The Last Stand
“ON YOUR KNEES OR ON YOUR FEET”by Greg Easley, ©2011
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...There was another story of a last stand in the American West; that of the Battle of The Little Big Horn involving General Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry. The ending was tragic for the 7th as they fought desperately to repel an overwhelming force of Native American tribes fighting for their own freedom and their sacred way of life.
Custer’s arrogance, narcissism and egotistical thirst for personal glory were at fault and the cause of this tragic loss of life. I will not argue for either side in this conflict because it is not the point I wish to make. There is always an element of responsibility on either side of a conflict. The point I wish to make is that these conflicts are nearly always started by a despot who cannot satisfy his or her own emptiness with the simplicities of life, family and good endeavor.
In all these stories of human conflict there are heroes on both sides. Today I am looking for one of those, someone who will lead our last stand before America is fractioned into its slightest parts and sold or stolen as spoils of an economic, religious and ideological war against its citizenry.