Any pretense at decency or moral values by the Sea Shepherd mob is a sham.
Paul Syret at the Courier Mail writes:
THAR she blows. And no, it’s not a humpback whale surfacing and venting, but Sea Shepherd captain Paul Watson once again blowing off great clouds of sanctimonious steam as only true zealots of any persuasion can do.
Personally, I’ve never met a whale, but I’m sure they’re very nice.
The problem is the Japanese and other whaling nations also seem to think they’re very nice, particularly with a dash of soy sauce and some wasabi on the side.
And the whales need saving apparently, or before you know it, the only chance we’ll get to see Free Willy in the flesh is in an upmarket Tokyo sushi bar.
Enter stage right the swashbuckling Captain Paul, a big, bearded bear of a Canadian who likes to sail under the Jolly Roger – the skull and crossbones flag of the maritime pirate.
Indeed, the Sea Shepherd conservation society has admitted to sinking various whaling boats over the years in operations from Iceland to Antarctica.
When you have right on your side, you can do as you damn well please in terms of innovative direct action tactics it appears.
How would we as a nation feel if Japanese protesters took to using innovative direct action tactics to disrupt the kangaroo meat industry?
We might have plague proportions of the things in some areas, and they can taste pretty good after a quick barbecue sear and then a stint in a slow oven with a red wine, garlic and rosemary jus and a side of julienne potatoes, but poor little Skippy.
So how would we react if the Tokyo Marsupial Shepherds decided to embark on a campaign of harassment, vandalism and intimidation on our shores (and remember here that Sea Shepherd claims these waters are Australia’s responsibility)?
… they are just sea-going terrorists and blowhards with politically correct bumper stickers.
And then there is this video showing the Ady Gil shooting arrows at the Japanese:
Those bastards deserve a good kick up the bum. It’s OK to have different opinions. It’s not OK to start throwing chemicals, or shooting arrows, or trying to tangle propellers. Julia Gillard telling both parties to calm down makes it sound like she thinks they are both equally to blame. No wonder the Japanese are pissed.