The truth is, so-called "environmental" NGOs encourage this behavior. Hatred like this can be very contagious and there's a market for creating a black and white world where people pay to feel like they are on the "white" side. By perpetuating racism like this, NGOs can bring in a lot of donations and volunteers.
Especially the kind of groups that believe Violence is an appropriate solution, such as Sea Shepherd.
I call this the Cycle of Hate.
Foment Racism --> Get $$$ --> Use $$$ to assault your target --> get in the media --> use media to foment racism --> rinse, wash, repeat.
It's very sad that many English-speaking media sources are willing to play along with this.
Particularly those media in Australia should be ashamed of themselves. By now they should know that Paul Watson is a compulsive liar who uses Australian Nationalism and WWII rhetoric to incite racism, yet they continue to publish his statements entirely unchecked.
- It seems most of these people are more obsessed with WWII than whales.
- I don't think anyone who wants to drop nuclear warheads can call themselves an Environmentalist. They don't care about the environment at all, and such comments hint at baser motivations.
- Any Japanese who comments on this issue on Facebook are immediately derided. Today they are usually just deleted immediately. But here you can see some examples, where they are told to learn their history, to apologize for WWII, have their eyes mocked, have their accent (especially confusing 'l' and 'r') mocked, one is called "rin tin tin" implying she is a dog, and they hunt down the personal information and home address of another.
This entry may be periodically updated. As it stands now (25Feb2011) there are some 300 more images, taken almost exclusively from Sea Shepherd's cove guardian facebook page, which I have yet to upload. That page, all on its own, serves as a daily source of hatred, bigotry, and racism.
Furthermore, the images I have added today are only about 2/3rds of the ones I have uploaded. In other words, there is a near limitless amount of this bigoted filth.
To start, a short video synopsis with catchy music.
This should suffice for the "too long, didn't read" crowd: