“Leaver dea as slaef” (rather dead than slave) – Text on monument commemorating Friesland’s victory at the Battle of Warns, 1345
By Catherine Austin Fitts
Today was my last day in Friesland. I took a long bicycle ride past one of my favorite sights – a herd of Friesian horses grazing in the large fields that lined the road next to the IJsselmeer inland bay.
I found myself on the Red Cliff reading the plaque that described the Friesian victory at the Battle of Warns in 1345 – preserving their political independence for another 150 years – and the importance of freedom to the people of Friesland
As I travel, I find myself attracted to places with a tradition of freedom.
Tomorrow I fly to Iceland, a country that believes that bankers should be subject to the law – a condition required to maintain freedom!