The mood of Francis Le Guen
Because sometimes, do not mess around!
Music credits: Erwan & Eric Le Guen
Aaaah I'm upset! I just started a petition on Avaaz.com to save stentorated vorticelli and only collected 5 signatures. While it would take 5000! Does anyone care about vorticelli or what? You know well, the vorticelli, those delicate microscopic animals that lived by the millions in a drop of water. Well, since the concrete is going everywhere where men are rampant (filth of a species that reproduces like rabbits) there will soon be no more a drop of free water. And therefore no more vorticelli. Nor paramecia, diatoms, amoebae… It's the last straw that makes Avaaz overflow.
How do we not see them? Well yes, under the microscope! Oh well, should we preferably save the "big" cash? With hair, feathers, scales? What size do we start at? Because the problem is that almost all species are endangered or may be missing, starting with man himself, the way things are going ... And what do we do with vegetables, fruits , plants ? Because it's alive too. And in nature everything is linked. We call it ecology, even. Yes, it is a science, not a political party.
Today not a day goes by without a petition to save this or that. It is very good. Hunters, fishermen are bad guys! And besides, I petition myself, repeatedly. But without illusions. Because in my opinion it takes a little more than signatures to push back those who empty the oceans by both ends.
We want to save what looks like us. And especially the idea that we have it. Doesn't this cackling dolphin look human? These orcas, these whales… They are trying to communicate with us, that's for sure. Except that we are reasoning from our point of view. Our animal friends (30 million it seems) probably have nothing to do with the 60 million consumers and their good feelings, apart from the fact that we are their main suppliers of kibble ...
All this to tell you that the anthropomorphism that is the rule in divers and all the protectors of nature can be misleading. There is a gradation in the species to be protected. The murder of a pinball dolphin raises indignation among Sunday gardeners busy eradicating aphids with pesticides. We rebel against whalers while exterminating the clouds of mosquitoes that spoil the stay of tourists in tropical hotels.
This is how. So much so that Sea Shepperd had done a very successful campaign some time ago, replacing the sharks piled on the boats by pandas. Mantas, dogfish, pandas, even fight!
But the ant makes us tingling, the spider attracts the fagot, and the cockroach is mercilessly blasted. And, in the greatest secrecy, it seems that smallpox, plague and cholera have also been eradicated and that we even seek to eradicate the AIDS virus. Have you ever seen this virus? This beauty… It's a shame! Who will save the marine viruses? Bacteria ? Petitions!
We want dolphins in the sea. But by the way, this oyster that we swallow, still wriggling? She may not have asked to dive into our gastric juice? We must save oysters! And that swimming lobster, red with confusion, drowning in the New Year's broth: save the lobsters!
Nature is poorly made. When I think that every summer hundreds of children are bitten by snares on the beaches. These fish should be reserved for bouillabaisse! As for the jellyfish, you just have to pass them on to the Asians: they eat them ...
Noah! come back ! The water rises… We must save all the animals. And let the children of wars die. Save the fin sharks while the finance sharks put the world on the sand. Save the polar bears while the homeless are curdling their haystacks on the sidewalks of our beautiful dormitory towns ...
But the worst thing in this area is still the confusion of genres. Take global warming for example. This is the Spanish hostel! In the minds of the majority, man is the cause and the flood will soon arrive, chasing us to the heights ... Let us remember all the same that, since man has learned to draw (my neighbors in the Cosquer cave, 25 years ago), the level of the Mediterranean rose 000m. And the man is still there. Finally, it seems to me: I saw a wall entirely tagged yesterday at La Cayolle…
Not a day goes by without circulating on social networks the pathetic image of a polar bear sitting on a small ice cube, adrift. And to conclude immediately with many pitying comments that the ice floe has melted and that the bear is lost. Except that the bear can swim! And if he is on this ice cube, it is because he has chosen it. Just as the photographer has chosen his angle, knowing what is selling, these days ... Assuming that all the sea ice melts, which is probable, tell yourself that he will migrate south, the teddy bear, to come and search in your trash! And if the water rises so much, we'll see how many of us, clinging to trees with our feet in the water, will worry about bears on their ice cubes ...
But back to our fish. Yes we are emptying the sea! And a third of industrial fishing ends up in flour to feed pigs and chickens… Scandal! The cod is dying, we announce the death sentence for the rays, and the herring gets out of it like an old man leaves. Welcome to the sea in Surimi!
But by the way, do you know the main causes of destruction of marine ecosystems and other coral reefs? Tourism ! Concrete powder, sewage, "development". Countries in the process of ... Exactly. Think about it when you take the plane for your next diving trip ... A petition?