during the start of the American Civil War
Dragon's primary assignment was to participate as a gunboat
in the Union blockade
of the ports and waterways of the Confederate States of America
Dragon, a screw steamer, was purchased at New York City
in December 1861; outfitted at New York Navy Yard; and sailed 20 December 1861, Acting Master W.
I knew that the moment the great governing spirit strikes the blow to divide all humanity into just two opposing factions, I would be on the side of the common people.
I am not Christ or a philanthropist, old lady, I am all the contrary of a Christ.... I fight for the things I believe in, with all the weapons at my disposal and try to leave the other man dead so that I don't get nailed to a cross or any other place.
I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.
If it is an element of liberation for Latin America, I believe that it should have demonstrated that. Until now, I have not been aware of any such demonstration. The IMF performs an entirely different function: precisely that of ensuring that capital based outside of Latin America controls all of Latin America.
The interests of the IMF represent the big international interests that today seem to be established and concentrated in Wall Street.