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Monkeys I can see. Pirates I can't, past the age of eight or ten. Kinda like when Prince Harry made the tabloids by wearing an ersatz Nazi uniform to a costume party, some folks just think it is tacky to be celebrating radically asocial behavior.
18 USC Sec. 1651. Piracy under law of nations
Whoever, on the high seas, commits the crime of piracy as defined
by the law of nations, and is afterwards brought into or found in
the United States, shall be imprisoned for life.
Glorifying rape, robbery, plundering, and murder, just lacks any real humor for some of us. The judges don't even get a sentencing choice, just "Yes? No?" and it's over. Of course, keelhauling, tar and feathering, and riding a rail were also popular forms of the death penalty.