Golden, Colorado jail
[Walter is making himself available to the media for interviews from jail.
buzzwords I often hear in various radical circles are “revolutionary”
and “militant”. I think they are two very important words that
have become far too commonly used and thus do not command the respect they
deserve. In this essay, I am going to put a fresh perspective on the word
“revolutionary” and get back to the definition of “militant”.All
this from the perspective and for the benefit of the abolitionist animal
liberation activists and radical environmentalists that care more about
our mother earth and her animal nations than contemporary industrialized
Advertisers would like us to think that their products are revolutionary.
Politicians would have us think that revolutionaries are “radical”
and “extreme”. Religionists believe their prophets to be standard-bearers
of revolution. I guess the common usage for “revolutionary”
might mean anything that brings about great change, and in particular, great
change for the cause or causes in which one believes. But for me, the importance
is in “How do we effect great change?” Therefore, I view revolutionary
as a steadiness instead of an event horizon. From my unorthodox view of
the word, I find a planet in orbit to be the best and most accurate depiction.
A planet in orbit stays in orbit. Revolution after revolution, our mother
earth stays that course of action. No matter what obstacles fall in the
path of travel, be it asteroids or comets. Even if a confrontation with
another planet were to occur, threatening the certain deaths of both planets,
our mother earth would not move. Even though, to an outside observer, the
failure to move out of the way or change direction may seem suicidal, or
the inability to budge may seem to be unreasonable. In any case, the earth
can only remain in orbit. She revolves, she is revolutionary.
what if that were not the case? What if our mother earth were reactionary?
Every time an asteroid was on a crash course, she moved. Same for comets
and any other obstacles. Soon these deviations in course would add up; eventually
the gravity from the sun wouldn't be strong enough to aptly apply and not
only would the orbit or course be compromised, but life on the planet's
surface would end and there would remain no useful movements within the
earth's actions. Back to the animal and earth lib movements: the same rule
of revolutionary movement applies to earth and animal liberation.
as abolitionists are the ones that continue upon a straightforward path
toward our goals. This is of incredible import because there are many other
forces trying to divest us from reaching the event horizon of change. Because
if or when it occurs, it means the end of property being more important
than life. That is a serious problem for those that profit off the death
and subjugation of the sentient. So we fight for the total freedom animals.
We do this in any approach we take. We do not protest “how”
KFC kills chickens, we protest “that” KFC kills chickens. We
don't promote vegetarianism, because trading in solid flesh for liquid flesh
is no gain.
animal exploitation industries are connected, therefore supporting one is
supporting all. Example: a dairy cow , like any other mammal, only lactates
in response to pregnancy. Therefore, she is artificially inseminated against
her will; another way to say this is that she is raped. This keeps her milk
production high; every time production falls, she is raped again. Her children
become veal calves confined so thoroughly that any movement, even standing,
is made all but impossible. At the end of her miserable life, after she
has been repeatedly raped and her children all killed and when she can no
longer produce enough to satisfy her “owner” under even forced
circumstances, she gets turned into burgers and leather. Go vegan! As true
abolitionists animal liberation activists, we do not value property or business
on the other hand, are reactionary. Being truly reactionary, the welfare
arm of animal rights seems to have no definitive goals outside of lobbying
for such things as four more inches of cage space that two more chickens
will get put into, or having sit downs with ranchers to let the rest of
us know they are “really nice people, just like you and me”.
Just like you and me, except that they kill for a living and seek to kill
more and profit more year after bloody year. In a lot of my run-ins with
welfarists, I have noticed a few absorb core beliefs that don't make any
they all seem to believe that if people think you are nice, they will just
radically change their lives to be just like you.
Second, they seem to think almost anything is a victory for animals, things
such as a car honking at you when you hold a sign in your hands at a protest.
