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post #10 of Old 01-06-2010
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I don't see how any of this puts piracy in a different perspective.

What is this new perspective?

I know you're not saying it's the "actually piracy is okay" perspective because you've both said that you don't think piracy is okay.

Is it's the "we have to stop them but then apply a more lenient punishment because of mitigating circumstances" perspective? Well fine, but let's stop them first and worry about punitive measures later.

I hope it's not the "maybe if we talk to them we can work out our differences" perspective... surely history teaches us that that never works against a large movement that has gathered any momentum.

Maybe it's the "I just wanted to raise awareness of the context here" perspective, in which case thanks for reminding me that while we may have fished in their waters, we have not been accused of kidnapping them and holding them for ransom.

So yeah I'm not seeing how the knowledge that we were bad to them in the past puts the present in any new perspective.

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