Blood on the Glass Ceiling: The Hillary Doctrine in Imperial Context

Blood on the Glass Ceiling: The Hillary Doctrine in Imperial Context

Hillary Clinton presents herself as a safe choice for America, alleging that Donald Trump is dangerously incoherent in foreign policy and a misogynist. But her own policies have resulted in the deaths of countless women and children, and her aggressive pursuit of imperial designs threatens all of us with grave dangers blithely ignored by the corporate media.

Hear the Cries of Death: Do They Rhyme With “Conservation”?

Hear the Cries of Death: Do They Rhyme With “Conservation”?

In America’s ongoing war against wildlife, the cries of the victims are seldom heard. This is just the way the ruling elite likes it. But thanks to the work of a Florida videographer, all the world can now hear what wildlife “management” sounds like when our forests are turned into battlefields.

Harvest 2020

Harvest 2020

What if American humans were “managed” in the same way as American wildlife? Given the depravity of America’s track record at home and abroad, this question is only far-fetched for those who believe the evil will never extend to them. This essay combines existing ingredients into an alternate American reality.

Four Suns After the Lowest: A Journey Through Florida

Four Suns After the Lowest: A Journey Through Florida

We are told that we must not anthropomorphize animals, yet heeding this misguided advice deprives us of the opportunity to perceive reality through the eyes of the other living things with which we share this world. After a year of exceptional brutality toward our animals, take a journey with them through the State of Florida, across space, time, and the range of emotions that we all feel, whether we wish to acknowledge it or not.

Harvesting the Seeds of Delisting: Did Florida’s 2012 Bear Management Plan Set the Bears Up to Be Hunted?

Harvesting the Seeds of Delisting: Did Florida’s 2012 Bear Management Plan Set the Bears Up to Be Hunted?

Millions of Floridians were shocked by the FWC’s decision to allow bear hunting in 2015. Its 2012 Bear Management Plan appeared to have denied that hunting and conservation were compatible. But the length of the Plan discouraged perception of the many ways in which it anticipated hunting and thereby betrayed the trust of the people who value wild animals as individuals with a right to life that can not be managed away.

Senator Alan Hays, Amendment One, and the Painful Extraction of Democracy from Florida

Senator Alan Hays, Amendment One, and the Painful Extraction of Democracy from Florida

Florida State Senator Alan Hays is easily dismissed as a politically incorrect buffoon, but the danger he presents to democracy, the Constitution, and our environment must not be overlooked. Eager to curry favor with the ruling class, and too ignorant to be qualified for high office, he epitomizes everything that James Madison despised in the state governments of the 1780s.

Earthlings and the Economics of Happiness: Two Ways to Heal the Planet

Earthlings and the Economics of Happiness: Two Ways to Heal the Planet

The true extent of the suffering inflicted by man on the rest of nature is almost unimaginably vast. A continuation of current human behavior will crown that suffering with mass extinction and ecological collapse. We look at two ways to avert that catastrophe: traumatic knowledge, and a recalculation of human happiness.

A Conversation with the Bears

A Conversation with the Bears

This essay is a eulogy written for the Black Bear Memorial Service at Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida on November 1, 2015. Although not delivered there due to time constraints, we offer it here for those who attended and those who could only be there in spirit.

Masters of the Hunt: Florida’s Black Bear and the Conquest of Nature

Masters of the Hunt: Florida’s Black Bear and the Conquest of Nature

Florida’s impending black bear hunt, instigated by an arrogant and depraved ruling class, is a moral abomination, an ecological catastrophe, and an affront to democracy. As contemptible as the hunters may be, the real killers sit on the Fish and Wildlife Commission, and their ideology is the most lethal weapon of all.

The Silk Road or the Trail of Tears? America, China, and the Race to Tehran

The Silk Road or the Trail of Tears? America, China, and the Race to Tehran

The American Empire has reached a turning point. With China supplanting the U.S. as the world’s largest economy, and the precious dollar in danger of losing its dominance, the world is slipping through America’s blood-soaked fingers. But, armed with a new pretext for military aggression, the United States may not be able to resist the temptation to save itself by killing others, and a confluence of lethal forces is converging against Iran.

Malice Aforethought: Iraq, ISIS, and the American Caliphate

Malice Aforethought: Iraq, ISIS, and the American Caliphate

As the corpse of a murdered Iraq rots before our eyes, the world must ask whether the United States was criminally negligent or motivated by malicious intent. For the chaos in the Middle East is nowhere near as random as it seems; on the contrary, it serves American imperial interests quite nicely, a fact with chilling implications for the rest of humanity.