Let All Under Your Watch Thrive

Let All Under Your Watch Thrive!

Let All Under Your Watch Thrive

Let All Under Your Watch Thrive

You are the eyes, ears, and voice of the weak. You maintain that instinctive drive to protect those who cannot or will not protect themselves while simultaneously honing your predatory mindset. But your prey is not the weak, rather it is those predators who wish to harm them. You are the protector—someone ready to inflict great violence on individuals looking to harm the innocent.

 

 

And let all those who threaten it perish.

And let all those who threaten it perish.

 

You, the protector, can come in many forms: military, cops, armed citizens, etc. At the end of the day you have two objectives, to shield the innocent and apprehend and/or end the criminal. You do it because you have to. You do it because no one else is willing to. You weren’t asked, you volunteered.

 

 

 

Let all under your watch thrive… And let all those who threaten it perish.

War is Politics for Everyone BUT the Warrior

War is politics for everyone but the warrior.

War is politics for everyone but the warrior.

One of the greatest frustrations modern Veterans deal with—and, for that matter, Veterans of every generation—is the mind-numbing political debate concerning the mission they’ve been handed. Regardless of a warrior’s political beliefs (or lack thereof), they eventually develop a disdain for those politicians, pundits, academics, media-members, students, and normal citizens who claim to speak for them. Do you know why? Because those who fight don’t have the luxury of a stateside debate on what they’re doing.

The warrior is in the arena risking his ass. It’s that simple.

For your average citizen, discussing war—whether it’s our current one or past ones—is as casual as discussing who’s going to the Super Bowl. They rarely have anything at stake. They don’t have to give it any thought afterwards.

For the warrior, the conflict never ends. Even if you come home from deployment physically intact, it will always be with you. Not everyone who goes to war has PTSD. Not everyone who goes to war has the same experience. But you will always remember it. It will always be a deeply personal part of your life.

It wasn’t a game. It wasn’t a political argument that you could walk away from. It wasn’t your reputation on the line—it was your Sisters, Brothers and YOUR life on the line.

War is politics for everyone but the warrior.

Our Colors

 

Our Colors

Our Colors

Our Colors

We Americans, since July 4th, 1776, when 56 delegates from across the 13 Colonies converged on Philadelphia to seal our national fate, live by our colors. It’s the representation of everything we are and strive to be.

We’ve seen it endure through all types of adversity—wars, riots, protests, foreign incursion. Yet we keep striving…and so do our colors.

What makes this country great is not necessarily the decisions we make, but our desire to always be better. This is what separates us from everyone else. We don’t play to be safe. We play big. We play to win, always. It’s that first Betsy Ross Flag, with its 13 Stars, that represents

Our Colors

Our Colors

this great American experiment. It shows, from 13 to 50, that we’re an evolving people who never settle for less. It represents our penchant for adventure and excellence, how we’ll never quit.

The first stitching on our flag is more than a statement—it’s the building block of our national soul.

Pity the Man

 

Pity the Man

Pity the Man

Pity the Man

It’s a basic human fact: Adversity breeds success for those willing to conquer it.
We live in a changing world—especially in the West. Entitlement has crept into our collective mindset. More and more people are expecting results without putting in the work. But a recent growth of self-entitled attitudes aren’t going to change fundamental truths of nature brought on by millions of years of human evolution.
No matter what, to get the results you want, you must suffer. You must fall, fail, and experience setbacks to learn rudimentary truths about life and success within it. You must face and battle Resistance. You must work and endure hard times to get better at your craft—whether it is athletics, art, business, being a Soldier, etc.

Pity the Man

Pity the Man

From that suffering you’ll find yourself. You’ll learn your limits or lack thereof. You’ll learn how to fall and get back up. You’ll learn to adapt to your environment. That’s what separates the Michael Jordans and Bill Gates’ of the world from the ones who will quickly be forgotten about.

As writer Steven Pressfield put it, “It’s better to be in the arena, getting stomped by the bull, than to be up in the stands or out in the parking lot.”