In order to reach significant breakthroughs we shouldn’t think of what has been done so far, or what we think is possible, we must constantly think how to change reality into what we believe it should be.
In our site and blog we have broadly discussed the irrelevancy of the animal liberation movement in terms of achieving its own formal goals, not to mention the goal that every activist should aspire to, which is obviously a suffering-less world. Please read our Manifesto for further elaboration.
However, the conventional animal liberation movement formed highly dedicated, motivated and experienced activists who are now able to subdue their fixated notions about the effectiveness of social movements, about veganism as a moral solution and the concept of nonviolent approach, and join the effort to stop all the suffering in the world.
The process is likely to be a long and a difficult one, we are aware of that. But we find the level of effort and the time it may take irrelevant. Only one fact is relevant – the only way to stop the suffering is annihilation.
You might refer to this idea (which you most probably didn’t hear of for the first time from the E.A.S movement) as a fantasy or as a too complicated project, but you can't tell or even make any rough estimation since you haven’t started conducting any research yet. Please read our FAQ I agree with the ethical imperative to stop this world, but I think it is way too complicated.
For now, two things are certain - the first is that no one knows what is the feasibility of the mission before conducting research, and the second is a simple statistic fact - the more of us trying, the greater the chances of success. On the other hand, as long as nobody tries, it would never happen and the suffering will continue.
Clearly we knew from day one that the mission is extremely complicated. That is why, instead of starting by launching our own research, we formed the End All Suffering movement with the explicit goal of encouraging other activists to form research teams.
We are promoting an ambitious idea but we are not pretentious people, so our first decision as a group was to create more of us. It can be a good idea for some of you too. Spread the word. Talk to the right people. You know who they are.
And if you don’t personally know any potential supporters (or ones that you can trust), you can create your own website, social media page or a blog, supporting and advocating the idea.
Think of other creative ways to multiply the number of people who will devote their lives to ending the suffering.
Remember to act cautiously. Talk about it only with people you trust. Use secure communication like PGP, Proxy, Cybercafés and etc and prefer personal meetings over emails, chats, and of course cell phones.
Imagine that in a matter of only a few years 5% of the most committed activists of the animal liberation movement, which up until now have dedicated themselves to organize demonstrations and conventional campaigns, are taking their devotion, talent and motivation and focus only on finding a way to stop the suffering. Dozens of cells, individuals and groups, spread worldwide, distributing the annihilation idea, forming varied research teams, each with its own unique perspectives and resources, finding ways of sharing knowledge and experience with one another (cautiously) - all exploring leads and routes for the sake of stopping all the suffering.
As part of an act to expand the E.A.S movement, you can devote your entire activity concentrating completely on the conventional animal liberation movement, challenging its views, means and vision. Influencing the conceptions within the movement would be setting the foundations necessary for E.A.S cells to rise. Make sure more and more activists are in the radical mindset that will not compromise on any oppression system, and committedly act against it by delivering the messages of a world which is truly cruelty free, or heading to research themselves. The more the idea circulates among more and more activists - the more it becomes a legitimate option and the number of activists considering it will multiply.
Those of you who won’t choose to focus on movement establishment, should start conducting research, investigate and learn more about the potential possibilities. We believe (and hope) you know more activists that care enough and who are obligated enough to the mission. Associate with them and start a research cell.
To our knowledge a few groups have already started in different places in the world. Openly presenting detailed practical data is of course out of the question, however some information (naturally more of a background info) can be discussed more freely. It’s up to every cell’s judgment at each stage of course, but we urge you to use communication as carefully as possible.
If we exchange information, the chances would significantly rise. Through meetings, discussions and global brainstorming, ideas will come and ways will be found. By ‘only’ ruling out false methods for other groups, we can significantly promote the End All Suffering idea. One cell’s failure would fertile the ground from which other cells draw their ideas.
Ideas worth further research can come up even from rather basic sources. As you know entire courses and textbooks are available online nowadays, and even going through varied scientific websites, books and journals can be a good start. The list of useful sources is practically endless. We would like you to share any material you believe may hold important information. Please do so by using private messages in our forum or by mail (using PGP) and we’ll upload it to the website.
Here are some leads that seem to hold potential. These 6 are mere examples and we're detailing them here not so you fix your mind on them, but to trigger your creativity so you can get started.
- Pathogens and biotechnology
- Pandemics and the way you should examine them
- Carbon sinks
- Methane hydrates
- Volcanic global affects
Before you begin, almost needless to say - drop every other type of activism. Think about all the time you have wasted on the efforts to convince such a small number of people. Can you really hand out another leaflet knowing that at the same time you could start forming a cell aimed at no less than a global solution?
We realize this is a 180 degrees turn, from promoting veganism and animal rights on a small scale while daydreaming of an event that would wipe out humanity, to taking steps to make it a reality. We know that time is needed to internalize this radical shift. We have been there. We realize it may also be hard to feel part of a movement while all of its members are anonymous, working in underground cells. Keep in mind that at dozens of other locations there are people as committed as you are, feeling more or less the same, taking their first step in making suffering history, turning their theoretical wishes into a practical agenda.
Please don’t automatically dismiss the idea as an unrealistic fantasy and get back to your cozy familiar position in your organization. Even if you have doubts whether it’s possible - at least try. At least take the time and effort of researching. At least speak with relevant people, to you it may sound totally hopeless but to another person, with different background and knowledge it may appear as entirely feasible and will be the push they have been waiting for all their activistic lives. If you agree this horrible world must be stopped, if you wish for suffering to cease, then you must try. Initial thoughts about the likelihood of success are irrelevant because you don’t know what the chances are and because as extensively explained all along the website, conventional activism can’t stop the suffering.
If you would act to change the world the maximum you can theoretically achieve is some more vegans in this world. But if you act to destroy it the maximum you can achieve is a sufferingless world. Isn’t that goal worth devoting your life for? Can you think of anything better to do with the one life that you have than trying to do everything you can so that if you succeed no one will ever suffer again?
The image of a world with no battery cages, no slaughterhouses, restraining devices or genetic manipulations is the strongest motivation of all.
The more the E.A.S message is passed, the greater are the chances of success .The more research cells formed worldwide the better the chances are of bringing the day that no one suffers.
Our power lies in our devotion, commitment, diversity and number. Each single cell may stand a small chance of success, but this is not the case of dozens of cells with hundreds of different varied points of view, approaches, ideas, abilities, resources and methods. The cell with the right means and the right resources and resourcefulness is bound to come along. All it takes is for one group to succeed, and the suffering will be stopped forever.