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The Left Media and Left Wing Are Animal Advocates, Right?

UPDATE 9/28/18: Info on Christine Blasey Ford’s credibility (see at bottom of article).
UPDATE 10/1/18: I was mistaken about which Supreme Court Justice had recently retired and is being replaced, whether it was Scalia or Kennedy. It’s retired Kennedy being replaced now of course; Scalia died in 2016. Text has been revised.
Credit: Fibonacci Blue

Most animal activists love to attach themselves to the liberal side of politics, believing that side is pro-animal, opposed to the meat industry, opposed to animal testing, the fur industry, and all the other horrors happily accepted by the media-taught masses as normal and needed. One who purportedly loves/respects animals might wonder why a population largely trained by the mass media accepts all those horrors, but that makes one’s brain go all dizzy, so one avoids such thoughts.

The liberal media talks a good game when it comes to animal “welfare”; most liberal politicians do too. But that’s talk. Look at what they DO.

Most any “news” hour will be sure to have a segment celebrating everyone’s love for big fat juicy burgers, or whatever happens to be the meat dish or restaurant of the day. Free advertising is rampant in these “news” sideshows. Deep-fried pigs’ feet and such at county fairs are another favorite…let’s everybody indulge and grin from ear to ear!

NY State Fair Food 2015

These are, of course, the same “news” outlets that “objectively” rage against everything Trump, no matter the good he is doing for the country outside of his often crass remarks.

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Every time some animal testing lab concocts what they call a “promising breakthrough,” that same liberal media can’t wait to breathlessly tell us all about it, regardless of any scientific validity and with no mention of what the animals endured for the latest fundraiser to benefit the sadists in lab coats. Nothing loosens up people’s purse strings more than stories of cures “around the corner thanks to animal sacrifice.” And the liberal media, great friend of animal activists, gleefully shouts those headlines with abandon. While animal-rights supporters evidently turn a blind eye and a deaf ear.

It would seem that despicable GREED is behind what the media does, but NO, greed is a right-wing Republican thing, ain’t it?

I regularly get replies from my liberal representatives regarding specific issues, say animal testing for one. Full of vagueness, sounding supportive of my “concerns,” but the bottom line is always: This industry is here to stay, it’s necessary, but I will always fight to ensure that the animals are treated humanely. Same goes for animal slaughter, et al. Humane life in a cage being used as experimental fodder; humane life in a cage being grown as food and ending up murdered by knife attack. The humaneness of it all makes me want to vomit.

Our mass media gladly endorse these monstrous deceptions, and their power in influencing public opinion is massive. So, why would they continually use that power to help industries that torture and kill animals, while talking all pretty about how they love animals?

We can clearly see the media’s full-blown liberal activism and power to influence people’s minds with the Brett Kavanaugh case of late. He is of course President Trump’s pick to replace retired Judge Anthony Kennedy on the US Supreme Court. All the progressive minions have Kavanaugh cast in stone as a vicious gang rapist based on some liberal activist woman’s (Christine Blasey Ford’s) dredged up memory of a “party” of her, her best friend (who doesn’t remember the event) and 4 boys from 36 years ago, about her being manhandled (not raped) by Kavanaugh when he was seventeen.

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Since the woman’s recollections are apparently so full of holes and since she was balking at testifying under oath, we see the backup plans in motion: Two or more “survivors” of the monster that is Kavanaugh have come out of the woodwork to keep him off the Supreme Court. The plan obviously is to keep this circus going till November when the liberals think they can win Congress and keep Kavanaugh out. They want a liberal activist judge to replace Kennedy, not a conservative constitutionalist like Kavanaugh. And they’re fighting lowdown and filthy to get their way. This all seriously stinks, regardless of what anyone thinks about Kavanaugh.

A whole lot of people, including liberal ARAs and vegans, are swallowing this load of chicanery, hook, line and sinker.

But imagine if the media dealt in TRUTH regarding the animal-using/killing industries and employed their influence in that realm. Imagine how much faster veganism would grow, along with all the rest of the needed changes. But no, the media does not do that. They do the opposite.

