“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.”
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War
I've said you have to get right with yourself or you can't be right for others. I never said it was a slam dunk. Nor is it something you do and go on. It is a continuing self quest. Enough said. For each, it is a matter of doing.
At the same time, studying the enemy is essential. Who, some may ask, is the enemy?
I can say evil but that's too broad. Examples include child rapists and collectivists. Those socalled 'liberals' are more than pesky. They intentionally or not sew the seeds of dissention and rot the Republic.
Learning how the enemy operates can be sobering, even depressing if you let it. The practices of child rapists alone are so heinous, they repulse decent folks. But, nonetheless, we must know what they do in order to protect our kids and punish the monsters.
Don't think for a moment that studying them nor collectivists nor anything against the Light is wrong. Nor does it make us like them.
For some there is guilt by association. They think birds of a feather flock together. They do indeed. However, learning about enemies does not make us them.
Sun Tzu also said, 'To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy'. What he is saying is simply to put yourself in the enemy's position. I means getting in their heads.
Mind you that is daunting as said above and we can be withered by such actions. don't let yourself be fooled by that.
My son and I have both read Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto, among other collectivist tomes. It certainly does NOT make us Nazis or Commies. It does give us insight dealing with such foes.
I have also studied Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals (Dedicate he says to the first 'radical', Lucifer. I say L was the first psychopath.). I sure as hell am not a commie like Alinsky. but I know how he and his minions and current followers, including the current occupier of the Oval Office and a recent Secretary of State, operate.
Use the enemy's tactics against them. It really ticks them off -s-.
As for child rapists, I know it's hard to see what they do. Don't let that stop you. It's not a liberal attempt to 'understand' them.. It's a forewarned is forearmed tactic.
In their case, uncover them, expose their filth to the world.
Facing evil is not easy. But we will win against the darkness.
Make up your minds to that.
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