Apareceu o inevitável marxista de serviço, actualizado em humanista, a explicar que os piratas existem porque a frota pesqueira capitalista depredou as reservas de peixe e o pobre está desesperado. É impressionante a catatonia mental ( quando não simples agenda) que encontra sempre eco nos jornalistas alunos do prof Boaventura. Isto substitui o peixe que era apanhado nas chatas:
According to some estimates, pirates in 2008 pulled in as much as $150 million, indicating that piracy is now Somalia's biggest industry. In fact, successful pirates are the country's most eligible bachelors. While small-time swashbucklers earn in the low five figures, bosses can pull in $2 million a year—this, in a country where you can buy dinner for less than $1. But as their wallets fatten, many pirates are heading for greener pastures, and the real money is flowing out of the country with them. Many are buying properties on the seashore of Mombasa, Kenya, where new condos are being built every day. If a condo is selling for a few million dollars, there's a good chance the bosses will throw in an extra half-million, just to make sure the Kenyans don't ask too many questions.