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The Warrior Ethic

What Happened to the Warrior’s Ethic?

Via comment by Anonymous on Confederate flag prompts school lockdown: Student   (SERIOUSLY? – Guffaw)

David Yeagley

A good man who posted many Confederate pieces.  He left us way too soon and may you rest in piece, brave warrior.

Yankees respected Confederates. Why must we despise them today?

Back in 2006, my wife and I went to a friend’s house to watch Oscar De La Hoya fight Ricardo Mayorga for the World Boxing Council light–middleweight boxing championship. My wife was unfamiliar with professional boxing and was taken aback by the trash talking between the two foes, which HBO recapped during the intro to the show. “You’re going to be my bitch in my bed anytime I want you,” was one of Mr. Mayorga’s more printable insults.

Mr. De La Hoya won handily with a 6th round TKO, to the delight of many fans and my wife as well.

But, to her surprise, the fighters embraced after the fight and appeared to let bygones be bygones.
“You are a great fighter, a great champion,” Mr. Mayorga said. “I apologize for everything I said to you.”

How, she wondered, could everything be so easily settled?

The fact is, settling grievances through combat is pretty common. Kids at schools everywhere still “take it outside” and are often friends afterwards. Fighters in the boxing ring, the UFC, and other combat sports routinely find their grievances settled after a fight.

This is sometimes referred to as “the warrior’s ethic.” If a problem can’t be talked out, it can be settled by combat, often followed by mutual respect between winner and the loser.

David Yeagley, who spoke several times at American Renaissance conferences, was a Comanche activist who understood the warrior ethic:

While I believe in ‘The Warrior Ethic’, I do not believe it applies in all combat.
If someone was trying to relieve me (or my family and friends) of Life or Property, for example.  Assuming we survive, and the miscreants are in handcuffs, being prepared for extraction to the local jail (or hospital), I would have no thought of shaking their hands and exclaiming “good try”, or some other nonsense.
And certainly, those who are trying to relieve us of our Liberty deserve no ‘civil handshake’ after the ‘festivities’ have ended.
These are not hockey matches.
And, I don’t expect a handshake from the Gestapo as the boxcars pull out of the station…
h/t Brock Townsend
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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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6 thoughts on “The Warrior Ethic

  1. The Progressives aren’t interested in making friends, nor in evening the score. They want us all converted to their side, in prison, or dead (listen to their own words). And I have no interest in meeting them halfway on their drive to do away with everything & everyone I love.

    Sorry, is that harsh? Tough.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | October 14, 2015, 9:07 am
  2. Yes, quite the difference between a contest and combat.
    Some combat vets after enough time passes can look at their enemy as, “he was just doing his job, same as me doing mine.” Others despise the enemy till they go to their grave.

    In any sporting event, sometimes there are sore losers and/or ungracious winners. Much more enjoyable to watch are the events in which the participants have respect for the other side regardless of outcome. Sadly, that kind of maturity is lacking in many sporting events.

    Posted by KM | October 14, 2015, 9:08 am
  3. David Yeagley…I enjoyed his insights for years. Great man. As for warrior code, it hasn’t existed for a long time. The Socialists made sure of that. I think it’s time to clean house.

    Posted by Curt | October 14, 2015, 2:41 pm

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