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Sun Tzu and The Art of War on Obama

Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy. Sun Tzu/The Art of War

Sun Tzu/Art of War

I love The Art of War. It’s full of one and two line wisdoms that are as pertinent today as they were thousands of  years ago when it was written. Sun Tzu was a Chinese general who lived sometime between 720 and 220 B.C. Historians dispute the times of his life. But his wisdom can be used in daily life as well as in something as big as the political fight of our lives.

Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.

In order to beat this president’s agenda and the rubber stamp congress, we must understand the strategy they use, how they use it and what it looks like. Their blueprint is Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals and if you’ve not read it, I suggest you do so.

If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.

The Alinsky strategy is what Obama used to win the White House and it’s the strategy that his disciples will be using from now until their mid-term elections in November. We need to use their book to defeat them.

From Sean Hannity’s new book Conservative Victory, Alinsky’s son wrote:

“…the method of my father always works to get the message out and get the supporters on board. When executed meticulously and thoughtfully, it is a powerful strategy for initiating change and making it really happen. Obama learned his lesson well. I am proud to see that my late father’s model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to effect the Democratic campaign of 2008. It’s a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.”

We need to know what their Alinsky-inspired attacks will be (not too difficult to figure out at this point: racism, class warfare, division.) If we don’t, we will be certain to be “in peril.”

They have over-reached in tremendous ways. Believing this is their last and only chance to “remake” America, Obama and his minions have rushed headlong their socialist plan and it’s been too much, too fast for most Americans. They have failed to be prudent and measured. They misunderstood the American people and they awakened them to this disaster they are creating.

He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.

Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et al have not been prudent or measured. They have run amok, drunk with power and taking over everything in their wake.  But in their imprudence, Obama and his cronies really are hanging themselves and their agenda. Americans find this disturbing and frightening. We are not going to sit back and let this disaster continue. But we have to be prudent, we have to live up to our own principles and ideals. Good and right will overcome this.

Remember that great line by Rahm: “never let a good crisis go to waste.” Sun Tzu said the same thing: “opportunities multiply as they are seized.”

We have to seize this opportunity and make sure we know what they will do, how they will do it and then we will know how we will marginalize and beat them.

As Hannity said today on Levin: “all hands on deck!” We have to educate ourselves and prepare to defeat them at the voting booth this fall. We’ve got to get ourselves and our friends and families involved in whatever way we can to remove the socialist hijacking of our Constitution and our lives.

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?


Blogging Rules for Radicals @ PajamasMedia.com: suggested reading

Months ago I heard Mark Levin mention Saul Alinsky and his book Rules for Radicals. I have a brother who is a socialist and it drove me crazy trying to understand what could possibly have made him this way. (Yes, I admit it. I think socialism is a mix of mental illness and religion.) So my fingers ran to Amazon.com and I ordered the book, hoping this would give me some enlightenment on my brother, the leftist movement and also, what the government is becoming.

As I read the book, I kept seeing more and more of Alinsky’s influence in the behavior and actions of the current administration. I saw his tactics in use during the campaign. It became crystal clear to me what was going on, what they were doing and how it was going to play out for us. In short, it scared the hell out of me!

I read up on Alinsky, himself, too. Where he came from, what educational background he had and so forth. I was surprised to learn he came from Chicago, just as Obama and his cronies had. Several months ago, I blogged about him here.

Right now, on PajamasMedia.com, Barbara Curtis (BarbaraCurtis.com) is doing a read-a-long book blog about Alinsky and his book. Bloggers are reading the book with her, she blogs about each chapter and they then discuss. This is part one of her Blogging Rules for Radicals. She and her blogger/readers have done 3 parts, so far.

I recommend that you take the time to read her blogs and the blogger comments.

In the words of Sun Tzu: If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.

There is much to learn and little time to do it in.