Skip to comments.We Could Not Have a General Patton Today
Posted on 12/20/2014 8:30:06 AM PST by Davy Buck
"Patton's familial ties to Confederate veterans is quite fascinating (Chapter One is titled, "Ghosts of the Confederacy") and had a significant impact on his view of history, as well as his role it it. (An extremely important and influential factor, despite what some think.) Patton's great-grandmother once wrote, "I am crying because I have only seven sons left to fight the Yankees."
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Of course we don’t, because we need big bangs and explosions in everything from war to action movies, when what we really need is strategy to manipulate the enemy. As Patton best said, you get the poor $%^$* to die for their country.
You seem to be a blogpimp.
Got any thoughts on that?
Patton took a bum rap even during WWII. He was ‘ill fitted’ even back then!
Slapping a man [with your gloves] who is raving hysterically and attempting to shame him often does the trick. In a crisis, it is dangerous to not consider ‘jolting’ people back to their senses and shaming people as ‘cowards’. Pricking peoples’ pride is often helpful. And field medics have important work if such distraction can be avoided. It could save lives, prevent gangrene, and save limbs.
A true ‘shell shock’ patient can be treated gently after an attempted jolt. Such a minor moment is nothing in the long run, just as spanking helps children learn to behave.
These days, Political Correctness and cocktail parties are much more important than winning wars or protecting the lives of our troops.
Coincidentally, only a very small percentage of the slime in congress and DC ever served in the military, certainly not the foreigner parading around as CIC.
It would be interesting to see what Patton’s opinion of Obama would be.
“Each man must not think only of himself, but also of his buddy fighting beside him. We don’t want yellow cowards in this Army. They should be killed off like rats. If not, they will go home after this war and breed more cowards. The brave men will breed more brave men. Kill off the Goddamned cowards and we will have a nation of brave men.
One of the bravest men that I ever saw was a fellow on top of a telegraph pole in the midst of a furious fire fight in Tunisia. I stopped and asked what the hell he was doing up there at a time like that. He answered, ‘Fixing the wire, Sir.’ I asked, ‘Isn’t that a little unhealthy right about now?’ He answered, ‘Yes Sir, but the Goddamned wire has to be fixed.’ I asked, ‘Don’t those planes strafing the road bother you?’ And he answered, ‘No, Sir, but you sure as hell do!’ Now, there was a real man. A real soldier. There was a man who devoted all he had to his duty, no matter how seemingly insignificant his duty might appear at the time, no matter how great the odds.
And you should have seen those trucks on the rode to Tunisia. Those drivers were magnificent. All day and all night they rolled over those son-of-a-bitching roads, never stopping, never faltering from their course, with shells bursting all around them all of the time. We got through on good old American guts. Many of those men drove for over forty consecutive hours. These men weren’t combat men, but they were soldiers with a job to do. They did it, and in one hell of a way they did it. They were part of a team. Without team effort, without them, the fight would have been lost. All of the links in the chain pulled together and the chain became unbreakable...
...We’re going to murder those lousy Hun cock suckers by the bushel-fucking-basket. War is a bloody, killing business. You’ve got to spill their blood, or they will spill yours. Rip them up the belly. Shoot them in the guts. When shells are hitting all around you and you wipe the dirt off your face and realize that instead of dirt it’s the blood and guts of what once was your best friend beside you, you’ll know what to do!
I don’t want to get any messages saying, ‘I am holding my position.’ We are not holding a Goddamned thing. Let the Germans do that. We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything, except the enemy’s balls. We are going to twist his balls and kick the living shit out of him all of the time. Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy. We are going to go through him like crap through a goose; like shit through a tin horn!
From time to time there will be some complaints that we are pushing our people too hard. I don’t give a good Goddamn about such complaints. I believe in the old and sound rule that an ounce of sweat will save a gallon of blood. The harder WE push, the more Germans we will kill. The more Germans we kill, the fewer of our men will be killed. Pushing means fewer casualties. I want you all to remember that...”
Patton would rate Obama somewhere below Monty...
I doubt that if his opinion on Øbozo was elicited, Patton would warrant more than a scornful and dismissive snort.
Patton wouldn’t get anywhere NEAR being a general, or leader of any kind in the military today. He had a tendency to speak his mind, making people uncomfortable. Hell, he was even too much for the political types in the military back then. I don’t believe they could get rid of him, because he was so good at what he did, and he was popular. I believe Eisenhower hated him, as did many others. The people he served with loved him.
There are theories that the Russians had him killed while he was in the hospital after the car accident. He was definitely on Stalin’s sh1t list. Patton wanted to join up with the Germans(after getting rid of the Nazis) and drive the Russians out of Europe. History proved him to be quite right. I understand that Churchill regretted not doing so, after the fact.
That was a significant time, that shaped the history of the past half Century, and continues to do so. 0-Tard seems to be doing his best to piss away all of the real progress we have made since then.
those trucks on the rode to Tunisia?
You mean ‘road’?
Ya know what?? If Apollo 13 had had the people running NASA today none of the crew would have survived!!!
He did post this thread in the “Bloggers & Personal” area.
What’s wrong with that? If he would have posted it in “News and Activism”, ect; then I could see that being a problem. Is this not what the “Bloggers & Personal” section on FR is for?
He’s excerpted his own material to drive hits to his blog.
Nothing prevented his posting the full content, yet he did not.
“You mean road?”
Cut & paste. Complain to the website I copied it from:
I remember back when the Drudge Report was a mere blog.
Uh, we couldn’t have had one back then either...hence, he had an “accident.”
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