'Uncle Mort', of course, is merely the 'nom de plume' of A. K. Haart when he graces this blog with his presence. I can't quite remember why he disguises himself, he did explain it once but in my addled old-age I have forgotten. Anyway, he blogs himself under the title of http://akhaart.blogspot.co.uk/ and he's worth putting into your own 'Favourites' list as I did yonks ago.
A couple of days ago, he posted a YouTube film which has soothed my ragged nerves as I contemplate the next four years of a Trump presidency. I mentioned a few days ago my nervousness that his pick for Defence Secretary was a former Marine Corps General called 'Mad Dog' Mattis. Yeeeeees, quite, with a nick-name like that some nervousness was in order, I feel! I knew nothing of the man so I just crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.
However, courtesy of 'Uncle Mort' (aka: A K Haart - sorry, couldn't resist that one!), I have sat through a fairly long, detailed and very well-conducted interview with Gen. Mattis and suffice to say that I have now stopped collecting toilet rolls, spare rations and bottles of water! Gen. Mattis is an exceptionally deep thinker with a very clear idea of what his new job entails. He obviously possesses an exceedingly wide and deep knowledge of history both military and political. I do urge you all to take the time to sit and listen to this interview: