the tech company. Newkirk planned to talk about racism, sexism, and speciesism as examples of the prejudice that historically has caused so much damage. However, another Google group complained that comparing racism with speciesism was offensive. Newkirk was suddenly banned from speaking after she had already arrived at the facility.

Since then the Wall Street Journal noted that Google will vet speeches before they are delivered, and it has banned any future comparisons between racism and speciesism.

Also in January, Curtis Vollmer was fired from his job at RunSignUp for sending a message asking that animals not be discriminated against because of their species. He was told he did not fit in with the company’s culture and was told to go work in a vegan restaurant!

The new language restrictions also affect the rhetoric we use to advance our position. In the past, comparisons have been the  mainstay in describing how the same forces of oppression, dominance, and superior/inferior status have caused the suffering and death of slaves, Jews in Nazi Germany, and animals in virtually every culture and time.

Marjorie Spiegel wrote The Dreaded Comparison to note the similarities between animal ownership and abuse and human slavery. Charles Patterson wrote Eternal Treblinka to compare the exploitation and slaughter of animmals to the Holocaust . Spiegel did not say that human slaves and animals were the same. Patterson did not say that Jews and animals were the same. What both authors did was demonstrate how the same underlying unequal power structures justified the suffering and death they caused.

When written, those books were declared “important” and “powerful.” Critics asserted that they belonged in every library. Now they are deemed politically incorrect.

Recently Trump referred to the Central American gang, MS-13, as animals. House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, objected. Pelosi lectured that no human beings, no matter how despicable their behavior, should ever be compared to animals. She noted that all human beings, unlike animals, contain a “spark of divinity.” Other politicians and pundits jumped in and agreed. They basically affirmed the old religious tradition that God created human beings in a separate and superior category–a major pillar of speciesism. And these are the people, the progressives and liberals, that we relied on to be sympathetic to animals!

In whatever way we elect to carry out our activism, we cannot afford to give in to the PC language involving animals. This is especially true on the Internet where the audience is so large. We cannot allow the word “animal” to be politicized and morally forbidden until the fight for speciesism is equated with racism and sexism.

If we cannot compare, if we lose the power of simile and metaphor to teach and explain, and if we must maintain the barrier between human beings and all other animals in our discussion, then we have lost a major weapon in our battle against speciesism.

About the Author

Marcia Mueller holds two Master’s degrees and has authored numerous articles on animal rights, history, and political theory.

Marcia is an editor of Armory of the Revolution.

She has written and commented frequently on the Armory under the nomme de guerre ahimsaforever.

Before the Armory came into being, I was publishing Notes on my Facebook profile which I called political grenades, weapons to be wielded in the war for animal rights. Those modest apothegms and observations have grown to over two thousand grenades and articles.

In addition to regular articles, the Armory has begun publishing Politically Incorrect, an ongoing, daily stream of grenades that I hope will be shared extensively.

Most will be provocative, all will be irreverent, many seditious, and each will be designed to hit people upside the head.

The purpose of the Armory is to challenge people to think, to question what they believe, to weigh what they value.

To question authority, society, law, government, religion, politics, and their own worldviews.

I believe the Armory to be the most radical and incendiary blog for universal rights to be found online. Its mission is to radicalize the animal movement and to advocate for socialist revolution. You may not agree with me, as most do not, but you owe it to the animals to consider them in your own life and in your priorities.

And if you are a comrade you owe it to the animals to share the Armory far and wide.

Solidarity!

Armory Notes:

I am unaware of any other blog with the Armory’s mission of radicalizing the animal movement. I certainly hope I am not alone, and that there are similar sentiments being expressed by comrades unknown to me.

If you know of other blogs dedicated to animal rights and the defeat of capitalism, please comment with a link.

• Be sure to follow the Armory and share it with your Facebook friends and email contacts, as well as on Twitter, Google, and all other social media platforms. Our influence and effectiveness is dependent upon you!

Natasha Sainsbury, of Good Karma Graphic Design, has joined Armory of the Revolution as Editor, and is responsible for the transformation of the blog’s appearance. Visit and follow her blog V Kind.

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• Be sure to visit Armory of the Revolution’s new commissary and bookstore: The Supply Depot

You will find recommended reading on Animal Rights, revolutionary theory, politics, economics, religion, science, and atheism. There is also a section of supplies for animal liberationists, hunt saboteurs, and social revolutionaries. This is all brand new, and we will be adding lots more merchandise in the near future!

Feel free to comment. I encourage open discussion and welcome other opinions. I moderate comments because this blog has been attacked by hunters and right wing trolls. I approve comments that are critical as well as those which agree with me. Comments that I will not tolerate are those that are spam, threatening, disrespectful, or which promote animal abuse and cruelty

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