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    As Gustave Le Bo lamented: “The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduces them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.”

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    It was a cool tactic…that worked like a charm evidently. Here is a video clip of my tribe (Choctaw) and their contributions. Bridges around here bear some of their names by way of dedication. Sadly, the language is dying out. I can speak a few words and pick up a word here and there in conversation but that is about it. My tribe offers classes but only old, retired people take them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by leaningright View Post
    It was a cool tactic…that worked like a charm evidently. Here is a video clip of my tribe (Choctaw) and their contributions. Bridges around here bear some of their names by way of dedication. Sadly, the language is dying out. I can speak a few words and pick up a word here and there in conversation but that is about it. My tribe offers classes but only old, retired people take them.

    That's a real shame, how many people left who can speak it fluently? ⁹
    As Gustave Le Bo lamented: “The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduces them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by leaningright View Post
    It was a cool tactic…that worked like a charm evidently. Here is a video clip of my tribe (Choctaw) and their contributions. Bridges around here bear some of their names by way of dedication. Sadly, the language is dying out. I can speak a few words and pick up a word here and there in conversation but that is about it. My tribe offers classes but only old, retired people take them.
    I thought I had read that some linguists were running a project to formally capture the language so that it could be taught. Obviously the traditional method is an oral tradition. This project is attempting to replicate the oral tradition to modern means of teaching language.

    Sure would hate to see this knowledge drift away forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primavera View Post
    That's a real shame, how many people left who can speak it fluently? ⁹
    I probably know about 30. I love eavesdropping and seeing if I can gather enough to know what the conversation is about.

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    I am pretty sure that there is or was a display on these people at the Ft Huachuca Museum.

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    Wife says yes, and this is not some WOKE thing....I saw it 20 years ago.
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    Wife 97E Hungarian/Russian/serbo-croatian/German...Picked for SGM but had to turn it down and get out because of combat PTSD.....too many times rocked and rolled on the roads or almost shot out of the sky in a copter in her over 3 years in theater in Iraq.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    Wife 97E Hungarian/Russian/serbo-croatian/German...Picked for SGM but had to turn it down and get out because of combat PTSD.....too many times rocked and rolled on the roads or almost shot out of the sky in a copter in her over 3 years in theater in Iraq.

    I am less that happy about this.
    Was she a helicopter pilot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primavera View Post
    Was she a helicopter pilot?
    No, she was the First Sergeant of an MI Co that was spread over the North of Iraq, and she felt honor bound to visit all of her soldiers, during a particularly nasty time...which meant frequent copter trips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    No, she was the First Sergeant of an MI Co that was spread over the North of Iraq, and she felt honor bound to visit all of her soldiers, during a particularly nasty time...which meant frequent copter trips.
    Dangerous part of world back then especially if she was anywhere near Erbil or Mosul.
    As Gustave Le Bo lamented: “The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduces them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by leaningright View Post
    It was a cool tactic…that worked like a charm evidently. Here is a video clip of my tribe (Choctaw) and their contributions. Bridges around here bear some of their names by way of dedication. Sadly, the language is dying out. I can speak a few words and pick up a word here and there in conversation but that is about it. My tribe offers classes but only old, retired people take them.

    Here's some more info about code talkers on Iwo Jima.

    https://www.cia.gov/stories/story/na...reakable-code/
    As Gustave Le Bo lamented: “The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduces them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primavera View Post
    Here's some more info about code talkers on Iwo Jima.

    https://www.cia.gov/stories/story/na...reakable-code/
    And some more info.


    Navajo Code Talkers

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    https://www.history.navy.mil/researc...e-talkers.html
    As Gustave Le Bo lamented: “The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduces them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.”

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