by Daelyn Fortney
Categories: Animals.
Photo: flickr.com/photos/sherseydc

In an effort to swing International Whaling Commission (IWC) votes in their favor Japan is offering bribes and prostitutes, according to London’s Sunday Times.

This month members of the IWC will converge at an annual meeting in Agadir, Morocco to vote on lifting a worldwide whaling moratorium that has been in place for 24 years. The plan, if approved, would allow Japan to legally hunt whales for commercial purposes around Antarctica and in the North Pacific.

An undercover investigation conducted by the Sunday Times found that officials from pro-whaling nations were offered bribes ranging from cash payments to call girls in exchange for votes on the IWC in favor of Japan.

While the newspaper claims to have filmed evidence, Japan denies the allegations.

Additionally during the investigation, reporters from the Times posed “as representatives of a billionaire conservationist” and were able to convince six small nations to consider selling their votes. The governments of St Kitts and Nevis, the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Grenada, Republic of Guinea, and Ivory Coast all entered negotiations to support Japan’s desire to slaughter whales in exchange for money and “good girls.”

  • georgina0912

    Hmmm, why am i not surprised?
    Oh, that’s right, corruption has effectively infiltrated every aspect of everyone’s lives.

    I hope all those nations that have accepted bribes from Japan are named and shamed because that just shows of how little importance life in general and a sound ecological balance is to them. Selling whales for $1,000 a day and hookers. Nice!

  • David

    Hmmm, why am I not surprised?

    Because this has been know for years.
    Because this was started by the anti-whalers buying countries and their votes in the 70s and 80s to pass the moratorium.

    From 1998
    http://www.loe.org/shows/shows.htm?programID=98-P13-00019#feature4

    This new ‘investigation’ was just timed to come out just before the IWC annual meeting. Which makes little sense to me. If the proposal doesn’t pass then things will stay as they have been and Japan, Norway and Iceland will continue to set their own quotas. The votes to close the exemptions that they use to continue whaling aren’t available and even if they were the countries could just leave the IWC and keep whaling like Iceland did in 1992.

    I just don’t see what they want to accomplish. I get they don’t like the current proposal but their unrealistic proposal is zero whale hunting every for ever which there isn’t the power to pass much less enforce. So I guess they feel they would rather deal with a current situation they don’t like than even try and compromise.

  • AnimuX

    Japan has previously admitted to using Overseas Development Aid to gain influence and simultaneously denied buying IWC votes.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/1999/nov/11/whaling.internationalnews
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2001/jul/19/japan.whaling
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1444818.stm

    Now an independent investigation has revealed that money is directly exchanged for support from IWC delegates.

    However, David is incorrect in assuming whaling nations will simply leave the IWC and continue whaling like “Iceland”.

    Iceland originally agreed to the moratorium in 1982. Then attempted a “research” whaling program like Japan after the moratorium took effect. Then due to pressure from Greenpeace (tipping off authorities to intercept whale meat shipments), international boycotts of Icelandic fish exports and the threat of certification under the Pelly amendment from the USA (which could have resulted in an embargo of Iceland’s fish exports) Iceland gave up whaling in 1989. When its “science proposals” were denied by the IWC scientific committee, Iceland left in 1992. Iceland did not resume whaling until 2003 after its controversial 2002 readmission to the IWC.

    The Sunday Times investigation is more evidence of the inherent corruption perpetrated by whaling nations like Japan to prop up the industry.

    • David

      So why am I wrong AnimuX? You said yourself that Iceland did just that and didn’t rejoin the IWC until the IWC agreed to let them return with an objection to the moratorium which means they can legally hunt whales.

      So if the IWC were to close all exemptions to whaling by its members, why would the pro-whaling countries stay?

      “The Sunday Times investigation is more evidence of the inherent corruption perpetrated by whaling nations like Japan to prop up the industry.” So you agree that this type of politics/diplomacy that Japan learned from the anti-whaling nations is wrong. Did you protest about it when the anti-whalers started it in the 70s and 80s or their continued use of it today? Or is it just Japan’s use if this tactic that you think is corrupt.

      • AnimuX

        You’re wrong to state Iceland continued whaling outside of the IWC. Iceland ceased whaling in 1989 as a result of international pressure and rebooted its whaling industry in 2003 after rejoining the IWC. The international effort helped to protect whales for over a decade. It’s exactly the sort of economic and political pressure that should be re-applied today.

