Friday, April 02, 2010

Sea Shepherd exploits Bethune's poor judgement as a fund raising opportunity

Pete Bethune, skipper of the bottom of the Southern Ocean residing Ady Gil, is facing trial and possible long term imprisonment in Japan. Sea Shepherd has responded by declaring Bethune a political prisoner, exploiting Bethune's poor judgement in boarding a Japanese whaling vessel as a fund raising opportunity. Interestingly, the webpage ostensibly dedicated to helping Bethune but really a plea for donations, features a great big photo of habitual attention seeker Paul Watson – admiral of the Sea Shepherd fleet – at the top left with Bethune's much smaller photo tucked away down the page. And doesn't Watson look a figure of decisive – almost military-like – strength?

So come on you anti-whaling types with money to spare, donate to Sea Shepherd to help ensure that Paul Watson doesn't have to get a boring old real job and can keep living out his super-hero vigilante wrong-righting fantasies. After all, those pretty little, heart-protecting, Captain 007 sheriff badges can't be cheap.


Anonymous J.M. Heinrichs said...

If I observed Paul Watson go overboard, I would be in awe of the power of self-actualization.


6:15 PM  
Anonymous Jim Wyatt said...

Bethune compounded the stupidity of the boarding by keeping a concealed knife during the entire voyage back to Japan! Prior to the boarding, he participated in small boat acid attacks and attempted prop foulings to disable whaling ships. He was filmed doing all of this! Think he feels used yet?

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Tania F said...

I think Pete Bethune is a person of real character, he is courageous, brave and a person with a lot of guts. To put oneself in harms way so to encourage regular folk like you and me to start talking about and thinking about respecting "our" ocean as a sanctuary, and not just for the marine life but also for us and the well being of all living things.

10:09 PM  

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