Sun Tzu's War
... To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself. Sun Tzu
When I use the word logical, it doesn't always mean that something is logical. In the parlance of the Information Systems world, logical means not physical. For example, an Indian Reservation can be defined as a logical island. It is part of the whole territory, but it's a separate, segregated area that is for all practical purposes, is a landlocked island under a different civil authority with their own culture and norms. Definition is critical to communication so that we don't talk past each other.
If you can't define it, then you don't fully understand it and
you can't fix or fight what you don't understand.
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.
Recently, I was finally able to define in clear and concise terms the meaning of the New World Order relative to the Old World Order.
The Old World Order is a world organized into nation-states with state being defined as a geographical location with borders, sovereign and independent from the rest of the world.
The New World Order
is a world organized into "market states" with state being defined as a
condition of being rather than a geographical location.
The term Community is often used but a better and more descriptive term is
Common Market. That term is studiously avoided because it might cause
people to make the connection with the European Union - elimination of national
sovereignty for the countries in Europe - replaced by a political and economic
union (merger) which is the effective description of a "market state".
All warfare is based on deception.
A conversion from the Old World Order to the New World Order required(s)
breaking down the institutions of the old and either eliminating them completely
or reconfiguring them to fit a new system of governing that is compatible with
the Common Market system. This disintegration of our institutions of the
public and private sector has been on-going for over a quarter of a century.
The political leadership of this country cast these changes as "reforms" thereby
deceiving the people they were supposed to represent.
... Therefore the skillful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying siege to them; he overthrows their kingdom without lengthy operations in the field.
With his forces intact he will dispute the mastery of the Empire, and thus without losing a man, his triumph will be complete. This is the method of attacking by stratagem.
The conversion and consolidation of administrative processes from the Old World Order to the New World Order of the Common Market began in the 1970's with consolidation of local jurisdictions along functional lines. For example, multi-city and county water districts, fire districts, transportation taxing districts, etc. At a higher level, the creation of regional overlays were either mandates or incentivized by the federal government using taxpayer money. In all cases, authority to govern is removed from the existing subdivision in a process of collectivization with political and economic power shifting accordingly.
The decision to eliminate nation-states was made by world leaders at the 1990 G7 Summit in Houston, Texas. Of course their language is never quite that clear, but George H.W. Bush was clear on June 27, 1990 when he announced his Enterprise of the Americas initiative:
"...But the political transformation sweeping the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean has its parallel in the economic sphere. Throughout the region, nations are turning away from the statist economic policies that stifle growth and are now looking to the power of the free market to help this hemisphere realize its untapped potential for progress. A new leadership has emerged, backed by the strength of the people's mandate, leadership that understands that the future of Latin America lies with free government and free markets."
Three years later, the NAFTA agreement was signed annexing the 1983 La Paz
Treaty with Mexico which incorporated the 1972 United Nations Stockholm
Declaration on Human Rights by reference and a year after that, the World Trade Organization was created
by the Marrakesh Agreement approved by Congress in 1994. The Marrakesh
Agreement - using economic terms - called for the "free movement of goods and
people across national borders" thereby breeching the boundaries of the
nation-state and giving a basis for legal action against the nation-state and
its people prohibiting them from defending against hostile economic and
political forces. These agreements flipped the legal positions of
citizens and non-citizens providing non-citizens with legal protections and
citizens with none except that which was provided through civil rights
legislation for specific racial and gender groups.
Now the general is the bulwark of the State; if the bulwark is complete at all points; the State will be strong; if the bulwark is defective, the State will be weak.
You can be sure of succeeding in your attacks if you only attack places which are undefended. You can ensure the safety of your defense if you only hold positions that cannot be attacked.
The contradiction between defending against hostile forces with free access to territory and the responsibility to protect the territory and people inherent in the nation-state system of government was "resolved" by designing logical security. Logical security means computer systems with inventories of people who are allowed to be within the boundaries of the region (perimeter security bounded by oceans). Logical security means having to tag people (Real ID) so that they can be identified at a distance without violating their "human rights". It means having a work authorization system (eVerify). It means having a 'Guest Worker' program to manage inflows of foreign workers but in order to manage "guest workers", domestic workers must be managed as well.
O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible; and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands.
The stealth way that the market state has been created
has given rise to a previously unrecognized (for this writer) problem. The
combination of new structures of power governed by unelected councils and
commissions combined with the legal empowerment of foreign interests combined
with new methods of citizen engagement (collaborative governance) has created a
situation in which a return to tribalism is inevitable. Power is achieved
by numbers of people engaged and appointed to commissions and councils.
Opposing and supporting groups (tribes) form to lobby the councils and
commissions which were created along functional lines.
We can form a single united body, while the enemy must split up into fractions. Hence there will be a whole pitted against separate parts of a whole, which means that we shall be many to the enemy's few.
Tribalism is not a part of Western Tradition or Culture and as a consequence, the citizens of the United States are at the triple disadvantage of being blindsided by a new system of "governance", with no comprehension of tribalism and no legal tools, assistance or support to defend against it. Foreigners who arrive who are inherently tribal and who have no previous knowledge of the traditional government, culture and norms have all the advantage which means that our political leaders have wittingly or unwittingly empowered stateless nations like the nation of Islam with the tools they need to defeat the western world without a shot being fired. The logical security designed by egghead paper pushers won't protect the population from the incremental conversion of the United States to a balkanized, tribal state eventually controlled by Islamic religious leaders under a system of Islamic law. All they have to do is slow walk in here - and not cause trouble until they are the majority.
November 3, 2012
Sun Tzu quotes from http://www.chinapage.com/sunzi-e.html