William R. Mann


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William R. Mann, is a retired Lt. Colonel, US Army. He is a now a political observer, analyst, activist and writer for Conservative causes. He was educated at West Point [Bachelor of Science, 1971 ]and the Naval Postgraduate School [Masters, National Security Affairs, 1982].

Most Recent Articles by William R. Mann:

The Trump Hand

May 14, 2016 — William R. Mann

So let me see if I can start another maelstrom. This is merely a rumination. I am not Marc Antony, and this is no burial oration for Caesar.

I read Peg Noonan’s column in the WSJ today [5/14] and it nagged at me just how Trump migrates around the political battlefield so easily through, around, and in between the Party lines. I started thinking in my highly trained, and observant Foreign Area Officer pea brain that Trump may sound mad, but we don’t kill off madmen in America. Like some form of Native American lore, one does not disrupt the spirit of such a man.


Democrat Bolshevism

Jan 11, 2013 — William R. Mann

I dream’t that I dwelt in marble halls, With vassals and serfs at my side. - John Bunn, Bohemian Girl , Act II

Make no mistake People, we are in the midst of a modern proletarian revolution.


West Point Hosts its 1st Same-Sex Wedding

Dec 6, 2012 — William R. Mann

“I say, we will have no more marriages.” - William. Shakespeare, Hamlet III. ii

I keep receiving this article: “West Point Hosts its 1st Same-Sex Wedding.”


If Obama is the messiah, is the GOP Satan?

Nov 27, 2012 — William R. Mann

“The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools. - Herbert Spencer

Have we really come to this? Don’t laugh! ... Jamie Foxx, most of the Hollywood Camp, and millions of voters really believe that Obama is a messiah.


A Five-minute University for President Obama

Oct 24, 2012 — William R. Mann

Bayonet!

Basic Training Question: “What is the purpose of the Bayonet?”

Basic Trainee Answer: “To Kill, sir. To Kill!”


Good-bye Yellow Brick Road?

Sep 19, 2012 — William R. Mann

“When are you gonna come down
When are you going to land
I should have stayed on the farm
I should have listened to my old man

“You know you can’t hold me forever
I didn’t sign up with you
I’m not a present for your friends to open
This boy’s too young to be singing the blues.”

- “Good-bye Yellow Brick Road” - Elton John, Bernie Taupin. [Dick James Music, 1973]

How well I remember this song in the early ‘70s. As a young First Lieutenant in Germany, I thought I had the world by the tail. My whole generation thought they had the world by the tail. We had had our heads crammed full by our primary and secondary educators and parents about how they had given us the world on a silver platter, and that we had better not mess it up! They were concerned about sex, drugs and rock-n-roll, growing moral relativism, rowdy and mob-like behavior on campus and a growing dissolution in America. College campuses filled with Liberal Leftists and even openly Communist professors were out turning minds away from the use of Enlightenment reason and logic, and toward collectivism and emotions. But we were largely oblivious, life was exciting. We had a cause. I still do. Do you?


Poison Fruits of the “Progressive Democrat” Party

Sep 15, 2012 — William R. Mann

“Die Tat ist alles, nicht der Ruhm.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The deed is everything, not the reputation.” I believe we are now seeing the ripe fruits of the Obama Administration’s Foreign Policy. Think like an American, and not like the Marxist Internationalist media wants you to think. Consider the following:


“One death is a tragedy, but one miliion deaths is a statistic”

Sep 13, 2012 — William R. Mann

“One death is a tragedy, but one million deaths is a statistic.” - Joseph Stalin

Remember: This all occurred on our eleventh commemoration of 9-11-2001. Consider: What if Iran has a bomb? What if Iran can only produce dirty bombs ... but can do it right now?  What if Syria’s [known] Chemical Weapons and [notional] Biological Agents fall into the hands of the Revolutionary Combatants and Islamists? What if Mohammed Morsi and his Arab friends are planning an attack on Israel on Yom Kippur?


Afghanistan’s Kill Radius: The Forgotten Soldier.

Sep 9, 2012 — William R. Mann

“Once war is forced upon us, there is no other alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. War’s very object is victory, not prolonged indecision. In war there is no substitute for victory.” -  General Douglas MacArthur, 1951 Farewell Speech to Congress

This article is a polemic. An Associated Press Article about the Afghan War caught my attention and here is my two cents.


The Civil War + 150 years

Aug 30, 2012 — William R. Mann

Vanity, vanity, all is vanity, says the Teacher. ... The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing. What has been will happen again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”

So warns the Teacher at the beginning of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament Bible.


General Schofield’s Definition of Discipline

Aug 23, 2012 — William R. Mann

“The discipline which makes the soldiers of a free country reliable in battle is not to be gained by harsh or tyrannical treatment. On the contrary, such treatment is far more likely to destroy than to make an army. It is possible to impart instruction and to give commands in such manner and such a tone of voice to inspire in the soldier no feeling but an intense desire to obey, while the opposite manner and tone of voice cannot fail to excite strong resentment and a desire to disobey. The one mode or the other of dealing with subordinates springs from a corresponding spirit in the breast of the commander. He who feels the respect which is due to others cannot fail to inspire in them regard for himself, while he who feels, and hence manifests, disrespect toward others, especially his inferiors, cannot fail to inspire hatred against himself.”

(Major General John M. Schofield in an address to the Corps of Cadets, August 11, 1879.)


Ammunition? What Ammunition?

Aug 20, 2012 — William R. Mann

“War is much too serious a thing to be left to military men.” So said French Prime Minister Aristide Briand to English Prime Minister Lloyd George during the First World War. Is a possible corollary to this “maxim” that: “Ammunition Purchases by a Federal Agency are too serious a thing to be left to Federal Government Cabinet Civilians?”


Is Freedom Just Another Word?

Aug 7, 2012 — William R. Mann

“Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose, And nothin’ ain’t worth nothin’ but it’s free…” - Me and Bobby McGee, Kris Kristofferson

So it was depicted as Janis Joplin wailed out these bluesy words to this despondent tune back in 1969 at the height of the Vietnam War. I recall it well. But is it true? Is freedom really “nothing left to lose, and nothin’ ain’t worth nothin’ but it’s free?”


“These Hands”

Jul 20, 2012 — William R. Mann

I must Create a System, or be enslav’d by another Man’s; I will not Reason and Compare: My business is to Create. - William Blake, “Jerusalem”

The latest Romney commercial, “These Hands” says all that needs to be said about Obama. In the larger sense, it lays bare, the Marxist and Collectivist beliefs of Barack Hussein Obama.


Raising dogs instead of kids?

Jul 13, 2012 — William R. Mann

“You can say any fool thing to a dog and the dog will just give you this look that says, ‘My GOSH, you’re RIGHT! I NEVER would’ve thought of that!”  ― Dave Barry