Sun Tzu’mp

This one is just fun. It’s a nearly 40 entry tweet involves multiple predictions; it seems to be well thought-out, well grounded, and it sounds absolutely wonderful. This post is only to record this for later review. Every single entry given below:

1. Some thoughts on winning without fighting. Let’s start with a Trump tweet, 17 July 2012.Imperator_Rex added,

Donald J. Trump? Verified account @realDonaldTrump
“The Supreme Art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” — Sun Tzu
8:04 AM – 17 Jul 2012

2. Subjugation – ‘the action of bringing someone or something under domination or control.’

3. Sun Tzu/Machiavelli : the best generals win by attacking the enemy’s WILL to fight. The enemy is defeated before the battle starts.

4. In US politics, the dates of battle are known in advance: mid-terms & elections. Mid terms : Nov 6, 2018.

5. Trump’s mid-term objective: (1) decimation of Democratic Party, (2) supermajority for MAGA-GOP.

6. Decimation of Dems. Obama did a good job of this himself, an advantage to Trump.

7. Their trajectory under Obama at all levels of US politics was dire & has been since at least 2010 -

8. Obama was a vain and cowardly man who became lost in his own sense of grandiosity. This was clear in 2009 link

9. Sun Tzu on dangerous faults in generals – ‘recklessness..cowardice..a delicacy of honor which is sensitive to shame’. Obama had all 3.

10. As a result, Obama surrounded himself with cult acolytes who did his bidding. Result – illegal spying on US citizens.

11. ‘Unmasking’ scandal – Trump’s first line of attack to destroy the Dems will to fight.

12. Second line of attack – Dems are party of corruption & criminality. Focus : crooked Hillary & bent Bill.

13. ‘Bent Bill’ is mine, BTW & not nearly as good as anything Trump could come up with.

14. DNC, Clinton Foundation, illegal emails & other scandals – all gold for Trump.

15. Third line of attack – against the media proxies of the Democrats. Lying media. Fake News. Leaks.

16. Obama, Clintons, media – the three foundations of the Democratic Party, 2017 class. Remove these struts & the structure above collapses.

17. Note how Trump is allowing the combined assault on all 3 pillars to flow before he strikes. Why? Again, Sun Tzu helps -

18. Momentum – ‘When the gushing torrential water tosses stones pushing boulders, it is because of the force of its momentum.’

19. Timing of his strike – When the ferocious strike of an eagle, breaks the body of its prey, it is because of the timing of the strike.

20. Trump has the momentum, he’s just waiting for the time to strike. And that will be calibrated for the mid-terms.

21. Observe – Trump has moved loyal commanders to new strategic positions on the terrain (Bannon & Gorka), readying for the strike.

22. Observe – The unmasking scandal is growing in scope and intensity after a brief hiatus. Trump will drop his hammers/…

23. /..at exactly the right moment to toxify the Democrats. Ditto, the Clintons.

24. Observe – the Mueller SC will clear him, but also open up new scandals into Clinton & Obama.

25. I predict that the Democrats will barely exist as a functioning Party by 2020, if not earlier.

26. Trump knows this NOW. The only question is who will take their places in Congress.

27. There’s another group Trump intends to deal with. Non-MAGA GOP members of Congress

28. Consider – Trump ALREADY knows the Dems are doomed. He will use this leverage to primary every non-MAGA GOP BEFORE the mid-terms.

29. Bannon, Trump’s Cromwell, will lead the attack on them from the outside. As will Gorka. They already are.

30. With the Dems toxic and decimated & non-MAGA GOPs gone, Trump can literally fill Congress with his own MAGA GOP.

31. This isn’t just a supermajority. This is a profound restructuring of America’s political order that will endure for generations.

32. Assuming he stays on course, I predict Trump will win the electoral college & popular vote by a massive margin in 2020.

33. He will go down as one of America’s greatest Presidents, if not the greatest. And it will be because of ACTIONS, not empty words.

34. Subjugate the enemy, defeat their will to fight, let them defeat themselves.

35. Attack their foundations with momentum & time your strike carefully.

36. Trump tweet : ‘Move slowly, carefully — and then strike like the fastest animal on the planet!’
3:11 PM · Sep 20, 2013

37. Sun Tzu, 5th century BC : ‘Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.’

38. The end

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And About Western Colonialism?

