“England may as well dam up the waters of the Nile with bulrushes as to fetter the step of Freedom, more proud and firm in this youthful land than where she treads the sequestered glens of Scotland, or couches herself among the magnificent mountains of Switzerland.”
Lydia Maria Child, The Rebels, or Boston before the Revolution
Pity the poor Swiss.
The Bankers and the power brokers are frightening them with dire consequences if they should exercise their freedom and politely request that their gold be returned to them, to be kept within their national borders.
Why should they resist? This is not done in the well developed, sophisticated nations. Why should anyone wish to hold their own wealth? Better to give it to someone else to hold, someone who is more intelligent and capable.
And why stop at gold? The Swiss must be foolish, to trouble themselves with keeping the arms with which to defend themselves in their own homes, with heavier weapons such as planes and artillery tucked away here and there in their cantons. What inefficient nonsense.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to send all this weaponry overseas, let’s say to New York, for safekeeping? If they wish to sell, replace, or repair it, it would be much cheaper to do it in one of the countries that are major arms suppliers to the world.
What else do the Swiss cherish? Perhaps they should sell their children into indentured servitude, so they do not have to trouble their minds about educating and caring for them. The Banks and the State can surely do a better job than they. Or perhaps they should sell them to the nation builders in New York or London, where the management of population is done more efficiently and effectively.
Freedom is a burden. And wealth just creates more worries. Better to hand it over to one of the world’s great powers for safekeeping. Change is too risky.
This post was published at Jesses Crossroads Cafe on 06 November 2014.