Thursday, December 9, 2010

“We’re half awake in a fake empire” – The National

I heard this on my train ride to Koyasan. It fits on many levels and in many parts of our life. It seemed particularly fitting on this trip. It is time to wake up and start paying attention to what’s real.

In the battle to save the dolphins, it seems that there is much infighting and disagreement. I see this in many groups working together on a cause. I worry that the dolphins will suffer because of it. Some of the fighting may create stronger, smaller groups. One person I met over there, Karl Goodsell, is a marine biologist. Karl will be there for the next 3 months to talk with the locals and get an understanding of the issue from their point of view. I wish him a good journey and will be following him on Facebook.

We need all types to stop the dolphin slaughter in Taiji. We need the warriors, the artists, the intellectuals, the mystics, the scientists, dolphin lovers, economists, politicians… Everyone needs to work their angle and be a voice for the dolphins. Use Facebook and other tools to meet with like minded people. Share your thoughts and actions. You don’t need a protest day to go hold a sign or hand out fliers. Even independent bastards like me can spread the word. You never know how far that word travels and who might be listening. I believe that everything gets done via relationships. We just haven’t tapped that relationship yet. Keep working, talking, posting, make a connection.

Louie Psihoyos got to me with The Cove. Who will you inspire?

For the souls of the ocean

1 comment:

  1. A great observation. All this pro Dolphin energy needs to be focused effectively.
    Yeah! for people like Karl and you Mike. Yeah!for all of us who know sentient mammals belong in the oceans swimming free. I totally agree. No fighting. Get organized and get it done... for the Dolphins ♥