[[WMG:In two hundred, three hundred years, the Somali pirates will be romanticized in fiction.]]
Same reason as our own era often romanticizes the pirates of three hundred years ago.
* Why wait that long? Look at how many non-piratical murderers and thugs get romanticized into "rebels against the system" when the reality is closer to "violent short-sighted moron who feels entitled to everything he can take" within days (sometimes hours) of being captured.