Return of the Pirates

I was watching a program called “Return of the Pirates” on the History Channel, and it was pretty informative.

I know this will sound blasphemous to people who are entranced by the mythology surrounding pirates, or even those who just enjoy “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” but… dude, pirates really suck.

I hate how little children are taught the virtues of monarchy, when monarchy is disgusting (not just in its freedom-hating way, but in the incest kind of way), and I’m leaning towards that way with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean. Pirates are thieves, kidnappers, and cold-blooded murderers..

You’re probably wondering what’s my problem. It’s all in good fun, right?

Well, there are two problems. Piracy is on the rise, for the first time in over a century. And some piracy can be linked with terrorism, or terrorism linked with piracy. I mean, what would happen if you wrote a movie called, “Terrorists of the Caribbean”?

Alright, maybe we don’t have to go as far as I do, but we should take piracy seriously. They can do some good damage to the world economy. Go look it up.

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  1. Lloyd Nebres

    Wonder if you’ve read William Langewiesche, on contemporary oceanic piracy. I first read an excerpt from a forthcoming book of his in the Atlantic Monthly, in mid-2004: A Sea Story … then his book came out a year later: The Outlaw Sea I highly recommend it. I recommend Langewiesche’s essays in general. Highly provocative, and always fresh.