Wildfire of #TheCove | #Wakayama #Dolphins
If you are among our facebook activist circles, you may have noticed that I am not on facebook as much as I used to be. I’m still online. I’m simply elsewhere on the internet. For some time now, I have been seeking out people who have just seen ‘The Cove’ and I’m amazed at what I have found. Everyone who has seen ‘The Cove’ is telling others to watch it too. Most of them are also asking what else they can do. I share links, email addresses and phone numbers to help them get involved in our cyber campaign against the Taiji Nazis. For some, this is not enough. They want more. That’s when I share Nicole’s youth project with them, the link to the Sea Shepherd volunteer page and I tell them how to organize screenings of ‘The Cove’ in their area.
I am sure that it isn’t until later that they realize how they have gone from being ordinary people to activists in less than the two hours it takes to watch the documentary. That’s the wonderful thing about this movie. It doesn’t just spread awareness about the Taiji holocaust; it also catapults people into action. For every person that sees ‘The Cove,’ many more are enlightened. Many more, in turn, watch ‘The Cove’ and become activists.
Note: If you are a Taiji dolphin murderer, you may want to find a child that can operate a calculator for you. This way you can try to understand the implications of this process.
The movement is snowballing! I am only scratching the surface with the people I find every day. At the current rate, I predict that more than 80% of the world will boycott Japan by the next two years. You may be saying, “Hold on! Who said anything about boycotting?” That’s just it. I don’t have to! Most people take it upon themselves to avoid Japanese made products when they have seen the movie.
My wife went to buy a used car a couple of months ago. The salesman tried to suggest a Japanese model. She was adamant about not buying a used Japanese car. It had nothing to do with trying to cripple Japan’s economy. It had nothing to do with trying to make a statement to the salesman or anyone else. After watching ‘The Cove’ people see blood when they look at anything Japanese. They see a crimson cove and they hear the screams of innocent sentient beings. It’s a matter of conscience.
If you are in Japan and you have not spent any time in Taiji, you are part of the problem. If you are a Japanese citizen and you have not gone to the cove to protest the dolphin slaughters, you are a part of the problem. I have heard the stories about how they will threaten to have your jobs and your families’ jobs terminated if you dare speak out. I have heard how it would bring shame to your family if you protested. What good will your jobs be when your country has no jobs? What sort of respect will your family have for you then? Will they commend you for doing nothing when you could have done something for your country? Will your own children thank you for a poverty-stricken Japan?
If there is anything that you should be ashamed of, it is that there are Westerners in your country doing what you should be doing. And don’t hand me any of that crap about how the fishermen need their jobs or we are all just being racist. You can say what you like and argue all you want. Meanwhile, thousands of people worldwide are seeing ‘The Cove’ for the first time and they are telling others to watch it. A picture is worth a thousand words and this movie is a compilation of thousands of moving pictures complete with the horrific sounds of dolphins being massacred. Your words mean nothing up against such a powerful medium. The only chance you have of making a difference is with action! So, get down there and spend some time with the Cove Guardians.
The killings need to stop and they need to stop now! The hunting season is almost over. If you don’t put an end to this now, it will be another six months before you will have another chance to try. During that time, hundreds of thousands more will have seen the documentary which shall be the demise of Japan. People are becoming very angry. You can only hope that they will forgive, because they may just boycott Japan for the rest of their lives to compensate for all the lives that were lost since the movie first came out. That is when the killings should have stopped!
“The systematic torture of sentient beings, whatever the pretext and in whatever form, cannot achieve anything more than it already has: to show us what is the lowest point of debasement man can reach . . . if that’s what we want to know.” – Joaquin Phoenix | quote from EARTHLINGS
“In the modern world, the interests of a particular community can no longer be considered to lie within the confines of its own boundaries.” – Dalai Lama
“He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” – Martin Luther King, Jr
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
- Please Watch ‘The Cove’ (ellen.warnerbros.com)
- Lonely Taiji Dolphin in Captivity Captivates the World (animals.change.org)
- Documentary | The Cove (markpeterdavis.com)