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Masculinity, the Warrior, and the Fall of the West

Commentary by Robert V. Reich————

I’ve been thinking. I know that is dangerous. But I’ve been thinking about our country and our society and frankly what I see going on today is very disturbing. Since it is the Christmas/Holiday season let me begin with god. Or more specifically with “gods.”

We live in a very materialist society that is really bent on celebrity, fame, and fortune. Many of us spend a good portion of our lives chasing after things like new cars, clothes, and the latest gadgets. And even when we get those things they don’t satisfy us and we think we need something more. Something more to make us feel complete, worthy, and good. It’s an endless cycle and it’s a cycle that can easily get out of control and send us into financial oblivion especially at this time of the year. The fact is none of these things really satisfy us because they can’t satisfy us. Material things never can. Satisfaction comes from within us, not outside of us. Yet, we spend a good deal of our waking ours in an endless and crazy pursuit of these material things and, when it comes right down to it, aren’t these things our “gods”?

As I said, I’ve been thinking and I’ve come to the conclusion that our real “gods” in this society and nation are things like money, greed, and even corruption. These are just some of the things we spend much of our time chasing after endlessly. We desire them. We want them. We have to have them! And we’ll just about do anything to get them. So, yes, these things are our “gods” today.

And what is the price we pay, really, for these “gods”? One price we pay is we sacrifice our individuality. We all want those latest trending clothes and haircut. We all try our best to sound “cool” and “hip” just like our home-boy or home-girl. What we fail to realize is that we start to look and sound and even behave like clones. Exact carbon copies of each other. There goes our individuality!

What else do we sacrifice for our modern societal “gods”? How about our financial security? Hey, give us that credit card with a mega credit limit and, hell, we’re good! And we don’t waste one second spending that credit limit. And when the bills come do then the reality of our financial irresponsibility hits home and we have to fork up the dough to pay the credit card bill. Ah, nothing like being a mindless consumer droid is there? I mean, afterall, isn’t that what our “gods” want us to be today? Sure do.

Greed, Money, Corruption. These are some of our “gods” today and we will stop at no end to appease them. To eternally worship them. To possess them and allow them to possess us. What most of us don’t realize is that these are the very things that dim the soul and, perhaps, that is the saddest tragedy of all in modern society. Most of us have lost our souls long, long ago when we began to worship these false and materialistic “gods.” They robbed us blind of what really matters. They’ve dulled our minds. They’ve dimmed our spirits. Let’s face it. The price we pay for chasing after these “gods” is extremely high and we all know it even though we don’t really want to think about it.

In my pondering as I was considering our many modern “gods” I realized that these are also the very things that have destroyed and are destroying our society in the West. We’ve run amok chasing after these “gods” to the point that, let’s be true, Western society IS in a perpetual state of collapse now. Oh yes, we see it all around us even though we try to ignore it and pretend like “it just ain’t so.” But, we all know that the West is collapsing and no matter how we try to be self blind to it, we know it is true. And guess what? So do our enemies.

I’ve studied a lot of history especially ancient history and what is happening to western society today has happened before. And just so you know the end is not good. Many societies have come before us and one thing I’ve noticed is that in empires they usually plant the seeds of their own destruction from within and that’s exactly what is happening to America if you think of it in terms of an empire. The disintegration of morals and values is one of those seeds of self destruction we have planted. The rejection of any real meaningful values is another. We’ve done just as most other past empires have done when it comes to our own self ruin. We’ve turned right into wrong and wrong into right. We’ve made up to be down and down to be up. We’ve turned everything upside down today and most of us don’t even realize that this is exactly what happened in many of the past great societies of the world. The same exact thing. That’s kind of sad in my opinion. Sad that we, humankind, fails to learn from the past.

Here’s something else I’ve noticed in my studies of history and past civilizations. In just about every one of them the role of the male became diminished. Now don’t think I’m a sexist because I’m not and I don’t blame the fall of ancient empires on women either. In fact, I blame it on the MALES! It appears to me that in many ancient societies that grew into empires the males in those societies became “soft” and “weak.” They started to become decadent and forsook their roles in leadership often times. I blame that on the males not the females of those past societies. In fact, I’ve read accounts in which many of the women in these past societies were absolutely disgusted by the growing weakness and decadence of the males! In some of these ancient societies women didn’t wait around for the men to save them. They TOOK the reigns of power right out of the hands of the men! That was probably a good thing because those ancient women rulers most likely saved their empires and societies from wholesale slaughter by the “barbarians.”

