Operation Divine Wind - Thank you from Paul Watson | by seashepherd
Killer. Given the loss of the Bridgett-Bardot and their helicopter pilot, I’d say they did pretty well—something I would only come to expect from Neptune’s Navy.
Fuck yeah, Sea Shepherd.
sharkchunks asked: Something I don't understand about your views- Satanism is inherently against illegal activity. Why then do you support the Sea Shepherd, the captain of which has been arrested over and over, using limpet mines to sink manned boats, has shot at police with rifles, used chemical weapons on humans, claimed property destruction isn't a crime, and invoked God as an excuse for his illegal acts?
I understand their motive is just, and very Satanic. Do not kill animals unless threatened or for food. But I find nothing Satanic abouIt idolizing a criminal who attacks human beings who've done him no harm, in playing martyr and begging to be arrested over Reykjavik, or in making a just cause into a rally for terrorist vigilantism.
Japan has relented for the month. But consider the long term implications of making animal welfare a terrorist cause. They're no better than the ALF or other ecoterrorists. This childish violence may feel good in the short term, but in the long term it will get people killed, and gain legal protection and sympathy for the whaling industries.
Just cause or not, if Muslims did the shit Sea Shepherd did would you not be calling for their heads? Respectfully,
Hey again, Shark Chunks.
First, I’d like to apologize for the amount of time it took for me to get to this. My will to write has been hindered a bunch lately and blah… I’m not enjoying it very much. I’ve been wading through too much of an intellectual muck.
Next, I’d like to address some of these issues you speak of. The issue with limpet mines is something I’m aware of, but from what I understood, those ships were not manned. They were docked in their harbor around midnight when he disabled them. When you mean ‘used chemical weapons on humans’, are you referring to SSCS’s tactic of using butyric acid against the various whaling fleets? If so, you should know that it isn’t a toxic substance. In fact, it’s a common food/perfume additive that’s produced in the colon and found in things like vomit and things like, as they state themselves, butter. The Sea Shepherds have never injured another human being (at least, there’s yet to be any proof them doing so.)
For the other things you claim he’s done, I have no clue where you got them from. I’ve never once heard him state that property destruction isn’t a crime or invoke “god” as a scapegoat (though, for his admirable actions, I would support it because it’s a way to escape persecution though manipulation; very Satanic.) However, I’m quite sure he would be behind bars today if he ever shot at any policemen. Could you cite any valid references for these claims?
As for Paul playing the martyr (like in the few cases where he begged to be arrested due to how he had done nothing wrong,) I have no problem with this either. Paul is Paul and I am me. We’re two different people with the same goals, just different M.O.’s. I don’t plan on ever being a martyr for any cause unless there’s way more in it for me than doing so otherwise. Also, I definitely wouldn’t call it ‘terrorist vigilantism’ in any sense. It’s still a just cause to me. Although I’m sure you don’t apply, there are far too many people who think SSCS is a protest organization when it’s not. It’s an anti-poaching organization whose means of operation are through direct action.
The word “eco-terrorist” has a different meaning to me than most. For everyone that uses the term regularly, they mean it in a way that portrays environmental activists as criminals, even when they work within the confines of the law. To me, “eco-terrorist” means the opposite; a terrorist to the ecosystem. Of course, ‘terror’ isn’t the word I’d use to describe what “services” like fisheries, poachers, oil-companies, and whalers do… but it’s quite close to the term I would use, which is rape. These people rape the world of its resources outside of the boundaries of what nature can handle—and they do so without also handling themselves by any other means that aren’t where the next dollar will come.
You also made (negative) mention of the ALF. Personally, I admire the ALF as well. I think they bring much needed attention to the horrid ethics practiced by animal farmers. While, yes, their activity is very illegal in the eyes of the law, I support them on the basis that what the farmers are effectively doing to animals is akin to torture, which I find vastly more illegal than breaking an entering. However, as I stated above, I won’t be a martyr for any cause—including the ALF. At the end of the day, what they do is illegal. I don’t feel like going to jail for rescuing one or two pigs when I could be doing something outside of the penitentiary that could potentially save the lives of thousands of other animals from illegal slaughter. Like I said before, I know how to choose my battles.
Also, I don’t think Muslims (or even the radical ones) are in any way comparable to Sea Shepherd, nor do I think I need to explain why.
I guess my main point is that regardless of the un-Satanic behavior Paul Watson exhibits, I highly support his cause. It’s not like he’s running for High Priesthood for the Church of Satan, so I’m completely fine with him. Personally, I think he could be more honest and not fake being shot at while wearing a pre-prepared kevlar vest on TV, but hey… whatever works and helps out the cause.
Thanks for asking again, Shark Chunks. I knew this question was coming sooner or later.