I love pirates because they have no concept on ableism. oh you have no leg? here have a peg leg. no hand?? well guess we gotta put a hook on that, give those sons of bitches a surprise. Blind in one eye, put an eyepatch on no one fucking cares, youre deaf??? go man the canons you glorious bastard.They dont care if youre disabled bcus as long as you can fuck shit up they literally dont fucking care.
Also they had workers’ compensation schemes for those injured in the line of duty (as discussed in the really interesting book The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates by Peter T. Leeson):
As article IX of Captain Roberts’s crew’s constitution read, for instance: “If… any Man should lose a Limb, or become a Cripple in their Service, he was to have 800 Dollars, out of the public Stock, and for lesser Hurts, proportionately.” Some pirate workers’ compensation schemes were highly detailed. Different limbs were worth different amounts, reflecting the different values pirates attributed to these appendages, most likely in work-related purposes. Furthermore, in at least one crew, disability insurance payments continued indefinitely. As this ship’s articles read, “He that shall have the Misfortune to lose a Limb, in Time of Engagement, shall have the Sum of one hundred and fifty Pounds Sterling, and remain with the Company as long as he shall think fit,” presumably drawing continual disability support from the crew’s “publick Stock.” The effect of pirate social insurance was to encourage full effort from each individual pirate, or at least to reduce the private disincentive to shirk, which improved pirates’ ability to profit through plunder.
I saw Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises tonight and wow Miyazaki did it again it is an amazing movie