It is time once again for Paul Watson and his group of merry men (and women) to brave the Antarctic seas in an attempt to disrupt and delay the extinction of a race.
I am talking about whales.
The Japanese to date have fabricated the need for whale meat, when giant frozen stores lie untouched in Japan. Why? Because less than two per cent of the Japanese population eat whale meat. Some don’t even know it is still being sold.
So why are whales being hunted by the Japanese and being killed?
It is a profit and loss thing. It is numbers on a page. The Japanese people don’t require whale meat to survive. In fact it is a delicacy and for most Japanese a luxury, simply because in most cases it is not the staple diet of a normal Japanese family.
The silly thing is, that Japanese do not like to “lose face”. Many would be willing to jump off a bridge to just “be right”. History tells us so. The other point is that Japanese philosophy and logic is a one way flow. It dictates to others.
Emperors of Japan were given the title of Gods. And Gods could do anything they pleased. Taxes, life and death were dealt out into the masses. Disagreement brought death, while all the while, people smiled.
Young men were ordered to their death during the past war- men who were taught to fly planes into ships, but not taught how to land. They were taught not to argue but sacrifice their own value for men who drank out of gold cups, served by women sold into the race as geishas. If you want to know what that was like, read the book “Shogun”, and you will see how the Japanese mind works. It still works that way at the very top and has actually changed little.
Profits and loss. It has been construed and altered to mean “honor”. All the while, Japanese sit idly by. Not because they are afraid, but because “everyone” must obey. Integrity, honor and common sense have been replaced with profits and loss.
In the recent earthquake in Japan, no one was told just how bad the radiation was and how dangerous it was to human life. “Well, you are going to die anyway” was the comment made by officials. And when the aid came from countries like the U.S., where did it go? It didn’t go to the people that needed it, but instead went to the rich and the governmental officials who pocketed it.
Confronted with the above, the response is to go public and admit that the money was misused. To bow some scapegoat’s head and say, “We so sorry”. But the money was never returned and the people who need it starved.
Enter the dolphins of Taiji. When exposed, the village’s response was to barricade and hide the slaughter from western eyes- to use police to stop the world from watching.
Profits and loss. The “smart” dolphins are captured and sold into zoos like the Seaquarium or Seaworld. The rest are killed for their meat.
All the while, the villagers turn their heads while they turn a profit. They tell themselves daily and hourly how right they are, when in truth, they see the intelligence of these creatures yet kill them indiscriminately.
Profits and loss. Robotically they answer “it is my family’s tradition” and so they kill. They don’t ask and they don’t think. And while the western world looks on in disgust, they would rather kill an entire race to prove how right they are.
All this, while the U.S. looks on. Mark my words – those running for office again will make campaign promises again and “suggest” they should do something. Obama issued “a stern warning” to Iceland (a letter), but has any thing really been put into actual effect? Presidential , Senate and House seats will exchange and nothing will be done. They are all too busy ensuring their own pensions and mistresses. Not to mention stocks in companies that deal in war.
Profits and loss.
Profits and loss.
What do you think?