Watson with the Farley Mowat's 'killcard'
"What we do is dangerous but it is also legal and non-violent ... We are upholding international conservation law. (The Japanese) are criminals and they don't have any justification for what they are doing."
"The message Australia is sending is, 'if you are rich enough, you can break the law'," [Watson] said. "You need pirates to stop pirates; you can't depend on governments. If they were doing their job, we wouldn't have to do this."
Greenpeace and Japanese whalers exchange season's greetings
Of his native Canada, Watson has said he “despise[s] its government and dislike[s] its people.” Scandinavians, meanwhile, are “the children of the rapers of Ireland and executioners of the Celts.” The “bloodlust of these Viking offspring” who hunt whales made him “ashamed” of his Danish ancestry. And Watson once shouted through a megaphone at Makah Indians on a whale hunt: “Just because you were born stupid doesn’t give you any right to be stupid.”
Writing this post, I pondered whether pitting greed and power against cranks and fanatics is another feature of 21st century politics. But then I thought back over history, and realised that things haven't changed that much.