“They took everything from us. Then they call me a monster? The moment I sign that pardon, the moment that I ask for one, I proclaim to the world that they were right. This ends when I grant them my forgiveness, not the other way around.”
Odysseus, on his journey home to Ithaca, was visited by a ghost. The ghost tells him that once he reaches his home, once he slays all his enemies, and sets his house in order he must do one last thing before he can rest. Ghost tells him to pick up an oar, walk inland, and keep walking until somebody mistakes that oar for a shovel. For that will be the place that no man had ever been troubled by the sea, and that’s where he’d find peace. In the end, that’s all I want. To walk away from the sea and find some peace.
1715 WEST INDIES The pirates of New Providence Island threaten maritime trade in the region. The laws of every civilized nation declare them hostis humani generis. Enemies of mankind. In response, the pirates adhere to a doctrine of their own… war against the world.