Paul Watson and his crew Defeated A  
Nation's Whale Killing Armada.

This "is about a man who puts his life and convictions
on the line. It's about dedication to a cause. It's about
passion and an underlying theme of universal
wisdom which connects each of the creatures of this
planet to one another."- Dave Haith.- - - -

Today's column is about an arrogant man whose
destiny it is to experience a violent death, and I
really want to be wrong about that, but he and I both
know it to be true. Today's column is about a man
who puts his life and convictions on the line. It's
about dedication to a cause. It's about passion and
an underlying theme of universal wisdom which
connects each of the creatures of this planet to one
another.

What do you do for a living, and what is your
life's work?

I've worn many hats in my life. Warehouse manager,
production supervisor, dishwasher, chef, restaurant
owner, laboratory vivisectionist/researcher, real
estate salesman, real estate developer. Today, when
asked that question, I respond that I am an author,
lecturer, activist, historian, manufacturer, trouble
maker. I thought that all of my responses were kind
of cool, until I met a man to whom I posed that same
question.

"What do you do," I asked Paul Watson.

He smiled. The woman holding onto his arm giggled.
The bystanders who knew more about the man than I
did laughed good naturedly, conspirators in
knowledge to my ignorance. His response:

"I sink whaling ships."

That is how I met Paul Watson, the ocean warrior
who commands a vessel called "
The Sea Shepherd."

Last month, March, 2012, Paul won one of the
greatest victories in the history of the animal rights
movement.

He single-handedly beat the Japanese whaling
industry.

He did not sink their ships. The captains of those
boats sailed home in shame with their rudderless
tail flippers between their legs.

Paul Watson and crew chased the Japanese whaling
fleet over 17,000 miles of Antarctic ocean as they
hunted Minke whales. The Japanese were given a
quota of 935 Minke whales which they could legally
kill in 2012. Due to Watson's courage and diligence,
the whalers gave up their destructive hunting mission
after taking the lives of 266 magnificent sea mammals
with their harpoons. We mourn the deaths of those
266 graceful sea-mammals while celebrating the lives
of 669 which were provided sanctuary through Paul's
heroic actions.

The Japanese whaling fleet had been given a $30
million subsidy to counter Watson's leviathan
methods.

Watson's reaction:

"They allocated $30 million from the tsunami
earthquake relief fund this year to do what they're
doing. I don't know if they can continue to do that
every year. But you know it's become a glorified
welfare scheme and just to satisfy their national
pride. How much longer can they afford to do that?
I don't know."

Paul Watson and his crew look death in the face on
every voyage. Remarkably, many members of his
crew enlist for one or more voyages out of a sense of
adventure and enlightenment. These are not
rum-laced pina colada midnight cruises to San Juan.
This is something to which volunteers return, forever
touched by the reality of that link between all
creatures.

Great philosophers have said that man can never
understand life until he looks death in the face.
Those who sail with Paul simultaneously look whales
in the face, while facing angry motivated hunters.

In 2006, Paul Watson's Sea Shepherd sideswiped a
whaling vessel off the coast of Australia. A vessel
ready to kill one of the whales that Paul risks
his own life to save. A whale that is protected by
man's treaties which are violated by those seeking
extremely expensive flesh sold by the ounce in
Japanese fish markets.

If the spirit of adventure and justice is tempting,
there is a downloadable form waiting for you to
enlist as a future member of Paul's crew.

Paul Watson's Sea Shepherd is an ocean sanctuary
for non-human earthlings who rely upon such men
and women of conviction for friendship and survival.

A second crew that has saved whales:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYHfJks15jY

You might now begin to understand the bliss felt by
Captain Paul Watson, as the Japanese whale hunters
ended their hunt and sailed home through pounding
antarctic waves.

Finally...as his crew sleeps, Paul Watson is
serenaded by a beloved concert which resonates
from ocean depths through the steel hull of his ship:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WabT1L-nN-E&feature=related

By Robert Cohen Please check Here and Here
How Do We Reach That Place Where Change On the Scale
Needed Can Take Form? Two Examples of How One Person
Can Make The Difference
By Colin Andrews
Posted April 3, 2012
OK, the cartoon is funny and humor
is important but fact is we are so
stuck and so lost, we don't even
know where the dividing road is or
how we reach the other side. How
do we find the new starting point for
society?. We are told by
the old
boys club
that everything will soon
be better as 'they' rehash the old
system but as we know that isn't the
answer. So how do we find our way
to the new ground on the other side
of the road where the new model
can flourish?

Two examples are shown on this
page of the kind of courage that just
one person can muster which can
change direction significantly and
another case where simple logic
can restructure society for real
change on the other side of the
road..
The Life-long Work of Social Engineer,
Futurist, Inventor and Industrial Designer
Jacque Fresco, which he calls a
Resource-Based Economy.

Paradise or Oblivion is a documentary (watch below)
created by
The Venus Project. This documentary
details the root causes of the systemic value disorders
and detrimental symptoms caused by our current
established system.
This video presentation advocates a new
socio-economic system, which is updated to
present-day knowledge, featuring the life-long work of
Social Engineer, Futurist, Inventor and Industrial
Designer Jacque Fresco, which he calls a
Resource-Based Economy.

Paradise or Oblivion is a documentary created by The
Venus Project. This documentary details the root
causes of the systemic value disorders and
detrimental symptoms caused by our current
established system.
This video presentation advocates a new
socio-economic system, which is updated to
present-day knowledge, featuring the life-long work of
Social Engineer, Futurist, Inventor and Industrial
Designer Jacque Fresco, which he calls a
Resource-Based Economy.
"Profit over people must change and
can only do so if the wealth of
ownership is re-distributed to the
many".
"Send the World's military killing
machines to school and teach them
how to bridge differences".
"The World's Business design Model,
plans for products to fail, hence
encouraging replacement and waste".
"We must design a Global resource
economy – one which respects that we
are part of nature and not separate
from it"
Perhaps you would like to
thank Paul for his work:

http://www.seashepherd.org
Paradise or Oblivion is a documentary created by The Venus Project.
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Another excellent project -
The movie
Thrive.