Back in 2000, Mel Gibson starred in a movie that was titled The Patriot. It was a fictional tale about a Revolutionary War militiaman named Benjamin Martin. In a battle toward the end of the movie, his unit was stationed on a rise in the center of the American lines. As militiamen were hit by British fire, some began to retreat. Then more began to retreat. Then the entire unit ran away in panic. Seeing this, the commander of the British forces gave the order to “fix baronets” and charge after the cowards. Or so it may have seemed to the British commander.