Historical Convergences

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Hack has said that his favorite book was “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu. It is one of my own as well. There was an other famous writer of that time named Lao Tzu. I am certain that Hack knew him as well.

Lao Tzu was the founder of Taoism. When he became old and infirm, he refused to write his “testiment”. So that others could not pervert his legacy, and use it to their benefit. Alas, before he left China to die, he relented, and wrote the 88 verses of the Tao Te Ching.

Since that time, a full-scale religion (the anti-thesis of his teachings) has come to be.

My fear, is that this same thing will happen to the simple words of Col. David Hachworth.   His main concern was that  ground troops should be both appreciated, and supplied.  That they should be recognised for what they were…… the deciding factor in ANY military contest..

I pray, that you in charge of his “legacy”, will not follow in the footsteps of the “followers” of Lao Tzu.  You have in your hands, the legacy, of one of, if not THE greatest example of American military manhood. Balls to the wall, all the way!  Please handle it with due care and attention.

See that is not corrupted. Nor made into something that Hack would drop his BDUs and shit on.

Brian W. Brannon

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