2019: "40 acres and a mule" vs. today's reparations movement:
The 40 acres and a mule were supposed to come from the wealth of the slaveowners and be given to poor freed slaves. Modern reparations would come from everyone who isn't black and be given to rich and poor blacks alike.
2017: Many people's revolutions went badly. They were still necessary, and the blame still lies with the rulers who drove them to revolt.
It's odd that the French have a military parade on Bastille Day. It's the day the people won.
Dear character, I'm sorry I must kill you. I hope Death will be as sorry to kill me. At least you may return in another story someday.