posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 06:43 PM
I always liked George C. Scott's speech in the beginning of the movie "Patton," when he's like:
"You know, by god, I actually pity those poor bastards we're going up against, by god I do! We're not just going to shoot the bastards; we're
going to cut out their living guts, and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We're going to murder those lousy Hunn bastards, by the
"Now, there's another thing I want you to remember. I don't want to get any messages that we're 'holding our position.' We're not holding
anything....let the Hunn do that. We are advancing constantly, and we're not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy! We're going to
hold onto him by the nose, and we're gonna kick 'em in the ass. We're gonna kick the hell out of him all the time, and we're gonna go through him
like crap through a goose!!"
I always laugh with that speech, cuz imagine the uproar if a current general gave a speech like that with the words "raghead" or whatever, in place
of Hunn, in regards to the Iraqi insurgents right now!!
Patton was very politically incorrect though. It is believed he was assassinated cuz he kept saying the U.S. should have advanced into the Soviet
Union and crushed them before they could build any power; he said, "Don't trust the Russians." Washington didn't like this though, plus of course
the country was tired warfare-wise very much, so.....of course, though, what happened right after the war? The Cold War.
I wonder how history would have judged this is the U.S. HAD listened to Patton, and went into the Soviet Union and managed to crush any power they
could make.....then there'd probably be lots of history books saying how the Soviet Union never would have posed a threat, blah blah blah,
interesting how history turns out.
By the way, I don't fully agree with Patton's speech like that, in regards to the Iraqis right now, cuz they aren't a force trying to take over the
planet the way the "Hunns" were, but in reference to the situation then, I think it was very cool.