Those Who Can-Do

The Washington Post reported: President Trump on Monday berated the nation’s governors on a conference call, describing them as “weak” in the face of growing racial unrest and urging them to try to “dominate” unruly protests, according to three people on the call who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private conversation.

Heroes take action while others are content to sit in a place of safety and tell others what they should do. Heroes expose themselves to danger because they are focused on their goal. It is not their intent, but they become larger than life.

True leaders lead, which mean they are at the front with their people. Because of this, they inspire. At Fort Bragg, there is a memorial to “Iron Mike.” Iron Mike is not a particular person, but embodies the American Soldier–particularly Airborne Troops. Iron Mike’s challenge? “Follow Me!” I’ll lead the charge. I’ll go into danger first.

As far as the others? In the military, they have a term for those who sit in safety and bark orders–REMFs–Rear Echelon Mother Fuckers.

You take it from here.

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