'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

03 February 2010

A true hero

I'm tired of the military being so maligned in the current political situation. I'm tired of the inconvenient truth that our nation was built by the common man and his weapons being ignored. If you can't read the above caption it reads

"Washington didn't use his right to free speech to defeat the British, he shot them."

And it's the truth. The very "leaders" that are trying to destroy the institution Washington risked his life to create have the nerve to live and work in the city bearing his name.

Here's an excerpt from George Washington's War by Bruce Chadwick, Ph.D.
(To set this up, the British were attacking American forces outside of Princeton PA; the Americans were retreating under heavy attack until Washington rode hard from down the road and into the fray. At that point the Americans began moving forward once again and attacking, renewed.) :

"'Fire!' yelled the commander-in-chief. Both sides fired at the same time. The morning was thick with smoke and the sound of musketry as hundreds of bullets cut through the air around Washington in what a man there called a 'very heavy platoon fire.' The general never moved as the barrage erupted around him. He sat implacably on his horse, his eyes glowering at the British. His men were amazed that he had not been killed by the fusillade; they were also impressed that a general would stand right in the line of fire with them.

The British troops were unnerved by the heavy American fire and the bravery of their commander. There was a fast second volley from the Americans; the British fled. They expected some militiamen to chase after them, yelling in victory, as was the custom, but were astonished to see Washtington himself leading the chase on his horse."

So to recap... About 600 American's took on about 1200 Brits, at first lost, then rallied under Washington's presence and won the day.

Now, I love me a good John Wayne movie, but he was an actor. George Washington was the real damned deal. The pantywaisted dipshit assholes trying to pass health care would have been cowed by a steely look from this giant of a man. It is to him I look, amazingly, and not to Stalin or Che.

Shocking I know.

The DO

1 comment:

The Six said...

Good post. GW was definitely a man to be admired. The question now is where does the next one come from?