Is blog’n new? Is MilBlog’n new? Not really.
The concept, or more accurately the – well – je ne sais quoi of blog’n, has been around for awhile. Creative friction is good. A questioning mindset is good. Diversity of thought is good….and a little moxie doesn’t hurt. Well before our time, we should tip our hat to those who came before.
“Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is not of much use to his subordinates.”
-Admiral Arleigh Burke
“Mr. Chairman, all the thrust in Christendom couldn’t make a Navy fighter out of that airplane.”
-Vice Admiral Tom Connolly
“The Navy has both a tradition and a future–and we look with pride and confidence in both directions.”
-Admiral George Anderson.
“After I had finished my tour as Naval Attache in Paris, 1897 to 1900, they would not let me come home. Anyway, they sent me to the Kentucky on the way out [to the Asia Station]. I had never seen one of our battleships before. They were built while I was abroad. I was acquainted with the foreign ones. When I saw that battleship I was absolutely astounded. It is almost incredible that white men who have reached the present stage of civilization could have built a ship like that.”
-Admiral William Sims
See; nut’n new under the sun. This will be good, I like the company I find myself in – and BZ to USNI for letting us play in their sandbox.