Billy Budd the seaman in Herman Melville's tale became a legend in the world of sailing. Chips from the yardarm he was hung from became as precious as pieces of the Cross. This was Herman's recognition of purity, and social disorder. Billy, A topforeman climbed the highest rigging on a square rigger.
Budd was mentioned on Chris Mathew's HARDBALL NBC program. This was in reference to Judge Kavanaugh's testimony. Understand Billy Budd is the complete opposite of the Judge, Billy was an honest man.