That poor aide did not wake up today thinking that he was going to be the one to authorize the Iwatanian surrender, but here we are.

In an earlier draft, Byron was to narrate this page, and the FB ad invites a compare-and-contrast with his ideas.

Original Byron Captions: History moves at its own pace. A lot of times we show up, put in the work, and the world just seems to ignore us, or laugh at our efforts to fix anything. And then, maybe two or three times in a lifetime… A thing happens.

FB: History is long periods of thinking you know how things will be, punctuated by short shocks that leave you flabbergasted whether you’re on the right side of them or not.