Pirate Activism? Avast, ye!
In case anyone wonders why I don’t take the Tea Party seriously enough, not even enough to be enraged, is best illustrated by the photo to the right. If I am to dress like a pirate for the purposes of political activism I best be protesting the rise in rum taxes or the outlawing of shanghaiing. How else do you expect ships to man crews while keeping the conditions tolerable if we can’t kidnap drunken sailors and continue to give them drink once they’re aboard.
However, I will grant, that piracy is a great patriotic endeavor. Why, where would this nation be without such brave souls as John Paul Jones or the privateers of 1812? Then again, privateers were also apart of the slave trade. Okay, we’ll pretend that never happened as we do with all unfortunate decisions in our history books. Yargh, I say we burn the books to keep us warm for when the oil runs out! Yargh, indeed!