at the time to have an alliance with the colonists.
Actually,” added Kevin, “Benjamin Church
s a militia member and not a member of the British Military and so was Washington.”
“Who was Benjamin Church and what is your point in all of this?” interrupted Josh just
before taking another mouth quenching drink.
“Benjamin Church was a person who was el
ected to lead a militia group during the King
Philip‟s War who basically developed the doctrine which is now the foundation of being anArmy Ranger,” answered Kevin, taking a pause to grab another quick drink before finishing,“Point is that these were civ
ilians doing the job and developing the tactics on their own with littleor no help from the crown. In fact, a lot of the expeditions, patrols, or maneuvers led by actualBritish Officers ran into a lot of problems, casualties, and disasters such as General James
ill-fated attack on Fort Carillon in 1758, because they refused to listen to themore experienced colonial militia members because they thought that the militiamen were noones compared to professional British Soldiers. Basically, we were already doing it without thehelp or supervision of the British and for the most part, they were no more competent than uswith the exception of a few true generals such as General James Wolfe who had a brilliant
victory at the Battle of Quebec.”
“So, what are you getting at?” asked Josh looking as if the train of thought had left the
“Think about it. The rich and powerful don‟t build nations; the average working person
makes it all happen. Oh sure, they may finance it, bring the people together but again, it is the
people who make it happen.”
“But that is just it; the rich and powerful bring it together.”
“Are you sure about that?
“Kevin, Vespasian brought together the planners, designers, and labor to build the
Coliseum; one of the great feats of architecture and provided entertainment to countless
generations,” responded Josh hoping to rea
ch his lost and confused friend.
“It was a narrowing of the focus.
Vespasian gave them a distraction and a reason to loveVespasian considering Vespasian came to power in a violent struggle.
“What?” asked Josh now hopelessly lost, “You have really lost me
“Governments and Capitalists are death,” replied Kevin stoically.
Thinking that he was helping his confused friend; thinking that asking the right questionsmight get Kevin to think,
Josh asked calmly, “Could you please explain that?”