Just finished watching the great John Ford classic Rio Grande on the TV this snow-bound March Saturday afternoon. It is nice to remember what Americans used to admire in a man, and in a cause.
* Dedication to duty
* Discipline over personal feelings
* Strength and decisiveness in battle
* Belief in truth, and moral right
* Joy in ethnic diversity and stereotypes
* Protection of the virtue of a woman, even unto death
* The honor of the Confederacy, even in the Union army after the war
* Great horsemanship
No way this movie could be made these days, at least not like it was. And more's the pity...
Sir Chuck of the Duke's brigade