Started by ammodotcom, November 09, 2021, 10:11:30 AM
Quote from: Tory Potter on November 20, 2021, 12:17:45 AMI don't understand the "mixed" part of his legacy. General Patton was the best general the USA ever had.
Quote from: TboneAgain on December 05, 2021, 10:57:15 AMI think every good general has "some totalitarian shit going on." If they are nothing else, generals are commanders; they are people who give orders (not suggestions) and are surrounded with the structure to insure that those orders are obeyed.How effective would any general be if he/she stopped to take a poll or conduct an election every time a decision had to be made?
Quote from: Solar on December 05, 2021, 11:57:53 AMGranted he was an amazing leader, his one black eye on his record was his assault on the Bonus Marchers.Quite an interesting story, and certainly different times, still, not good by any measure.Check out the videos of the day, these men were ripped of by the US govt.\Hey, welcome back, where ya been?
Quote from: TboneAgain on December 05, 2021, 04:48:50 PMPatton - then a major - led an assault on the Bonus Marchers under direct orders from his commander, the vastly more odious Brigadier General Douglas MacArthur. Patton had the balls to personally lead his troops in the effort, taking credit - and blame - for the decisions of those above him in the chain of command. The entire affair helped Franklin Roosevelt become the next president, beginning a terribly sad chapter in American history.I think if Georgie hadn't done it, the next closest major would have.I've been around.... keeping an eye on you.