Hubris


A lesson from 1965.

Sic transit gloria mundi.

4 responses to “Hubris

  1. Josey Montana

    So what the hell is the point of having “military men” around if they are going to play lapdog to a psychotic in the White House?

    America was never intended to be a hierarchical, command-and-control feudal system. Hell, even the feudal system was less controlled than this account portrays.

    I am reminded somewhat of Queen Elizabeth who likewise “defers” to civil authority, dutifully rubber stamping each destruction of her own people and their island. What’s the point of a queen that refuses to rule? What’s the point of generals that refuse to defend their country and its nation?

    Ah yes … much easier, much safer, much less risky to blabber a bit to power, then dramatically shrug your shoulders saying to History, “well, what do you want me to do about it? It’s not my job.”

  2. Think back to how the lie of the Gulf of Tonkin incident was perpetrated with the full knowledge and co-operation of those same Joint Chiefs.

    Here is the fruit of the lie, a war that could not be won, run by maniacal President and planned by sociopath Secretary of Defense. No need to mince words now they all should have been tried for treason, every last one.

    • Semper Fi, 0321

      But don’t forget all the Hawks who supported them, just like today.
      How can you try a POTUS for treason, when he is revered by the dumb masses, who worship him as they do Christ?
      It’s a no win situation, all the way around.

      • Yes there is the conflict between what is right and simply what is.
        I am currently wavering between grey and full black hats…white isn’t even a consideration any longer… pardon my being whimsical.