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Re: The Emotions Over The Bounty Tragedy
For me this was simple. People died in an avoidable situation. You can die crossing the street, but there is no reason to think you might unless you walk out in front of traffic.
Some die in sailboat accidents, but there is no reason to think you might if the crew and boat are appropriate and weather is manageable. None of the known facts has suggested any of the three were the case. Taking an 18th century hull in conditions that bad is foolish and there is no conceivable outcome to the investigation that I believe could suggest otherwise. Death was avoidable.
For the most part, I only see people that met the Captain and visited the boat that express emotion when coming to its defense. It seems personal, not rational.
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