So we've all now realized that those who were previously attacking Neal Peterson are moronic, ignorant trolls with the combined IQs of last Sunday's bread pudding, correct?
Moving on, the points of this article that are most interesting to me are twofold. 1) Mr. Bonerigo had the savvy and wherewithal to post his videos on the internet. In hindsight, a wise move that may save his bacon legally and in the public courtroom as well. Youtube et al may be potent protection from the Orwellian "Homeland Security actions" that are now becoming more common in this our land of the free.
2)He is actually standing up to these miserable $%!#s. Thus proving that this is still for the moment the home of the brave, in the sense that speaking truth to power and standing up to corporate and political bullies takes guts. I hope he takes heart in knowing he's got some fellow citizen fans out here keeping an eye on what happens to him.
Cheers, Mr. Bonerigo!
About Neal Peterson:
"By tradition and necessity, most solo circumnavigators are either wealthy or have the support of wealthy patrons, preparing their vessels with a full retinue of technicians and artisans. Neal Petersen, the son of a security guard and a schoolteacher, possessed no such wealth, no such patron, and no such retinue. But it was his childhood dream to own a yacht and eventually to sail around the world - alone.
Petersen's dream was further threatened by political and physical disadvantage. He was born black in apartheid South Africa, and he suffered from a hip deformity. Believing his disadvantages were really advantages to learn from and overcome, Petersen became one of fewer than 300 people in history who have sailed solo around Cape Horn."
This is from a website on motivational speakers. It actually goes on to describe all the challenges that Mr. Peterson has faced, but then I personally feel that might be, how do you say, "grinding my point into the dust"?
So, crackers all around, then?
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