Monday, November 19, 2012


Picture and Poem provided by Chapter IX Member Joe "China Boy" Lopez, who is at the bottom left of the photo.

They are trying to gentle the gender, To civilize Western man.

They think that your thoughts are too dirty -- Not to mention your heart and your hands!

They bid us to banish our weapons, For bravery is "macho" they say.

We must learn that weeping's not weakness -- And put it on public display.

They know not of weeping in private, They know not how our hearts can break,
They think that a soldier's not human -- The arrogance of the mistake!

Let us charge our glasses for drinking, A dram to our friends in the Corps,
A toast to a life worth the living -- To women and whiskey and war!

Not women to serve as our playmates, But partners to stand at our side,
Our equals under the heavens, And first in our hearts and our pride.

Not whiskey to burn out the senses, But a dram of the Highland malt,
To share with our friends over stories, And to ease the pain of our faults.

Not war as a game for the sadist, But honor for men who would fight,
Refuse acquiescence to slavery, And lay down their lives for the Right!

They are trying to gentle the gender, But there are wolves in the world,
And who will answer the summons, When a Fuhrer's next flag is unfurled?

They are trying to gentle the gender, But when the old wolf's at the door,
They will beg for men who are living, For women and whisky and war!

- Robert A. Hall, Scottish-American Military Society

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