If you are one of the thousands worldwide supporting Sea Shepherd’s Captain Paul Watson, you will want to see this for yourself. I, myself, have known for some time that Greenpeace does not support Sea Shepherd but I had no idea that they would go to such lengths. They have gone from “We don’t want to get in the middle of those scary conflicts” to just plain evil.
Below is what Captain Watson posted on Facebook earlier today. I have also attached some links to the bottom of the page. See for yourself.
German Greens Wherefore Arte Thou?
From Captain Paul Watson
I have been wondering why there has not been a statement or even a word from the Green Party of Germany about my case. The Green Party in Germany represents 10% of the German people. They could help secure my release but they have chosen to say absolutely nothing.
We have the support of the Green Party in other nations like New Zealand, Australia, Canada ,etc. but not where it now matters most, in Germany.
I was a founding member of the Green Party of Canada and ran for Member of Parliament for the Greens in Vancouver Center twice. I was also the Green Party candidate for Mayor of Vancouver in 1996. I was the only Sierra Club national Board member in the United States to support Ralph Nader despite the heavy criticism it brought to me. I even once helped to host the visit of Petra Kelly of the German Green to Vancouver in 1986.
Thus it has been a mystery as to why the Green Party of Germany has been so quiet and so distant about my case here in Germany.
So I made some inquiries and what I have been told is very disappointing. Greenpeace Germany apparently has made it quite clear to the Green Party of Germany that they should not support my case. Greenpeace also will say nothing in my support despite my being a cofounder of the Greenpeace Foundation.
Apparently Greenpeace sees this as a opportunity to get rid of me. Now I`m not surprised that this is their position but I am surprised that the Green Party of Germany would concur.
I am grateful for the incredible support that I am getting from the German people and from people all around the world. In the end that is what is most important. I know I am not popular with government and large organizations. I tend to be ecologically correct instead of politically correct and I say and do many things that make many people angry.
However it would have been nice to have received support from a political movement that I have supported since it began.
To the Green Party of Australia, New Zealand and Canada I wish to say how much I appreciate your strong efforts on my behalf.
To the Green Party of Germany I can only say, where are you?
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