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What about Pirates?

Did you hear about 10 pirates off the coast of Somalia that held a boat hostage? I am not talking about 200 years ago. I am talking about several days ago. Did you know that pirates still sail the seas looking for boats to steal, pillage, and do whatever they want with? I thought for some reason that they didn’t exist any longer. I read on cnn.com that there have been many pirate attacks recently off of the coast of Somalia.

Well, my point is this…When we think of low-life scum stealing and killing innocent people in 2008, we would never glamorize them. Would we?

For some reason, when many years pass, we are able to separate the filthy, detestable, despicable, acts from the person. We have kids running around in pirate outfits saying, “aaarrrrr”. We have kids running around in bandit clothes, we have kids running around in… You get my point.

I was watching my 4yr old having this love for pirates. It made me think, why is this okay? Pirates were horrible role models. Then I thought of the VeggieTales who gave us a way out. “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything”. These guys actually helped save people. So, is it okay now to have a pirate as a hero?

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