Happy 8th Anniversary:  theLeaderMaker

By | September 3, 2021

[September 3, 2021]  Today is the 8th anniversary of my leadership blog; https://www.theleadermaker.com/.  I’m using the 8th Infantry Division patch to symbolize the birthdate.  Thank you to all who have graced these pages, and I’m especially appreciative of those who take time from their busy schedules to both read and comment.

Today is a special day in the United States as well.  We have proven to the world that we lack the most basic understanding of leadership, and we, and as a nation, we cannot be relied upon to support our allies or threaten our enemies.  America has always been a beacon of freedom, historically, and that makes us different but, at the same time, a place of hope and opportunity.  I sincerely hope we do not lose that appeal.

A common theme in my blog is that it is good to have a “bad” leader on occasion.  It helps us to learn what not to do.  In the case of the U.S., having a bad leader in President Joe Biden makes it clear the perils of poor judgment and corrupt decision-making.  Alas, that will only become more evident as he serves out his term of office.  I hope we truly learn from this experience.

The recent epic debacle in Afghanistan is only the most obvious of disasters.  Throwing away ideas and laws that work and substituting those based on a neo-Marxist ideology is not a workable way to move our nation forward.  It matters little why we are traveling down this path, but I challenge us all to resist jumping on this bandwagon as so many have in the past.

History tells us about the ideologies of fascism, communism, and tribalism and how each served up an attractive menu for many but failed to deliver.  Worse, these ideologies were incredibly destructive, and hundreds of millions would die and suffer under their yoke of tyranny.

Study and learn.  Help our youth see the light of freedom.  Support our police, fire, military, and other first responders who do the risky duty of serving and protecting us.  Don’t allow this invasive, attractive, malevolent idea being spoon feed to us by our government to infect your view of the world.

Hold your head up.  Stand up and be willing to risk all to stand for freedom and the United States.  Tell the truth, Do not lie.  Be a good person.

Thank you for reading my blog.  Good luck.

Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

Hello. I'm Doug and I provide at least one article every day on some leadership topic. I welcome comments and also guests who would like to write an article. Thanks for reading my blog.

18 thoughts on “Happy 8th Anniversary:  theLeaderMaker

  1. Lynn Pitts

    Gen. Satterfield, I’ll add my congratulations as well. I am one of your longest running fans here. And, I look forward to your blog daily.

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    1. Jonathan B.

      Yes, and all thumbs up as well.
      Here it is summed up in a short paragraph. Remember what Gen. Satterfield said (as an American Patriot) —
      “The recent epic debacle in Afghanistan is only the most obvious of disasters. Throwing away ideas and laws that work and substituting those based on a neo-Marxist ideology is not a workable way to move our nation forward. It matters little why we are traveling down this path, but I challenge us all to resist jumping on this bandwagon as so many have in the past.”

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  2. Linux Man

    Hi guys and Gen. Satterfield. We are big supporters. Keep those articles and great info coming our way. This is truly one of my favorite leadership websites that I read. Yeah, sorry, it’s the only leadership website I read.

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  3. Dead Pool Guy

    Hey guys, did you read the troll on the article about Flag Officers 4 America? Don’t get many here but they are there. Part of Joe Biden’s hate cult.

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    1. Andrew Dooley

      Yeah, thanks Dead Pool Guy, we have him a bit of a smackdown. But, feeding the trolls is not a good idea. They are wannbe tyrants.

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    1. Eva Easterbrook

      Hi DJ, me too. I look forward to reading Gen. Satterfield’s blog with my morning coffee. I’m also the one who has his dog at my feet who loves it when I give him a pet on the head after reading. Have a great day everyone and be sure to buy Gen. Satterfield’s book when it comes out.

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      1. Martin Shiell

        I’ll get my copy Eva. Good to hear from you again. Haven’t seen you on the forums lately.

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      2. Qassim

        Hi guys, hope all has been well. Good to be on this morning. Great comments so far. I truly loved Gen. Satterfield’s comments. I wonder if that troll will be back…. probably….they work from the basement of their parent’s house and do nothing else in life.

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  4. anita

    I wondered how long this website had been in business and now I know. Great job Gen. Satterfield, please keep it up for another 8 years or more. I can say that I, along with my entire family, are avid readers of your blog. Maybe you could do a Q&A at some point. Have folks submit Qs and give answers in a future blog. Just a thought. Thank you for being so precise about leadership and its value.

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  5. Frank Graham

    With little money, it’s amazing how well you get the word out on so many important issues regarding leadership. Oh, BTW, I hope your upcoming book is successful. Be sure to let us know when it comes out. I definitely want a copy.

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    1. Joe Omerrod

      Made my point too. Thanks Frank but especially big THANKS to Gen. Satterfield for his persistence with this leadership website.

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  6. Army Captain

    Congratulations, Gen. Satterfield on your blog’s 8th anniversary. I like the fact you used the Army’s 8th Infantry Division patch for symbolizing the birthdate. Well done.

    Reply

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