Thursday, January 21, 2016

American True Grit – How We Lost It, How We Can Get It Back

By Ray Starmann

“They tell me you’re a man with True Grit.”

Kim Darby to John Wayne in the original True Grit (1969)

The character Rooster Cogburn certainly had True Grit, but so did the majority of Americans in our history.

Unfortunately, the well-known American True Grit; our courage, honesty, common sense and heartiness have virtually disappeared from most Americans in the 21st Century.

We are no longer the United States of the Minutemen, the Cowboy, The Boys of Pointe Du Hoc, the Mountain Men and Merrill’s Marauders.

Where is the America of Jim Bowie, Jedediah Smith, Wyatt Earp, George Patton, Chesty Puller, Teddy Roosevelt, Molly Pitcher, Rosie the Riveter and millions of anonymous, tough, brave, resourceful heroes who built this great country?

America of 2016 is the nation of overweight kids, soccer moms, socialist public school administrators who ban dodge ball, metrosexual men; transgender TV stars, helicopter parents and college kids who need safe spaces with Play Doh.

Our military is being led by feather merchants and perfumed princes who care more about following White House social engineering mandates than about doing what is right for the national defense. Subsequently, we are being pushed around the world by the Iranians, ISIS, the Russians and the Chinese. We are a nation led by left-wing cowards who don’t have the intestinal fortitude to do battle with evil.

In 2016 America, we are nation of quirky, politically correct wimps who place more value on our social media status than the ideas that made this country the greatest nation on the earth.
Truth, honor, bravery are all archaic and fleeting values in American society.

Read the rest of this motivating article here 


To you Mr Starmann, I tip my hat Sir.

We've got to get back to truthful speak. We've got to get back to being honest and sometimes abrasive, even if it hurts feelings and makes you lose friends. Because, when the rubber meets the road, you will find out who your true friends are. Pointing out where something is broken is usually how a mechanic gets you on board for repairs to your vehicle right? This is no different. Never be afraid to say what's on your mind and try to fix what's broken. The biggest part of being a Man, in my opinion, is realizing that you made a mistake, and with that, a Man betters himself when he tries to try and make things right... Personal responsibility and accountability are character traits that can make and break a man. 

Stop complaining about everything fucking thing under the Sun! All complaining actually does, is reject reality and have you wishing things were different… Have you ever seen a Genie? When you reject reality, you put yourself in a really bad spot to move ahead and triumph over whatever the thing is that you’re bitching about. Man up and take responsibility when shit goes wrong. Every single one of us fucks up and makes mistakes almost every single day. We cannot avoid this Gents. So stop making excuses and trying to do so. It doesn’t work! All it does is prevent you from learning from the mistake… Not to mention that it makes other people view you as weak. Do you like being viewed as weak? Think about it, if you can’t bone up and own the moment for a decision you made or an action you took, then how can anyone respect you?

You’re way better off to tell yourself that “whatever happened was meant to happen”, adjusting your plan, and taking action. Only apologize if you really mean it! No one’s going to respect you if you apologize for trying to meet your own needs. It shows that you don’t even respect yourself. Don’t be the boy who cries wolf… Don’t be a bitch who says sorry 10-20 times a day… This only communicates your weakness to other people – and to yourself. 

Never try to explain your position when you say something that isn't immediately approved or relished by other people. Don't ever apologize for making such a "stupid suggestion" either. Explaining and apologizing for your opinion creates the idea that your opinion isn't important or worthwhile for consideration and that you have to defend it! The impulse that causes dudes to apologize is to blame for all of this beta behavior that is becoming more prevalent and held on pedestals buy men who do not know the way because they've never been taught, and have been turned out into the world to spread this fuckery. If whatever you said is looked at with silence or doubtfulness, you're better off staying quiet and waiting out a response from someone who has worked up the courage to voice their disagreement with you. I mean come on, as far as you know at that point, everyone agrees with you, why screw it up? Know when to keep your mouth shut.

Gents, teach your young sons the way of Man, please! Our future's depend on these up and coming young men to carry the water that is so desperately needed in today's world of softness and everything PC. 

I just try to help where I can in this nation of lost souls...

Have a great day y'all.

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