Before pirating, we were sailors. Merchant men and fishermen plying our individual trades on the open ocean. Then the British Navy stopped our boats and ships in mid-ocean and impressed us, each and every man-jack of us, leaving our boats to float aimlessly, and the ships undermanned to continue their voyages. It was easy to be an American after that. Slipping away in the middle of the night when at port and changing sides while battling on deck with the American privateers. Never to see our wives, mothers, children or fathers again, because to do so would risk Newgate Gaol and Execution Dock.
We are The Pirate Flags!