That being said let me continue with my focus on males. The traditional and historical role of males has been the role of the warrior and soldier. That’s what males have always been. That’s what males have always most closely identified with and wanted to be. Warriorhood has been the traditional and historical male ideal and role model. And when the males of a society begin to turn away from that role model they become soft, weak, and decadent. And the result is, usually, the society or empire falls. Keep in mind this is not so with all past societies because in some of them the females took the reigns of power and, literally, saved the nation/empire and society.

When I speak of warriors it’s not in the context of what you see in the movies or on video games. All of those guys and figures you see slaughtering other people indiscriminately are NOT warriors! They are murderers and killers! They would have been rejected in any warrior society. In fact, it was men like that that warrior societies killed because they thought such men had poisoned minds and poisoned souls. They would not have been considered “men of honor” and, therefore, not “true warriors” because in a warrior society HONOR is a really big thing.

The warrior was a man of honor not dishonor. He was a man of honesty not dishonesty. He was a man of courage not weakness. He was a man who fought to PROTECT life (the life of his people) and not one who sought to kill and slaughter indiscriminately. Warriors didn’t value machoism. Rather, they highly valued MASCULINITY. There’s a big difference between the two. Machoism is an act or a mask a male wears usually because he’s afraid and insecure of and about his own self. Masculinity is something that is innate (natural) in males. It is a male just being a male with nothing to prove to anyone and with no desire whatsoever to impose himself on anyone like the Macho man tries to do so often.

The ancient warrior was a masculine man. A man who was brave, courageous, intelligent, and compassionate. Not one who was weak, ruthless, ignorant, and filled with hate and anger. He was a man of honor and honor encompassed all of these things. He was a man who was an enigma because he could be just on one hand and perhaps even unjust on the other. Or at least he might have appeared to be unjust to some especially if they happened to be the warrior’s enemy.

Honor, compassion, courage, bravery, fidelity, intelligence, vision, masculinity. These are the things that made the warrior and these are the things that made the man. And in ancient warrior societies these are the things that made up what the ancients called the “noble man.” Yet, we’ve lost these values today in manhood. We’ve become weak and soft. We’ve become decadent and our society is faltering because of it. And that endangers every life young and old in our society today.

It’s just not government or the economy or that somewhat elusive enemy known as al-Qeada that is causing ruin in our society today. IT’S US!! And, honestly, I have to say it is MOSTLY US!! I know that’s a bitter reality pill to swallow but I think it’s true. It’s us! We’ve abandoned our values and morals in this country. We’ve turned right into wrong and wrong into right. We’ve walked away from the traditional and historical roles and values of masculinity and common sense that that our warrior ancestors once had. And all in the name of “modernism and the glorious future.” Excuse me? What is so glorious about this future that we are all now living in called the “Fall of the West” or the “Fall of America”? Sorry but I seen nothing truly glorious about it at all. In fact it’s all rather alarming!

I think that by going back we will find a better way forward. Does that make sense? The future, our future, is perhaps to be found in the past, our past? By going back to the masculine male role as noble warrior and men of honor and once again embracing those traditional and historical values we may be better able to move into a future that is truly glorious instead of wallowing in this present and future we have now that, frankly, seems to be becoming a living hell on earth for most of us.

So that’s what I’ve been thinking lately. Yes, I know, dangerous LOL. But that idea of finding a better future in the past really intrigued me. In fact it fascinates me. For myself there is something in that concept that rings so true, so pure, so real than does all of this ROT we see around us today. Rot brought about by our endless chasing after our fake “gods” named money, greed, and corruption.


It’s Time to be a Winner!

“It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself,

you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles;

if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself,

you will win one and lose one;

if you do not know your enemies nor yourself,

you will be imperiled in every single battle.

(Sun Tzu, The Art of War)

 Sun Tzu’s premise is that if we don’t know our enemy and we don’t know ourselves then we can pretty much count on losing almost every battle we become engaged in. This is not only true in the larger world but it is also true in our own personal lives.

