Pirates were the first people to rebel against this world. They mutinied against their tyrannical captains – and created a different way of working on the seas. Once they had a ship, the pirates elected their captains, and made all their decisions collectively. They shared their bounty out in what Rediker calls “one of the most egalitarian plans for the disposition of resources to be found anywhere in the eighteenth century.” They even took in escaped African slaves and lived with them as equals. The pirates showed “quite clearly – and subversive – that ships did not have to be run in the brutal and oppressive ways of the merchant service and the Royal navy.” This is why they were popular, despite being unproductive thieves.
The history of piracy is complicated, it’s not how the western media are portraying, and the problems are only come to light in last few years. But the voiceless victims have been suffering most of the last two decades in a hand the western modern conqueror, If this wasn’t enough, many foreign countries have begun using the waters off the coast of Somalia to dump hazardous waste, which has now tainted the landscape with radiation, hard metals, and medical waste. The effects of this have already begun to show as people in the coastal communities started developing strange rashes, malformed babies, and other types of illnesses. Nuclear waste has washed up on shore from tons of hazardous barrels thrown into Somali waters from ships and boats from other countries. Not only have outsiders stole the food supply, they’ve tainted the remaining food supply, produced new illnesses to the country, destroyed miles of coastline with radiation and hazardous materials, and all this without a penny in compensation to the people affected.
What is unusual is that the same countries that cause the real havoc, and provoke the Somali fisherman are playing the role of the safer in the busiest commercial shipping line, and they are deliberately causing panic for their advantage, the insurance is went up that is passing cost through the already poor and surfing people of the region. The Somali population didn’t receive compensation for this illegal trawling and took to the waters in high-speed boats trying to protect their precious resources. The pirates are often referred to as the “unofficial coast guard of Somalia”. This has been a losing battle as each year over $300-million dollars of illegally obtained seafood is stolen from the poverty-stricken country without recourse. The fish and seafood stocks have dwindled right in front their eyes and the fishermen have lost the resources needed to survive and provide for their families at rate of unprecedented speed.
We must understand that in Somalia it’s often considered honorable to be a pirate as it should be because it a deterrent mechanism sea-food to the real pirates which are in this case the western, It is a double standard, the same immoral nations because they dump the waste there and rubbers again by stealing Somali seafood, are playing the role of the safer and international vanguard. The history echo a young British man called William Scott Just before he was hanged in Charleston, South Carolina, he said: “What I did was to keep me from perishing. I was forced to go a-pirating to live “ The Somalia and Its nine million people have been teetering on starvation ever since – and many of the ugliest forces in the Western world have seen this as a great opportunity to steal the country’s food supply and dump their nuclear waste in their seas.
Piracy has also render good service to US government, the US government during George Washington administration has a deal with pirates to guard US coastal, because the US government at that time didn’t have ships of their own, the pirates were paid for that service, So indeed you can argue that the pirates are not all bad after all, provided that the opportunity is given however they can provide good service to the mind kind or this they fulfil temporarily the position vacated by the Somali government.
Once again, we can also say that US is putting Piracy into their advantage, by showing the world to join them to combat the piracy show case; the US created through its ingenuity the need for service of save guarding the commercial ships, exacerbating the situation through continuous unproductive interference of the Somali affairs, the US policy is to create its self-fulfilling prophecy War-On-terror, and perhaps created already similar Iran contra affair situation where they distort money from here and use elsewhere in their War-On-Terror in another unauthorised front.
The world expects starving Somalis to stand passively on their beaches, paddling in the western nuclear waste, and watch the western snatch the Somali fish to eat in restaurants in London and Paris and Rome? The western didn’t act on those crimes – but when some of the fishermen responded by disrupting the transit-corridor for 20 percent of the world’s oil supply, the western begin to shriek about “evil.” If they really want to deal with piracy, they need to stop its root cause – their crimes – before they send in the gun-boats to root out Somalia’s so-called criminals, who is the criminals is obvious, can you travel thousands of miles and steal someone else property and at the same time call him criminal? It’s only possible in the crooked, selfish western mentality.