Sunday, June 26, 2005


I while back, I got tagged with the book meme by Pudentilla. One of the 'five books that mean a lot to me' was Sun Tzu's The Art of War because it made me a better warrior and a better man. The Talking Dog uses it to describe the differences between China and ourselves:

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A while back I started to do a post on Sun Tzu's The Art of War, noting that the best wars are never actually fought: proper planning and superior positioning force the enemy to succumb without having to engage in the blood and treasure costs of actual battle. The Chinese doubtless understand this. I suspect we understand it as well. The Chinese, hence, will be willing to continue selling us cheap tchotchkes performed by its quasi-slave labor force which it finances to us at artificially low renmindi valuations while we run a huge budget deficit to finance a military machine to battle a future China whose intention is to defeat a bankrupted United States who is its economic vassal, without bothering to fire a shot, or even field a soldier...

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To quote Frank Burns: Beware the Yellow Hoarde! But if past record is an indicator, we won't know it until it's too late.

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