Duty, Honor, Country | Douglas MacArthur | May 12, 1962 | West Point via @YouTube. This speech by MacArthur at West Point is an amazing piece of oratory. Anyone interested in great oratory, linguistics or wanting to understand the magnitude of the
disgrace of Trump appointing prolific public liars who debased themselves and abused the American people with their gaslighting should listen to this. I have always found it interesting for a couple of other reasons. First, I think I am right in describing this as the last major
address from a man steeped in the aesthetics and linguistics of the 19th century. I’ve always thought of it as the last words of a passed era. Second, it was delivered in 1962, in the middle of JFK’s New Frontier. The freshman class, present to hear those words would go on
to graduate in 1966 and become the highest casualty class in West Point History. Their active service would end in 1971. The changes that occurred from their witness of that speech until their discharges were seismic. The appointment of Conway to the USAF Academy Board and
Spicer to the Naval Academy Board are grotesque acts. Understanding why is important because these institutions play a profoundly important role in our American Society. They are essential for the security of the nation and represent a continuum of not just service but the
Integrity, values, honor, loyalty and tradition that produces the moral authority to lead this nations volunteer force into harms way. Just disgusting. The speech is worth a watch

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