Using your enemy’s weapon against them

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill. – Sun Tzu
There are three major historical events that I will use to further explain this strategy.
The common truth of this master plan: disarming your enemy by using his weapon– is very effective for victory and outshines the champion with a sudden godlike flow. No matter what area in life you apply this in.
The three events in historical order:
  • Christ Crucifixion
  • American Revolutionary War
  • Donald J. Trump’s win to the US Presidency
Let’s immediately dive right in.

Christ Crucifixion

Everything about Jesus Christ arrest was illegal, therefore it had to be done at night. Being extremely popular, people would have fought against his arrest leading to his execution. It goes without any surprise about the mysterious crowd who supported his Crucifixion were indeed, paid protestors.
Sounds familiar?
The choice of a Crucifixion is not to be easily ignored. Christ death was planned out in detail, nothing was by chance or accidental.
The word “crucifixion” comes from the Latin crucifixio, or crucifixus, meaning “fixed to a cross.” This Roman method of execution is intended to not just to kill but to give the person a slow, painful and a very public humiliating death. The cross itself was a dirty, old and low form of an instrument used at the time. The people who crafted the crosses were looked down upon as well.
Nothing could elevate it. 
Nothing could bring it to worth.  
Or you don’t suppose….
The Cross, once a symbol of death and disgust, now be consider as one of the most beautiful, filled with life and holiest symbols that all humans recognize worldwide? 
Christianity has taken the lowest form of an object, (which was originally intended to humiliate) only to make it brand new.
Ironically, similar to the religion of Christianity itself.     


American Revolutionary War
It is appropriate to note, using your enemy’s weapon against him, could very well mean direct forms. When stealing their weapons right off their military base because your army lacks supplies. Hey, this is warfare people!
Or even after you won a battle, you now own their soldiers, weapons, supplies and yes- their commander. But if your name is Banastre Tarleton, you rather order the slaughter of a thousand horses than see them in American hands.
But what about indirect tactics with a deeper meaning? Things that are suppose to hit you personally. Things that don’t require bloodshed, rather are intended to work on the heart and mind of your enemy.
Say mockery. Or name calling. Stereotyping. Or a song deliberately to humiliate you?
Surely, you must have heard this chant:
Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony,
Stuck a feather in his cap
And called it macaroni 

Important observations: The term Yankee was in reference to the American man who fought along the side with the brilliant, prestigious British Royal Military during the French and Indian War. The Yankee, as the British officer would call him, was intended to mock the disorganized colonial American man.

The term Doodle first appeared in the 17th Century in reference to a ‘low German.’ (Learning German, I quickly seen the connection. Dödel, meaning “fool” or “simpleton.”)

The Macaroni Wig– A man who wore a hair piece to which he  “exceeded the ordinary bounds of fashion.” A show-off. Flamboyant and yet, insecure attention seeker fashion statement worn by those who thought highly of themselves, while others secretly joked on him.

Now let’s translate the verse:

This Yankee- low German fool, couldn’t ride a horse but rode a pony instead. He stuck a feature in his hat, and called it a Macaroni wig. 

Today, this is a American Patriotic song.


Donald J. Trump’s win to the US Presidency

“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, [not a real word] you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. [not a real word] Right? They’re racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic — Islamophobic — you name it. And unfortunately, there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people — now have 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive hateful mean-spirited rhetoric. Now, some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully, they are not America.” – Hillary Clinton during her presidential run  for office.

Sitting in that audience, a reporter had sent a text message to a person I personally know. The text message said: “And with that, she lost the election.”

There are many factors of this historical election win. Talk about being the underdog and having no support- to only win! That is the American Dream in itself. (Reminded me of 1776. The ‘experts’ know nothing but intimidation and fear.)

However, when President Trump’s then crooked opponent, said the awful statement- she never fully recovered. There is even a Wikipedia article on this disastrous, suicidal statement.

To her (along with the rest of the disconnected leftist tyrants in America) many Americans adopted the term: deplorable. In fact, Americans proudly paste it on their cars, social media and even produce merchandise of this word.

She must not understand American History.

She must not understand the American people.

Has the word deplorable become the common day Yankee Doodle term? Where is a song writer when you need one?


To disarm your enemy, use their weapon against them. They will be caught off guard. Shock. Flabbergasted over the fact about their failed attack. Humiliated and clueless. What can they destroy you with? What can they say or do to you that will inflict pain? Only YOU can allow yourself to become prey. If they notice any sign of it, they will pounce on it immediately. Instead, turn the tables on them: you will keep them off balance. You’re ruthless and unpredictable. You can’t be shaken. You have nothing to be ashamed about or defend, because you are nothing of those things. The jokes on them, so shurg it off like George Washington.

You wear their cross that they no longer want association.

You won a war at the tune of their mockery poems.

You won an election, despite the incredible odds, lies and attacks against you. Then you wore the name proudly. The name that was designed to label you as some goon.

Keep up these tactics and never surrender. Freedom, the creators and decent people will win.

History tells us this truth.