To the conquerors go the history. To the brave go eternity. Where have all our heroes gone? As hype clashes with truth our heroes become the casualties today on a seemingly daily basis. A symptom of our overall corruption that is so pervasive in all aspects of our society. Maybe we will have a chance someday to have real heroes to look up to other than the the faux heroes like Lance Armstrong and the seemingly unending number of faux athletes using every chemical imaginable to gain an edge in the corrupted world of sports. Parents are even encouraging their high school children to dope. How many Generals today could rival the sacrifice that Smedley Butler made. He suffered attacks on his character and ridicule when he took on the elite after his distinguished career. He was ERASED from the history books. Here was a Major General in the Marines with TWO Congressional Medals of Honor that was virtually unknown to all marines within one decade of his retirement. A retired marine friend of mine that fought on Iwo Jima, who by the way taught history later in his life.......NEVER HEARD OF HIM until I introduced him to Smedley Butler on line a couple of years ago. He was stunned. Just in case you want to read more about him here is a link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler
The reason I brought ol Smedley up was just to show you the game you are in. We are not going to have instant gratification, but instead we are going to have to realize that this is a game of patience and control of emotions. Emotions of elation....fear.....greed......all used to control the game......and YOU. We are human and our responses to the game are predictable. Just as the vilification and ridicule of Butler was predictable. Butler knew it would come, but he came out against the bankers with both barrels blazing. We'll all be gone one day.......Nature makes no special allowance for bankers or for us......gl with the game.