The liberal media regularly does cutesy animal adoption stories and the newscasters all rejoice in their love for “pets.” They’ll occasionally briefly cover a case of animal abuse and look glumly at the camera. “We’re with you, we feel your pain, our hearts break too,” their eyes say, for an instant. Then after the next commercial break the same heads will blare an “amusing” free advertisement for bacon-egg-cheese-burgers, implying that they, too, in all their obsessive thinness, indulge in the occasional big fat burger too. Don’t we all? Yum yum! Tee hee. And mind you, all those meat commercials you see/hear have absolutely nothing to do with it!

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The same polished heads will then later chirp with beaming faces about the latest breakthrough in weight loss or some other continual bane of us all. Look at the big fat sluggish mouse in the before pic. Then after the breakthrough treatment…voila!…thin, active mouse! Will these miracles never cease? People eat it all up like the gullible twits the media counts on us to be. It’s like magic, they think…take a pill and look like the latest trending hotsie-totsie guy or gal! Are you ready for bikini season? You’d better be.

Plus, over here, this rat covered in tumors has been cured! Here comes the cure for cancer, but only if we get needed funding. (Translation: Cure Daddy sporting the lab coat needs another summer home.)

Say the public: Those researchers are absolutely awesome! Thank goodness we have animals to test our stuff on! Ima donate to all those kids with cancer now…those researchers say the cure is around the corner. Naysayers claim they’ve been saying that for several decades, but it’s only because they haven’t got enough money yet that the cure’s not here. Anywho, look at all the advances we’ve made, what they are I don’t exactly know, but I hear we got ‘em! Let’s all donate to animal research and be happy our taxes are funding it. What could be more warmhearted and caring? Anyone opposing animal testing is an anti-human MONSTER! Let’s experiment on THEM!

Same goes for vaccines, needless to say, and vaccines are undoubtedly a product of animal experiments and make use of all sorts of animal products. But many now recognize vaccines as yet another highly effective form of guaranteeing future profits for the industry, and they get viciously attacked in return. Take over the role of disease prevention by shooting toxic cocktails into the masses and messing around with those immune systems and, lo and behold, people become medically dependent for life! The media REALLY love touting vaccines as “news” (i.e. more free advertising, this time for their other high-paying advertisers—pharmaceutical companies).

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And the animal activist’s great friend, the rabidly liberal mass media, gladly serve as the great, prolific circus barker for it all.

And our other great friends, progressive/liberal/socialist politicians, continue to grease the skids for themselves while telling us how much they feel our, and the animals’, pain. No matter their animal-friendly votes and such, it seems that things don’t actually change for good based on those votes and new laws. Things only really change for the better and permanently when people change en masse, when laws aren’t even needed for people to behave decently. Without that fundamental change in people, with new laws there’s always the backsliding when the opposition, such as puppy mills, barge up and demand their “rights” to torture and exploit animals. They scoff at the word “torture”; after all, one cannot torture a thing. Soul-dead René Descartes taught us ages ago that animals feel nothing.

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So, without enough of the populace firmly on our side, we cannot get sufficient firm, lasting changes for animals. So puppy mills, slaughterhouses, vivisection labs, fur farms, et al, continue on, profiting all the way, under the liberal media’s self-interested, coddling watch. It would seem that the media heads know all this fully well. And still they do what they do, continually assisting the other side in keeping the populace far away from honest, effective animal advocacy and progress. When the smoke is cleared away, we can see clearly how they actually foment hatred in the populace against true animal advocates.

I’ll take the increased honesty and freedom-loving of the right, Republican wing. At least I know where I stand with the opposition on that side; and their people who are working for animals, including Matthew Scully and Lara Trump, and all the conservative animal activists I’ve known over the years let me know I’m not alone in being conservative and entirely opposed to all abuse and exploitive killing of animals.

UPDATE:

CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD is an animal “researcher,” a VIVISECTOR, one who enjoys abusing captive animals for career/financial gain. Any animal activists still find her credible, honest, delicate, and a victim of Brett Kavanaugh?

She is co-author on six animal studies from 2006 to 2012, one using mice, six using rats. Read them here:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Blasey+C%5BAuthor%5D+animals

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In case anyone doubts that she participated in the abuse as a “co-author”:

All authors must have participated in efforts to such an extent that they can take public responsibility for relevant portions of the content. One or more authors should take responsibility for the integrity of the work, from planning to publication. Only those who meet all of the following three criteria should be co-author of an article:

1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
3) final approval of the version to be published.
Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3.

