I don't normally write about politics here. God knows there are enough political rant blogs out there. But I would like to commend to all red-blooded sailors a new political movement, the Pirate Party. The website of the US Pirate Party sums up their aims very simply. "The basic idea of the Pirate Party is simple - the government should encourage, rather than smother, creativity and freedom." Now who could argue with that?
There are also branches in various European countries.
Don't delay. Join up. Be a pirate.