Do you remember the words of the Declaration of Independence?
We didn't end up writing articles regarding the social catastrophes of the past couple of years. But I think it's time to speak out and let our customers and friends know where we stand.
We stand for freedom, liberty, and human rights. As well as the right of the environment to be left alone and the right of animals to not be industrially murdered in the name of food or fashion.
Specifically, human rights goes across the board for ALL HUMAN BEINGS. Nothing precludes all humans to inalienable rights, including the right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and property. Freedom of speech, freedom of belief, and freedom of movement. Freedom to live a life in peace and the right to exist in a natural state.
All human beings - regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, financial status, personal medical decisions, or anything else - have the same inalienable rights. Anything else is nothing short of discrimination and an assault on civil liberties. No exceptions.
Here's the beginning of the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
"Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world; whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people."
In other words, equal and inalienable rights for all humans are the foundation of freedom, justice and peace.
We believe in a bright future where people live in harmony with nature and animals. We believe a world without war and injustice can exist. We believe in treating all people with kindness. We don't tolerate censorship and authoritarianism in any form. As the famous quote goes, "I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
We imagine a world where we can all express what we think and have free and open discussion with others to solve the problems of our day. This is the only way that we will progress and find innovative solutions to our environmental and social crises. We believe that the rights of the individual must be fully respected to be able to create a community that is welcoming of all types. We don't support corporate overlords or heavy-handed governments that do what they please without public consent, just to stall progress and maintain their own power, whatever the cost to all the rest of us may be.
Enough with all the "big" multi-national corporations working hand in hand with government against the public interest. Big Agriculture, Big Tech, Big Banks, Big Pharma, Big Fashion, Big Food, Big Oil and Big Chemical, to get the list started. Enough with the revolving door of industry infiltration in regulatory agencies and their lobbyists in congress. Enough with wars for oil. We don't need any of these corporate polluters, war-mongers and propagandists, and they are nothing more than a plague on humanity.
Although it is just a very small part of addressing these issues that afflict humanity on a global scale, as always, we encourage you to shop from small, ethical, and sustainable businesses. The wealthiest people on the planet are only getting richer during the last two years, while small businesses have been forced to close. When I say "getting richer" I mean getting billions of dollars richer, such as the CEO of Amazon. We promise that we ship as fast as Amazon so there is no need to feed the beast just to get quick shipping (but please note that we have some pre-order items available for purchase when not in stock that take longer to ship).
We need to support each other in real life and online, and stop letting every politicized issue divide us. Divide and conquer is the plan of those who want to keep the people down. Let's remember to treat others with kindness and compassion, no matter if we share the same viewpoints on everything or not. Let's stop buying into every divisive media tactic, and stop buying products from the "fast" and "big" if we can avoid it. Let's stop making the super wealthy even wealthier (who trample on our planet and our rights), and instead support those who are independent and care about the planet, animals, and people. Those creating the present and future that everybody really wants (even if not everyone realizes it). It's called the Great Awakening. Less toxins and pollution, less slave labor, less harming animals, less oppression, less dependence on a system that is tainted by war and corruption. More natural materials, plant-based replacements for petroleum, clean energy, dignity, and liberty for all. Less indoctrination and compliance to accept globalist corporate exploitation as an inevitable reality, and more asking questions about why things are the way they are and seeking solutions to how we can make things better. Raising our frequency and empathy, and tuning out the low-level noise. More curiosity, ingenuity, and wonder. More peace, love, and humanity.