Blue Sovereign, in your attempts to insult and malign David Old Jersey, rather than respond calmly and rationally, you have likely missed his point: that in many parts
of the world, 'power' is not de jure,
but is exercized by brute force. You can disagree that the powerful ( in our case, read rich) often take from the weak (poor), but the history
of the world has confirmed this from ancient times through the feudal system, through slavery, through robber barrons, etc.
If you live in a country where it is difficult to feed, let alone educate and provide health care
for your young; a country where no legitimate
chance of getting ahead exists and life (particularly your own) is indeed cheap
, then the decision to engage in acts of piracy
(or theft, or robbery) is
frequently a pragmatic one.
The answer then is to either eliminate the root causes (which seems unlikely to occur in this society), or to make piracy unprofitable. You know, cut off the hands of those who steal bread. Hang pickpockets (where interestingly, the highest number of incidents of pickpocketing occurred). Attack their homes and children
. And based upon your contributions, it would seem that you too see this as a pragmatic, rather than a moral decision.