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I am just now not reading but devouring Captain Mahan’s book and am trying to learn it by heart. It is a first-class book and classical on all points. Kaiser Wilhelm II in a letter to an American friend (1893).  That book (The Influence of Seapower on History) by Alfred Thayer Mahan is one of the finest books on the use of seapower ever written, and is still used in every military school (including West Point and the USAF Academy)

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Shoot down, behead and eliminate the Socialists first, if need be, by a blood-bath, then war abroad. But not before, and not à tempo. Kaiser Wilhelm II Letter to German Chancellor Bernhard von Bülow (1 January 1906) In other words – Get rid of socialists in whatever manner might be necessary, here and abroad, and do it sooner rather than later.

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“WHAT IF THEY GAVE A WAR AND NO ONE CAME?” For many many years we have heard the question from the anti-war left, supposedly by Carl Sandburg   I came across the original – and it’s not what you might think. Stell Dir vor, es kommt Krieg und keiner geht hin, dann kommt der Krieg zu euch! Wer zu Hause bleibt, wenn der Kampf beginnt, und lässt andere kämpfen für seine Sache, der muss sich vorsehen: Denn wer den Kampf nicht geteilt hat, der wird teilen die Niederlage. Nicht einmal Kampf vermeidet, wer den Kampf vermeiden will: Denn es wird … Continue reading

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Above all, a knight needs three things: A God to serve, A King to obey, and a Lady to protect from all who would harm her. At any hour, day or night, he must be ready….” Ignatius of Loyola Founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) And while Inigo was talking about a Lady in the classical sense, there is nothing that cannot bring that “lady” into the present and call her Liberty, or America.

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches Don’t like the man, never liked the man.  His colour had nothing to do with that, his actions did.  However, no matter who, some things are right, and as he says this, he is right.

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“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” ― Elie Wiesel When we no longer care, then we no longer hate.  That is a relief to our soul, and an intolerable burden on the souls of those who remain hating us.

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“If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.” C. JoyBell C. I know it’s hard, but don’t hate those who hate this country.  Otherwise you can never get rid of them.  From the country or from your heart.

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“In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them…. I destroy them.” ― Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game This is why we must (a) love our enemies and (b) understand what makes them tick.  Until then, we can never destroy those who hate us and our country.