The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry, which can on no account be neglected.
All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when we are far away, we must make him believe we are near.
- Lionel Giles translation of the Sunzi's Art of War
At this moment, anywhere in our world, there is a "sucker" game that is occurring.
One of those games is the army shell game where a street hustler would be on the street with a pellet and three plastic cups. He would take out the pea, shuffle the cups and take wagers on which cup that the pea was under.
At the end of the day, he would return home with hundreds of dollars in his pocket.
I noticed that none of the suckers were able to choose which cup had the pea under it because the hustler made such a show of shuffling the cups around that they never notice that the pea is hidden in his palm.”
Do not get deceived by large press conferences or celebrity attended events. .... Do not get hacked by smoke, mirrors, and bright, shiny objects (bso). ... Do not get sucked by fake news or alternative news.
Always mindfully assess the situation strategically from a third party perspective.