Skip to comments.Puritans and Pirates
Posted on 03/01/2009 4:27:55 PM PST by jay1949
European settlers of America included Puritans, all who came here in order to live by a moral code free from government interference, and Pirates, who came here in order to make their fortunes. These attitudes are ingrained in our culture so that every American is a Puritan, or a Pirate, or a mix of both. Liberal Pirates now control our national government.
(Excerpt) Read more at theamericansentinel.com ...
The Democrat M/O: Get elected - then loot the Treasury. Camouflage it as a “progressive” movement.
“Liberal pirates now control our national congress.”
More like an imitation of Khmer Rouge, Viet Cong, Viet Minh, Bolshevik, and others all rolled into one obnoxious package, freely elected the people, ACORN notwithstanding. (scu*bags one and all.)
Great article! Thanks for posting it. I should note that Pirates have more fun.
Arrrr! Now yer talkin’, ye scurvy dog!
That they do, matey, and thank ye for the kind words. I be mostly a Pirate myself.
Frontiersman is another major component of the American people.
These people remind me of the villains in the Die Hard movies. At first it was thought that there was some sort of political motive. In the end, they were just robbing the bank. That about sums up the Democrats.
*Puritans and Pirates*
I sort of see where you are going with this but this is an oversimplification.
As a person who has studied and continuing to study New England and New York history of the early 17th cen to early 18th cen. for decades - Yes there were Puritans
in New England 1600s also Quakers and Baptist in Rhode Island
(some in RI who got mixed in with Pirates of the time)
New York 1600s were English, Dutch, French Huguenots and Belg. Wallons (Some of these folks got mixed in with Pirates as they were dependant on the sea and also associated to Cos. in Europe.
It wasn’t exactly a black or white situation.
Of course it’s an oversimplification. It is intended as a mental exercise, not a sociological treatise. Like the infinite monkeys hypothesis. And, if I may make an observation, you seem to take a Puritan view of the exercise.
I be mostly pirate for many years now but I am leaning heavily towards becoming a smuggler and tax dodger at this time. Time to starve the beast , smuggle in anything that’s overtaxed here!
(harr out loud)
(Rolling on the deck, harrring me arse off!)
Not all “privateers” were pirates. They were simply civilian captains. Cavaliers, on the other hand, supported both European despots and pirates and continue to support them with sponsored propaganda to this day.
Oh man. That was fun. I havn’t laughed like that in a very long time.
*And, if I may make an observation, you seem to take a Puritan view of the exercise.*
Have over 175 9th great grandparents who were the Puritans who came over in 160so to early 16030s
Have several dozen 9th great grandparents who came to New Amsterdam (NY) in 1620s.
s/b 1620s to 1630s
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