The Good Man is a Monster

By | March 20, 2023

[March 20, 2023]   If you are a harmless man, as we are told we must be, then you are just harmless, like a frightened fluffy animal.  You will not be useful to you or those around you.  Fluffy animals get eaten.  A good man is a monster but who does not act like a monster.

I wrote a chapter in my latest book titled “He was the most dangerous man I ever knew.”  Sergeant Collins was the toughest, meanest, scariest man I had ever met.  He broke the rules all the time, and he was not obedient.  He would crush you like a cockroach if you were not on his side.  But he taught us to defend ourselves and never lose a battle, even if outnumbered by 10 to 1.  Sergeant Collins had incorporated his maliciousness, cruelty, callousness, and vindictiveness into his being and learned to control it and use it as a weapon.  Indeed, he was a very dangerous man.

The good man has to be a monster, but a controlled monster.  It’s the story we always hear.  You have to be put into a position that will toughen you up voluntarily, of course.  Being tough means holding your own against others and standing up for yourself and others who need protection.

Learn to develop your inner monster, which makes you a better person, not a worse person.

It is not always clear to determine what our place is in the world.  The thing of interest to that idea of self-determination is not about the good we could do, but the harm we can do.  You can debate about the good we do, but we cannot debate the harm we can do.  We know when we harm.

Understand that evil runs down the center of your heart.  That is a deep part of you – the monster in you – and make it a part of you that makes you strong, menacing, dangerous, and frightening.  That is what makes us human.  We see those things that humans have done that are evil, but we can also overcome that evil and not let it possess us.

It is easy to be on the side of the weak and allied with evil.

“If you think tough men are dangerous, wait until you see what weak men are capable of.” – Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life

 Yeah, that is right.


Please read my books:

  1. “55 Rules for a Good Life,” on Amazon (link here).
  2. “Our Longest Year in Iraq,” on Amazon (link here).
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.

19 thoughts on “The Good Man is a Monster

    1. Law Enforcement Officer

      Yeah, that’s why I read this blog. Gen. Satterfield nails it. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 He is an American Patriot.

  1. Janna Faulkner

    Be a good man. Be a monster. But learn how to control that monster in you. That is the secret of being a good man.

  2. Edward G.

    “… wait til you see what weak men are capable of…” yeah that is right. Too many of these weaklings are in charge today. They think they know everything and are willing to push us all under the bus to advance their mostly woke agenda. Case in point is Gen. Satterfield’s article today on the Woke VA.
    Read it here. And if you’re not sick, then you need to reconsider your values.

    1. Dead Pool Guy

      Yes, Edward G. this whole VA fiasco makes me sick to my stomach.

      1. Rowen Tabernackle

        “How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.” – President Abraham Lincoln
        This applies more than we might think.

  3. Max Foster

    Learn to develop your inner monster and learn to control it. If you can do this voluntarily, then you will be a strong and a good man. That is the only way you can properly, correctly, and morally forward in life and also to be able to look upon your life and say it was worth the pain and suffering you endured along the way. That is the only way you can withstand the evil that flies by us and also protect the innocent and the weak.

  4. Wesley Brown

    Great quote, if you want to hear more, then look up Jordan Peterson on YouTube
    “If you think tough men are dangerous, wait until you see what weak men are capable of.” – Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life

      1. Greg Heyman

        If only folks would read and listen more to Dr. Jordan Peterson. Gen. Satterfield has in the past and continues to highlight much of Dr. P’s commentary and thinking. In this, I do appreciate this blog and also those in the forums who continue to point it out and support Gen. S. and Dr. P.

  5. Ron C.

    “Understand that evil runs down the center of your heart.” – Gen. Satterfield.
    If you are looking for some great philosophical comments, this is an example. While this is not a new idea, it certainly hits home for those of us what really want to understand others and to be a good leader and good person.

  6. Obama Cash

    Dr. Jordan Peterson also talks about this extensively and has a number of YouTube lectures he has done on the “monster” in all of us but he notes that we must control that monster. Just like you have noted, if you want to see how rough dangerous men are, then see the destruction of weak men.

    1. Karl J.

      Right Obama cash, just like the wimp Joe Biden leading us down the path to WWIII with his weaknesses and failing to lead. Biden is a great example of a weak man, a man who follows the path of least resistance, the man who gets paid under the table by nefarious evil men, the man who betrays his citizens by getting what he can get… and loves power. But he is incapable of properly wielding that power correctly, so destruction is always within his wake.

      1. Pink Cloud

        Spot on comment Obama. Sure is great to get this kind of analysis out in the open.

  7. Rev. Michael Cain

    Gen. Satterfield has given us today, on the topic of being a “good man” something to really think about. It makes a lot of sense but yes I do have to sit back and think more about this, esp. as a Christian.

    1. Janna Faulkner

      Good point Rev Cain. ❤❤❤ I’m always loving these articles.

    2. Mr. T.J. Asper

      Remember that you can get more of this by reading the book Gen. Satterfield put out late last year. “55 Rules for a Good Life” also has parts in it that deal directly to men. And that includes young boys too. Get a copy of his book, read it, re-read it. It makes lots of sense and is valuable. I passed out copies to my students and they love it.


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