        The pro-whaling nations may want to continue acting as “rogue nations”. However, outside of the legitimacy of the IWC they would potentially be subject to both international and unilateral action with no say in the matter. For example, the USA has national laws giving the US President the authority to establish an embargo of marine products against any nation certified to be diminishing conservation programs.

        Also, to state whaling nations ‘learned’ to bribe others for votes is purely an exaggeration. If you disagree, please document evidence of anti-whaling nations handing envelopes of cash and ordering prostitutes for the officials of other nations in order to gain votes in the manner Japan has done so in this investigative report.

  • Lyla

    With the censorship and whatnot, I expected a level of corruption on the part of the Japanese, but not this high a level. It’s deeply sickening to know that the lives of thousands of whales are placed in the hands of relentless jingoists(the Japanese), and spineless yes-men(the IWC), and that their saviors are terrorists to the rest of the world. No wonder the anti-whaling movement hasn’t advanced any further.

  • Mkay

    Anuimux has pretty much shown that he doesn’t really care about anything besides bashing Japan. He got called out for it on another thread.

    • AnimuX

      Lies Lies Lies.

      That seems to be all that pro-whalers are about in these comments. Unfortunately, ad hominem attacks never cease to appear in the absence of authoritative knowledge about whaling.

      This lie in particular is quite popular with pro-whalers. They continue to falsely assert that anyone who is anti-whaling is automatically anti-Japanese.

    • Whitefish

      Mkay, why do you pretend to be the Mkay from the OceanGuardian.org site. Why don’t you reveal yourself as the fraud you are?

      • http://www.oceanguardian.org Ken Welch

        I’m Ken Welch the founder and President of Ocean Guardian http://www.OceanGuardian.org we are an international non-profit organization that protects oceans and marine life around the world. I do have to say that our stance on whaling is being taken up with the IWC, further more we do not agree that just because one Japanese group of fishermen are whaling that everyone in Japan is bad. Ocean Guardian is gaining support in Japan and other countries to bring the act of whaling to a stop, but through the right channels. I am the only one that represents this company on these matters. To contact me please email me at oceana-guardian@hotmail.com
        Ken Welch
        Ocean Guardian

  • AnimuX

    http://news.discovery.com/earth/whales-for-sale.html

    Kieran Mulvaney
    Mon Jun 14, 2010

    ‘Those of us who have attended IWC meetings over the past quarter-century or so have long been fully aware of the “special relationship” between Japan and several other member nations. It began with a couple of Caribbean countries, which overnight became vociferous supporters of Japan’s whaling, and whose delegations appeared to be accompanied everywhere by Japanese delegation “minders.” One by one, the Japanese-supporting countries increased in number, and almost invariably it seemed their arrival and voting record seemed strangely coincident with a new fish processing plant here or some financial assistance there.

    Both sides denied the existence of a quid pro quo, even as evidence popped up to contradict that assertion. In 1993, a Japanese newspaper reported fisheries agency bureaucrats speaking of a “Vote Consolidation Program.” In 2000, an Australian TV news show procured a copy of a letter in which an official from Grenada complained that, “Upon review of our accounts, it has been observed that the contributions from the Government of Japan to the Government of Grenada for the International Whaling Commission were not received … for the years 1998 and 1999. However, our internal audit revealed that contributions were received for all other years…”‘

  • Whitefish

    Since the AP gang of nine are so protective of Japan regardless of the allegation, wouldn’t your cause be better served if you spent your time contacting Japanese officials and tell them that their corrupt policies are causing internationally recognized embarrassment for the great nation of Japan. A very sad and pathetic commentary indeed.

  • Mkay

    I never said I was from that forum. My name is from that South Park guy that always says that. Im just going by what I see. it still seems pretty clear to me.

  • Mkay

    @whitefish – Im just voicing my opinion like everyone else – why don’t you shut up – or are you a racist too?

    • Whitefish

      When you make silly little comments about AnimuX that he only is interested in bashing Japan, someone needs to call you out.

  • Mkay

    Yeah, I get called out, for calling someone else out who defends a racist. Nice.

    • AnimuX

      Calling someone out implies wrongdoing. I’m not racist. I do not hate Japanese people. I do not hate Japanese culture.

      I am strictly opposed to the whaling industries in Iceland, Norway AND Japan as well as dolphin drives in Japan and the Faroes.

      Accusing someone of racism for opposing whaling is completely improper and an unfortunately typical lie perpetrated by pro-whalers in order to demonize anti-whaling activists.

      This article is also not about race. It is about killing whales for commercial consumption and the corruption exhibited by the government of Japan in supporting the whaling industry.

      • mkay

        This is the real Mkay ,and I am a strong Sea Shepherd supporter and this Idiot on here getting nasty and making accusations is just an imposter.I am always decent and respectfull of people’s views and opinions . This is just a moron trying to insult and piss people off.

      • Mick

        AnimuX,

        “I am strictly opposed to the whaling industries in Iceland, Norway AND Japan as well as dolphin drives in Japan and the Faroes.”

        But you are NOT opposed to the slaughter of endangered and vulnerable whales by America, Russia and Greenland.

  • Mkay

    Yeah, right Animux. All non-racists admin sites that tell the country to F-off, right? It doesn’t matter if you hate more than one country – racists generally do. You tell Japan to F-off because you like their culture? Ok, now we’ve heard it all. tell it to your friends at the next Klan meeting – i’m sure they will believe you.

    • AnimuX

      And we can see more baseless ad hominem attacks from pro-whalers that have nothing to do with the topic of this article which is the inherent corruption exhibited by the Japanese government in support of the whaling industry.

      My membership in Facebook groups that basically tell the “governments” of countries to “F-off” (because in each case the national government supports whaling financially and politically) has nothing (n-o-t-h-i-n-g) to do with race.

      FOILTWA (Iceland), FONLTWA (Norway) and FOJLTWA (Japan) are strictly groups for protest and expression of anger over the whaling industries of each nation.

      Once more, pro-whalers resort to demonizing people in total absence of authoritative knowledge of the history of whaling or the anti-whalers they’re so keen to publicly smear. They continue to wage an ideological campaign against anti-whaling activists and environmental activism in general.

      • Mick

        AnimuX,

        “FOILTWA (Iceland), FONLTWA (Norway) and FOJLTWA (Japan) are strictly groups for protest and expression of anger over the whaling industries of each nation.”

        However, there are no FOALTWA(America), FORLTWA(Russia) or FOGLTWA(Greenland) pages. Why is that? They are killing whales too. Why no expression of anger at these countries for their brutal murder of whales?

      • AnimuX

        Another common tactic by pro-whalers is to distract from the nations that kill whales for the purpose of mass producing whale meat by suggesting that natives permitted to kill whales for subsistence are the basically the same.

        Well they’re not the same.

        Native subsistence does not exist to mass produce whale meat for profit.

        And it has nothing to do with the long legacy of Iceland, Norway and Japan subverting international whale conservation efforts and IWC resolutions.

        It’s an apples and oranges comparison. Like comparing a native fishing village that needs fish for survival to a massive fleet of Mitsubishi modern trawlers that works for canned tuna profits. Not the same.

        If you want to take up an opposing stance against native subsistence you are of course welcome to start these groups.

      • Mick

        AnimuX,

        “Another common tactic by pro-whalers is to distract from the nations that kill whales for the purpose of mass producing whale meat by suggesting that natives permitted to kill whales for subsistence are the basically the same.”

        “Well they’re not the same.”

        Your assumption is incorrect. My post is not a “tactic”. Just the truth.
        Japan’s, America’s, Norway’s, Russia’s, Iceland’s and Greenland’s whale hunts are the same. They are ALL killing whales. If you are indeed “anti-whaling” you should oppose the killing of whales by everyone. It doesn’t matter who is killing them or why the whales are being killed.

        Now, I have a straight-forward and simple question for you, AnimuX. Do you oppose the killing of whales by America, Russia and Greenland or not?

      • AnimuX

        Your continued reference to the whaling conducted by native tribes is completely irrelevant to the topic of this article.

        Whaling conducted by commercial, industrial operations to sell whale meat and other whale based products for profit is NOT the same as whaling for subsistence for villages of native people.

        It’s unfortunate that I must continue to educate you on this subject despite the obvious and inherent differences between these examples.

        I do not approve of any whaling if there is a suitable alternative for subsistence. However, I do not oppose whaling if it is strictly conducted for the survival of a native population and in a manner that does not decimate endangered species. That said, I also oppose any abuse of subsistence quotas for commercial profit.

      • Mick

        AnimuX,

        “However, I do not oppose whaling if it is strictly conducted for the survival of a native population and in a manner that does not decimate endangered species.”

        Thank you for your reply. So, you do not oppose ALL whaling.

  • Mkay

    Again, yeah, right. From what I see, you focus on Japan pretty much all the time. You defended an obvious racist poster in the other thread which pretty much puts you in the same boat. Just admit it and we can move on.

    If it walks like a duck… you can fill in the rest.

    • AnimuX

      Wrong again. I merely stated that I do not know why the other person in question says what he says and that his comments have nothing to do with me. As usual, pro-whalers make accusations about people without any authoritative knowledge.

      Why?

      Because pro-whalers are not interested in discussing the corruption exhibited by the Japanese government in support of whaling. Their ideological campaign to demonize environmental activists is plainly evident in their constant ad hominem attacks.

    • Whitefish

      To the imposter Mkay, why don’t you reveal yourself? Afterall, the only poster on all of the whaling debate sites that cannot leave the terms “race” and “racism” out of their post is Rammingspeed. Thought it important that we all know who we are conversing with.

  • Mkay

    It is too bad that a troll imposter could not do a better job of impersonating me . The gig is up pal and you have been made and to hell with the whalers and the ICR and try the racist angle someplace else.

    • Bencat1000

      Why are you so angry Mkay? Can’t you just talk like a civilized person? It is getting really old……….

      • Whitefish

        Which Mkay are you referring to. There is the real Mkay who takes the anti-whaling position (posted 6/14 10:59pm) and the impostor Mkay (posted 6/14 11:10) who is more than likely Rammingspeed from the Animal Planet forum. The imposter Mkay believes anyone that criticizes Japan for it’s whaling policy is a racist.

  • Mkay

    This is the real Mkay and I don’t agree with any whaling period here in the U.S. or elsewhere and I also have no tolerance for cruelty and abuse to any animals and the Japanese whalers are on the top of my ***t list ,no race involved. If another nation eclipses Japan’s abuses I will move them up on the list ,and while we are at it I don’t approve of the corrupt Jaapanes court system either or the Govt. stance on whaling still no race involved . Try again imposter Mkay you are not fooling anyone now.

    • Mkay

      Sorry I mispelled Japanese on the last post I was in a hurry .

    • Mick

      Mkay,

      “This is the real Mkay and I don’t agree with any whaling period here in the U.S. or elsewhere…..”

      That’s good. You can truly say that you are anti-whaling. Other avowed “anti-whalers” are, in fact, only “anti-whaling” in regards to some whale hunts.

  • MKaY

    I’m the real MKaY and I endorse the whalers right to conduct their operations. Stop forcing your values and ethics on other cultures. Sea Shepherd sucks.

  • Mkay

    I can see that it does appear that AnimuX focuses on the Japanese, and that he has some kind of grudge against them, but I’m sure his intentions are good. I can definitely see the points made above though.

    • Mkay

      @Animux – how many times are you going to use the phrase “ad hominem”? You never even heard that phrase before until Paul Watson said it, just admit it. Now you use it everyu other post. Friggin’ parrot.. hateful, spiteful, little parrot.

      • AnimuX

        Just admit that you have absolutely no interest in any of these whaling articles other than to pick fights and talk smack. If you’re going to constantly engage in “ad hominem” attacks then you’re going to get “called out” for it. ;-)

    • AnimuX

      I focus on all of the industrial whaling nations.

      Japan receives a great deal of attention because it is the worst offender in the world when it comes to whaling. Japan kills more whales (large and small) than any other nation. Japan kills endangered species and acts as the world market for endangered whale meat by importing endangered Fin whale from Iceland.

      Japan uses its status as the 2nd largest economy in the world to influence the IWC through bribery. Japan spreads propaganda about whales (such as the oft debunked ‘whales eat too much fish’ argument).

      And of course, there is the long sordid history of Japan flouting international agreements concerning whales including violations of size limits, species protections, sanctuary boundaries, seasonal limits and all manner of quotas.

