Looks like Dawn Brancheau is in this 2008 video.
This video was apparently shot right before she was killed, and appears to catch just the beginning of the attack very briefly at the end.
Dawn lived an amazing life, there’s not many who can say they did what she did. It’s terrible the way she died.
update: This is the complete ‘Believe’ show, with Dawn and Tilikum performing in it. It was uploaded a year after her brutal killing. It’s an amazing performance to watch.
This behind the scenes production gives a sense of the lives of the trainers.
I realise there’s some controversy surrounding the entertainment industry aspect of these shows. I can’t say I’ve read enough about the subject to have a properly formed opinion. What’s clear is that this woman lived her childhood dream, and up until the incident appeared to be as happy as could be. It’s remarkable what she was a part of during her life.
Sally Ride went about her life. She got hired for a job, she did it, she went on to other things. With her recent passing, it comes out that she happened to have a close lady friend for much of her life after she divorced. She lived an admirable life.
If gays had never protested Boy Scouts of America, if they’d just left Chick-fil-A alone, I wouldn’t be writing about them. If they’d just quietly go about their business, none of this would matter. But they go on the offensive, just in the manner we saw Leftists bully Susan B. Komen recently, when SBK tried to stop funding Planned Parenthood. These people just want to bully people into silence.
It’s a stark contrast to a quiet lady just going about her life, making a little history along the way.
The superposition of Jerry Sanduskey, The gays attacking both the Boy Scouts of America and Chick-fil-A in the news in recent weeks has affected me. As you might’ve surmised by now, they’ve triggered a response that I feel compelled to keep writing about, even if I’d rather be doing other things.
The incidences of molestation in the Boy Scouts are directly comparable to Jerry Sanduskey, because they involve the same modus operandis: man entrusted with boy, man violates boy. The Chick-fil-A thing is just a bunch of protesters attacking a company because they don’t like the owners’ views on marriage. The point is, all of this gay activism is in my news feeds every day lately.
Let’s be very clear on this: The people protesting the Boy Scouts aren’t concerned about the Jerry Sanduskeys of the world. Molested boys are just collateral damage to them.
Twitter’s ability to bring first hand accounts of events is profound.
I’m sure he’s a nice man and all, but from what I know, he’s a guy who pretended to be what Sally Ride actually was.
Maybe the America we need right now isn’t the “let’s pretend” Hollywood bullshit, and some actual men who can do shit besides champion gay rights. It’s just an idea.
And again, I’m sure George is a hugely popular, nice man.
Maybe my skin’s not that thick when the comments come from some people, but I really did reflect on all of the names I was called for trying to point out that in a case like Jerry Sanduskey, many gay activists refuse to acknowledge that the act was a homosexual one, as well as a pedophile one. All’s I did was ask, from the point of view of the victim, do you think they make that distinction?
The answers ranged from “you’re a douche”, to “you’re a troll” and everything in between.
Several asked if I use that logic when applied to victims of homosexual pedophiles, but that wasn’t what I asked, and so didn’t bother answering. I asked because I’ve spent 4 decades pondering it in my own mind. Did he attack me because I was a boy, because I was white, why? I honestly think it was because of the racial resentment towards whites in Detroit in the late sixties, early seventies as much as to do with me being a boy. If I had been a blonde haired blue eyed girl instead of a blonde haired blue eyed girl, I believe the attacker would’ve still attacked me.
So, I’ve carried these questions around for four decades. And when I tried to ask a question about it, people attacked me. I didn’t tell them why, although I repeatedly alluded that there was a reason I asked the specific question as worded, thinking the more astute might pick up on it.
Anyway, as I’ve said before, I think there’s something dishonest about the way people seem to spring to the defense of gays to the point of having no concern about victims, or the people entrusted to keep children from becoming victims.
From complete strangers on the internet, it doesn’t bother me that much. But even though I followed a few of the people for years who replied, (and they were far more civil, with one notable exception), maybe I mistakenly assumed they weren’t complete strangers. That kind of hurt.
But it doesn’t change my underlying premise. They are so defensive about homosexuals, that they ignore child victims. And if you disagree with me, keep this in mind before calling me names: I was one.