The Military is the Aristocracy of a Nation: Excellent quote on Military vs Politicians

[I like these quotes. Napoleon said that the Army is the real aristocracy of France. I think the same way about all Western Military forces. The politicians are the clowns, but the military have to do the real work. In fact, the only real force in the world that actually matters, in my view IS the military. All other forms of power are secondary.

As for the quote that the military are brought up to tell the truth, I regard the TRUTH as the highest value of all. If there is a “God” to be worshipped, then that “God” must be the God of the Truth. Our race, to its eternal credit, worships the Truth as a general principle. It is our greatest quality, and this quality can serve us for all time, for as long as we are willing to live and strive as a racial group. Jan]

“Soldiers are brought up to tell the truth, and to take positive action. Since politicians, in the main, regard neither of these with great affection—they must forever please the people, regardless of what is true or what needs to be done—soldiers and political men are often in conflict.”
? T. R. Fehrenbach, This Kind of War: The Classic Military History of the Korean War

And another quote:

“Americans have never admitted that guns may serve a moral purpose as well as votes.”
? T. R. Fehrenbach, This Kind of War: The Classic Military History of the Korean War

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