Skip to comments.Patton on Profanity and Prayer (Part One – Profanity
Posted on 02/09/2016 7:37:38 AM PST by xzins
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yeah!!! Right on !!! and to all the little children in America too !!!! They need to suck it up and get over it !!!
Morganâs fiery temper was legendary and his confrontations with those whom he deemed had wronged him fearful to behold. Both within the army and without, âOld Morganâ was not a man to cross. As late as 1794 when called out by Governor Lee to lead Virginia troops in subduing the Whiskey Rebellion, Morgan solved a problem of overcharging by a tavern keeper quickly and directlyâhe âbroke the mouthâ of the offending merchant. Morgan was almost 60.
Morgan seldom spoke at councils of war, either when summoned by Arnold on the weary trek to Quebec or by Horatio Gates before Saratogaâs fateful assaults. He may have felt his opinion would be of little value to men of such superior social and educational status, but more likely deemed himself too inarticulate to express his viewpoint in a genteel manner. For his natural expression was loud, profane, and overpowering. But he proved beyond question at Cowpens that, given a set of circumstances and left to his own resources, somewhere in that quick mind he had mastered the tactical art of war.
Keeping the Pulse of the Men
His uncanny ability to communicate with the common soldier further enhanced Morgan as a military captain to be followed and obeyed by individualistic men who respected few authorities. Morgan possessed that unusual ability to mix freely with common soldiers using nicknames in a familiar context, yet without endangering the respect necessary for command. He drew from these highly independent men a concerted performance unequalled by any other American revolutionary leader and by few of any era.
Stay away from an Army or Marine combat unit.
You’ll definitely be offended.
Trump isn’t pure Patton though; he is more like Patton meets Larry Flynt.
Many folks here need to listen to this scene, and get a clue that this wussy approach to political war is how you buy a one-way ticket home in November.
ALEC BALDWIN GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS ALWAYS BE CLOSING FULL SPEECH
(For those that need a “trigger warning”, it has lots of “bad words”)
It’s not 1776.
You’d better stay out of my army towns, lady. We have a shortage of fainting couches.
She also better stay off of oil rigs and towers. And fishing boats and electrical lines.
I hate snotty people like this.
For the last week, I’ve been trying to regain some of my inner peace and taken a little news break.
This morning I find myself pretty damn offended by the ‘holier than thou’ attitude crawling over FR. I’m a soldiers wife - done the job for a quarter century - and the best, strongest, most honorable, bravest men that I know use f*** like a comma. (Nobody can swear as creatively as a first sergeant.)
So every person calling Trump names for cussing is inadvertently insulting 90% of our fighting force and the majority of the hard working men who do the jobs that allow the rest of us to live ‘civilized’ lives.
I do NOT see cussing as a ‘sin’. GOSSIP is a sin.
Language Warning for the faint of heart
" The quicker we clean up this Goddamned mess,
the quicker we can take a little jaunt against the purple pissing Japs and clean out their nest, too.
Before the Goddamned Marines get all of the credit. ."
General George S. Patton
address to the troops
somewhere in England, June 5, 1944
"Hell, these are Marines.
Men like them held Guadalcanal and took Iwo Jima.
Bagdad ain't shit."
Marine Major General John F. Kelly
"Of all the many talks I had in Washington, none gave me such pleasure as that with you. There were two reasons for this. In the first place, you are about my oldest friend. In the second place, your self-assurance and to me, at least, demonstrated ability, give me a great feeling of confidence about the future
-and I have the utmost confidence that through your efforts we will eventually beat the hell out of those bastards -
"You name them; I'll shoot them!"
General George S. Patton
Letter to Dwight D. Eisenhower (1942)
Yep, and donnie uses it to denigrate, belittle and insult, a childish trait among people that have a limited vocabulary.
Patton was a fascinating man.
He was a bundle of contradictions and contrasting interests. I have read a few biographies on the man, and is one of the most complex and interesting personalities I have ever heard of.
Sane, crazy, out of control, sublimely controlled, educated, coarse, erudite, illiterate, prudish, lusty, fearless, terrified, passionatly empathetic, brutally unfeeling, all living in some kind of bizzare harmony inside the same skin.
A flawed man, and a perfect warrior.
I admire the man.
But, but....Patton! Patton!
When half the cable television channels are constantly pumpingout programming where f-bombs are used as every part of speech, the effectiveness of profanity, elegant or otehrwise, is badly blunted.
I agree. I have heard some say he would have made a horrible president. I have no way of knowing one way or another.
I do know that there is nothing in Patton’s biographies about him seeking to avoid military service. Quite the opposite, I hear. :-)
Cruz’s father went to Canada at the height of the Vietnam War in 1969 and returned just as it ended in 1975.
He was born to a foreigner NOT LOYAL to the USA.
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