In terms of the larger world, in my mind, there are not one but two primary enemies. Of course the first of those enemies are terrorists such as al Qaeda and other radical groups who seek to terrorize the world population with the use of guns and bombs. The second of those enemies is what some call the New World Order who are also radical and who seek to terrorize the world population with the use of economics. No matter what their weapons of choice both groups are terrorists in my mind. They terrorize people and seek to destroy with the only real difference being their weapons of choice. One group does it through use of weapons while the other group does it by using economic weapons.

After 9/11 we had a clear idea of who the first enemy was. Radical young Muslim males. We seem not to have such a clear concept of this enemy any longer. That’s why the TSA is strip searching grandma at the airport and this is also why Homeland Security has designated retired police officers, former military, and Bible believing Christians as “potentially dangerous.” Our concept of this type of enemy seems confused and uncertain. It seems that we now have a policy of appeasement when it comes to this enemy which is not working and which is not going to work as appeasement never works. We do not understand this enemy.

Regarding the other enemy who uses economics we don’t know that enemy either and, again, we seem to have a policy of appeasement. We do not seem to have a clear idea about this enemy either. This enemy whom some call the New World Order is composed of global bankers and international corporatist. These people are busy manipulating global economies to their own advantage without scruples. They already have billions of dollars but that isn’t enough for them because they are driven by their incredible and psychotic egos. And, as we all should know, ego is never satisfied. When it comes to the human ego something more is always required to make us feel good and successful.

The first group is motivated by self righteousness and radical religion while the second is motivated by greed, corruption, and egotism. Yet, both are terrorists as both employ methods of terrorism to achieve their goals. The only difference between the two is, as I stated, the choice of weapons. Sadly, we do not know either enemy and that in conjunction with not knowing ourselves spells bad news for all of us and for our nation.

Many people today do not know themselves. Many have come to believe that life has no real purpose and that basically our purpose is to be consumer machines and mindless droids serving the greed of our corporate overlords. We have become not only mindless but weak and fearful as a result. We’ve become dumbed down and drugged out. We see little to no hope for anything and we are so engrossed in materialism that we have lost sight of our true natures and true purposes in life. We simply do what we are manipulated into doing and usually without question. We live our lives out on auto-pilot and when we steer into the side of the mountains of life and crash we just can’t figure out why or how that happened. We have become like a herd of buffalo. We have developed the herd mentality and when the leader of the herd is driven off the cliff and into the ravine we just follow along, blindly, yet we can’t for the life of us figure out just how such a disaster happened. No, we aren’t real bright anymore.

On a personal level we don’t know ourselves and we are fearful of ourselves and we don’t know the enemy either on this level. We fail to see that the enemy here is all of the gross materialism that we wallow and drowned in and we fail to see the enemies of self degradation, hopelessness, and fear. Most of us have failed to identify these things as our enemies and those who have fail to understand them. Again, we don’t know ourselves and we don’t know the enemy and yet we just can’t figure out why we keep losing life’s battles. Sun Tzu’s premise proves truer than true on the level of our personal lives and in the larger picture of global events. We have become a planet of the blind and a planet of the ignorant and, fact is, most of us are losing the battles on both levels.

The 18th century imperial Russian field marshal, Alexander Suvorov, once said, “Too much comfort bring too little courage.” Let’s face the truth in this. Western society, in particular, has become a grossly decadent society, a fat and lazy society. We have far too much comfort and the end result of that is we also have too little courage. That’s why we are constantly at a loss to know what to do about people like al Qaeda and the ego driven global bankers and corporatist. That’s why we wring our hands constantly and fret over the bully in the workplace or at school who has become our nemesis instead of kicking his ass! We have no courage and we are too afraid to kick his ass. Instead we fret and whine over it and want nanny government to somehow protect us from our nemesis. We need to lose some of our comforts and start mustering up some courage. We need to come to know ourselves and our enemies on a societal and personal level so instead of losing our battles we can start winning them. If we don’t do that then we might as well hang it up because the human race and our personal lives are over. Spinelessness is not the way to go. And neither is appeasement!

You can try to appease the enemy all day long but it is not going to work. Appeasing an enemy only emboldens him more. When an enemy sees that you are trying to appease him he comes to realize that you are afraid of him and once he figures that out he will stop at nothing to further terrorize and intimidate you. Appeasement does not make things better. Appeasement makes things worse. The current appeasement policy of the Obama administration when it comes to terrorist might be working in the short run but in the long wrong we will come to fully realize it is a huge mistake. The same will hold true on the personal level. Appease fear will only bring about more fear in the long run. Appeasing weakness and ignorance will prove in the end to bring about only more weakness and more ignorance. Weakness must be made strong not appeased. Ignorance must be educated not appeased. Fear must be confronted and conquered by whatever means necessary not appeased.

Sun Tzu’s premise is proven true over and over again but most of us still don’t get it and most of us still can’t figure out why we are losing in life and why we are also losing on a societal level. We don’t know the enemy and we don’t know ourselves. Because of that we are not winning and we are not going to win most of our battles. Life is a struggle. Life is a battleground. Sorry to disappoint all of you people out there that think life is a fun filled vacation. It’s not! It’s a warzone. A battlefield! A struggle. And if you don’t engage in that battle then you lose! That’s why the world, especially in western society, we have so many losers. We don’t engage in the battle but try to avoid it because we are way too comfortable and lack courage to do so. What must be realized is that we absolutely must stop being too comfortable and start mustering up some courage before the enemy plunders us to no end. This is so both on a societal and personal level.

Somewhere along the course of our personal and collective lives we must come to know ourselves and when we do we will then begin to win some of the battles that we face. And the point we must come to eventually as a society and in our personal lives is knowing both ourselves and our enemy because once we come to that point we will begin to win far more of the battles than lose them as we are now. In fact, once we come to the point of knowing both our enemies and ourselves we will put ourselves on the road to victory instead of continuing down the road of defeat that we are on today.

The fact of the matter is that we must not only know ourselves but we also must believe in ourselves. Sadly, most of us in the west do not today. That’s why we are busy looking for someone to save us. That’s how Barack Obama got into the White House. We thought he would save us from all of our woes but he’s proven not to be our “savior.” In fact, he’s proven to be one big disappointment for most people today and the world. We shouldn’t be looking for a savior. We should be believing in ourselves and our abilities as human beings. We should be coming to know the enemy and ourselves. Only by this will we begin to win the big battles that loom over all of us instead of constantly losing them.

I don’t know about you but I’m tired of all of the losses. I’m tired of our country and society losing more than we win. I’m tired of being manipulated and played for stupid by this New World Order shit at the hands of the psychotically egotistical, greedy, and corrupt global bankers and corporatist. I’m tired of seeing great economies being manipulated and pillaged and I’m tired of watching our Constitutional civil rights being whacked away little by little. Personally, I’ve given up some of my comforts and I’m giving up more because I have found Suvorov’s maxim to be true. Too much comfort DOES create too little courage! Truth is, LESS comfort brings MORE courage and that’s the route I’ve chose to take in my own life. I want more courage, not less, because I want to be a winner in life and not a loser. And I’m educating myself about the enemies we face so I can know the enemy. And along with that I’m coming to know myself because I want VICTORY not defeat! I would hope that all of you do the same. We are living in dark times and these are times that require courage, knowing the enemy, and knowing ourselves IF we are to be victorious. Yet, sadly, I see the numbers growing daily of mindless, zoned out, ignorant, drugged out, droids. When I see them I see them as the losers and defeated in life. I see them as those who have given up and surrendered to the enemy and mostly without even a fight at all. That’s sad. Real sad!

Be it on a societal or personal level if you want to be victorious and start winning instead of losing then give up some of your comfort so you can start learning how to be courageous instead of weak and fearful. Study the enemy! Whoever or whatever that enemy is. Knowing the enemy means having knowledge about him or it. It means dispelling the clouds of mystery that surround him or it. Knowledge is power. Come to know yourself if you want to start being a winner instead of a loser. Realize that you are a human being with a mind and soul and that you are NOT some mindless ignorant droid whose purpose in life is to serve the corporate elite! Realize your life has real purpose and it is NOT to be a serf to this New World Order shit!!

Let me let all of you reading this on to a little secret. Do you know what every bully fears? Do you know what fear, fears most? Do you know what the global bankers and corporatist New World Order fears more than anything else? Do you know what darkness actually runs away from? An EMPOWERED human being! A human being who realizes himself or herself as NOT being a mindless droid. A human being who is courageous and who believe in his or herself. A human being who is not looking for any savior because he/she has already found that savior WITHIN their own selves! A courageous human being who knows both the enemy and themselves. That is what our enemies fore most. That’s when they turn tail and run like the scared DOGS that they are! That is the kind of person you NEED to become starting right now because it is the only way you and we are going to start WINNNING and stop losing!

Life is not only a struggle but is a battleground. That’s why I love Sun Tzu, Suvorov, and some of the other great military leaders of history. Because we can take their maxims and apply them not only on a societal level but on a personal level and make them applicable in and for our own lives in this 21st century. The sooner we all wake up and realize that we are in a warzone fighting a battle, the sooner we begin to win. I am a Soldier and Warrior! You are too. Isn’t it about time you start acting like it? Isn’t it about time you stop losing and start winning? The choice is yours.

 Robert V. Reich





The American Warrior Ethos !!

The American Warrior Ethos


Robert Viktor Reich

In “What is American Nationalism?” I said:

Under the system of NATIONALISM we’d be teaching our children and youth how to grow up and become MEN and WOMEN instead of the CONFUSED WIMPS we have today! I saw a study not long ago that more of our young men aged 20-35 are still living at home with mommy and daddy instead of getting up off their ASSES and being MEN and forging their own way in the world! That is appalling! That is DISGUSTING! What the FUCK have we become MEN? Wimps? Sissified degenerates? Freaks? WTF?

 You don’t learn to become a MAN unless a MAN teaches you how to be a MAN, period! But that’s the problem today. Our “men” are not teaching our youth to be MEN! Instead they are teaching them to be PC and all that SHIT and it has made and is making our AMERICAN MALES WEAK! I’m not talking about teaching our males to be “macho” or “gangsta’s.” I’m talking about teaching our youth to be MASCULINE MEN and WARRIORS! Yes WARRIORS and SOLDIERS! Soldiers in the FIGHT against the degenerating forces launched against us by the globalist corporatists who seek the full destruction of American culture and especially American MALE culture! The WARRIOR ETHOS is MAN! The WARRIOR ETHOS is what makes a boy into a MAN! The traditional and historical role of a MASCULINE MAN has been to be a Warrior and NO I don’t mean a slaughter or barbarian! There is a BIG difference between a barbarian and the NOBLE WARRIOR! A male must learn PRIDE and he must NOT be made ashamed of his INNATE MASCULINITY AND MANHOOD! He must be taught the WARRIOR ETHOS! He must be taught how to be a provider for his family and how to FIGHT against those forces in the world that seek to destroy him and his culture and pride! He must be taught what MASCULINITY and MANHOOD are and are not! He must NOT be made to feel ashamed of being a MASCULINE MALE, WARRIOR, or SOLDIER! This too is a part of AMERICAN NATIONALISM!! And nothing is going to save our nation or our society from the bloody jaws of the globalist corporatists except NATIONALISM!!

This is what NATIONALISM is! This is what AMERICAN NATIONALISM is! It is not our past. IT IS OUR FUTURE!!

So what is the WARRIOR ETHOS? Let us begin with what a warrior is NOT.

A warrior is not a barbarian. He is not a man who roams to and fro slaughtering others indiscriminately. He is not a man who is ruthless or void of compassion. He is not a man who is filled with egotism or selfishness. He is not one who is unjust nor is he one who walks around acting like he’s some sort of wannabe gangsta! He is not a man who is ashamed of his natural manhood or innate masculinity. He is not a man who seeks to steal from others or con people.

So just what is a WARRIOR who follows the WARRIOR ETHOS?

In fact, the masculine warrior is just the opposite of what I’ve said above. He is a civilized man with respect for life, especially human life. Yet, at the same time he stands up and fights back against his true enemies seen or unseen. He is a man of compassion and justice, yet he is also a man who is strong and decisive. He is a man with PRIDE but not full of egotism. He is a MASCULINE man and not a macho man because he knows machoism is a mask some wear to hide their insecurities about their own manhood and masculinity. The masculine soldier is self-LESS not selfish! He has PRIDE in his natural manhood and innate masculinity. He is a voice for the weak and for those who have no voice! He is one who is thankful that his Creator has created him a man and soldier! Instead of plundering the weak man, the warrior will take the weak man and teach him how to be a strong man and soldier as he himself is! He preys on no one! Plundering the weak and infirm are foreign to him and to his values which he has internalized into himself from the Warrior Ethos! And, finally, he is an intelligent man with common sense. He is not an idiot! He educates himself and he educates others and he is a truly NOBLE MAN and WARRIOR!