      Not to mention Japan was the world’s largest supporter of “pirate whaling” (that’s front companies in foreign nations secretly killing whales for the “traditional” purpose of smuggling unreported meat to Japanese markets).

      Today Japan’s government continues to subsidize the industry to prop it up with tax dollars. Japanese officials are complicit in the embezzlement of whale meat by whalers as well as corruption in government officials leaving office to take high paying jobs in the whaling industry they used to oversee (Amakudari).

      …All while subverting the ICRW through the abuse of the science exemption…

      Setting the rest aside, if Japan did not send giant steel ships including an 8,000 ton floating factory to an internationally established whale sanctuary for the purpose of turning hundreds of protected whales into canned meat every year, then perhaps Japanese whaling would not receive quite as much negative attention.

  • Whitefish

    Now see Mkay imposter, if you kept your mouth shut, all this bad press that AnimuX produces would probably remain in his thoughts only, but just like a bad trial attorney, you have now opened it up and let the damaging evidence in.

    • Mkay

      Hhmm.. Now I’ve gone ahead and done it! I opened up the door for Animux to come in here and demonize the Japanese with his ad hominem racist attacks! Believe it, Whitefish, only you take him seriously.

  • Mkay

    “I focus on all of the industrial whaling nations”.

    Yeah, Ok… I focus on all nations, but here’s another 5 paragraphs on why I hate the Japanese and ignore the rest. Look Animux, just admit you’re racist and we can move onto a serious conversation. Jeez – believe me, no one reading this would doubt it, except for that whitefish guy – for some reason he likes swinging off of your nuts. You got caught, called out for it, and you didn’t like it.

    • AnimuX

      Face it Mkay, you’re just a liar trolling on for more opportunities to sling insults. You should find a new hobby.

  • Mkay

    Face it, Animux – you’re a racist and that’s your main motivation for opposing whaling. It’s given you the vehicle you needed to pour out your hatred for anything and everything Japanese. Even Whitefish and the other Mkay know this to be true. Maybe YOU need to find something different to do.

  • Mkay

    @AnimuX – Don’t worry, I have your back…. but… it does make sense.

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  • Jae

    Whales are food too.

    Leave the sustainable whale eaters in peace.

    Anti-whaling is the last bastion of yuppie approved middle class bigotry commoditized and packaged for the gullible.

    There is no conservation concern with today’s whaling for food; NONE.

    You can all go back to your regularly scheduled programming and grow some tolerance for minority food cultures.

    • The Infidel

      Humans are food too.

      Leave the people who sincerely fight overpopulation and waste in peace.

      Anthropocentrism is the last refuge of immature middle-class small-mindedness commoditized and packaged for the selfish consumer.

      There is no conservation concern with modern cannibalism; NONE.

      You can all go back to your pointless bickering and grow some tolerance for sustainable non-speciesist food culture.

  • BB

    This is nothing more than anti-whaling propaganda aimed at making Japan and non-anti-whaling members of the IWC look bad. Here St.Kitts-Nevis denies that there were any bribes from Japan:
    http://www.sknvibes.com/News/NewsDetails.cfm/14459

    ““Nothing revealed points specifically to us in a bad light. But when juxtaposed with more serious examples in that article, it leads to a discrediting of the country. We have never had any bribes with respect to IWC voting.

    “Our position has always been that we will go where the science goes. We support the sustainable use of whales. If science shows that the marine life is endangered, we will vote no. If it shows there is an adequate supply, then we will encourage sustainable use.”

    The Senior Minister was passionate in his defence of the Federation’s right to pursue its own agenda, saying it was “reprehensible” for external powers to try to dictate national foreign policy.”

    They sound pretty pissed.. that’s what happens when you take your propaganda one step too far from the truth. The backlash will come sooner or later.

    • AnimuX

      It’s no surprise that the nations involved in this investigation have denied any wrongdoing. However, the reporters who conducted the investigation have recorded (filmed) evidence to back up their story. The exposed officials can claim whatever they want. It’s what they said on camera revealing they accepted bribes for votes that created this scandal.

      • MKaY

        Its no surprise that you anti Japanese members would deny any hatred or racism directed towards Japan’s people and culture. You have been told by your lord and master Paul Watson to curb the vitriol and now you all must reel back in all the hateful comments and racial slurs. Face it, the Sea Shepherd Org is losing its balls (all for the sake of more donations and tv ratings) and now the die hard members have been told to shut up or get out. Look at what happens to Pete Bethune, the supposed prisoner of war, the samurai, the first New Zealand soldier veteran to be interred in Japan, etc,,,,,. Now he has been dumped on his ass so Sea Shepherd can still say they have not been convicted of any “felony”.

