Speaking as a Pirate, and I believe I speak for all Pirates here, I do not think that those "modern pirates" with their PT boats and machine guns and RPGs are true pirates. I mean, there's not a single cutlass among them!
I believe Bobby himself has said the same at one point or another.
"In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards."
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever."