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Old 11-25-2020, 04:56 AM   #1831 (permalink)
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Bradburn really emphasizes the high regard of Washington as a military commander. Perhaps because I’m from the New York area and have always heard about Washington’s losses, retreats and general blundering in this area during the Revolutionary War that has given me a very different impression of his skills in the field.
From what I gather he wasn't all that great a commander and basically bought his position but was a good administrator who surrounded himself with talented people.
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Old 11-25-2020, 06:03 PM   #1832 (permalink)
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From what I gather he wasn't all that great a commander and basically bought his position but was a good administrator who surrounded himself with talented people.
Well gathered.

Washington intrigues me as one of the most successfully manufactured personas in history. Yes, I'm being slighty cheeky, but the man was apparently a very expertly controlled emotional holocaust. Check out the Freeman one volume distillation of his original 7 volume study if you're interested in exploring the depths of the general/statesman/farmer/president's character and the minutiae of pre and post-Revolutionary politics in America. No one's really topped it.
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Old 11-25-2020, 06:09 PM   #1833 (permalink)
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Old 11-25-2020, 06:16 PM   #1834 (permalink)
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Washington intrigues me as one of the most successfully manufactured personas in history. Yes, I'm being slighty cheeky, but the man was apparently a very expertly controlled emotional holocaust. Check out the Freeman one volume distillation of his original 7 volume study if you're interested in exploring the depths of the general/statesman/farmer/president's character and the minutiae of pre and post-Revolutionary politics in America. No one's really topped it.
Tbh I think it's weird to call a slave owner a farmer. Like calling someone who owns a railroad a conductor. I'm sure some slave owners did legitimately farm but wasn't he the richest guy in America? I don't think people of his station help out in the fields.
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Tbh I think it's weird to call a slave owner a farmer. Like calling someone who owns a railroad a conductor. I'm sure some slave owners did legitimately farm but wasn't he the richest guy in America? I don't think people of his station help out in the fields.
Ok, how about gentleman farmer? The description meant to point out a distinguishing character trait, not the venal institution of servitude which was a given among most large plantation owners. Washington was apparently preoccupied with seeds, crops and all manner of plantation innovation during his generalship and Presidency and never made a secret of it. “Slavemaster” was less a distinguishing trait than a straight-up FACT.
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Considering that much of his motivation to rebel was wanting to expand into Native territory beyond the boundary set by the British and that he spent much of his presidency enforcing slave laws no I would not call him a gentleman farmer, I'd call him an exploitative invader.

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Considering that much of his motivation to rebel was wanting to expand into Native territory beyond the boundary set by the British and that he spent much of his presidency enforcing slave laws no I would not call him a gentleman farmer, I'd call him an exploitative invader.

**** George Washington.
The specifics of his motivation to rebel against the crown are debatable but his role as human exploiter certainly is not. But there he is, nonetheless, everywhere you go in this country, informing everything it has done and continues to do to this day. You've gotta take Washington, like all American "History", in all its rotten and glorious entirety if you want to understand it.

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Well, I guess Marnie (1964) is no kookier or less neurotic a cinematic fabrication from Hitchcock than Vertigo or Rear Window but it fits my particular kink. And when I come across a great streamer I stop whatever and watch. Wonder if its in blu-ray. R.I.P. Sean Connery
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