Skip to comments.4GW: "Know Your Enemy." Fourth Generation Warfare Messaging As Practiced by the Collectivists and
Posted on 07/09/2012 12:11:20 AM PDT by Nachum
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
Strategically, 4GW (Fourth Generation Warfare) attempts to directly change the minds of enemy policy makers. This change is not to be achieved through the traditional method of superiority on the battlefield. . . (4GW) victories are accomplished through the superior use of all available networks to directly defeat the will of the enemy leadership, to convince them their war aims are either unachievable or too costly. These networks will be employed to carry specific messages to . . . policy makers and to those who can influence policy makers. Intifada I showed how a sophisticated opponent can tailor specific messages to several audiences simultaneously based on strategic requirements. Although tailored for various audiences, each message is designed to achieve the basic purpose of war: change an opponent's political position on a matter of national interest. The fights in Iraq and Afghanistan are showing similar characteristics. In each, the insurgent is sending one message to his supporters, another to the mass of the undecided population, and a third to the coalition decision makers. -- The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century, COL. Thomas X. Hammes, USMC, pp. 208-209.
Readers may recall my Independence Day essay on the the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare and Fourth Generation Warfare. They may also recall my post of yesterday The Little Blue Book. Well, I have now finished it and am ready to present an analysis of it.
(Excerpt) Read more at sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com ...
such strategy actually work on Republican leaders and judges
Understanding that they are rabidly delusional is somewhat to our advantage, but we must take great care to NOT let them define the debate. Their entire premise, that Conservatives are evil abusers of humanity, who "don't care" (mainly because we resent being forced to support those who will not (not cannot, but will not) support themselves) is ridiculously false, and at the same time they decry private enterprise (for--EGAD!--a profit!) they cite examples of infrastructures (developed and often created by the very private enterprise they decry) as public institutions.
If the beliefs expressed in the excerpts are held by the majority of liberals, not just the parasites who are 'in it to get over on the man', but the 'true believers', I'm going to invest in a straitjacket manufacturer or two and folks who crank out meds for the insane... Business should be booming.
'The Authoritarian personality,' studied by the Frankfurt School in the 1940s and 1950s in America, prepared the way for the subsequent warfare against the masculine gender promoted by Herbert Marcuse and his band of social revolutionaries under the guise of 'women's liberation' and the New Left movement in the 1960s. The evidence that psychological techniques for changing personality is intended to mean emasculation of the American male is provided by Abraham Maslow, founder of Third Force Humanist Psychology and a promoter of the psychotherapeutic classroom, who wrote that, '...the next step in personal evolution is a transcendence of both masculinity and femininity to general humanness.' The Marxist revolutionaries knew exactly what they wanted to do and how to do it. They have succeeded in accomplishing much of their agenda
Interestingly enough, those who probably accomplished the most resisting the Marxist attempt to bury the Orthodox Church were women. Few soldiers would take on the babushkas, and even in our culture, the alteration of femininity to feminism has been a necessary prerequisite to moving their agenda forward.
Hopefully, the attack on traditional roles of child rearing and motherhood will incite sufficient resistance to stop the onslaught.
Unfortunately, from what the media portray, the American male has become ridiculously feminized. It is paradoxical that the same sort of people who virtually worship Stalin for being a 'strong man' leader would so demonize masculine strength, especially when that strength is tempered by the virtue and mercy of a Christian tradition.
The excerpts contained in the article indicate that there is a lot of projection being done by the Liberals/Marxists, and that is their prime weakness (they don't know their opponents, really).
Someone once said that while it is possible for those who are good to imagine what it would be like to be evil, it is not possible for the evil to imagine what it is like to be good. I think the excerpts point that out quite well.
Do they relate at all to B.F. Skinner and the Behavior mod squad? I am reminded in all this discussion of something I heard once and probably poorly reflect here-— The best laid plans of those who plan for war—and rumors of war —are often
screwed blued and tatood by rank amateures—and the world is full of freakin’ amateures.
The Dutchman is a great patriot!