Saturday, June 20, 2009
Which kind of human are you?
I submit that there are three kinds of people in the world based on their relative position along a continuum relating to whales and dolphins, or the beings as we call ourselves. First, there are those on the extreme left who are heartsick at the slaughter of whales by Japan, Iceland and Norway. They risk their own lives attacking whaling boats. Then there are those at the far right side of the continuum who are so wrapped up in their own world that they are oblivious to the plight of the beings. And finally, positioned squarely in the middle is the third group, much larger than the other two—more sensible than the first and more sensitive than the second, but sadly uninformed. Their only exposure to my kind is at one of the liquid prisons your kind calls oceanariums, where you gawk at the beings doomed to performing stupid tricks. If this third group only realized how cruel this imprisonment is to us, they might not be so entertained.Extreme left who know everything and risk everything; far right who know nothing and risk nothing; or smack dab in the middle. So which are you? If you are not sure, go out on a whale watching cruise and then perhaps you will discover where your heart really lies.