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  •  Scott - Stupidity, Ego, Madness (1+ / 0-)
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    Ojibwa

    Didn't he have his men collecting rocks on the way in?  Like "Oooo that's a nice rock, let's pick it up now and haul it all the way to the south pole! What? No don't leave to pick up on the trip back!"

    By the end weren't some of his men doing what seems to happen in extreme survival situations - just hallucinating and wandering off to die.

    Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

    by bernardpliers on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 08:55:54 AM PST

    •  IIRC, one of Scott's men had become sick and (2+ / 0-)
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      BusyinCA, RiveroftheWest

      was slowing the group down, so as the others were sleeping, he wrote a note saying that he was going for a walk, and went out into the ice to die--hoping to give the others a chance of making it without him.

      In the end, reality always wins.

      by Lenny Flank on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 09:11:27 AM PST

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      •  Clearly No Faith In Scott's Leadership (0+ / 0-)

        He was essentially saying "I'd rather be dead than follow this asshole one more step."

        Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

        by bernardpliers on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 10:13:57 AM PST

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