Beat the booze

As straightedge vegan anarchists, we need to fight all forms of social control, colonization and imprisonment. Nothing short of total liberation from coercion for all beings. To this end my personal anarchism fights against intoxication culture–be they smartphones, television, drug and alcohol consumption, consumerism, religious dogma, Abrahmic religion, traditional modes of thinking and being. These are but tools of governmental and social control–we must take back our wildness. Pacification through inebriation has rendered people unimaginative, unable to see a world beyond their own glamorization, their own instant gratification and self-perpetuated myths of grandeur and celebrity status. They can’t see a world where we humans value the planet and all its inhabitants, all its complexity; we don’t see ourselves as part of nature but instead as elites, marching atop the earth in triumphal procession. Indeed we live in civilizations that value only human empowerment and so-called progress at the expense of the only planet we’ll ever call home.

We as a species will never understand if we don’t open our minds and hearts. Some of us have been beating on these drums for years, all fallen on deaf, inebriated and dumbed minds. Unleash your power, make a stand against the corporations that would destroy us, destroy our earth. Don’t tamp your anger and rage and love with drugs, but stoke those fires with clarity and calls to action. As a famous musician once wrote, if you only take what’s put before you, eat what’s on your plate, who’s to blame for your tummy ache? Don’t toe the line. Redraw the limits of your imagination, expectations and realities; defeat the colonizer within.

Build Your Inner Fortress

Inside each of us is a wellspring of hope–and every corporation and body of government wants to extract that precious resource and infill with concrete. They want to use you and then build their empire upon your corpse, your skeleton, your flesh.

From birth ’til death we are a commodity to be tilled and harvested; all in the name of keeping a massive militaristic nation moving forward on the ever-rolling barrels of oil.

Cast off these chains that we have forged through the years; set yourself on a path to freedom. Liberate your mind, body and soul; liberate those who are dear to you; liberate the innocent.

Love yourself so that you can love those beings that surround you.

Take it back from the machines

We must take back what is rightfully ours. If we live like those the elite despise and treat with disdain, if we are satisfied with their cheap baubles and trinkets, their middling politics, their shiny gadgets, their mind-numbing intoxicants, then we will never force the power brokers to rethink their exploitation of the earth and its inhabitants for monetary reward. They will always be able to justify it by giving the people, giving us the consumer, “what we want.”

The time is now to let them know that what we want is not what they give us, not what they sell us. We want the earth and all its inhabitants to live without oppression.

We must be vigilant and we must take action; we are going to have to put it in their faces, rub their noses in it, and make them realize that we don’t want to destroy our home for a small bit of comfort; that we want to live sensibly and within our means as a species. I suppose an important question to ask yourself is just how badly we want it.

Alcohol. The True Gateway Drug.

Straightedge is about love. Love for ourselves and everyone around us. To that end we are stating the well-known fact that alcohol is the true gateway drug. We can’t stand these companies and their stable of whores–the PR and marketing agencies, liquor stores, mini marts, bars, nightclubs, influencers, mainstream movies and music. They sell fabled lives, full of parties and bikinis. The reality is life destroyed for profit.

When was the last time you were drinking a mai tai on the beach with five women in bikinis?

Exactly. Be vegan. Be straightedge. Fight against these systems of oppression and hatred.