Ref.: Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Ethical Considerations in the Conduct and Reporting of Research: Authorship and Contributorship.

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A Conservative Vegan? How Is This Possible?!

When I turned 18 long ago and began voting, my first major vote was for Jimmy Carter for president, and just about everyone I knew voted for him. He won, of course, and went on to disappoint me and many others as the leader of our country. I had been far more liberal minded when I first voted, although not really understanding why; liberalism was just somehow “required” at the time, but not for long. But at 18—20 I still had the “rich people bad, poor people good” notion, despite all sensibility and despite that in life I’ve run into plenty of wonderful, kind wealthy people and nightmarishly evil poor people…and vice versa.

Here’s a summary of the problems with Carter’s presidency: http://www.e-polis.cz/clanek/american-presidency-recalling-the-failures-of-jimmy-carter.html

So anyhow, there we were in pre-Prop-13 California – kicking Grandma out of her long-time home.

The next year I was employed by an accountant and stayed there for a couple of years, and my boss was pushing for Proposition 13 (P13) when it came up for consideration in California. P13 is why I became politically conservative. This measure was in essence a citizen revolt against the punitive, debilitating property taxes being levied on anyone who owned property in the state…taxes so high that many people could no longer afford to stay in their homes, and businesses and jobs were being forced out.

Elderly people, too, were being forced to lose their homes because they could not pay hundreds of dollars per month as some “greedy owner penalty” in addition to all the other household and other expenses of living. My parents (homeowners) were of course in favor of P13, which put a cap on property taxes for both residential and business properties, explained in detail here: https://www.californiataxdata.com/pdf/Prop13.pdf

High property taxes also cause rents to increase, so apartment dwellers and other renters are harming themselves by opposing P13, aside from the higher unemployment resulting from high taxes.

“But why shouldn’t owners be willing to pay property tax?” one might still ask.

They are willing, and they do pay a large chunk of money which should all go to support vital communal services. The average homeowner with a newly purchased $500,000 home pays about $700 per month in property tax due to the tax rate plus extras tacked on by liberals, and the home’s assessed value raises by 2% each year and is taxed accordingly. We already pay too much, even with P13 in effect, but liberals want a whole lot more.

And despite P13, property and other tax revenue is higher than ever in CA (See Here) due to high property prices when sold, etc., so obviously there’s something else behind the goal to destroy P13. It’s not about “taking care of the people,” but about destroying individual freedoms…except for those enjoyed by the elite.

The problem is with all the waste and special giveaway programs designed by “equalizers” wherein they heroically take from the “rich” and give to the “poor,” even when those poor are non-citizens, while also throwing a large chunk of change down the rabbit hole of “administrative costs” and outrageous overpayment for everything. It’s fun spending other people’s money!

From the Ten Years After song “I’d Love to Change the World”…

Tax the rich, feed the poor

Till there are no rich no more

…but excluding the usual suspects like billionaire celebrities, naturally! And the “bad rich” are anyone outside of the exclusive elite crowd who now owns anything or has more than he/she “needs,” or has more than anyone else among his/her class. That class would be the bulk of the population—the equalized lowly class—who in the new Socialist Paradise would make their humble livings as unsavory yet condescendingly tolerated (at arm’s length) servants to the mega-wealthy elite.

Liberals have what I call “Robin Hood delusion.” They relish getting their hands on huge volumes of community money, and it’s clearly evident that they love to waste it and invent ever new ways to waste even more, always under the guise of helping the little people who cannot run their lives without Big Brother’s hand in everything they are and do. Thus, there’s always the “hunger” and “need” for people to pay ever higher taxes. “Liberal” – that’s a great word for people extremely liberal with community money they’ve been entrusted with by force. But the story of Robin Hood isn’t what they’ve made of it, at all.

Efforts have been made to weaken P13 continually since it went into effect 40 years ago. We in California are having P13 challenged again in 2020 when a measure on the ballot, if it passes, will cause business properties to lose much of their protection from overtaxation, resulting in more loss of businesses and employment, harming California citizens aside from harming business owners. That’s aside from all the jobs already lost by citizens to illegal immigrants, which is another issue, and the businesses utilizing non-citizens have largely themselves to thank for our huge problem with illegal immigration.  But it’s a deeper issue than that, which I won’t get into here.

