God bless him
What's the phrase? Give me a cadre, a platoon? Chilling:
If I had ten divisions of those men, then our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral … and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling … without passion … without judgment … without judgment. Because it's judgment that defeats us.
Relating him to that quote is either high Honor or confusion and insanity.
I assert the former, God Bless ya Jimmy
So much to think about in that quote---
There is Beaucoup material in the last ten years regarding the bitter sweet dynamic of the young Vietnamese internalising and striving to the Western template. Paul Theroux has a brief interlude with a woman who lived through the war and operates a war museum and her children want to move to America. How strange must that feel after the collapse of the lie of communism and the horrific hell you went through until the enormous and brilliant beast relented?
The enormous and brilliant beast, I say, is not just the U.S.A. but it's freedom. It's scary potentials.
Some say you can measure a nation or people by how they treat their prisoners or landless or whatever their happy assertion may be at the time...I think that the proof is so obvious...
If you have had a set of ideals which opposes all who would be king, (separation of powers) and thus left crevices for liberty and oportunity, you win by losing to that paradigm.
You then judge a country by the fact that you are better off losing to it...
Mexico...Screw La Raza...We should have taken another thousand miles and we would all be better off...
The U.S.A wins, Japan wins. Korea wins.
You can measure the worth of the assailed American way by this: Are you better off losing to her?