Fuck Your Mustache! Fuck Movember! – by Comrade Black
Movember- the time of the year, where men try to show they have testicles by growing an ugly flap of hair over their top lip. On top of looking like a greasy douchebag-hipster, pedophile, and/or cop – you are helping to raise funds for a multi-billion dollar black hole of an industry that is notorious for cruel animal testing.
Straight up, it pisses me off to have to watch every year as well intentioned people help pave the golden road to the hell that is vivisection. The fact that these people are raising funds for a cause shows me they are probably not psychopaths, they are clearly able to have empathy for others. Now if we are to give the benefit of the doubt to these folks that the majority are unaware that the cancer industry is a cancer, that the money they raise will help torture animals for so called ‘science’, than perhaps we need to do more work in the direction of making those connections more explicit, and showing what is wrong with animals testing.
If people truly are concerned with stopping cancer, we should be encouraging people to make healthier lifestyle choices such as; quitting smoking, cutting meat, dairy, and processed foods out of their diet, as well as avoiding pharmasuiticals as much as possible (At least 50 drugs on the market cause cancer in lab animals. They are allowed because it is admitted that animal tests are not relevant.¹), and being more active. As well as working to stop the industrial pollutants and other known cancer causing agents from being produced in the first place. Fighting against industries like the Tar Sands, cell phone towers, or Monsanto’s monocropped franken-foods, is fighting against the spread of cancer (in more ways than one). Stopping corporations from dumping chemicals in our water supply, foods, and soil would do more towards stopping tumors than growing a fucking mustache. Of course that would involve actually doing work, organizing, and taking risks. Growing hair under your lips is far easier, and trendier.
Perhaps in response what those of us who care about animals could do is make this the month we dedicate to anti-vivisection work. Turn Movember into No-Vember, as in No to Vivisection! Increase our presence in the community; set up info-tables on the streets, at malls, universities, airports, or wherever. Organize demonstrations, including home demos, table at more events with explicitly anti-vivisection information, set up film screenings of Maximum Tolerated Dose², organize anti-vivisection teach ins or workshops, hand out leaflets, put up posters, graffiti, drop banners, make art, or whatever it is that you do to raise awareness. Or organize a fundraiser for anti-vivisection groups in your community. And of course for those able bodied warriors willing to truly risk their privilege there is the actions that make the most direct impact to the lives of lab animals, physically freeing them from cages under the cover of night.
There is so much more we can do than growing a patch of fucking hair.
1) ALF Animal Testing fact sheet:
2) Maximum Tolerated Dose is the first feature length documentary on animal testing:
Intro to Vivisection by Stop Huntington Animals Cruelty (SHAC)
Dying For A Cigarette
Healing Cancer Naturally
for a more extensive list of anti-vivisection resources check out http://maximumtolerateddose.org/resources
Stupidest article ever. Who the fuck cares if people have a mustache, its not hurting anything. Ever thought some people have a mustache and are still active? Get off your fucking high horse. I can’t believe PE prints this crap.
Hey Walter, Comrade’s talking about the Movember movement which encourages fundraising for the cancer industry through growing one’s mustache through the month of November.
Seriously – did you even read the piece, Walter? It’s a fucking anti-vivisection and anti-cancer industry article!!
Best opening paragraph ever. OFF THE LIP MOTHERFUCKERS!
Fuck yes. I’m so glad I found this article. I’m putting a permanent link to it on my dumb blog so that people can find a much better thing to read instead of my “I hate hipsters” whining
you fail to understand that it’s Capitalism. You can’t just attack one area of it. Also privilege isent the only reason why people don’t break into labs and free animals. Not wanting to spend 5,10 or 20 years in prison is not a privilege.
movember was set up by a fascist a-hole j*ff k*nn*tt (ex-governor of victoria ,aust.) who set up ‘beyond blue’ psychiatric services/’mental health’ services (a so called non-profit organization because as such they can run as many scams as they like and get free money and donations) in melbourne australia, that receives multi-millions of tax-payer dollars every year to push his agenda of marketing and selling depression (or “awareness”) to the world so we get the guise of prostate cancer and other side projects and supposed alliances exploiting the young, the old, females, (whoever is vulnerable) and the unwary.
since when was the sale of psychiatric services made legal through mass media? hence non-profit organization, you can guise your propaganda anyway you like, run as much advertising as you like.
we get frikin ‘beyond blue’ posters in public toilets, at railway stations, at shopping centres, in public offices, all sorts of merchandising, and many times the message is: “go on we know you’re sick, admit it, ring us up, get some pills, we promise its all cofidential, your privacy is assured with us, we can help you with your sickness”, but what about if you dont subscribe to this propaganda crap if indeed you dont want to know whether these ‘beyond blue’ leeches exist or not.
he used to run an advertising company so there are many corrupt links and now is involved in no less than half a dozen companies/organizations (gotta maintain control). do some research you’ll be surprised. you may think you’re doin something ‘fun’ and innocent but your helping some snake in the grass that should’ve had its head crushed years ago. by the way this douche thinks he’s untouchable, beyond the law, and all litigations, law suits, anything unfavourable is always kept secret through court injunctions and such.
The Guy is right – All fundraising for research is a license to torture animals and help fund drug companies to create better ways of keeping people alive by using medication. Non of these companies have any interest at all in cures. THERE IS NO MONEY IN PROVIDING CURES. I see people collecting money for Diabetes and Cancer research. What for? Why would I give money to people who choose to live a life addicted to processed food. There is one simple answer to all these problems Vegan, Plant Based, Raw Vegan Nutrition – or what ever name you want to give it or give to the people who don’t believe the hype and lies of the meat dairy and sugar industries.
Show me please some vegan-anarchocommunist-vivisectionfree fundraising for treating cancer and I will give em all my money. Thanks.