Piratas esseva socialmente progressive.

(Languages of this post: Interlingua, English)

Grande Britannia: Piratas non esseva personas brutal qui voleva vider sanguine. No, illes esseva robatores con un conscientia social, forsan predecessores de un forma de socialismo democratic.

Isto se monstra per examines scientific de diverse cosas ab le nave de piratas, “Whydah”, que in 1717 naufragava e in 1884 esseva trovate vicin al costa de Massachusetts. Le recercatores qui ha investigate le “Whydah” anque ha examinate papiros in archivos american e anglese.

Le experto britannic de piratas Daid Cordingly ha scribite un libro super piratas como un gruppo de “expulsatos” con fixate regulas social e ethic de como conducer se. Su libro tracta de un era auree de 1680 a 1725. Le naves de piratas esseva democraticamente organisate. Decisiones esseva prendite secundo votationes, e mesmo le capitano sovente esseva eligite per le equipage. In ultra, le piratas esseva politicamente correcte. Il habeva nulle discrimination contra minoritates e nulle racismo. Il ha provas que un equipage con un majoritate blanc eligeva un capitano nigre.

Un pirata qui perdeva un bracio o un gamba recipeva un compensation–como le pension pro invalides de hodie. E si le pirata moriva durante un battalia, su vidua o infantes recipeva un compensation.

(Per Thomas Breinstrup, publicate in Panorama, maio-junio, 1998 e republicate in “Interlingua in interlingua”)

Great Britain: Pirates were not brutal, bloodthirsty people. No, they were thieves with a social conscience, perhaps the forerunners of a form of democratic socialism.

This has been shown in scientific examinations of various things from the pirate ship “Whydah,” which was shipwrecked in 1717 and in 1884 was found near the coast of Massachusetts. The researchers who have investigated the “Whydah” also have examined papers in American and English archives.

The British pirate expert David Cordingly has written a book on pirates as a group of outlaws with established ethical and social conduct rules. His book is about a golden age from 1680 to 1725. The pirate ships were democratically organized. Decisions were made through voting, and even the captain was often elected by the crew. The pirates were also politically correct. There was no discrimination against minorities and no racism. There is proof that a crew with a white majority elected a black captain.

A pirate that lost an arm or a leg received compensation–like the pensions for today’s invalids. And if the pirate died during a battle, his widow or children were compensated.

(By Thomas Breinstrup, published in “Panorama,” May-June, 1998, and republished in “Interlingua in interlingua”)

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