Monday, March 30, 2009

Douglass and Warwak are calling out all the silent vegans

Frederick Douglass and Dave Warwak have a sit down to discuss William Shakespeare's Hamlet meets Warwak's thesis statement, “Corpse-muncher silence is rest; whereas, vegan silence is death.”

WARWAK: We need more abolitionists.

DOUGLASS: At a time like this, scorching iron, not convincing argument, is needed.

WARWAK: Apathy must be confronted when truth is ignored.

DOUGLASS: A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.

WARWAK: America is lost and complicit, the poor souls cannot see it in themselves, or in those who raised them, nor do they care to know, it is, in fact, who they are. Those who perpetuate this evil are crafted of the same earth and of the same tastes as those nepotistic architects who devised their machines to use apathy as fuel.

DOUGLASS: America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.

WARWAK: People with weak values blindly adopt the values of society, with no regard for right or wrong. It is right here, right in front of us, everyday, as it always has been. It is like a wavy haze that melts the ground, like a type of fog or smoke that clouds our thoughts. It starts when we are very young and grows, as do we, until it becomes part of us, part of our history, part of our being, what we have become and what will become.

DOUGLASS: Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

WARWAK: You get what you deserve. Silence is complicity, as is tolerance.

DOUGLASS: I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.

WARWAK: To wear only one hat, is true happiness.

DOUGLASS: No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.

WARWAK: Shut your fucking corpse-hole and leave my friends alone, this is for your own good.

DOUGLASS: Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.

WARWAK: Just because we enter into a world with little humanity and know of no other, does not mean we have to accept all we have ever known to be singular, indisputable, and real. The truth is we can make this world better, right here, right now. To limit what is possible, is to accept only what is humanly possible.

DOUGLASS: The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion.

WARWAK: I am only talking about what you are doing.

DOUGLASS: Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.

WARWAK: Don't come bitching at me, be the change you want to see in the world and show us how to be an effective animal rights activist.

DOUGLASS: We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.

WARWAK: Without a beginning and with no end, this circle is that which is the whole, all together and over again. To create the future, one must backtrack through the past and then release it.

DOUGLASS: Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

WARWAK: Turn off the tube and get off your ass already.

DOUGLASS: It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

WARWAK: Humane Education reinforced with a vegan school lunch will create a generation that cares enough to save themselves and Earth.

DOUGLASS: To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.

WARWAK: The more you try to silence me, the louder I will get!

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