The subject of personal bravery has been a pet interest of mine for years. What does it mean? How does a seventy year old politician, perhaps in a wheel chair, contemplate going to war? He/she couldn’t do it themselves with their own hands. Of course it would not be nessassary, but at the same time personal combat is as much if not more a mental state, a mindset.
How does someone who could not defend themselves and in reality would/could, only, at best, talk their way out of an altercation, be expected to plan and/or endorse a commando raid?
They don’t think that way. There was something to be said for the old days when the King led his troups, got his scars, killed and was covered with mud and blood just like the rest of his troups.
At the same time, do we want mike tyson running the world? Good God no.
So how do we do it? How do we create these perfect politicians that can defend rights, kiss babies, talk like good music, and hit like a regiment of green barets?
I think it’s a good question.