Iacocca was mimicing a USMC general with that phrase!

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Posted by Karl S. on August 31, 2001 at 10:21:19:

In Reply to: Re: Can a DIR and a non-compliant buddy up? posted by Steve on August 31, 2001 at 10:02:22:

during the Korean war, one of the USMC generals coined that phrase "lead, follow, or get out of the way." thats where Lee Iacocca got it. lets not give him too much credit Steve.

why would anyone want to mimic the DIR crowd at all unless they were going into a cave with one of them? [i pose that as a rhetorical question only, phrased like a "strawman."]

cave diving is the most dangerous type of diving there is, tied with ice diving perhaps. if someone wanted to go into a cave, then the best people in the world who do this is the DIR crowd. in that case your life while in that cave would depend on them, and their lives would depend on you.

outside of a cave, its just fashion and showmanship and vanity and imitation to mimic the DIR crowd. dont get me wrong, those are strong emotional reasons.

are you going into any caves soon Al G.? did you get a treasure map for it?? how much gold is in there??? is it worth your life????

/s/ California Abalone Freediver

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