a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck
I'm assuming that by social warfare and social battlefield you are making reference to the spread of propaganda via the internet. Of course those
terms must relate to the struggle of ideas, a war of words so to speak, to engage the minds of the masses and effect real changes. Battles waged by
social engineers or groups that want to spread their influence I would think.
But not just the spread of propaganda, propaganda would be a tactic
. The struggle of ideas such as communism vs capitalism resulted in the cold
war and propaganda was a tactic
What I mean is the using of people as tools of war. The war does not have to be ideological, nor does it have to be between governments. Just
individual parties who want an outcome to change the world to something they want to achieve.
In Sun Tsu's The Art of War
, there is a story. A city was besieged and would not hold out for long against a stronger enemy. The defending
general knew of the arrogance of the enemy general, so wine barrels were filled with urine and sent to the enemy general as an offering. So angry was
the enemy general that he immediately attacked the city front on, at the strongest defensive point. The enemy was defeated an the city was saved.
Half a dozen barrels of "wine" caused the defeat of an army.
There is also a story from the tenth century Persian warlord Hassan bin sabbah, The Old Man of the Mountain. He had an army of assassins said to
number in the tens of thousands spread through society from the west to the east.
It is said that western diplomats wanted to secure a trade route to the far east and visited The Old Man of the Mountain in his castle. The west
threatened war if there was not an agreement. The Old Man of the Mountain waved to guards standing upon a high wall. the guards put down their weapons
and jumped of the wall and fell to their deaths.
The old man said "I have ten thousand more".
The western diplomats packed up and went home.
I spose what the Old Man was saying was this; "Do you really want to fight me? My army is everywhere, you don't know who they are, and they can
strike at any time I choose."
Another story is of a city besieged and the defending king hired the Assassins to help save his city. Next morning the enemy general woke from sleep
in his tent to find a dagger embedded in his pillow. The dagger was a special one identifying the Assassins as the owner. That general packed up his
tent and army and went home.
The city was saved.
The Aga Khan is the hereditary ruler of the Assassins by the way.
* Over in Europe a flood of refugees puts a million people with foreign political/social concepts in position within a society. If someone uses
propaganda to raise tension between the two groups high enough an event will spark a battle.
* The US is flooded by refugees and we have a similar situation.
Tactics. Move your chess pieces into position and ignite the tension when the time comes.
Democrates Vs Republicans and so on.
All these tensions can be used to effect change. ATS has terms like "false flag".
I spose what I am saying is that vested interests can engineer tension in a society and then set it off to effect change. The Port Arthur massacre in
Australia resulted in tighter gun laws and a change in Australian society. As a kid I learned to shoot and guns were common enough, more then one
leaned against the wall next to the farmhouse back door. Port Arthur was suspicious and I doubt our government had anything to do with the
organisation, that was perhaps someone else with an interest in changing Australian society.
Every action begins with a thought and ideas are fighting with each other to become actions in the real world.
That is one way to look at it, another is to look at it in terms of tactics.
Am I getting it here? Is this the social warfare of which you speak?
Well, I'm changing the way I look at social upheaval in terms of tactics and war rather then naturally arising ideas and natural evolution of
If we start looking at society and change as tactics and battles, maybe we can start to see patterns in what seem to be isolated and unrelated events.
Then we can begin to see the bigger global battlefield and maybe we can find the real people behind it all.
I don't know the answers, but I am beginning to see the patterns.
Your right there MichiganSwampBuck, when you point to the storm. The individual bolts of lightning, gusts of wind and hailstones all do damage. It is
the storm itself that is important and the storm seems global. So maybe a few old folks sitting around a table somewhere behind it all just playing
edit on 26-10-2018 by Whatsthisthen because: typo