Geeez, Loiuse. Let's reel this back in a tad and bring the discussion back to a moonlit evening when strangers are climbing over the rails and onto the deck
of your beloved good-ship "Minnow".
World War III and the US Constitution aside, it truly comes down to what each of us is prepared to do when confronted with an undesirable and potentially life-threatening situation on the high seas. It's "fight or flight", with the second option -- in this case -- literally meaning passive acceptance of said situation while cowering below deck
With high seas drama, you're on your own. Forget placing any 911 call or writing your congressman.
Also, high-seas events
remind me of when Vittorio Gassman told Jean-Loius Trintignant in 'Il Sorpasso' that he wanted to study "Space Law".
Trintignant: "Space Law?"
Gassman: "Yeah, you know. Like who's to blame when one space ship crashes into another."
Il Sorpasso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For me, Big Blue is a whole bunch of lonely space, even when you can see the golden sand 3 meters down at anchor
. For those who care not to arm themselves, please follow that path. It's truly your right.
Can't find the youtube video right now, yet there is a multi-part posting
from a British sailor who single-handed a circumnavigation
with an attempt to reach home in the UK via a westward sail through the seas above Russia from Alaska
. He eventually had to fly back to Britain and wait a couple years to finish the trip, but my favorite part of one of his postings was when he is talking into the go-pro and says "That boat over there has been following me the past few days, and I'm getting nervous." He then stands in the aft cockpit
and pumps his 12-guage shotgun as he looks off in the direction of the mystery vessel.