Lately, I’ve been doing a little research. Not for anything in particular just to understand some things. I started researching early American poets and from there I read a little about The Reign Of Terror . . . You might know the Reign of Terror as the French Revolution, but it really wasn’t. It happened somewhere in the middle. The people of France rose up and heads rolled . . .
Louis XVI and wife Marie and other leaders walked the stairs at the beginning. And as always, history remembers those events with purpose . . . Life doesn’t always happen with purpose in mind. But the soil ran red . . . Somewhere between 18,000 and 40,000 . . . But I bet it was far more than that.
And somehow they did some statistics, how? Anyway, they say that 8% were the upper crust, 6% were religious sorts, 14% middle class, 70% were those that just got in the way, crimes and the likes . . .
You see while all this was going on fear had grasped the country, so many people starved. I surely can’t imagine such a time . . . And those that started the Reign of Terror, they too met their end at the gallows.
And then came, Adolf and his reign, his numbers were 8 million . . . History repeats, again and again.
And to come to think of it, all those that live by the sword, do indeed die by the sword. Clichés and you know they usually are true. Maybe not literally, but then smite works in mysterious ways. Rest assured . . .
This year is our King George’s last year of his monarchy. Thank the good Lord. I’m not sure what comes next, although I do know it can’t be any worse then where we’ve been. Change is in the wind . . . Life as an American is riding the wave and we will again be so very proud, together as Nation, again, a proud nation. The Brave Few. Dan
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