28 June 2021

President Grant's prediction


I thought this might be fake, but apparently it is true.
In the book Words of Our Hero, Ulysses S. Grant, published circa 1885, the remarks appear in a transcribed speech attributed to Grant. According to the book, the speech was given to the Annual Reunion of the Army of Tennessee on September 29 1875.

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  1. I read Grant's memoirs about ten years ago. He was a very good writer who could meticulously craft a sentence. That he wrote that book while in terrible physical pain made his work all the more impressive.

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  2. He definitely hit the nail on the head with that one.

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    1. Grat thing is, both sides agree 100% with his statement. They just think it's not about them.

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  3. Also worth a read: If Grant Had Been Drinking At Appomattox by James Thurber.
    https://storyoftheweek.loa.org/2017/09/if-grant-had-been-drinking-at-appomattox.html

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  4. The problem is that what Grant said can be applied to BOTH SIDES! And I suppose everyone will interpret it according to their political lights.

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    1. "There are good people on both sides," as someone famously said...

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  5. No, this is not a "BOTH SIDES" argument. The religious fundamentalists are utterly superstitious, and the other side far less so. But plenty of ambition and ignorance all around.

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