[Ansteorra] RE: Pirates in Period
rudin at ev1.net
Fri Sep 9 07:45:13 PDT 2005
> I think the difference, and the reason some people have problems
> with "pirates", and no problem with Sir Francis Drake, is that
> Sir Francis Drake didn't go around proclaiming himself as a "pirate".
Exactly. Piracy is (and has always been) a *crime*, defined in Black's Law
Dictionary as "Those acts of robbery and depredation upon the high seas
which, if committed on land, would have aamounted to felony.". Calling
oneself a pirate is like calling oneself a murderer, arson or thief.
Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin
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