Thursday, February 4, 2021

Eisenhower Is Yelling At The Angels

 Dwight Eisenhower was a military man - he got to five star rank in the US Army - and not long after the completion of his military career he became President of The United States.

As President, probably his most significant achievement was his farewell address: he warned us about all that has happened to us since, despite his warning, the Military Industrial Complex.

The Complex, is nowadays a seven tenth of a trillion dollar component of our annual national budget.

So it won; we lost; and Eisenhower was frighteningly prescient.

But back to his military career.

He wasn't just a five star general - the top rank in the US military; there were and have been others.

He was the five star general in charge of taking the cliffs at Normandy in 1944.

And his troops did.

Take the cliffs.

One of the key reasons for Eisenhower being in charge of that successfully history changing event was his understanding of logistics: the capacity to produce and deliver stuff to somewhere.

His view of World War Two was that of harnessing Factory America to Rail, Air and Sea Lane America to the need for stuff in Europe to "stuff" Hitler and the Boys.

And he did it; that view of his was why getting to the top of those blood spattered and blood flooded cliffs was worth the trouble: when they got to the top the ones who hadn't been killed had stuff with which to go forward and kill fascists, and Nazis and other aberrant life forms.


Ike must be fuming, currently, wherever he is, at his country.

The country that won WWII by productive capacity and logistic capability can't even roll out a vaccine delivery program, a program without which his country will go into the dustbin of history.

Joe is trying, but too many sabots were thrown into the machine by donnie as he made his treasonous slither into historic oblivion.

It's going to be interesting to see if that damage can be undone.

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