Someone who was hardline was a person who believed in the complete liberation of all animals, human and non-human, through purity of living and violent and non-violent direct action against those whom they deemed to be "the oppressors." One who was hardline adopted a strict lifestyle based upon both vegan
and straight edge
principles. Hardline folks were also pro-life, and believed sex was strictly for procreation.
Hardline was a violent movement and officially ended in 1999 via a decision by the Hardline Central Comittee.
Today the hardline has adopted the mantle of the People of Allah.
I was never hardline.