i’ve never seen the silly television series on him cause i haven’t had a tv for 20 years but i can imagine it to be laced with faux action and manufactured drama at the hands of the station and producers but not this man. anyone, that includes south park, who would dare criticize or rag on this man is spineless, weak, or unintelligent. join him if you can and have the balls, if not send the man your money and praise him for doing what we can’t. just reading this it makes me want to have lunch with him, and i never have lunch. the man is brilliant, i wish i was him.
“you don’t walk by a child that is being abused, you don’t walk by a cat that is being kicked to death and do nothing. so i find it abhorrent to sit there and watch a whale being slaughtered and do nothing but “bear witness” as they call it. i think it was best illustrated a few years ago, the contradictions that we have, when a ranger in zimbabwe shot and killed a poacher that was about to kill a black rhinoceros and human rights groups around the world said “how dare you? take a human life to protect an animal”. i think the rangers’ answer to that really illustrated a hypocrisy. he said “you know, if i was a police officer in herrari and a man ran out of bark place bank with a bag of money and i shot him in the head in front of everybody and killed him, you’d pin a medal on me and call me a national hero. why is that bag of paper more valued than the future heritage of this nation?” this is our values. WE fight, WE kill, WE risk our lives for things we believe in… imagine going into mecca, walk up to the black stone and spit on it. you’re not going to get very far. you’re going to be torn to pieces. walk into jerusalem, walk up to that wailing wall with a pick axe, start whacking away. see how far you’re going to get, somebody is going to put a bullet in your back. and everybody will say you deserved it. walk into the vatican with a hammer, start smashing a few statues. see how far you’re going to get. not very far. but each and every day, people go into the most beautiful, most profoundly sacred cathedrals of this planet, the rainforests of the amazonia, the redwood forests of california, the rainforests of indonesia, and totally desecrate & destroy these cathedrals with bulldozers, chainsaws and how do we respond to that? oh, we write a few letters and protest; we dress up in animal costumes with picket signs and jump up and down; but if the rainforests of amazonia and redwoods of california, were as, or had as much value to us as a chunk of old meteorite in mecca, a decrepit old wall in jerusalem or a piece of old marble in the vatican, we would literally rip those pieces limb from limb for the act of blasphemy that we’re committing but we won’t do that…” – captain paul watson, sea shepherds marine and wildlife conservation join or donate online to sea shepherds by dd