Last Act of the Circus Animals

Last Act of the Circus Animals

last act of the circus animalsLittle Black Cart presents a story for children of all ages! An anarchist Animal Farm.

2017 is the tenth anniversary of this touching, thought-provoking, and inspiring fable by two long-term political prisoners, Travis Washington and anarchist Sean Swain. Originally told in three pamphlets (and distributed by Anthony Rayson), this story has been making the rounds of prisons in the u.s., and inspiring prisoners, for all those years. Little Black Cart is delighted to present the full story in a single volume, with introductory comments by Rayson, Jeremy Hammond, and Comrade Migs, and many of the original drawings.

This is one more amazing example demonstrating that prison is not the end of radical, interesting, funny, and profound thought and activity.

All money will go directly to Sean Swain’s support fund when purchased from Sprout Distro.

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Excerpt from Last Act of the Circus Animals

“And it starts with our training,” the panther continued. “By training us, the Ringmaster gets in our minds and alters us and gets us to perform tricks and become something he can use. He yells, ‘Jump!,’ so we jump. He yells, ‘Roll over!,’ and we roll over.”

“So it’s when we jump and roll over that we become un-free,” the Tiger observed.

“No, Mr. Tiger,” the panther gently admonished. “No, we become un-free the moment we believe the Ringmaster and his Trainers have any right to train us in the first place. When we recognize the Ringmaster as having power and authority over us; when we accept our place and settle for anything less than freedom, that’s when we become Circus animals. That’s when we become un-free.”

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