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Friday, July 1, 2011

F3 Discord

     Chaos. Dissent. Anarchy. Discord. The goddess Eris would sow discord purely for her own pleasure. However, discord is a far more potent weapon to be wasted purely on entertainment. The wise conqueror did not use strength of arms to force his foes into submission. Hitler, Napoleon, Stalin, Khan, and Alexander were inelegant bludgeons. For all their efforts, they have become nothing more than names in a book of history.

     True conquest begins with discord, with deception. To strike from the unexpected place at a weakness. Sun Tzu taught well. Armies represented the perfect image of strength, focused outward toward enemies. Within, though, weakness prevailed. I had no interest in facing disciplined armies. No when the corrupt politicians presented furthered their own interests. Not when people saw their neighbors as rivals. Not when, with a judicious push, the nation itself would become a cancer, at war with itself.
     So like Rome. I placed the black stone on the board. "Let the chaos begin."

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