This is the WARRIOR ETHOS! This is the traditional and historical role of a masculine man! This is what American males MUST become today so that they might STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK against those forces in the modern world that seek to destroy him, our nation, and our American culture!

Let’s be clear. America and Americans are under attack today by forces that are formidable and organized. This WAR is being waged on our nation and people by the international globalists who are the corporatists that are seeking world dominance and empire! They know that their plans for global conquest cannot stand for as long as Americans are standing in the way so they’ve launched a major attack against our nation and American society. It’s nothing new! It’s been going on for at least the past 50 years! Look at what the destruction has been in those past 50 years at the hand of this war.

We’ve seen the wholesale destruction of our religion, historical values, and history. We’ve seen a gross decline in American morals and destruction of common sense! More and more of us have been forced to live paycheck to paycheck. We are losing our homes, cars, savings, and just about everything else we have and ending up in the streets! Our youth have been taught that they are nothing but mindless drones born to serve the corporate elites! FUCK they’ve been taught that they are not even human at all but SUB HUMAN in some cases! Americans have not only been dumbed down but we’ve also been demoralized and demonized! We’ve been taught NOT to believe in ourselves and that we are really worthy of nothing! We’ve been taught to think of ourselves as weak and as simple consumer machines. We’ve been taught to be irresponsible and stupid FUCKS! It’s time to take a STAND and STAND up for America and stand with PRIDE for being an AMERICAN!

And one of the greatest assaults against America has been the wholesale destruction of the American MALE! Look at what we see on television and in movies today. Males are portrayed as FUCKING STUPID PRICKS who are mindless and buffoons! We are portrayed as being creatures who cannot do anything right. We are portrayed as being weak and PC sissified! FUCKING BALLESS in other words! This portrait is NOT the American MALE! This portrait is something foreign to us!

And why have the global corporatists attacked our Males? Because they know that traditionally the American male has been a WARRIOR! These FUCKING BASTARDS knew they could NOT defeat us in war on a battlefield so they’ve waged as psychops war against the American MALE to DEBALL us and make us FUCKING WEAK! The American MALE must RETURN to his traditional and historical WARRIOR MASCULINITY! If not, then our nation will not survive and neither will the world because the ONLY thing standing but us and the TYRANNY of the globalists is US!


 No more of the balless weak willed bullshit! No more excuses! All of us must grow the FUCK up someday and TODAY is better than none! It’s time to STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK against the fucking PRICKS who seek to destroy us, our American culture, and our manhood! No more shit!

NO FEAR!! We are on a mission. A mission to save our American Republic and our American MANHOOD! It’s time to force the masses in America awake! It’s time to move them into ACTION! It’s time to fight the enemy with his own weapons! It’s time for an American VICTORY not a defeat!

The 6th Century Chinese General Sun Tzu said,

 “Victorious warriors win FIRST and then go to war!”

 That means VICTORY is first one in you mind before being won on any battlefield seen or unseen. Unless we begin to win the victory in our own minds first and RESIST the BULLSHIT being waged against us by the globalists we will be defeated and our nation and people will be no more. Victory begins in the MIND! Read more of what Sun Tzu the Warrior had to say at the link below because his wisdom is our guidebook to VICTORY!


Manhood! Manliness! Courage and Valor! Justice, Wisdom, Faith, and Fidelity! Self Control, Selflessness, and Self Discipline! Prowess in any Battle! These too are the things that make up the WARRIOR ETHOS!

And here’s something else that is a BIG part of the Warrior Ethos. It’s called BROTHERHOOD! Men must come to feel a kinship for each other once again. Prior to 50 years ago men felt this sense of brotherhood and bonding and they were not homophobic like men are today! Men trusted eachother and bonded with eachother unafraid of being called perverts. Bonding with other men is a part of being a masculine man and SOLDIER-WARRIOR! We absolutely MUST be BROTHERS AGAIN!!

This is the WARRIOR ETHOS!