I’ve heard/read something similar to this before and never retained the info, but now I have a document to which to link/download. There’s a controversy, of course, because the document examines the case for (as in, in favor of) Western colonialism.

The case for colonialism

Bruce Gilley (Professor of Political Science, Portland St U)

Abstract

For the last 100 years, Western colonialism has had a bad name. It is high time to question this orthodoxy. Western colonialism was, as a general rule, both objectively beneficial and subjectively legitimate in most of the places where it was found, using realistic measures of those concepts. The countries that embraced their colonial inheritance, by and large, did better than those that spurned it. Anti-colonial ideology imposed grave harms on subject peoples and continues to thwart sustained development and a fruitful encounter with modernity in many places. Colonialism can be recovered by weak and fragile states today in three ways: by reclaiming colonial modes of governance; by recolonising some areas; and by creating new Western colonies from scratch.

Sarah Hoyt linked to this on Instapundit via a different article on PJ Media that discusses the controversy. The latter post states an interesting point:

The one thing that is not mentioned as grounds for retraction by those who want the article retracted is the one thing that would truly warrant it being retracted. They never argue it is wrong.

Heh.

In the comments to Sarah’s post is a link to another interesting article in which I learned a new word, “clerisy”. That’s a good word.

Update (20170922): A Twitter update essentially running through the same info; one of the comments has a link to another one of those bits of info I’ve seen before:

In the end, the colonial project turned out to be far more successful than its initiators could ever have hoped – the only difference being that, as he wasn’t well seen to be a colonialist any more, the pilot parachuted out of the plane. Another one took over – he’s the one at the controls now – and he’s a crappy pilot doing his thing without a real flight plan. He pretends that he knows his way around the cockpit, but it’s just an ego trip.

And indeed, as a couple of other commenters note: What have the Romans ever done for us?

Update (20170922): Aaand, withdrawn.

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Islam Already Has Europe Under Control

I originally saw this as video link from Snaphanen, but it covers a lot of ground and especially gets into explaining (or trying to) why Europeans have allowed this happen. And to understand that better, I needed to read the text and I found it at Gates of Vienna, one of the few voices arguing against the Islamization of the West for the last many years. A few quotes from the video:

Politicians have made themselves into a caste: the elitist, narcissistic caste of the protected. With bullet-proof business cars, with bodyguards, with a vast crowd of people who manage their safety and every detail. Those are symbols of power. Symbols of separation. And symbols of contempt.

Yes, Western Europe has a caste system.

The only thing that separates the one country in the West from another is the details. Denmark (“the happiest country in the world”) exhibits just as much of this caste system as does Germany or France – or the USA. Physical violence from Islamists and the defenders of the caste system exists at all levels: from one-on-one harassment where people (“normies” as termed by Schlichter) live to beatings at peaceful protests to taking down the World Trade Center. And thus, the threat of violence is manifest in all.

We are witnessing the complete inability of the political caste to admit their mistakes. We are being ruled and conquered by people who are unable to take criticism or to react to any criticism in a rational way. They are mentally disabled!

What we are witnessing isn’t about intelligence, reason or logic. It is irrationality,
neurosis, psychopathy. All this has reached epidemic proportions. The madness is so omnipresent, that we don’t even recognize it anymore!

To a citizen in this society many things appear to be reasonable — just because they fit the current consensus on reason! Those highly neurotic societies are easily to manipulate: for example, by a permanent feeling of guilt. And this doesn’t mean those twelve years of Hitler in Germany or French colonialism! No, it is the DAILY guilt by which we all are kept in our neurotic trap:

  • Guilt, if we drive our car to get a newspaper.
  • Guilt, if we buy strawberries in the winter.
  • Guilt, if we smoke.
  • Guilt, if we keep the lights on in the daytime.
  • Guilt, if we, the men, pee while standing up.
  • Guilt, if we earn more than others.
  • Guilt, if we eat sugar, fat or tuna.
  • Guilt if a glacier collapses at the North Pole.

It’s a droning from dusk until dawn: Guilt! Guilt! Guilt!

Man, this goes right back to Dalrymple’s comments about Political Correctness, writ even smaller. Which is why, I think, this video is so significant. One more quote on this.

