Japs and Whales

19 Nov

Sea Shepherd, farley mowat

Don’t get me wrong, I like Japanese. Years of karate have given me insights into their culture and there’s a lot to admire about them. Only last night my wife and I spent hours on YouTube watching insane Japanese game shows and cartoons which mostly involved humiliation and torture. I don’t really admire this but we laughed till there were tears. I like them also because they can be tough and heroic, wise and creative and also completely bonkers. The problem with the Japanese is they seem to be completely out of touch with the rest of the world and in denial about big issues. The problem with their denial of their behaviour in WWII riles the Chinese almost to war and stops a generation of Allied veterans coming to terms with their old enemy. Whaling is the same. They insult the rest of world with the bullshit about “scientific research” which is surprising considering they are a race of people who go apoplectic whenever they perceive the slightest insult, they deny world opinion and continue with this monstrous murder of intelligent beings so that a bunch of old bastards can keep chowing down on their favourite delicacy.

Enter Sea Shepherd. I like this lot because they have balls. And ships. And they are not afraid to use them to batter Japanese pirate ships into submission. It’s a lot more effective than painting stupid slogans on the side of ships and hoping your zodiac will see them off. Introduce the Japanese to some of the terror they instill in the whale communities they massacre, I say. Let every one of those murdering bastards feel they are entering the last days of their life whenever they enter what should be sacred wilderness. Only then will the cost of feeding the faces of those selfish dogs be too high. Remember, the Sea Shepherd operates under the UN World Charter for Nature. You either support this or you don’t. If you do you have to defend it. With force if necessary.

sea shepherd, nisshin maru


Don’t get me started on the Norwegians. They just ought to know better!

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Posted by on November 19, 2007 in Kayaking Rants and Raves


4 responses to “Japs and Whales

  1. Julie Gibson

    November 23, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    I heard someone mention the idea of boycotting Japanese goods until they stop the whaling – like we did French goods during the nuclear testing in the Pacific. I plan to start doing this. (Just as soon as I’ve bought my new camera!)

  2. rjimlad

    November 24, 2007 at 12:38 am

    Hi Julie, thanks for stopping by. Boycotting Japanese goods is problematic with most of their manufacture being in China now and their companies being publicly listed. It’s hard to know who you are hurting. More likely Chinese workers on low wages but I am totally sympathetic. I think anti-whaling media bombardment across Japan would at least help re-educate the next gen of Japanese as most whale consumption is done by older generations. Anyhoo, it’s about time we shook up the club forum again don’t you think? You started it remember. Maintain the rage;-)

  3. Haywood Massenany

    August 9, 2009 at 7:31 am

    After watching Whale Wars, you would figure that some corporations would pitch in donations to help out. Or maybe the Steve Irwin II needs a Submarine in their small fleet to help take care of things off-camera.

    • rjimlad

      August 9, 2009 at 10:33 pm

      There was a rumour several years ago that Watson had bought a submarine for surveillance. Not sure if it was an urban myth.


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