What this country could use right now is about one million clones of Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis. Okay, I’ll make it easy on the scientists, how about just one hundred clones of the former 4-star Marine General?
If we had one hundred men with the same DNA molecular fragments as this man’s man, I am convinced this country could and would right itself. This high seas-tossed ship we call America would find itself in much calmer waters if we had more men like Mattis.
Mattis has the grit, determination, courage, self confidence, pugnacity, and gallantry to take the actions that need taken to elevate the republic to its rightful place as leader of the free world. As Liberals reach for their smelling salts or run to their safe spaces when face to face with adversity, Mattis depends on himself and his own tenacity. As he was once quoted, “The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”
This morning, during an interview on “Face the Nation,” host John Dickerson asked Mattis what keeps him up at night. Without as much as a hesitation or blink of an eye, Mattis responded, “Nothing. I keep other people up at night.” And he was serious.
There is something so refreshing about straight talk. And there is something so exhilarating about a man who doesn’t give a damn about what other’s think. He has so much self respect and wisdom that he just is who he is without arrogance or fanfare. His critics are not worth consideration, and he fearlessly forges ahead. He means what he says, and even his foes recognize his authenticity.
Secretary Mattis, described as “the most revered Marine in a generation,” is known for his bull-headed bluntness. But he also has a sense of humor as noted in one of his most memorable quotes. “There is nothing better than getting shot at and missed. It’s really great,” he stated.
He is also pragmatic as revealed in this quote; “The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some as*holes in the world that just need to be shot.” Giving advice to Marines in Iraq, he warned, “Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
I realize that Liberals who would read Mattis’ quote are writhing and hiding under blankets at the very suggestion that an American soldier in Iraq should have a plan to kill everyone he encounters. The Liberal has no problem with the dismemberment of aborted babies, but God forbid an American soldier have a plan to defend himself.
Speaking to Iraqi tribal leaders, Mattis admonished, “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you; If you f*ck with me, I’ll kill you all.” And what’s more is that he meant it.
At a military conference in North Carolina in 2010, Mattis stated, “Powerpoint makes us stupid.” Oh, how true! But it does make for an impressive presentation, if you’re a geek.
Liberals gasp at the words of men like “Mad Dog” Mattis. They will never concede or comprehend the concept that it is men like Mattis that have kept this country safe.
They are soldiers who do what they do, because it works. They are tough, no-nonsense, human hammers of strength who get results on the battlefield so that Americans can sleep at night.
Whether it was General George Patton, General Winfield Scott, General George Washington, General Douglas MacArthur, or Stonewall Jackson, men like Secretary Mattis are far and few between.
The general population of men of today are soft. If they are widowed or divorced, they are afraid to be by themselves and seek a woman for companionship immediately. Instead of being men whom women can depend upon for strength, they desperately search for a woman “to talk to or to be there for them.” They have no inner strength from which to draw upon. They are emotional weaklings.
Men like Secretary Mattis are warriors. They are self-disciplined soldiers who take no prisoners and give peace of mind to everyone but their enemies.
Cloning may be illegal and unethical, but in just this one instance, couldn’t we please just clone “Mad Dog Mattis?”
Imagine what we could accomplish with the “MATTIS BADASS BRIGADE!”