Pushing and Instigating Fear
General George S. Patton, Jr.
Ahead of his time – yes he was, although he believed that he had been reincarnated many times before. The worlds of George Patton ring as true today as when he said them during World War II. I doubt that many adults even know who he was?
Many of his sayings have been common place over the years and most of us probably never knew their origin.
“Better to fight for something than to live for nothing.” Is another Patton quote.
In our society there are too many people who just exist on the generosity of others until that money tap is turned off, they are takers or arm chair quarterbacks. Patton had something to say about them, “No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.”
Politicians and world leaders have convinced many people that the COVID-19 virus in its many forms is the most deadly virus mankind has ever seen. They have pushed masking and social distancing and now vaccination to the point that people are deathly afraid of venturing outside their homes for fear of catching the virus.
Patton also said, “You’re never beaten until you admit it”. We call that, you are as you think you are and if you are beaten down, it’s usually self-inflicted. We are told over and over that something is the truth and over time we begin to believe what we were told. That’s a technic called gaslighting that is used to make someone thing they are losing their mind. Patton said, “When there is fear of failure, there will be failure.” He also said “Fear kills more people than death.”
George S. Patton, Jr. was a patriotic American general who played the strategy game rather well. He said, “Wars are not won by fighting battles; wars are won by choosing battles”. He was a leader and didn’t stand for anything less than the best his soldiers could offer.
I think this Patton quote sums up his driving force quite nicely, “Achievers are resolute in their goals and driven by determination. Discouragement is temporary, obstacles are overcome, and doubt is defeated, yielding to personal victory. You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.”
Patton was a patriot and he said what he believed, “Say what you mean and mean what you say”, “The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is bearing arms.”
I think in this time of COVID-19 we must change our thinking. Everyone is afraid they are going to die and they will do or say anything to try and stay alive as long as possible. We are in a battle, maybe not the one we think we are in, but a battle of the mind, of the heart and soul of mankind. The bible tells us in Hebrews 9:27, “People are destined to die once and then face judgment.” CEB
Patton had a saying before leading his men into battle, “You are not all going to die.Only two percent of you right here today would die in a major battle. Death must not be feared. Death, in time, comes to all men.”
We saw that during the COVID-19 outbreak when America was called upon to build personal protective equipment, ventilators and activate mobile emergency rooms and hospitals, even coming through with a number of vaccines in order to save lives. A direct reflection of what Patton had said, “Do more than is required of you.” Anyone can do the bare minimum, but it often takes more courage to push yourself to do more. He also said “If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody’s not thinking”. He often said “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity”.
We hear all the time, it is recommended that you get the flu vaccine, the hepatitis shot, the shingle shot, the pneumonia shot or to take certain medications will prevent or make an illness less severe. Why should the COVID-19 vaccine be any different? Making it mandatory is senseless and there is no science behind it. Doctors have said voluntary vaccination is the answer.
If this “pandemic” was as horrible as we are told, people would be running to hospitals to get vaccinated. Doctors would be recommending their patients come in for a sit down consultation over the benefits and side effects of getting the jab. Personal protective equipment would be the most intensive and protective available, not single use or throw away cloth masks. There would be decontamination sites everywhere and hazmat containers would be readily available for disposal of used protective gear.
Here we are still being told to mask up, social distance and now get the vaccine – or else. That goes against the grain of mankind, being forced to do something they really don’t want to do. It amounts to social bullying and we all know that bullying in ANY circumstance is not acceptable behavior.
Parents are responsible for their families, not schools, hospitals, jobs or government. We must encourage getting the vaccine as a personal choice. – I am the Real Truckmaster!