Donald Gray

Donald Gray

Politics may be a disgusting battlefield, but it is a necessary vice in our country, and a particular fancy of mine, like productivity and success. These are important facets in the modern world, and must be expounded upon.

  • Donald Gray
    Published 2 years ago
    Most Feared War Criminals in the World

    Most Feared War Criminals in the World

    The following names might be some of the most notorious criminals of all time, but many of you may never have even heard of them. They're not quite serial killers, or even rapists, but they have proven their ultimate criminality with over decades of wrong-doing and exponentially showcasing evil at the highest degree possible. For these reasons, the following names are not simply the most vilified criminals on the planet, they're among the most feared war criminals ever to walk the earth. Thus, their malicious activities have been regaled as the most diabolical in history.
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    Published 2 years ago
    What's the Significance of the Green Beret?

    What's the Significance of the Green Beret?

    Almost everybody knows who the Green Beret are, but they don't actually know who they are, or more plainly no one truly understands what the Army Special Forces are and what they ultimately mean in American military standards. They know of the Berets simply for their use of highly recognizable emerald headwear, which is least of all important about them. Our US Army Special Forces (SF) are tasked with five main goals in mind that serve as their overall missions: internal foreign defense, special reconnaissance, counterterrorism, direct action, and (their first and initial goal upon creation) unconventional warfare (UW). While UW might be the Green Berets' most important concept, it doesn't encompass their entire role in the defense of our society. Written under the many reasons why veterans go back to war resides the very key to unlocking the significance of the Green Beret: deeply-felt patriotism in the face of international and domestic defense, not just in service of our country, but it and many other nations' interests.
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    Published 2 years ago
    Marine Corps Ball Traditions Every Recruit Should Know

    Marine Corps Ball Traditions Every Recruit Should Know

    The history of the Marine Corps begins on November 10th, 1775, when a branch of the US Armed Forces was created, in part, as a protective and domestic agent, yet it was intended as a swift and tactical task force that was capable of rendering even the most dangerous of areas into a pseudo-state of order whose actions and responsibilities were directly dictated by the sitting US president. What are the requirements for joining the Marine Corps? A whole hell of a lot of grit, stamina and courage, not to mention an attitude that's been molded and blended under a set of life principles that you'll carry to the grave. That is just one single part of what has made them a treasured and ever-loved faction in the history of the American military, but there are still quite a few things you may not know about the US Marine Corps.
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    Published 2 years ago
    Most Memorable USO Moments in Military History

    Most Memorable USO Moments in Military History

    They weren't involved in the bloodiest battles fought in American history, but there's a good chance they were there. For those who don't know what the USO is, it's a service of love; a sort of collaborative effort and a form of organization that has helped to boost morale for GIs since WWII. The USO is similar to Arts in the Armed Forces, but is far older and was organized through a challenge issued by Franklin D. Roosevelt. According to history, the president had requested private organizations to design a way for troops to feel "at home" while still in combat zones and in the middle of wars (as the build up of WWII was ongoing at the time).
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    Published 2 years ago
    Best Scholarships for Military Families

    Best Scholarships for Military Families

    Education has and continues to grow increasingly more expensive as we progress into the future. A top notch education, whether it be at a college or university, can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $40,000 a year (often even per semester), plus that's not even factoring in books, supplies, or food. As you can see, this is no way to thank our military personnel's families for their own service in providing their loved ones as defense in the name of this great country. It's about time we begin adapting a better form of aid for our military and design a service of love.
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    Published 2 years ago
    The Best Political Cartoons from the 1800s

    The Best Political Cartoons from the 1800s

    Sometimes claiming to be messages to the president of their times, otherwise becoming satirical in nature of their very period, more often than not reshaping the very climate of policy and diplomacy in the range of world politics, caricatures, or cartoons, are the very promise of a smile in a time of fearful resentment. It is no different among the canals of misshapen abolitionist violence and civil unrest so associated with the 1800s, in which a time of peace soon became a time of war in many parts of the world, as with the American Civil War and the French inner-fighting between that of Bonaparte and Pitt. Though none will come as close as the satire on American politics made by the "Join or Die" cartoon drawn by none other than Benjamin Franklin, the following examples should give reference to the very quintessential of all cartoons that helped draw a line between the unfavorable and unlikable dimensions of government outreach.