While I agree moral support feels good, I'm fairly certain that if every
horn in every car on earth blew at this very moment in solidarity with animals,
it wouldn't so much as save one life.
welfarists have no sense of urgency; stopping animal exploitation now is
an impossible dream for them. Instead, they look to a grand future where
somehow the war for earth and animals is won because we were all really
nice and morally superior for a couple of generations (of course, when it
comes to needing money, there is a huge sense of urgency and victory is
just 1500 bucks away.)
lastly, respect for authority and law is promoted with religious zeal, to
the point where many of these welfarists would have turned me in to the
feds as quickly as my own brother and for probably half the money.
end, welfarism works hand in glove with many animal exploitation industries.
Instead of standing firm on a platform of non-use of animals, these reactionaries
have brought us “free range”, “cage free”, “humane
slaughter” and a bunch of other nice-sounding terms to appease everyone
and change nothing. And therein lies the danger.
revolutionary movement cannot compete with the lobby power of corporate
animal and earth killers. That's not to say that abolition doesn't belong
in politics; it most certainly does. What it does say is that we must be
aware of how to navigate a playing field that is bought and paid for by
corporate devils. Our first priority is now and forever shall be to save
animal lives and the biosphere, without which there is no life. Our second
priority is to speak truth. As long as an animal in a cage seeks total freedom,
then we seek their total freedom. Lastly, our third priority is to educate
the public about the positive effects of veganism and the various plights
of animals. At this stage of earth use and abuse, all else is hobbyism and
The word usually invokes thoughts of the military, or adherence to a strict
discipline. But as I look the word up in a dictionary, the definition of
the word militant is: adj. 1A: engaged in warfare B. prone to fighting 2.
aggressively active, especially in a cause. I can think of no better word
to describe what we all should aspire to as abolitionist animal liberation
in warfare- a cursory glance will reveal that there is a war, mainly a lopsided
war where humans and our supremist mentality are raping the earth and causing
more torture and pain to every critter in our way than our limited minds
can comprehend. Yes, there is a war and we should all be engaged in the
fight to defend all innocent life.
to fighting- there are many ways to fight. You can fight with your fist,
with your mind, with your tenacity. The ways in which you can fight are
limited only by your imagination. But there can be no fight without confrontation.
In this day and age we are all programmed not to confront anything. Practice
speaking truth instead of biting your tongue. Of course, there are times
to use tact (I wouldn't go to dinner and call my grandmother a flesh-eating
bastard), but as a central rule when protesting, tabling or otherwise on
the clock for animal rights, if you don't have anything nice to say, then
don't say anything nice.
active in our cause- we all have different abilities and talents. Do an
honest self-assessment, learn what your strongest attributes are and employ
them to this most important of all struggles, mainly the biocentrism and
the total freedom of the animal nations from human use and abuse. Like a
planet in orbit, accept no obstacle and remember: whether you live to see
the end to this tyranny is not what's important, but rather that we spend
our lives earnestly fighting for it. Animal Liberation, whatever it may
Write Bond letters of prisoner support at:
Walter Bond # P01051760
PO Box 16700
Golden, CO 80402-6700
Bond is facing federal arson charges for his alleged role as an ALF operative
known as “Lone Wolf”. “Lone Wolf” took credit for
three different arsons throughout the Spring and Summer of 2010 in Denver
and Salt Lake City: The Skeepskin Factory, a store selling furs and pelts;
Tandy Leather Store; and Tiburon, a restaurant serving foie gras.
brother alerted the FBI and the ATF about his suspicions that his brother,
Walter, was behind the attacks. While Walter was visiting Denver in July
2010, his brother helped participate in a sting operation, allegedly wearing
a wire and helping procure audio evidence against Walter. Walter was arrested
in Denver and is now being held in the Jefferson County Jail in Golden,
has been a dedicated animal rights activist and anarchist for several decades
and has struggled for animal liberation and against a deadly and genocidal
culture of drug abuse in the United States. Walter was the subject of a
song by the vegan straight edge band Earth Crisis. The band’s song
“To Ashes” was inspired by Bond’s 1998 prison sentence
for arson; Bond was convicted of burning down a meth lab owned by a drug
dealer who was selling to his brother.