Iron in Your Words of Death


What a strange world we live in. I wrote this initially during the early stage of the covid lockdown. But I realized that writing about it, tweeting to a Governor, etc is a waste of time.

Change comes when you step up and get into the game itself. Yes, become a politician. Or, if you don't like the school, the teacher must become a decision maker by joining administration.

With government controlling people, businesses, media, etc it reminded me of my Dad telling how Romania was when communism began and took over his father's business, took over their home even.

America is still amazing, but man, some of the things happening is some shady sh-t!

I came across a GREAT clip and am watching the movie. An old film with Clint Eastwood. It really hit me and I watched this clip several times.

Here is the breakdown.....

Josey: You be Ten Bears?

Ten Bears: I am Ten Bears.

Josey: I’m Josey Wales.

Ten Bears: I have heard. You’re the Gray Rider. You would not make peace with the Blue Coats. You may go in peace.

Josey: I reckon not. Got nowhere to go.

Ten Bears: Then you will die.

Josey: I came here to die with you. Or, live with you. Dying ain’t so hard for men like you and me, it’s living that’s hard; when all you ever cared about has been butchered or raped. Governments don’t live together, people live together. With governments you don’t always get a fair word or a fair fight. Well I’ve come here to give you either one, or get either one from you. I came here like this so you’ll know my word of death is true. And that my word of life is then true. The bear lives here, the wolf, the antelope, the Comanche. And so will we. Now, we’ll only hunt what we need to live on, same as the Comanche does. And every spring when the grass turns green and the Comanche moves north, he can rest here in peace, butcher some of our cattle and jerk beef for the journey. The sign of the Comanche, that will be on our lodge. That’s my word of life.

Ten Bears: And your word of death?

Josey: It’s here in my pistols, there in your rifles . . . I’m here for either one.

Ten Bears: These things you say we will have, we already have.

Josey: That’s true. I ain’t promising you nothing extra. I’m just giving you life and you’re giving me life. And I’m saying that men can live together without butchering one another.

Ten Bears: It’s sad that governments are chiefed by the double-tongues. There is iron in your word of death for all Comanche to see. And so there is iron in your word of life. No signed paper can hold the iron, it must come from men. The word of Ten Bears carries the same iron of life and death. It is good that warriors such as we meet in the struggle of life . . . or death. It shall be life.

Interesting talk on governments and people.

Interesting talk on people speaking face to face like this, in a world where tough words are mostly spoken only behind strange social media handles or other fake troll accounts.

I'm just giving you life and you're giving me life.

There is Iron in Your Words of Death....

And so There is Iron in Your Words of Life....

Live The Code 365,


2 Responses

  1. One of the best movies ever. Saw it when it was released. And this scene was one of the most valuable life lesson I ever received: put iron in your words, and talk as if what you say has life and death implications.

    1. Thanks for reminding me of this post! I forget how much I have written in the past and so my older work gets lost. Thank you, James!

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