Posts Tagged ‘war’

the art of guerrilla activism

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

“Don’t confuse rebellion with terrorism.”

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Camille Marino
November 4, 2017

Traditional guerrilla warfare is a strategy. It is where a small group of combatants employs irregular tactics in an effort to effectively combat a larger, well-equipped military. When the US invaded Viet Nam, the northern villagers were unable to fight toe to toe with our armies. To skew the odds a bit, they might send a child into American camps to gain the trust of the soldiers at which point a bomb would be detonated. When the US invades and occupies oil-rich lands in the Middle East,  improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are commonly used — roadside bombs — to disrupt military caravans, injure and kill Americans, in response to our drones and carpet bombs that indiscriminately wipe out high-value targets and civilian families alike. War is ugly. And guerrilla warfare is a response to well-funded and well-equipped imperialist government forces.

Is the war being waged by humans on every other species so different? Inside labs and factory farms, nonhuman animals are under siege, being mutilated and murdered by the billions annually; the numbers are so astronomical that they defy our ability to truly grasp the magnitude of death and suffering. And what can we possibly do against the state-sponsored, state-enforced, and state-protected savagery being visited upon our nonhuman cousins? We will never win in courtrooms. We will never win in the media. And we will never win wasting our time talking and debating with those who hold all the power — those to whom our protestations are impotent and laughable.

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Our job is to send them to hell

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

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camille marino
september 27, 2017

Aside from saving animals, collectively and individually, we have one job – to send those who profit from animal abuse to a hell of their own, something akin to the hell in which they’ve entombed animals on earth.

The holocaust is so omnipresent and pervasive, that it’s easy to be overwhelmed. Especially if we are isolated by location or ideology, don’t have a group with which to work or a support system, what can one person really do? Whenever a problem is too big, the only way in which to tackle it is to break it down into smaller, manageable parts that will incrementally bring us closer to our ultimate goal. The simple fact is that if every “one person” throws their hands in the air and embraces impotence, the answer is that we will accomplish nothing. However, if every “one person” commits to doing something every single day, then, cumulatively, all of those individuals will change the world. Together, we can stop abusers. If we stop abusers, then we have liberated untold numbers of their nonhuman victims.

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