Saturday, July 30, 2011

Don't End Up Like This

When I go out on Saturday nights, I find that a lot of people end up looking like this. Please don't let it be you!

Rather just go straight edge & keep it fresh and clean... Because it's a fact that alcohol abuse and drugs will make you look butt-ugly!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Animal Liberation Vs Human Cruelty

Whatever happens and no matter how far we take it with animal liberation activism, we should always remember that human species (like every other species on Earth) is still an important part of the whole and also the species to which we belong. Let's not make our sensitivity for non-human animals become only an outlet of our disguised hatred towards humans. I see many people who go down the path of activism neglecting their fellow man and this is not something I could ever support. I know that we humans are the ones to blame for a lot of fucked up stuff on this planet (basically its very destruction), but if we turn against ourselves then we're no different than any other extremist who devalues Life as it is. Our aim is to change things... educate, reinstate, escalate...

In other words, please don't end up like these guys below :)

Ό,τι κι αν κάνουμε και όσο μακριά και αν πάμε με τον ακτιβισμό υπέρ της απελευθέρωσης των ζώων, θα πρέπει πάντα να θυμόμαστε ότι το ανθρώπινο είδος (όπως και κάθε άλλο είδος πάνω στη Γη) είναι ένα σημαντικό μέρος του όλου που χρειάζεται κατανόηση, φροντίδα και υποστήριξη. Ας μην κάνουμε την ευαισθησία μας προς τα μη-ανθρώπινα ζώα απλά μια αλληγορία του μίσους μας προς τους ανθρώπους.  Βλέπω πολλούς που ακολουθούν το μονοπάτι του ακτιβισμού να αγνοούν το διπλανό τους άνθρωπο - και αυτό είναι κάτι που δεν θα μπορούσα να υποστηρίξω με τίποτα. Ξέρω ότι εμείς οι άνθρωποι φταίμε για πολλά από τα άσχημα που συμβαίνουν στον πλανήτη (ουσιαστικά για την καταστροφή του), αλλά αν στραφούμε ενάντια στους εαυτούς μας τότε δεν είμαστε διαφορετικοί από τον οποιονδήποτε εξτρεμιστή που υποτιμά την ίδια την αξία της ζωής.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Powered by Tofu, Yes I Am!

A lot of people lately blame tofu like it's some evil food solely based on GMO soybeans. As if we don't know better and we don't buy the organic products when we can get 'em. I know I am perfectly healthy and have been eating tofu for a long time, nothing bad has happened to me. It's a fact that for the most part, GMO soy beans are basically eaten by animals who are intended for human consumption. I feel grateful for tofu cause it has helped me stay alive and healthy and full for a pretty long time! The conclusion in relation to the above: a lot of people don't know what they're talking about!
Πολύς κόσμος τον τελευταίο καιρό κατηγορεί το τόφου λες και είναι κάποιο σατανικό φαγητό που βασίζεται μόνο σε γενετικά επεξεργασμένη σόγια. Λες και δεν ξέρουμε από αυτά και δεν διαλέγουμε το βιολογικό τόφου όταν μπορούμε. Εγώ ξέρω πως είμαι μια χαρά υγιής και έχω φάει άπειρο τόφου εδώ και πολύ καιρό χωρίς να πάθω απολύτως τίποτα. Επίσης, είναι γεγονός πως η γενετικά επεξεργασμένη σόγια δίνεται κυρίως στα ζώα που προορίζονται για ανθρώπινη τροφή! Νιώθω ευγνώμων προς το τόφου (:-P) γιατί έχει συνεισφέρει στο να κρατηθώ ζωντανός, υγιής και χοτρτάτος εδώ και καιρό! Βγάζω λοιπόν το συμπέρασμα πως ο "πολύς κόσμος" λέει διάφορα χαζά πράγματα τα οποία δεν είναι ανάγκη να πιστεύουμε!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Last night we played live our new, *straight edge* song for the first time, and got a pretty good response from the crowd (250-300 drinkers and 3 edge kids). We also had an anti-drugs leaflet and A. spoke about it briefly before we played the song. He just said a few words about the fact that there are people who actually DON'T drink. Do kids even care about that stuff any more? Or do we just piss them off with our live clean stance? What we discussed with A. after the show is that even if most kids don't dig straight edge at all (for whatever reason), at least there is a presence that represents this lifestyle, that shows that kids like us are here and we are doing our thing. We're letting them know it's here. We gotta be bold, and grab the chance to tell people! STRAIGHT EDGE!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sometimes it's all you CAN do

