Daily Prompt:  Retreat

“Advance”! yelled the thirteen year old. “Stand your ground! Don’t fire till you see the whites of their eyes! Bring up the rear, advance!”  

The other children, dressed in old “Army” gear, holding their wooden guns and swords, lined beside their leader, the older brother. “Fix bayonets! Charge! Everybody goes with me!”  

As he spies the neighbor’s family, the littlest one complains, “But the enemy is bigger, and scary!  Maybe we should retreat?”

“Retreat? Hell, we just got here!” said the leader. Laughter erupted in the others, hearing the “bad word”.

When looking up some of these quotes, found this one I like:

“I hear a lot of crap about what a glorious thing it is to die for your country. It isn’t glorious—it’s stupid! You don’t go into battle to die for your country. You go into battle to make the other bastard die for his country.” George Patton


11 thoughts on “Daily Prompt:  Retreat

  1. Funny girl! You would think, perhaps, maybe? They are just the mouthpieces, of the bankers. Last thing they will ever do is get their hands bloody on the battlefield. To even consider them, getting in a ring to deal with others is quite laughable. When most of them are out of shape and full of wind. It would be nice to consider them actually feeling for the soldiers, they expect to fall in battle. Tony Blair jumps to my mind. Most of them are poor leaders. They are usually appointed, then elected, by bankers. All wars are bankers wars.

    We think of ourselves as living in a free and democratic society? Most of us. Yet really nothing could be further from the truth. I am frequently reminded of the book 1984, by George Orwell [Eric Blair].

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    1. Good for him! People are starting to wake up to this. The Rothschild family are one of the main bankers. Whenever there’s a war. They make loans to finance the country, whoever, they are not particular. The cost of commodities rise. They also own the commodities. Then after we have to pay them back with interest.

      Abraham Lincoln turned them down and issued Greenback Dollars. Look what happened to him soon after the end.

      JFK signed into effect a set of laws taking away the power of the Federal Reserve. A private bank. Look what happened to him, The first action of Lyndon Johnson while on Airforce One, en route to his inauguration. Was to restore the power of the Federal Reserve. To me? This is all to convenient.

      “If my sons did not want wars, there would be none.”
      Gutle Schnaper
      Mayer Amschel Rothschild’s wife

      Cheers Jamie.

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  2. I have never been convinced about the necessity for war. Not since I was a 13 yr. old myself.

    There was something about General Patton, though that made a lot of sense. Yes he was a showman and convinced of his own righteousness. He still got results. I’m inclined to the notion, that he was murdered? That his death was not accidental? I’ll never know. Bankers make a lot of money through war. It’s easy to send us off to fight them, than for them to do the fighting. I know the post was because of a writing prompt, yet still there are always, “bankers wars”. When most of us would live in peace. Cheers Jamie

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