“Classic Marine Ditty”

When you’re in terror

or in doubt, run in circles,

and then scream and shout!*


  • (The original classic USMC infantry chant: When In Terror Or In Doubt, Run In Circles, Scream And Shout.  Actually, the ditty has a longer-term habituation amongst Native Americans and perhaps many more so-called primitive societies worldwide and timelong.  The truly strange and bizarre antics of individuals and groups have gained them at certain times power and immunity in dangerous situations.  Shamans and sergeants are not so different: both are showmen and will do anything to get the point across.)

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