From: served 3rd Armored, Friedberg, West Germany
You've made an excellent point. Take any successful combination of people & try think about all the recursive paths that may have been, either positive or negative. Kind of like K-Maps in electric circuits. Elvis Presley and his Manager Colonel Tom Parker; Tigers Woods/his Dad; The Odd Couple Tony Randall/Jack Klugman; Lewis/Clark the explorers; Bill Gates/Paul Allen; TomBrady/NewEndlandPatriots/BillBelichek. People need Leaders, Followers need leaders. It's a two-edge-sword. Are things luck, destiny, fate, coincidence or happenstance?
Back to Patton. Yes, the stars aligned which put him in the situation of being a leader. I believe in divine intervention; things happen for a reason, it's a matter of faith. Like a stage being set. A man is dealt a set of cards; looks around the table of life, how will you play your hand? Patton went full steam ahead. Kind of like evolution of business cycles or even political leadership in the USA. Decisions people make, even at a really early age matter, or possible judgment from their birth lineage. I'm impressed by George Patton's physical skills & sporting abilities. He took advantage of that, opens doors. Not everything is a roadmap dictated by society for success. People rise no higher than the leader's example shown day-in, day-out, rubs off on them, like chemistry. I believe George Washington may have been an angelic or alien being, I could be wrong. Back to reality. Yes, Leaders need the right crew. Duke Basketball's Coach K can go recruit his talent, only needs 12 on the roster, only 5 on the court. Patton did the best he could. Same could be said for the Germans, British, Russians, Whosoever.
I will accept the fact the game has Patton at 6, I don't have to like it, but I accept it.
Don't Be Cruel,
-Elvis Jon Jones Rambo