Back to Prop. 13

Zip Ties by Kyle Grow on Flickr – The Ratchet Effect

In effect, businesses losing their protection is only a much-awaited foot in the door for power-hungry splurgers, who know they cannot destroy P13 all at once lest we have another revolt and return to majority conservatism in California. So the takedown of P13 must be done gradually, bit by bit, with the ever handy ratchet effect clicking firmly into place each step of the way, not allowing any “backsliding” once “progress” has been made. Next will come more and more slices being carved out of P13 until we’re back again with homeowners no longer able to afford their homes, businesses no longer profitable unless they lay off employees, charge outrageous prices, etc., none of it good for true American freedom.

The goal of liberals is obviously to “equalize” everyone and have government run absolutely everything, except perhaps for moviemaking, since there’s no need for government tyranny there…they already do their utmost for socialism and to demonize conservatives and those who believe in kind, responsible capitalism and the freedom to make your own way and keep what you earn or otherwise possess (i.e. your security in life) without having it forcibly taken from you to support programs and people you do not want to support.

Our State Board of Equalization (state tax collector) isn’t named as such for nothing.

In the socialist dream world, they’ll have us all (except for the elites of course) happily obeying all government mandates and living in bleak government housing. This vast majority (peasants) will be “content” in having Big Government run our lives and in not feeling envy for any of our peers having more than us. We’ll then be “safe” according to the elites who now fear “the people” they consider their charges. Look at the walls and security gates around their mansions.

A roughly $8000/mo. property tax bill is hardly felt by billionaires.

The elites…liberal celebrities, doctors and others, and their favorite politicians in power…will continue to live like royalty in lavish mansions resembling hotels, traveling the world in personal jets, partying and all that. But there’ll be a class in between them and the peasants: overpaid, lax government workers (including law enforcement and lower rung “healthcare” workers), who of course wouldn’t want to live among the riffraff but aren’t quite elite status—they’ll be the new Middle Class. The peasants will happily allow the new Middle Class their higher status, since who else will keep us obedient and medically dependent, and who else will do all the paperwork and record keeping for us all? Never mind that our lives will be spent waiting in ridiculously long lines or packed in like sardines for hours (not exaggerating) for bad service when we go to do our civic duties like drivers license renewals, or for medical “care” and such. We’ll just think of it as a duty, yet also a social gathering among our peeps.

And don’t worry about catching nasty diseases in those close quarters with your fellow peasants, we’ll all be pumped full of every vaccine concoction possible, numbering in the dozens or hundreds (more = merrier). The socialist dream is also rife with mass vaccination clinics for the unwashed masses. The Upper Crust will of course be exempt from such programs. Naturally!

Well, actually, you should worry about catching those diseases, and much else, despite (i.e. due to) all your shots; but fear not, there’ll be a clinic in every town for you to line up for your harmful treatments! Anyhow, just let your guardians in power do your worrying for you. They know best, and you’d do best to realize that.

How neat and orderly society will be, ah yes.

So all that, in a long-winded “nutshell” is why I became politically conservative and have pretty much stuck with it all these decades, although I’m not hugely politically minded. And it all has absolutely nothing to do with my love and respect for animals; neither mindset is badly affected in any way by the other.

People often wonder how someone who’s not very wealthy and who loves animals can possibly vote for Republicans who are largely “filthy rich” and are even worse on animal issues than are Democrats and others. Example: Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin are absolute abominations in regard to animals and it makes me sick that they’re part of the Republican wing. I would rather not vote at all than vote for a Palin type; and that among other reasons is why I don’t respect the late John McCain as much as I might, since he had her as his VP running mate in 2008.

So, the reason animal advocates like me can vote Republican is because we don’t believe politicians and leaders really affect the way people live, ethics wise. And I believe the more freedom we are afforded in general, the more free we are to work towards our goals of animal liberation, promoting veganism, defunding and ending animal vivisection, and so forth.

Republicans are far from perfect, but far better than the alternative, in affording us our freedoms.