I watched something yesterday that allowed me to have a new insight about the Irish. Note: this is not about the Irish, and not about the Italian, and not about the Chinese… This article is to allow you a glimpse into the dynamic of war, vengeance, the eye for an eye…
The more temperamental a group is, the easier it is to dominate them, to play them, to incite them to kill, go to war.
The Irish is a temperamental bunch, and the killing, terrorism, has been going on for many centuries.
Yesterday I asked myself: would the Irish self-destruct, stop their human evolution, remain a bunch of wildmen, without an outside interference. The answer was: probably not.
One of the tools of war, one of the tools of self-defense, is the divide and conquer principle. 2
Incite discord between two groups, and let them kill each other instead of you.
I first encountered it in the books I read about Genghis Khan: the Chinese used this weapon of destruction for centuries: commit atrocities, make them look like another group of Mongols, or other steppe people did it… start a war…
Worked well until Genghis Khan discovered it by accident.
The Irish never discovered it.
The Italian never discovered it.
The gangs in American cities never discovered it.
The African nations never discovered it.
It happens in scale large and small, all the time, everywhere.
It takes someone intelligent, astute to see… to see below the hood.
And then it takes someone who has the courage to yell: the king has no clothes…
It happens inside families, it happens inside companies, it happens in government, the army… everywhere.
Without you starting to pay attention to the underlying dynamic, to look and SEE below the hood, humanity will continue concentrating its efforts on warring, instead of the evolution of the human race.
It is an unconscious desire of others to cause drama… the very few people I actually talk, outside of this work… they all do it. If you confronted them with it, they would say you are wrong, or maybe even nasty.
So the job is not to let them know that you know what they are trying to do, the job is to include their drama, and not move an inch to the left or to the right.
Agreement, feigned, is the best weapon of the intelligent. That is often NOT YOU, sorry to say.
But it could be you… if you could see what is going on, really, under the hood.
OKastuteness capacity, if you take the time to use it instead of knee jerk reactions, can be really useful here.
- divide and conquer (or rule) phrase of divide1. the policy of maintaining control over one's subordinates or subjects by encouraging dissent between them.
- divide and conquer (or rule)
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