Damn Pirates

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When I opened the paper today and saw that the Somali pirates had killed the four people aboard the seized yacht, I instantly came alive with feelings of sadness, and along with that came a wonder about whether I crossed the line yesterday when I satirized the pirate-hostage situation.

I don’t plan on holding it against myself, given the fact that I knew what I was thinking at the time.  I was making a point about how strange the world is, how the more things change, the more they stay the same – not attempting to belittle the severity of the issue.

If nothing else, it’s a lesson about how quickly your foot can end up in your mouth.