The Story of the Dread Pirate Roberts.

There is a story that teaches us a lesson about how a single persona can be a multitude of people and a useful way to run a pirate radio station.

The Dread Pirate Roberts was a feared pirate of the seas off of England in the 1700's sailing a ship called the Black Beauty. Pirate Roberts would raid rich ships owned by the royalty and government of England off the coast of the island. During this time, the Pirate Roberts would choose a apprentice, although the apprentice didn't know he'd been chosen. The Pirate Roberts would teach this person all there was to know about sailing the Black Beauty, and all the secrets of the pirate operation. Where the best places to hide treasure where. Who could be trusted, who to avoid. All the knowledge needed to lead the crew of free spirits.

Every few years, after becoming rich raiding the ships of the rich and powerful, the Black Beauty would dock in London and take on an entirely new crew and the Dread Pirate Roberts would leave with the crew, retiring happy and wealthy. The new crew would be chosen by the apprentice trained by the Dread Pirate Roberts. And, he would take the name Pirate Roberts and the new crew would believe, since he now had the ship and knew all there was to know about it's history and all it's secrets, that he really was the Dread Pirate Roberts.

Over time, the name of the Dread Pirate Roberts became so powerful that a ship approached by the Black Beauty would simply empty of people on lifeboats, without a fight, leaving the booty to the Black Beauty's crew. And on it went, for over a century. The legend of the Dread Pirate Roberts lived long after the first Pirate Roberts was long dead.

Monk@kbfr.org
Boulder Free Radio: Radio So Good, It's Illegal

"Monk is a ghost and in many ways, many people"
-BURG

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