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To: SeekAndFind

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.


3 posted on 11/22/2012 10:25:26 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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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.


5 posted on 11/22/2012 10:31:52 AM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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"Patton spoke truth to power..."

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.

6 posted on 11/22/2012 10:33:10 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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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.


21 posted on 11/22/2012 11:00:34 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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