"'Our life, it probably began inside of the ocean,' Johnny said quietly. 'About four thousand million years before now. Probably near hot places, like volcanoes, under the sea.' I turned to look at him. 'And for almost all of that long time, all the living things where water things, living inside the sea. Then, a few hundred million years ago, maybe a little bit more - just a little while, really, in the big history of the Earth - the living things began to be living on the land, as well.' I was throwing and smiling at the same time, surprised and bewildered. I held my breath, afraid that any sound might interrupt his musing. 'But in a way you can say after leaving the sea, we took the ocean with us. When a woman makes a baby, she gives it water, inside her body to grow in. That water inside her body is almost exactly the same as the water of the sea. It is salty, by just the same amount. She makes a little ocean, in her body. And not only this. Our blood and our sweating, they are both salty, almost exactly like the water from the sea is salty. We carry oceans inside of us, in our blood, in our sweat. And we are crying the oceans, in our tears."
Shantaram, Gregory Roberts
"One of the reasons why we crave love, and seek it so desperately, is that love is the only cure for loneliness, and shame, and sorrow. But some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths about yourself are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. And some things are just so sad that only your soul can do the crying for you."
Shantaram (Gregory David Roberts)
"What characterises the human race more - cruelty or the capacity to feel shame for it? - I thought the question acutely clever then, when I first heard it, but I’m lonelier and wiser now, and I know it isn’t cruelty or shame that characterises the human race. It’s forgiveness that makes us what we are. Without forgiveness, our species would have annihilated itself in endless retributions. Without forgiveness, there would be no history. Without that hope, there would be no art, for every work of art is in some way an act of forgiveness. Without that dream, there would be no love, for every act of love is in some way a promise to forgive. We live on because we can love, and because we love we can forgive."
Gregory Roberts, Shantaram

Thomas Hooper
"As vegans, our goal is not simply to get people to stop eating animals; we aim to bring about a revolutionary shift in social consciousness to transform a culture of violence and oppression to one of nonviolence and liberation. Our goal is to catalyze a revolution to change the course of history."
Melanie Joy, Speaking Truth to Power: Understanding the Dominant, Animal-Eating Narrative for Vegan Empowerment and Social Transformation (via redofthehood)
Watch: Earthlings

The animals, I see their pain with ease
But don’t expect me to give up pizza with cheese
The animals, I see their pain with ease
But don’t expect me to eat a pizza without cheese

I know I could be the best vegan the world’s seen
It’s such a shame my doctor says I can’t because I need the protein
What’s right or what’s wrong is not a tough decision
But animal torture is a part of my new religion
Hey, you know that I am down with what it’s about
Did I happen to mention I need the strength to work out?
Because I am building up muscle, I’m a growing boy
Such a cruel twist of fate, I’m allergic to soy

Excuses, excuses, are not for me!

Good Clean Fun -The Vegan Revolution Draft Dodger Anthem

What does Direct Action Mean?

It means that you are no longer prepared to sit back and allow terrible,
cruel things to happen. The camerman in Ethiopia took direct action,
he filmed the worst disaster that has ever happened to human beings. He
realised it was too enormous a problem to handle himself - so he took the
films home in the hope other people would help. They did. Are you prepared
to sit back any longer? Direct action in animal rights means causing
economic damage to those who abuse and make profits from exploitation.

It’s possible to do things alone, slash tyres, glue up locks, butchers,
burger bars, the furriers, smash windows, bankrupt the lot. Throw paint over
shops and houses. Paint stripper works great on cars. Chewing gum sticks
well to fur coats. A seized engine just won’t start, sand in the petrol tank
means that delivery’s going nowhere. When the new death shop opens up make
sure you’re the first person to be there. If the circus comes to town
remember what goes up must come down. Stop contributing to the abuse
yourself - don’t eat meat, don’t buy leather. Buy non-animal tested make up,
herbal soap and shampoo’s better.

Try and form a group of people that you know that you can trust and plan
ambitious direct action, sometimes risky but a must. Only when you have
animal liberation will we obtain human freedom, when the last
vivisectionist’s blade is snapped. It will be that one step nearer to peace.
Direct action in the animal movement is sussed and strong, and our final
goal is not far off.

Animal lovers, vandals, hooligans, cranks; recognise the labels? They say we
don’t care about human beings. We say all sentient beings, animal or human
have the right to live, free from pain, torture and suffering. They say
because we are human and speak the same, we matter more. Is our pain and
suffering any greater or lesser than that of animals? Human v. animal rights
is as much a prejudice as black v. white or the nazis versus the jews an
affront to our freedom.

Vivisection is a violation of human beings, the same as it is for animals.
We have a chemical world built on a pile of drugs to thanks for their
experiments. Drugs are designed for profit, manufactured to suppress
symptoms. Human freedom, animal rights. It’s one struggle, one fight.
When animal abuse is stopped then human abuse will soon stop also, an
attitude of mind. “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind”.
Start by protecting the weak, the defenceless, animals, the sick, the
disabled. Compassion and emotion are our most important safety values.
If we lose them, then ‘we lose’ the vitality of life itself.
Emotional? Hooligans? Cranks?….

Conflict - This is the A.L.F. (animal liberation front)
Conflict - Meat Means Murder
"Woman so willing the sweet cause in vain,
You make love,
You break love,
It’s a all the same, when it’s,
When it’s over."
Jimi Hendrix - Manic Depression
"I learned to recognise the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both"
Robert Louis Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde