BRITAIN AND BOOTY:
The bulk of this chapter will be taken from a book about War of 1812. I must deconstruct generalities and interpret meaning as it relates to our investigation of hegemony and cronyism or Synarchy. Officers in wars of these times got a percentage of booty their underlings took. They also were frequently aligned with enemy or other side as you can see in movie Braveheart. The Black Market in modern wars has a lot of same kind of thing. This incentive to go to war has a lot of impact on us still. The British had just taken about 2,000 slaves or ‘runaways’ from near Baltimore to be part of workforce in Canadian Maritime Provinces. As we have noted already, American Enlightenment Experiment had come about when Nobles in America saw their British cousins were freeing their slaves. It was not only reason to secede but it was probably more important than reasons usually presented in American immigration exams or schools. Sometimes it is cheaper not to have to care for your workforce if you have a system that keeps them in place.
“New Orleans, located a hundred miles up Mississippi River, was a particularly tempting target. With a population of almost 25,000, it was largest city west of Appalachian Mountains. It was also principal outlet for western commodities, and millions of dollars of produce was blockaded in port. Scottish naval officers like Cochrane were known to have a keen eye for booty, and British brought large cargo ships with them to carry off their plunder. (1) Indeed, British prisoners of war and deserters claimed that watch-word and countersign on morning of Battle of New Orleans was ‘beauty and booty’. (2)
Initially British officials saw this campaign as a means of taking pressure of Canada. But by time operation got under way, objective had changed. General Ross—who was supposed to lead expedition—was instructed ‘To obtain command of embouchure [mouth] of Mississippi, so as to deprive back settlements of America of their communication with sea’ and ‘to occupy some important and valuable possession, by restoration of which conditions of peace might be improved, or which we might be entitled to exact cession of, as price of peace.’ Ross was to encourage free inhabitants to revolt but was to make no binding promises about future. ‘[Y]ou must give them clearly to understand that Great Britain cannot pledge herself to make independence of Louisiana, or its restoration to Spanish Crown, a sine qua non of peace with United States.’(3)
As a preliminary to main expedition, in May of 1814 Cochrane dispatched a shipload of arms to Indians on Apalachicola River in Spanish Florida.” (4)
So we are able to ask a lot of questions at this juncture I hope.
We know that race card was being used by Britain in this war and there are reasons to think that founding of United State had more to do with slavery in first place than any Tea Party or taxes. Britain had outlawed slavery a decade before US was created. Slavery in Greece was worse than at any time in US or elsewhere, although Columbus (an agent of Holy Alliance and Hibernian or Alumbrados forces) certainly did more than most Greek states in this regard. He was engaging in mass genocide on purpose so I do not consider it mere slavery.