Editor’s Note: Both of these thoughts were originally penned in 2011, but are still relevant today.
Perspective on Banking Freedom
So last year I was researching offshore banking, and let’s face it, if you have not researched offshore banking yet, then you have your head in the sand. It was an extremely frustrating process as I came to realize that in the international banking world I am largely a pariah. Why? Because I am an American.
See, when international banks deal with Americans, they are inviting the American government to have a look at them as well… and for most, apparently, it’s just not worth it.
One particular incident with a small canton bank in Switzerland stuck out. I was talking to a banker there and he simply said they could not help me because I am American, and they had no interest in my government’s paranoid control issues.
Off the cuff, I remarked, “Wow… so we’ve become the Soviet Union, eh?”
He chuckled and said, “No. We dealt with them.”
Perspective on Freedom of Rule
Edmund Ruffin’s final words. Ruffin fired the first shot on Fort Sumter, and killed himself after writing these words:
I here declare my unmitigated hatred to Yankee rule—to all political, social and business connection with the Yankees and to the Yankee race. Would that I could impress these sentiments, in their full force, on every living Southerner and bequeath them to every one yet to be born! May such sentiments be held universally in the outraged and down-trodden South, though in silence and stillness, until the now far-distant day shall arrive for just retribution for Yankee usurpation, oppression and atrocious outrages, and for deliverance and vengeance for the now ruined, subjugated and enslaved Southern States!
…And now with my latest writing and utterance, and with what will be near my latest breath, I here repeat and would willingly proclaim my unmitigated hatred to yankee rule–to all political, social and business connections with Yankees, and the perfidious, malignant and vile Yankee race.
He hated yankees and yankee rule so much that he killed himself.
Slavery and subjugation?…maybe he was channelling the words of his vice president, who described the Confederacy as such:
“Our new government is founded upon exactly [this] idea; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.”
– Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the Confederacy
Like the Muslims, all Ruffin knows and understands is physical subjugation of others. If he can’t be top subjugator, he kills himself? Nice…
Maybe you should change the blog to “Men of the South” if that’s how you feel. Also, anywhere outside the U.S. you are known as a Yankee.
We are patient with the ignorant.
Your comment is opaque. If you’re talking about non-Americans, you’re going to be waiting a while before they stop calling you Yankees. If you’re talking about me, I’ve published a book about the Civil War, so I’m fairly confident that my knowledge of the time period compares favorably to the average reader of this blog.
My point is that the enemy is not the Northern soldier of 150 years ago, or any particular individual in the West. The “Yankee” is not your enemy. The progressive, the Whig, the Puritan . . .
It is called “tongue-in-cheek.”
This is what we mean:
Assuming the sperg alert is finished….
I looked into offshore banking several years ago and found much the same thing… Americans even five years ago had almost no ability to use those services anymore, thanks to our “government’s paranoid control issues” , as you put it so aptly.
And our TSA is in every international terminal that has flights coming to the US. Only Americans get screened, slave. Our government is totally Sovietized since the roll out of DHS. We, are an international embarrassment before the LORD.