Secret Santa- Vegan Edition

~What does it involve?~
I will provide you with the URL of a random Tumblr user. You will then message this user anonymously at least once per day. It doesn’t have to always be about veganism but as the ‘theme is ‘vegan’, it might be nice to leave some nice vegan things like little recipes or asking them about their journey into animal rights etc. Just try to stay fairly on topic whilst getting to know your user. On the 25th, you will finally reveal yourself and hopefully you’ll have gained a friend! In turn, a different user will be messaging you as you will be their secret santa! I hope this makes sense.

-No one has to be following me.
-Anyone can take part, vegan or not.
-If you want to be involved, please be sure to leave me an ask stating that you’d like to take part! This is very very important and will ensure that I can get around to everyone.
-Be sure to leave vegan related things in your Secret Santa’s ask box. (Recipes, a quote, some encouraging words- be creative!)
-Try to message your Secret Santa at least once per day. Be kind and encouraging! No one is here to judge each other!
-Keep your anonymous box on so that your person can keep secret until the 25th.
-This will be open until the 15th of December but as soon as you receive a your URL you may begin spamming them with love.
-Have fun! :D

thegatsandpartyhats-deactivated  asked:

Why would we want to differentiate between Government and State? I understand that governing is different, but even as far as smaller Governments they will still grow to become a state regardless of steps taken. Is there really a point to differentiate Government and State?

It’s all about being precise with definitions.  A government, or governing bodies, just determines the policies of an institution.  

There are or could be governing bodies in sports, medicine, housing or condo complex, or any other community.  

But these hypothetically can and probably would occur voluntarily in an anarchist society.  But there could also be plenty of competing governing bodies where people can choose to either participate or not participate if they feel one or the other will benefit them.

So when we anarchists talk about abolishing the government it can be misconstrued as abolishing all governing bodies. That isn’t what we actually mean.  I’m just as guilty as the next anarchist for doing this myself.  

When we say we want to abolish the state it has a precise and definite meaning that can’t be misconstrued.  The state is the organization that uses violence to have a monopoly on their government.

I know when any anarchist, myself included, says we want to abolish the government we mean abolish the state.  But people who aren’t anarchists might not have that luxury.   

An Abolitionist Hymn -

“I am an Abolitionist! I glory in the name; Though by abortion’s minions hissed, And covered oʼer with shame; It is a name of light and power, The watch-word of the free; Who spurns it in the trial-hour, A spineless soul is he.

I am an Abolitionist! Then urge me not to pause, For joyfully do I engage Salvation’s sacred cause; A nobler strife the world neʼer saw, To childer slaying halt; I am a soldier for the war, Whatever may befall.

I am an Abolitionist! Oppressionʼs deadly foe; In Godʼs great strength will I resist, And lay the monster low; In Godʼs great name do I demand: To babes let breath be given, That peace and joy may fill the land, And songs go up to heaven.

I am an Abolitionist! No threats shall awe my soul; No perils cause me to desist, No bribes my acts control; A Son of God I’ll live and die, In sunshine and in shade, And give my all ‘til justice rains, Of naught on earth afraid.”

The International Coalition of Abolitionist Societies

Mary Ellen “Mammy"  Pleasant was a savvy and prosperous San Francisco businesswoman who supported, and helped finance, the fight to end slavery and to gain citizenship in the free states. Pleasant was associated with both the citizenship movement in California and abolition activities in the eastern United States.  She is known as the Mother of Civil Rights in California.