Sun Tzu - The Art of War

When I worked in California my supervisor made The Art of War required reading. The author, Sun Tzu, was a Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher who lived between 544BC and 496BC. Although the book talks about how many chariots you will need to be victorious in battle, it also outlines some basic truisms about life in general.

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

Sadly, most Americans refuse to acknowledge that the government is our primary enemy. If you think that statement is extreme, I encourage you to read Our Enemy, The State by Albert J. Nock. If you don't recognize the government as a threat to your Liberty, then you clearly do not know the enemy.

Sun Tzu also points out that: All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.

Fraud and deception are the government's greatest strengths. Those who have read George Orwell's 1984 are familiar with, "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.". Most of our government agencies are just as oxymoronic. The Environmental Protection Agency is famous for allowing corporations to pollute the planet under "strict guidelines" usually written by the corporations. Child Protective Services has a long history of kidnapping children from their parents and placing them into dangerous foster care situations. The Patriot Act is an extremely treasonous document, and the Department of Education has been dumbing down our children (many of whom are now voting adults) since 1953 when it was known as the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. How can you tell if a politician is lying? Their lips are moving. That could be a joke if it wasn't so universally true. The numerous campaigns for POTUS will make this abundantly obvious over then next eighteen months.

Sun Tzu says, Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.

I'm worried that the federal government has achieved supreme excellence, especially if their Jade Helm military exercises proceed without so much as a protest rally. Has the Army broken our resistance to tyranny without us putting up a fight? Let me be VERY clear. I am not suggesting armed resistance to our military forces. Not because it would not be morally justified, but simply because Americans do not know themselves or their enemy. We are so woefully unprepared for our defense that the only path to Liberty under the circumstances is an open, intellectual discussion of the situation. The question is, how do we arrange for a public, televised meeting with the ranking military staff controlling the exercise? I would love an opportunity to point out that they have become the domestic enemies they have taken an oath to defend us from. A much more important question, however, is how do we enlighten enough of the civilian population so they are aware of the pending danger?

Be advised that The Art of War does not guarantee your success. Sun Tzu, in his wisdom, would have known the outcome at the Alamo. Hence, though an obstinate fight may be made by a small force, in the end it must be captured by the larger force.

 The psyop

 The psyop (suport the troops) has been at work for many years brainwashing the public not to protest coming events like Jade Helm, but rather the dumbed down masses will welcome it with open arms. The trance-formation of America into a new order, is nearly completed.


I have no desire to try to refute your logic. As to what to do, you are already doing it. Continue to speak the truth without compromise. Encourage and support others who are doing likewise, especially Ron Paul, Alex Jones, Gary Johnson and Jesse Ventura. Never compromise and always try to maintain a sense of humor. For example, I recommend two campaign songs for Hitlery Rod-DAMN Clinton's campaign, The Bitch Is Back and Daughter of Darkness by Tom Jones. Finally, I hope that your health is improving.

[mjb: Thank you, David. My health is fairly good. My "irrefutable logic" comment was tongue-in-cheek as you probably know. Thanks for all your good work in Ohio. Hopefully our paths will cross again, soon.]


 I am not clear if you are subtly advocating the Sun Tzu approach, so no offense if you are.  Sun Tzu's doctrine is in synch with communist tactics and clearly outlines the procedure they have followed to infiltrate and weaken us - at least since WW!!. The way out of this is to quietly unmask the tactic in small groups around the USA and restore our Christian, Constitutional values.  And all patriotic people should seriously homeschool their kids: as you pointed out, schools and colleges today are primarily centers of indoctrination, secondarily, of learning (in a somewhat biased way).

BTW, I prefer von Clausewitz over Sun Tzu and think the former is way more effective on the battlefield in most instances.  Thank you.

[mjb: You are putting the cart before the horse. Communism may be in synch with Sun Tzu, but he lived long before communism was even a concept. His tactics were direct, to the point, and very successful. That does not mean that I condone using chariots to kill people effectively.]

 Sun Tzu's doctrines

 Sun Tzu's doctrines have been taught at the War College for many years, unfortunately no one seems to remember them once they leave.  As for Von Clausewitz, why follow a loser!  I prefer Sherman! 

Your op-ed on Sun Tzu and the art of war.

Excellent.  I will be sharing this.
Thanks Michael.

Jade Helm

Hi Mike !
You always seem to 'nail that head' !  I spoke with Tonya Benson, one of Sheriff Mack's assistants who lives here in Fbg. ...both of us have called Abbott's office, Cruz, etc. and have been 'stonewalled' about their opinion of Jade Helm and claim W'E ARE THE FIRST TO CALL......they lie with such ease and tell us, to send them an email with our concerns.  I'm preaching to the choir here, I know but it gives you the idea that this Communislm has been blessed LOCALLY--STATE and of course the federal CORPORATION/THE UNITED STATES OF ALMERICA, INC.
I will never give up and will die gladly defending our RIGHTS and fighting for Freedom and Liberty.
I lectured to 3 U.T. students this last wk. end and told them to WAKE UP AND HELP US and it is their generation who will determine IF THIS REPUBLIC WILL BE RENEWED AND was sobering to say the least.
I look forward each night to continue reading your 'Secret to Sovreignty'

Thank You !
In Liberty !

Yes so True

 My thoughts, beliefs - The more I know, the more I realize, I don't know...Fear is what keeps me and many more, from acting, and yes, learning more. Standing together as sheep seems to be what is acceptable and sane to most. If you question, you are a nut, or moving to insanity, only to be ridiculed by your neighbors and colleagues and we can't have that.... I don't want my neighbor to think I am a nutcase....I will stand with the sheep. If I am wrong and we are attached, we will be attached together and that is more comforting than being attached while standing alone, screaming what I believe to be the truth, feeling the disgust of my neighbors, and knowing I will be locked up alone and drug through the city for all to see...  

You are invited....

You are invited to join the "animating contest for Liberty", (Samuel Adams),  and find out what you're REALLY made of, and made for....Liberty!   ,,,,,,,remember...."The only thing necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men and women to do nothing."...... You were born to be fully alive.....before I "woke up", about 6 years ago, I had thought that I was living a pretty full, meaningful, fulfilling life.... however, after having awakened to what's really going on in the world.... getting informed, taking an active stand....I now realize that I was hardly alive at all before. The "animating contest" is just that.....animating....and causes one to pull out all the stops of who and what they really are....I have no regrets whatsoever for leaving the herd....nope!

On fire for Liberty,

~ Kathleen

P.S.  It is of no concern to me, what others may think of my stance for Liberty....

Sun Tzu

 intellectual conversation worked so well for Neville Chamberlain . Violence is inevitable when dealing with tyranny, I am sad to say. 

Thank you, Michael....

Thank you, Michael.....for this very helpful, inspired / inspiring piece of writing.....age-old wisdom, clarity, simplicity....applied to the current world situation, any / every aspect of it, is crucial to our success in the preservation of Liberty.

In Liberty,~ Kathleen

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