Patton spoke truth to power,and power had him killed.Exactly how high up in power the blame goes we may not know until the Day of Judgment.
Patton led the army against the Bonus Army, a large group of unarmed people just wanting the government to pay them their bonus.
I don’t know why so many on here idolize Patton, when he led the military against his own brothers and countrymen. That to me is absolutely inexcusable.
20th Century Fox studio execs had a lot of reluctance, if not outright trepidation about producing and releasing Patton in 1970, fearing that a nation weary from, and divided over Viet Nam would never want to see a "war movie."
As it turned out, the movie ended up appealing to both ends of the political spectrum. The counter-culturists saw Patton as rebel who bucked the system, and traditionalists saw him as an ass-kicking patriot.
The film of course did exceptionally well receiving multiple Oscars.
And just like today, the media were scum happy to bait him on his own quotes. Patton’s fault too for not clamming up and telling them to F off like what Tecumseh Sherman did.