In an A&E movie, aired in 2000, on George Washington crossing the Delaware, The Crossing, he is persuaded that just like the hired-gun Hessians, his opposition to British taxes means he too is fighting "for profit." Jeff Daniels, playing George Washington, decries the Hessians: "You want me to weep for those bastards, men who kill for profit?" General Nathanial Greene counters: "Our own cause is, at its heart, a fight against British taxation, is it not? In the end sir, we all kill for profit - the British and the Hessians, and us." That convinces Washington.
"That spin is no surprise," a 2000 MRC CyberAlert item noted, "when you learn that the screenplay was written by a communist. Really."