        You people are so transparent.

        Japan, knock off the whaling.

        Sea Shepherd, stop with all the bull shite.

      • Bookie

        Its no surprise that you anti Japanese members would deny any hatred or racism directed towards Japan’s people and culture. You have been told by your lord and master Paul Watson to curb the vitriol and now you all must reel back in all the hateful comments and racial slurs. Face it, the Sea Shepherd Org is losing its balls (all for the sake of more donations and tv ratings) and now the die hard members have been told to shut up or get out. Look at what happens to Pete Bethune, the supposed prisoner of war, the samurai, the first New Zealand soldier veteran to be interred in Japan, etc,,,,,. Now he has been dumped on his ass so Sea Shepherd can still say they have not been convicted of any “felony”.

        You people are so transparent.

        Japan, knock off the whaling.

        Sea Shepherd, stop with all the bull shite.

      • AnimuX

        It’s no surprise those with an ideological agenda against environmental activism will continue with an ongoing negative campaign of character assassination.

        Even when presented with evidence of bribery gathered by news reporters they continue to defend the corruption displayed by whaling nations such as Japan.

      • AnimuX

        Once again we see the pro-whaling crowd here at Ecorazzi has nothing more to contribute than false accusations and insulting commentary that has nothing to do with the article.

        They claim opposition to whaling is racism in order to evoke a negative emotional response.

        However, the reality of the situation is, as described in the article, the nation of Japan has bribed the officials of other IWC nations with everything from millions in overseas aid to envelopes stuffed with cash and prostitutes. The corruption of the government of Japan in manipulating the IWC vote has been exposed by reporters from a national newspaper.

        Yet even when presented with the evidence backed story (the reporters recorded the undercover investigation), the pro-whalers ramp up their efforts to attack anyone who publicly disapproves of whaling.

      • David

        “Even when presented with evidence of bribery gathered by news reporters they continue to defend the corruption displayed by whaling nations such as Japan.”

        Sorry AnimuX but the reporters have no such evidence. They have evidence that some non-Japanese officials are willing to accept bribes and that some of these same self-proclaimed dishonest officials are willing to accuse Japan.

      • Mark

        In your humble opinions can a person be anti Sea Shepherd and still be anti whaling. I don’t want Japan to kill Whales but I think the Sea Shepherd crowd are a bunch of morons who do more damage than good just to line their pockets with donations. They seem to be fixated on the tv show now . Even going to Cannes to be around the film festival while pretending to fight the Tuna fishery. I post at the old Sea Shepherd forum and the ignorance is astounding.

    • Whitefish

      Oh gosh, they are pissed? What shall we do? BB, they were caught red handed on video and now they deny it and are pissed. Sorry, no sympathy from me.

  • Mkay

    Here we go again this is Mkay the original and I love Japanese but I despise whalers ,just a coincidence that the most abusive whalers are all Japanese . Sorry false Mkay this is your fault ,in fact everything bad in this world is your fault and I think the oil slick in the gulf is some of your buddy’s fault also.

  • Mkay

    Here we go again this the original Mkay and I love Japanese but I despise whalers , it just so happens that Japanese are the worst of the bunch . Sorry but I blame you fake Mkay for all of this and all the worlds problems and I bet your buddys are resposible for the gulf oilslick too.

  • Mkay

    I’m the real Mkay. I can certainly understand how some of that stuff sounds racist, but its really not. Its just a dislike of the Japanese people in general as well as their country. If they stop whaling, then I may get a Japanese friend just to show I’m not a racist.

  • Mkay

    I’m the real Mkay. I agree that the Sea Shepherds can do stupid things, but we must teach the japanese a lesson. I knowe it sounds racist, but we’re not. I may even get a Japanese friend when whaling comes to an end.

  • Jae

    Naaaah, we’re not racists or bigots getting off demonizing minority food cultures. Not at all. We’re all about compassion and light … Right?

    http://bit.ly/bZOGMT

    Fascism is always supported by nice well meaning people who fail to look deeper …