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Friday, September 13, 2013

Are The Real Enemies In Syria Or Washington?

“Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.”–Sun Tzu, The Art of War

The definition of what makes an “enemy” may vary from person to person. But I would say that, generally, an enemy is one who has an active ability to do irreparable harm to you or your essential values. He is motivated by destruction, the destruction of all that you hold dear. He is capable and unrelenting. He is a legitimate threat. He will not compromise. He will not waver. He will do anything to wound you. He will not stop. He is possessed.

Americans have spent the better part of a century being told who their enemies are with very little explanation or substantiation. We have blindly rallied around our patriotic prerogative without knowing the root cause of the conflict or the nature of the target we are told to annihilate. We have been suckered into war after war, conjured by international interests in order to lure us into accepting greater centralization and concentrated globalism. As a culture, I’m sorry to say, we have been used. We are a tool of unmitigated doom. We are the loaded gun in the hand of the devil.

This paradigm has done irreparable harm to our standing in the eyes of the peoples of the world. But until recently, it has done very little harm to us as a society. We have allowed ourselves to be used like a bloody club, but we have not yet felt the true pain or the true cost. We have been insulated from consequence. However, this comfortable situation is quickly coming to an end.



Anonymous said...

Any Magician will tell you "watch my right hand, not the one behind my back....

Anonymous said...

The best possible outcome is currently unfolding.Washington had nothing to do with it.At times the best things in our lives happen without our having any control over it.In this case Washington was clueless & was fortunately rescued by an outside entity.We can't continue to demonize other countries who come to our aid.

Anonymous said...

It occurred to me long ago, we have more to fear from our own Justice Department than from Al Qaeda!

Anonymous said...

Idiots! We are wounding our own country from the inside out. Trust no one isn't a smart idea because then a savior (Hitler) will swoop in and .. you know the rest of the story.

Anonymous said...

Washington!When special interest cronies are buying $350,000 Lamborgini's with cash in DC,you know we are getting screwed!