"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Monday, August 11, 2014

O Captain! My Captain!

So terribly sad to hear the news.  He was amazing at presenting the human spirit on the silver screen.  The very best of it.  Including courage and the need to tell "authority" to go fuck itself.  From playing Air Force Airman Adrian Cronauer who challenged stupidity in war and never forgot his humanity, to the wonderful teacher in Dead Poets Society who helped young men become real men by standing up for themselves, he has touched so many people.  This blogger will miss his mark on our world immensely.

May Robin Williams rest in peace.

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