We’re witnessing a forced collectivism. It is just not called “Islamist Ummah”, but “Western Democracy”. Yet the similarities to strict Islamic societies are shocking! To live in collectivistic societies is like having to live in a dysfunctional family.

At the core there is often heavy pathological narcissism. It is comparable to the suffering of a family that is drawn into misery by an alcoholic. The relatives flee into co-dependency and indulge in the illusion of being able to control anything.

In a collectivistic-neurotic society people aren’t allowed to be self-conscious, to have a self-will or a self-esteem. Because these attitudes result in disagreements and danger — especially for the narcissists at the top — of a nation, of a faith community or a family.

Whoever collectivistically subordinates himself may be easily manipulated by emotions. As virtual compensation, as a “moral wage”, the adapted collectivist needs recognition and attention all of the time from his own echo chamber. The ideological filter bubble — this lunatic asylum — promises stability and orientation. This constant lack of affirmation is like a psychological hunger, that needs to be fed from the outside. By 24-hour refugee propaganda on TV, by the various facets of the “welcoming culture” or by going into a mosque and the rhythm of prayer.

Rationality, logic and disagreements interfere, because they cause cognitive dissonance.

There’s more. Much more. Not only for this video, but GoV also has more videos from Ms Festerling.

Update (20170916): As Ace put it with regards to the CNN “boobs” kerfuffle but with applications here:

ever get the feeling that the actual issue isn’t any particular word, but simply exerting control over you?

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Abortion: The Leading Cause of Death in the United States

A tweet referenced an article at the Federalist and included this info:

As a proximate cause of death, induced abortion is stunningly consequential. The incidence (number of deaths) dwarfs other causes, with immense racial and ethnic disparities. In the United States in 2009, integrating official government reports on pregnancy outcomes (including abortions) and all causes of death, induced abortions were the leading cause of death for the total society, representing 32.1 percent of all deaths.

By contrast, all diseases of the heart represented 16.7 percent, and malignant neoplasms 15.8 percent, of all deaths. Induced abortions were only 16.4 percent of all deaths for non-Hispanic whites (NHWs), but 61.1 percent and 64.0 percent of all deaths for non-Hispanic blacks (NHBs) and Hispanics, respectively. For Hispanics and NHBs, deaths from abortions were 79.3 and 57.5 times, respectively, the number of homicides. For NHWs, deaths from abortion were 12.4 times the number of suicides.

Yet, despite conclusive science to the contrary, high incidence, and huge racial and ethnic disparities, induced abortion is not reported as a cause of death in U.S. vital statistics. This enables abortion to be scrubbed from the nation’s research agenda, discouraging comprehensive reporting and limiting funding to serious abortion researchers.

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Yeah, Why Is That?

The former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox, accuses Trump:

@realDonaldTrump, you’re killing the real American dream! DACA is fundamental for a successful America, what’s the point of ending it?

To which “The Tugboat Phil” responds:

Your country has 2 beautiful coastlines, year round growing season & huge oil reserves. Why is it a stinking hellhole people flee from?

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Weather Gods

Ben Rhodes of recent tenure in the Obama administration is concerned:

How will GOP explain to our kids that it failed to combat climate change or prepare for its impacts because it denied basic facts?

To which Mr Schlichter answers:

Failure to appease the magic weather gods through personal sacrifice by other, lesser people causes hurricanes. #Science

Indeed, science.

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Don’t Know Much About History

FDR, in this case. It started with a Tweet (it often does):

Other than the internment of the Japanese, how was FDR a terrible person?

To which someone created a nice little list below (reformatted):

  • Supreme Court packing
  • destroying food during G.Depression while ppl went hungry to stabilize prices
  • Stealing/Nationalizing gold held by private ppl
  • praising/copying & pasting fascist policies for National Recovery Act
  • Prolonging th Great Depression
  • making deal behind Chruchill’s back giving half of Europe to Stalin
  • turning away Holocaust refugees…

I don’t agree with the phrasing of some of the entries. In particular, unless the term “fascist” is the generic left-wing, the fact is that much of FDR’s admin was filled with socialist/communist types (see The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes), so those were socialist/communist policies for the NRA and lots of other (failed) programs.

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34 Years of Evasions

A post at Uriasposten has a letter-to-the-editor from one of the leading Danish dailies about the previous 34 years of evasive excuses about immigration. The original is below the fold.

