FROM CPL LEDESMA
SUBJ PVT TURK DOWDELL'S PERIMETER WATCH
(MAMASANS HOOTCH)-- Allegiance used to mean something among allies; wearing the same uniform, those with common interests and especially aligned to the same political party. That's just stuff for the movies.
In real life, when the allies don't get their way, they revolt, turn their backs on their candidate, call him names and take cheap shots at him in the media.
The candidate in question is a newcomer to the low-brow, backstabbing, walk-all-over-your-friends world of lawmakers. They are trained that way at Harvard, at Yale; they are taught to rob, cheat, steal and lie to get to the top, there is no other way. Those that don't do it end up dropping out of legal practice, alcoholic, drug addicts, mental cases. There's one in every town. Those that do it are sent to Washington, to Capitol Hill and to the White House. Those are the rules of the trade.
If someone comes along and takes away the club rules, he is demonized, not just by the enemy, but by the allies, his so-called soldiers-in-arms, and they know who they are.
There is one that hasn't betrayed the candidate, one who at the beginning received the most criticism, the one who wasn't considered a "war hero" because he spent the entire conflict in an enemy prison camp. But that one particular soldier, the ally, stuck to an obsolete set of rules, "close ranks" on the enemy, it was the only way to fight. The coward runs, drops his rifle, calls the commanding officer incompetent, crazy, apes the enemy's accusations.
In "The Caine Mutiny" (1954), Bogart's lawyer (Jose Ferrer) has this to say about the Exec--
"Queeg came to you guys to help and you turned him down..."
"If you would have given him the loyalty he needed..."
You work with the captain cause he's got the job or you're no good....
"Here's to the real author of the Caine Mutiny..."
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