Sometimes mokey wrenching (= to disrupt, sabotage) is all you can do to keep your serentity in this fucked up system and get back to the fuckers who try to steal everything from everyone. It is just something that SHOULD be done if you think things out there suck and you have no power to change them.... Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd, Earth Liberation Front, ALF... all these groups monkey wrench and we should too bring it in our personal action EVERYWHERE. I'm not going to tell anyone how, but the possibilities are really endless. Otherwise, we can just bow our heads and accept what they have in store for us.

If I go down, at least I want to go down knowing that I gave them hell.
Κάποιες φορές, αυτό που στα αγγλικά ονομάζεται monkey wrenching (δηλαδή να κάνεις σαμποτάζ, να παρακωλύεις μια διαδικασία κλπ) είναι το μόνο που μπορούμε να κάνουμε για να διατηρήσουμε τη λογική μας και να πάρουμε λίγη εκδίκηση από αυτούς που θέλουν να μας κλέβουν τα πάντα. Είναι κάτι που ΠΡΕΠΕΙ να γίνει από όποιον πιστεύει ότι τα πράγματα δεν πάνε καθόλου καλά κι ότι δεν έχει τη δύναμη να τα αλλάξει. Οργανισμοί όπως η Greenpeace, το Sea Shepherd, το Earth Liberation Front, το ALF κλπ, χρησιμοποιούν το monkey wrenching και θα πρέπει κι εμείς να κάνουμε το ίδιο στις προσωπικές μας ζωές. Δεν μπορώ να πω εγώ σε κανέναν το πώς, αλλά οι ευκαιρίες είναι πραγματικά ατελείωτες. Διαφορετικά, μπορούμε απλά να σκύψουμε το κεφάλι και να δεχτούμε χωρίς άρνηση αυτά που μας δίνουν.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hang On (To Your Dreams)

Today is another sober day filled with positivity. I don't want to come off righteous or anything like that, but it feels good to be able and face the world like this. It is something I am proud of. I like doing my everyday stuff and feel the positive vibes next to me, with no headaches and no regrets.

I've been into hardcore for a very long time and I am glad that I can make decisions to shape my life around it now that I am older. Starting a vegan shop with my girlfriend, playing in a positive hardcore band and seeing new places, meeting new people, making music... All that stuff is great.

I've resolved that I will dedicate my life to doing what I love and that I will take it as far as possible. I want to dedicate my energy in to doing what I feel and know is right for me.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

What Straight Edge Means to Me...


Many times I wonder what straight edge really means to me. It's not like I've been edge for such a crazy long time (compared to others) or that I haven't fallen off the edge in the past. It's nothing to be proud of but I'm human and have gone through many difficult phases like everyone else. Nevertheless, I've been edge long enough to talk about the differences it has made in my life. I try to stay connected with what made want to lead a clean life in the first place and try to maintain that without geting too carried away with what it will mean in the long run, or what it means for others, as long as I am having fun staying sober. Every day I deal with society's self destructive ways and peoples' weak, self-denying, addicitve behaviors and in a sense, it s what gives me the strength to remain clean. Maybe in that, I see a side of myself that I don't want to see no more. Every day I deal with the "why don't you drink in moderation like everyone else" and the "a beer or two can't hurt you". But then again  I realize how the stances we take are usually symbolic; they stand for something that is higher than us and this is what words like 'principles' and 'values' represent. I guess I  want to live in a way that is strong and positive and straightforward, and I want to go it all the way, not half-assed. This is just one of the many reasons I don't drink AT ALL and I remain straight edge each consecutive moment.

And this is my testimony. I'm gonna keep it clean and I am going to keep it loud and shout it out!