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Sun Tzu's advisement of noncompliance...words for the U.S. Military and Police

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At first some will claim that it's unreasonable to ask soldiers and police to disobey their unreasonable orders because of the penalties they're threatened with, as if the criminals claiming to be in charge actually stand on the side of the law.  Because the situation involves uniforms, expensive weapons, and teleprompter reading chickenhawks, we lose sight of the fact that people are expected to reject improper orders when they receive them.  In fact, whenever we hear of instances in which they didn't we're always bewildered and ask why they didn't.  Nazi Germany is the most classic case of this, but to push the situation down to another level, let's look at a few less famous examples from recent, (and a little less recent) history.

One story that could serve as an allegory for what's happening now to our nation is that of a teenage McDonalds employee who was humiliated in a restaurant office while following the insane orders of her manager, who herself was taking orders from a stranger on the phone pretending to be a police officer.  (Along with the video below, a portion of an ABC news show's further coverage of this story is available HERE).  In this case the girl would represent the American people, the manager our government's enforcers, and the creepy voice on the phone is the criminals who have seized control of our country.

Another classic example highlighting compliance with unreasonable orders is outlined here in the famous "Milgrim Experiment".

A person's soul is worth more than any honors bestowed on them by mad men, and to stand on the right side of history is to not stand with those using the might and wealth of our nation to conquer the world and erase the liberties of our people.  Sun Tzu's The Art of War speaks a lot about dividing and conquering the enemy, and that's exactly what the controllers who have hijacked our government are doing to the American people now.  The fact that they include the military and police in this strategy shows that they not only think of the civilian population of the United States as their enemy, but their enforcers too, and will ultimately turn on their enforcers once they no longer have any use for them.

To members of the military and police officers--free people are not your enemy.  People of other nations who have done nothing to us are not your enemy.  While the position you've been put in-- caught between a handful of tyrannical government controllers and those trying to reign in their power to save the nation--  is unfair and not one most of us would want to find ourselves in, out of such struggles comes an opportunity for greatness.  The precedent that would be set by a massive display of noncompliance to the war/police state would ripple for years afterwards in the period of American history that our children and grandchildren will someday occupy, making all of you heroes to future generations and striking fear in the hearts of would-be tyrants who might seek to emulate the actions of our current "leaders".  The people of the United States and the world will stand with you if you stand with them. For the military and police to disobey the war/police state would not be a sign of weakness in America, but one of the strongest and greatest things that could ever be done.  It would tell the world that the people of the United States mean it when they speak of freedom, and make the United States the nation it claims to be, thriving in a future we all have to live in.

Stand with the people, not against them.

Disobey illegal orders.

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