Friday, July 24, 2009
Ignorance, the blind cohort of evil.
Human history is replete with instances in which the majority of your kind has allowed a minority to be persecuted or worse, slaughtered. To the credit of good and decent people everywhere, such brutality has often led to their taking up arms to put down evil, sometimes at the cost of their own lives. Sadly, this has not always been the case and one reason for this tragic failing has often quite simply been ignorance. Are there any among your kind who would tolerate the slaughter of thousands of children, if the horrible reality of this act were brought to your attention? I think not.To that end, I now implore you to go see the movie, The Cove, directed by Louie Psihoyos. It shows the slaughter of another group of innocents, in this case dolphins like me, who are no less sentient, or intelligent, or nonviolent than are your children. After you see the film, you will no longer be ignorant of this act of brutality at the far side of the world. What is more, I am confident that you will want to add your support to Mr. Psihoyos’ Oceanic Preservation Society, and all organizations like it, in their valiant efforts to put an end to the mistreatment and all too often, the murder of my kind.