WALTER EDMUND BOND (37096013)
7/14/2016 11:42:39 AM
Here It Is
Anthony Nocella– Hello Walter it is great talking to you and getting to know your life story and complex politics beyond Animal Rights and Environmentalism. It’s a breath of fresh air when someone that is Vegan and involved in Animal Rights does not need to talk about those issues 24/7, but can speak to other injustices as well. what would you say are some of the other issues that you are deeply concerned and care about and why?
WB– More and more, I find the problems of technologically advanced civilization to be at the root of most of the injustices and oppressions we face today, including those against Animals and the Earth. It’s not something that most people currently recognize because we are so saturated with it’s effects that it has become completely ambient in our culture. But the fact is that whether we are looking at the prison industrial complex, Animal farming, oil and coal production or police brutality etc. we are talking about oppressions that are only as methodically capable as technology can provide. Prison for example employs the latest in surveillance, confinement architecture and design, depravation and punishment, it really would not be feasible to keep millions of people incarcerated otherwise. Just as the slaughterhouse industry and so-called Animal research industry employs everything from genetic engineering to the thumbscrew and rack.
Technology creates a capacity, and without absolving those capacities they will always become used. just like a canal. you can stop the water flow making the canal of no effect, and it sits there doing nothing, however it’s capacity is not diminished, once water is applied it is directed in exactly the same way.
The same can be said for all technology. Every new innovation opens up a Pandora’s’ box of unforeseeable capacities, some good and some bad, but most wholly unforeseeable and seemingly unstoppable once employed. today everyone is wrapped up in combating or protesting the effects but not the cause. not the capacity. And it’s not a political problem, that is to say that politics won’t solve it, only the collapse of industrial civilization will restore the balance. not capitalism, socialism, anarchism or any other futile, jargon laden, political ideology invented by a bunch of dead white guys with overheated brains.
A much more personal injustice that I am attached to outside of Animal rights is the struggles against racism and for the restoration of people of color. as well as those below the poverty line. Continue reading
WALTER EDMUND BOND (37096013)
6/20/2014 7:53:09 AM
Re: A mis amigos en el mundo hispanico esta dedicado a Pablo Perez Arroyo
EL INCENDIARIO DE LA REVOLUCIÓN ANIMAL
Por Paula Ricciulli (http://issuu.com/cartelurbano/docs/edicion41/45#share)
A Walter Bond lo sentenciaron a diez años de prisión por incendiar fábricas de lana y pieles, en protesta por el maltrato a los animales. desde una cárcel en Marion (Illinois), insiste en que no se arrepiente de lo que hizo. Entrevistamos a este activista del frente de liberación animal.
Mr. Whirly, el profesor de kínder de Walter Bond, le dijo una vez a la mamá de éste: “Su hijo es un niño muy brillante, pero tiene problemas con la autoridad y eso le causará inconvenientes algún día”. Y así fue. Hoy, Bond cumple una sentencia de diez años por los cargos de incendio en segundo grado y ofensa criminal. Continue reading
I Am the ALF “Lone Wolf”
On April 30, 2010 at 3:30 am I burned the Sheepskin Factory in Denver, Colorado to the ground. I did so strictly following Animal Liberation Front (ALF) guidelines to harm no life while at the same time maximizing damage to a business of Animal exploitation. I used the nickname “Lone Wolf” in my communications to the media, even though I knew that using such a moniker made my actions easier for the authorities to link together. I did it for a specific reason that I will get to a little later in this article, but for now, let me back up and explain how and why I came to join the Animal Liberation Front. Continue reading
by Walter Bond
Since my arrest I have been asked a couple of questions frequently by supporters. The two most asked questions are, “What was it like being in the Animal Liberation Front / Underground?” and, “What’s it like to be in jail or prison?” In this article I will answer both of these questions to the best of my ability.
But first, I must admit certain experiences in life are initiatory and as such cannot truly be conveyed accurately through the medium of words. This has its good and bad points. For me, as an individual, I am very grateful that this is the case, for it has shown me that certain things are sacred and secret. I am reminded that sometimes word jugglery is simply inadequate no matter how elegantly stated. Continue reading
Do you think there will be a time when mankind stops relying on Animals?
I think there will come a time when humanity either stops using Animals’ dead bodies for food, research, clothing and all other reasons or humanity will reap the consequences of environmental destruction due in large part to Animal agriculture and industrialized civilization. In either event, it’s a certainty that Animals and the Earth will once again live free from human tyranny and exploitation. So the only real question is will our species ever wise up and become part of the ecosystem instead of a cancer to it? Currently it does not look like we will. We are nowhere near treating ourselves with respect, let alone Animals.
You have said a lot of times that you don’t regret the arson you caused. Why don’t you regret it?
I don’t regret my arsons first and foremost because they were justified. Animals lives are snuffed out by the billions every year because of human greed, gluttony, bloodlust and psychopathology. All I did was destroy some property. My arsons were in fact a meek and passive action in retaliation for all the innocent Animals that have died cruelly at the hands of human oppressors. It’s unfortunate that people are so easily focused on my response (arsons) to these atrocities, but not the Animals’ plight. This is because human society purposefully sets the context for these issues to be from the perspective of a business owner’s ability to profit from an Animal’s slavery and death and never from the perspective of what the Animals suffer because of human injustices. I think arson was a great way for me to address these problems. Continue reading