The “Spokesperson” for the Whalers Issues a demand – Don’t take pictures.
By Captain Paul Watson
Jógvan Á Høvdanum Junior – remember him from last week He’s the one who wants to debate me. And ever since I accepted his challenge he’s been posting juvenile insults and personal attack trying to provoke me into participating in his silliness.
Of course I have no intention of slinging mud back at him on such an
Neanderthal level. However I will have one rule for this debate. The moment he insults my wife again is when this debate is terminated. There are limits of tolerance and that is where I have drawn the line. So if he does insult her we can interpret that as his way of slithering back out of the debate because he has been officially warned. So Junior, if you want your debate, keep your ignorant, sexist and asinine opinions about my wife to yourself. Savvy?
Junior has appointed himself as the “spokesman” for the Grind and claims to be representing all the Faroese people (although I hear there is some dispute about that).
Yesterday he posted about the bloody slaughter of 150 Pilot whales. making the demand:
“Don't take pictures of the grind!
Now the Faroe Islands are on the map, and perhaps especially because of the grind, Nordoya Portalurin will not be posting pictures of the kill.
We are happy to hear about whales having been spotted, and that the pod is big, but at the same time we encourage people not to take pictures, since the pictures will be used against us.”
Well it seems Junior was ignored. Plenty of pictures were taken and plenty of pictures were posted.
But I’m puzzled. Junior says that the Faroese are proud of the Grind so why the demand to not take pictures?
And by the way Junior this is 2016 and every one, and I mean everyone, has a cell phone that takes pictures. Trying to tell hundreds of people to not take pictures is like trying to bail out a sinking boat with a pasta strainer.
I must confess however, I kind of like Junior as the official (even if self appointed) spokesperson for the Grindadrap. He captures our idea of what an advocate for sadistic slaughter should look and sound like. He’s predictable, hot headed, delusional and has a vocabulary as incomprehensible as Hodar. Damn, I did say I would not return the mud-slinging but he is such a tempting target.
Ok putting on the brakes on the mud catapult. Remember Junior, no
Insults to my wife but do feel free to unload on me. You have my permission to call me names and to hurl insults. I understand your need to psych yourself up, so go for it.
Meanwhile we are pushing our legal case in Europe against Denmark and our economic strategies in the marketplace, not as fun as a debate but much more effective. Oh and by the way your football team can say good-by to Adidas sponsorship after that little spectacle of two of the team wading in blood, not the kind of image a company like Adidas wishes to be associated with.
Photo: Picture taken in defiance of Junior's orders. By Seaspiracy.
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