When a majority of the Danish Parliament opened Denmark for immigration in 1983, there would only come “a very small number”. When the numbers of immigrants grew considerably, it was that the massive immigration was “only temporary”. When immigration continued to grow, “the numbers don’t mean anything”. Besides, immigration is “an enrichment that we are not able live without” because of the low birthrates of Danes.

When it was not possible to hide that immigrants, on average, were un(der)educated, un(der)employable, and overly-criminal, it was “because Danes are so bad at integrating” foreigners. When the expensive integration projects failed, we should just give the integration process “time to work”. When immigrants, after many years of residence continued to be un(der)integrated, the “second generation would be much better”.

When the second generation of immigrants proved to be unsuccessful in school, it was because the Danish society “did not offer sufficient bi-lingual education”. When the boys of immigrants showed themselves to be just as criminal and un(der)employable as their fathers, “the immigrant girls were, in contrast, a ray of sunshine”. When only a small percentage of immigrants girls actually finished their educations and got jobs, this was not reported.

The third generation is not doing much better than the first or second, but is defined as Danish to be inclusive. And as such, the circle of 34 years of evasions and excuses is closed and the immigration lobby can claim with satisfaction that the majority of the population has not caught on to the swindle. And the dark side of immigration is now so great that it cannot be hidden anymore. The time has come to recognize those critics of immigration as being the boy who said what all could see in the “Emperor’s New Clothes” instead of being called perverse in their view of their fellow humans, indecent, xenophobic and racist.

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An Argument About Statues

A comment to Powerline post that discusses (yet again) how Trump is not “presidential”:

Trump may be vulgar, crude, petty and unpresidential. You may be intelligent, sophisticated, cultured and well-mannered. But Trump understands that this is not an argument about statues, and you don’t. Trump understands that this is merely the first step in undermining all of America’s founding institutions and you don’t. Trump understands that if he is pushed out of office by mobs on the streets and cowards in Congress, it will be the end of America. You don’t understand this.

To my mind, this makes Trump vastly superior to you in every single important quality.

Indeed. That bridge has been crossed, those horses are out of the barn, and the toothpaste is out of the tube. The GOPe, of which Powerline is a member and an advocate, didn’t do anything for the last 50 years, so now we have Trump (I’m old enough to remember that the GOPe of that time weren’t all that interested in Reagan either and spent the ensuing 30 years unable or unwilling to advance the Reagan agenda).

Update (20170824): Mr Schlichter expands on this:

But the thing is, now we’re woke, and we’ve realized that our establishment sucks, and that we’re tired of being the suckees. They didn’t listen to us when we gave them the Tea Party, so now we gave them Trump. And they’re very, very upset with us. That’s a key reason they want to undercut Trump. Some people are just always going to want to trash the guy getting the attention and wielding the influence they think rightfully belongs to them. That’s true whether they are some donkey–looking senator from Arizona or Nebraska pimping a book about his agonizing moral struggles, or some tiresome op-ed scribbler serving as the domesticated house conservative on a failing liberal rag, or the invasion-happy beneficiary of his parents’ success who finds he can’t fill the cabins on his brochure’s cruises anymore.

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The Antifa Flag

Vox Day posted a picture of the flag at something called the “Communist 3rd International” which seemed a little, well, too easy. Especially because it looked like that flag was sort of superimposed. That got me wondering.

I did a number of searches and very little, nothing in fact, and then I tried the search string “antifa flag history” – using Duck Duck Go of course – and came across this. Us that info, I retried a search with “antifa flag german communist party 1930s”; much better. Some of the sites are duplicates of the others (like this site is), but nonetheless, the Democrats, the MSM, the non-so-Mainstream media, and even many Republican politicians, are swarming around the flag of the paramilitary wing of the German Communist Party of the 1920s and 30s.

I also came across this history:

Today, the Antifa movement that originally formed in Germany in the 1980s has taken root in the United States, with the goal of rubbing raw social and racial class tensions in order to delegitimize the U.S. Constitution, bring down the Trump administration, and cause the political chaos the Antifa movement believes will lead to the creation of a communist state here in the U.S.A.

I used to read about the Scandinavian Antifa movements, but I didn’t think it would take such a hold here.

Oh, yeah, and it looks like Vox was correct.

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