Thursday, March 20, 2014

The smugness of Sea Shepherd types


The smugness of Sea Shepherd types

The animal rights, save-the-dolphin, anti-whalers, Sea Shepherd, their supporters, and their types are all riddled with self-righteous smugness.  Need proof?

On Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Facebook page one of their minions arriving in Taiji, Japan from Australia, wrote in part the following:

“…..no one has the right to claim ownership over any living being.”

Really?  She wrote that in her third paragraph and apparently forgot what she wrote in the preceding paragraph.  Here is what she wrote in part:

“If there is anything I’ve learnt from my interaction with animals, be it my dog or spontaneous encounters in the wild; it is that animals are indiscriminate…….”

Did you notice the part where she wrote “my dog?”  Inserting the word “my” before “dog” is stating ownership.  Guess she was so filled with emotion at being in Taiji when she wrote the third paragraph proclaiming no one has a right to own a living being, it slipped her mind what she wrote in the previous paragraph. 

Truth is she exposed the self-righteous smugness of her type.  Do as I tell you to do and not as I do.  These people are liberal elites who demand to dictate to others while exempting themselves from the very same dictates.  They are better than others because they are smarter, have compassion, self-righteous, and smug.  So there!  Just shut up and obey them and be happy they care enough to run your life different than theirs.

Note:  Thanks to others on Facebook for noticing and pointing out this incident of hypocrisy. 


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Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians

4 comments:

Don MacLaren said...

Mr. Marano, I have tried to contact you via Facebook (after you sent me a message on FB, which I answered) and in a personal message via Youtube about your videos concerning your thoughts on Japan and foreigners who reside there. I first came into contact with your work when I read the 22 March Japan Times piece, which includes one of your videos. I also posted comments on two of your other Youtube videos: “Japan Times deception” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtescLroL4I) and “No foreigners allowed” signs in Japan” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6vCjqJ9U7k). Because I have not yet received a response from you, I'm submitting this comment.

You state in the video, "No foreigners allowed" signs in Japan" that, “We’re litigation-happy in this country…” (in the U.S.), and that a “liberal American” in Japan initiated what you suggest is a frivolous lawsuit over racial discrimination. You imply the Japanese are NOT “litigation-happy." In my experience this is not true. Please see this link regarding my experiences in Japan's courts for details: http://donmaclaren.com/don_maclaren_-_japanese_courts.html

Also, if the "liberal American" you refer to in your "No foreigners allowed" signs in Japan" video is Mr. Debito Arudou, you're mistaken. Mr. Arudou is a naturalized Japanese citizen. (Mr. Arudou’s website, debito.org, has also been discussing the video: http://www.debito.org/?p=12215.)

Given that your website is titled “Propaganda Buster,” I think my comment here is most appropriate, as it should help dispel the myths – propagated to a large extent by the Western media – that Japan is a harmonious country and that the Japanese are reluctant to initiate frivolous lawsuits.

A bitter lesson I learned on life in Japan occurred when I was sued by the Japanese company I was working for. I counter-sued, continued working for the company and after nearly a year and a half in court won the lawsuit. Please see the story “My Life in Corporate Japan” in this link (again) for more details:http://donmaclaren.com/don_maclaren_-_japanese_courts.html. The company's name is USC Limited (株式会ユーエスシー), based in Fuchu, Tokyo.

The link also includes a story about other lawsuits with another company I worked for in Japan, the American Club (アメリカンクラブ株式会社), based in Utsunomiya, Tochigi. The American Club was taken to court twice by its employees for several months in unpaid wages. I led the group of employees in this litigation – litigation strongly suggested not by Westerners, but by Japanese lawyers, the Japanese Labor Standards Office and a Japanese labor union. (In the second lawsuit, the American Club’s directors disappeared, ignored the court summons and didn’t pay back wages, yet they were allowed to continue to operate as a business, without (as far as I know) any assets being seized to pay their employees This is a sad statement on Japan’s system of “justice.”)

Thank you for the time you’ve invested in reading this, sir.

I look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

Don MacLaren
email: info@donmaclaren.com
website: http://donmaclaren.com/

Don MacLaren said...

email: info@donmaclaren.com
website: http://donmaclaren.com/

Don MacLaren said...

Mr. Marano,

I meant to publish my comment under the "The Japan Times deception" post (which I have since done). Publishing the comment under the "The smugness of Sea Shepherd types" was an error, which I hope you'll forgive. (I also hope you'll keep my comment posted under "The Japan Times deception" post and that the comment will generate healthy debate, including a response from you.)

Sincerely,

Don MacLaren
email: info@donmaclaren.com
website: http://donmaclaren.com/

Don MacLaren said...

email: info@donmaclaren.com
website: http://donmaclaren.com/