I suddenly realized what this blog is about.
It is not about attacking Boks, Animal Services, County, Pierce, Carolina Biological, or defending Mason, or ADL or ALF or anyone else.
This blog is a mirror. I am showing us ourselves. I am showing what “they” are doing to animals and they are also doing it to themselves, for the brutality they commit on them is within them as much as directed outwards.
I am also showing us, and how impotent and cowardly we are, mostly for fear of them in uniforms hurting our animals. We think if we are a raised nail, we will get pounded down.
We have been cowardly, divided and fearful. This is what we are.
I have hoped by showing the horror of what is happening to our animals and the animals, that we might grow united despite our fears, and make positive change.
ALF might take up arms against the animal destroyers and ADL picket Boks, and some political types work behind the scenes trying to get things done, but we all know that change is not happening fast enough. At this rate it will be hundreds of years that killing animals will be viewed as o.k.
Are you willing to allow this to continue?
Who are the real “enemies?” Animal Services and a GM that can’t get to no kill? Mayeda who hasn’t a clue? Cruel shelter workers? Huntington Laboratories, Carolina Biological, Villaraigosa?
Of course the real enemy is the absence of heart, or a living connection between people with each other and animals. This cannot be legislated or taught, in fact culture teaches us against it, and the ugliness of everyday life detroys it.
But bad actions can be legislated against, bad politicians fired, cruel shelter workers jailed, incompetent managers shown the door.
This is a matter of heart and the LA animal community needs to get its act together.
I appeal to you to organize.
Don’t leave it to me, just meet with others groups even though you have no time or energy left because you are tending after your own and you fear for your own.
Remember, unless we get together now, “they” will come after us one by one, just as Mason was attacked. Also, there are really evil people out there that Animal Services, the ACTF, ASPCLA really do protect us from. Boks is not evil, just narcissistic and wants to be admired. At times he does a lot for animals such as going over budget in areas where it matters and getting five new veterinarians for Animal Services. Mayeda, on the other hand, is a complete fraud.
I don’t think it so much there are evil corporations or agencies, but there are evil and corrupt people who use organizations for their own ends, or average people that sometimes do evil things.
We have to expose evil and have the public and each other vomit seeing the horror and not just sink into apathy or depression. It is everywhere. Corruption is everywhere. Inhumanity is everywhere and exposing it is a beginning.
It is time to wake up. It is time to feel the pain again of perceiving that inhumanity and cruelty and doing something about it. Don’t run from the pain. Don’t run out of fear for your animals. You can still act, just be clever about it.
Help others with animals that need help. If you see someone with too many cats, take part of that burden on yourself. Don’t just lecture, help. The same with Animal Services; do good, do no harm. There was no reason to come down on Mason instead of helping him.
Boswell never helped, they only demanded that he do things beyond his capability. They never helped. Ed needed a PR event and he failed Mason and exposed who he was. Briefly we all saw that he was and he knew we all saw what he was.
Go to Charlotte Laws' events, Sorentino’s events, see Nathan when he comes here, organize against Villaraigosa, see if Hertzberg wants to run against Tony. Just begin to act in a larger way beyonf feeding, speutering and giving care to animals. Face the horror, face the huge need for chnage, and begin acting.
This is what this blog is about.
See too my sister blogs, especially http://lacdacc.blogspot.com. They are serving as another mirror. This is bigger than just a war; evil, cruelty and war are symptoms of something deeper and this needs to be exposed—all of it, from LAAS, to County, to Pierce, Carolina Biological, Huntington Labs, all of it. And we need to see in ourselves why we abide with this and do nothing.