November 20, 2008
The Story of Intrepid, Not the Story of Obama
So pre pre-schooler Baby Boo walks by as Your Business Blogger(R) is watching The Story of the Intrepid. The story of the famed WWII aircraft carrier.
The boy catches a few seconds of battle, of war, the triumph of good over evil; an American civics lesson. He listens to the music.
He asks, “Is this a Jesus movie?”
“No,” I said. “But it’s hard to tell the difference…”
Must see clips: USS Intrepid
We don’t know exactly how Obama will attempt to lead as Commander-in-Chief. But we do know his liberal belief philosophy.
From his pastor: Jeremiah “God D@m America” Wright.
In contrast, another must see clip,
Thank you to USNA at Large for Intrepid’s link.
Ships are embraced as if they are alive. Like wisdom, Sophia herself, ships are addressed in the feminine. Any ship is a “she.”
She is A person: The good ship Intrepid is addressed as “Intrepid.” Not “The Intrepid.”
The Alert Boater would no more use the ‘the’ article with his yacht as he would use ‘The’ with his girlfriend as in “The Melissa.”
The exception to the rule is embraced by Ivana when she addressed her ex, as in “The Donald.”
At a ship’s commissioning, the christener will command the sailors “to man her and bring her to life…”
We need symbols as a marketing exercise to remind us of the real sacrifices of those who came before us.
Ships at sea tell a compelling story.
Santa Maria, Mayflower, Susan Constant, Bon Homme Richard, Constitution, Monitor, Intrepid.
These ships were more than water borne taxis or gun platforms or a plane catapult-er. They are the Western Civilization.