Tuesday, February 2, 2010

SELF-RIGHTOUS

Having been away from the Internet for about ten days NAUTICAL LOG has been catching up on things. We also decided to make a new layout for our Blog - same old thing gets a bit boring. Just reading a comment in OLD SALT BLOG - which is just about the best nautical Blog around - to a criticism by the CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL on the cruise lines continuing to call at Labadee Haiti. One person in charge of such things is Richard Fain, who happens to be a neighbor of mine, he wrote an explanation in reply. The commenter referred to Richard Fain and called the CENTER 'self-righteous'.

As NAUTICAL LOG had also Posted a similar criticism of Labadee calls that would make us, according to the commenter, 'self-righteous' also. Interesting!

The CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL is a non-profit research institute who's mission is to improve ecotourism and sustainable tourism. Seems worthy enough to NAUTICAL LOG. Lets face it if we keep destroying everything there will be nowhere left to take a holiday or go on vacation.

So how come this commenter calls us 'self-righteous' and is this even the right word to use? The definition of the word is "righteous in one's own estimation". Since we all felt 'righteous' on the subject matter we expressed our opinion about the timing of the calls at Labadee in Haiti, an area of such massive destruction and suffering. If we are now going to limit opinions there would be no requirement for comments in the first place!! After all the commenter is also expressing his opinion, this is how an issue is debated.

Good Watch.

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