|Quoting MD-90 (Reply 94):|
Would you find it impossible to condemn that organization?
I love these artful parallels, especially since I have already admitted a paradox.
Obviously, I would be cross, but - paradox again - I might understand their frustrations about global warming, if not their actions. And, presumably, I could call on the forces of law and order. At least, in my country I could.
I see no forces of law and order at work in the matter of the whales, only self-serving bureaucracy.
When and if the forces of maritime law do take a stand I would expect Sea Shepherd to desist from any violent action - and I would also expect that those forces of law and order should prosecute Sea Shepherd for any violent and illegal action they may have taken.
If we are to substitute inter-governmental bureaucracy for law and order, all the latest bureaucratic attempts to save the bluefin tuna from probable extinction have - miserably - failed.
I have no taste for violence, but I am utterly sympathetic to those who, in their desperate frustration and knowing there was a probable price to pay, resorted to violence to try and get some governmental action when the (western) AIDS crisis was at its worst.
I am sorry that you don't see a "moral difference".