Saturday, January 10, 2009

Poetic Justice for Somali Pirates


MOGADISHU, Somalia – Five of the Somali pirates who released a hijacked oil-laden Saudi supertanker drowned with their share of a reported $3 million ransom after their small boat capsized, a pirate and a relative of one of the dead men said Saturday.

This is my nomination for the best example of poetic justice I’ve seen lately. Am I callous to feel this way?

I don’t think so.

We have a love/hate relationship with pirates. Whether it was Errol Flynn portraying a dashing and romantic pirate in movies of a bygone era like Captain Blood, Billy Zane’s creepy psycho pirate in Dead Calm, or a playful Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean, we never expect to encounter a real pirate. Pirates are supposed to be entertaining, belonging these days in the world of fantasy.

So, I don’t really feel bad for thinking the way I do. Modern day pirates have sullied what had become a safe fantasy and they got what they deserved.

7 comments:

Marshamlow said...

Wow talk about Karma.

Sarge Charlie said...

Justice, I love it...

Palm Springs Savant said...

I agreee with marshmlow- it is karma at its best!

Naomi said...

Definitely poetic justice Sheila. I quite agree with you.

Joe said...

O. Henry couldn't have written a more fitting conclusion to their escapades.

Marion said...

I felt betrayed when I heard about modern day pirates. I want Johnny Depp's version!

Jackie said...

I totally agree with you.

I cannot figure out why they still get away with it in most cases as although the area is vast that part of the world always under satellite and other surveillance.