In the fight for freedom, many people want to demonstrate that they will not be controlled. That they wish to be free of alll constraints and so they declare their action against the forces of authority.
Yet when an individual, one who believes in the present authority, denounces these rebels as disturbers of the peace. The rebels choose to strike them down, without mercy or remorse.
How does that make them any different from the authority which they seek to depose? They are not fighting for freedom, they are simply fighting for the right of 'leadership'.
But if you ask me, what the people want the most is simply to be left in peace.
That is not to say that it will be a life without conflict, nor a life that is free of weapons and bloodshed. But instead, it will be one without interference, without being poked and prodded by some grand authority seeking to affirm the size of its imaginary genitals.
In my opinion, true leaders will always lead by example and these will forever exist. Yet it is the cowards, the scheming rats, that choose instead to lead by speech.
Ahem, in any case, apologies for the rant. I will post a journal update soon (or rather the co-captain will post one on my behalf as I am still away on training) but I will tell you all soon about how my life is coming along.
Remember everyone, a pirate will always be free.
-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates