I've been wondering lately, and haven't been able to come up with much, about why pirates have been romantisized in our society? I first went on the Pirates of the Caribbean last fall and was pretty sad after the ride ended. The pirates came in, burned down the people's town, and were selling off the women to be raped. It was sad. I can't really figure out why such stuff is promoted, and even changed to make pirates' evil ways more PC as time goes on??? Like modifying the song on the ride to take out the word "rape", and changing the pirate chasing the woman to make it look like he wants her food and not her body?
Can somebody explain to me where this love for these a-holes that would steal things from other ships, come raid peoples towns, kill innocent people, steal and rape people's wives comes from? And why do you like the Pirates of the Caribbean ride so much? Just because of the animatronics/environment? Do you like the story? Are we going to have rides dedicated to modern day pirates taking over people's boats with Uzi's and raping women off the coast of Africa? I just don't get it.
This post is not ment to offend, just trying to figure this one out. The only thing I can think of is that the old pirates were sort of funny with their eye patches, wooden legs, and accents. Makes them sort of funny looking/acting, but their comedy value disappears when they come in to town and do what they do.
And not only that but all the pirate merchandise to be purchased after the ride. Why would people want to be pirates? Is the south central LA-Gangster ride coming featuring doing driveby's, robbing convenience stores, jumping people etc, with a store afterwards to buy your own gangsta-gear baggy pants to wear super-low, red & blue bandanas, tattos, assault rifles, etc a couple hundred years from now at disneyland? I don't get it!!