Reaching Critical Mass

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The Puppet Master

The Puppet Master

There is an undefined point, when a government is so corrupt and incompetent, that citizens will no longer be willing to defend it.

Iran or maybe Obama’s chief handler Valerie Jarrett, the Iranian Mole, seems to be playing our president, he who has no experience at anything, like the proverbial fish on a line, but just maybe, one of Iran’s homicidal maniacs has read the writing of old Sun Tzu. It’s a cinch, none of our president’s people have a clue on anything but ideological rhetoric, and the followers of old Karl Marx have never been good at foreign policy.

The quotes have been there to read for 2400 years, but some people are too busy hobnobbing with celebrities and fund raising to be concerned with defeating out enemies. Sun Tzu was a master at defeating the enemy; in fact, he considered it foolish to engage his troops, until he was assured of victory.

He understood warfare and he was an extremely successful general and tactician. The quotes from his book will verify this fact:

“There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.”

Oh, yes, it’s true, Obama isn’t interested in victory; in fact, he maintains that al Qaeda and the Taliban aren’t our enemies.

“All war is based on deception”

It would only be wishful thinking to believe Obama is trying to lure our enemies into complacency to kill them; however, it might not be the enemy, he is trying to lure into complacency.

Sun Tzu believed the opportunity for defeat is determined by your own actions, strategy, and tactics.

“The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.”

“Hence that general is skillful in attack, whose enemy does not want to defend: he is skillful in defense, whose enemy does not know what to attack.”

We are a nation of lions led by a buffoon and his comedic opera troupe. We face not only economic hardship and the possibility of economic meltdown, but people are awakening to the realization that our finest military, is having its officer ranks purged. Is our military becoming the vanguard for international Socialism? Is it Obama or is Jarrett testing the water to see how far and how fast the American people can be pushed, before they say enough is enough.

Now, we play the game of letting Iran acquire nuclear weapons, while we degrade our own weapon systems and leave Israel to ponder their own annihilation.

Anecdotal Marine Story, one that happened many times:

Young Marines often half/joked when challenged on perimeter:

“Who goes there?” a Marine on Perimeter calls out in challenge.

“Smedley Butler, you mother f’er” said a frustrated Marine coming in.

“Yea, right, and I’m the Commandant,” replied the Marine on Perimeter.

It was low-level security among tired Marines, but none of them knew who Smedley Butler really was or of his history beyond his active duty days. He was the Marine’s Marine, no one can discount that fact, but when he retired, he viewed the American political scene with a jaundiced eye.

Excerpt from a speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.

War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.

I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we’ll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.

I wouldn’t go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.

There isn’t a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its “finger men” to point out enemies, its “muscle men” to destroy enemies, its “brain men” to plan war preparations, and a “Big Boss” Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism.

It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service.

I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912 (where have I heard that name before?). I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.

During those years, I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

General Butler became disillusioned with his government; a government he saw as a corrupt cabal of capitalist gangsters. The Marines Corps only taught new Marines of the military accomplishments of General Butler, his views of capitalism and its control of government were never mentioned.

General Butler reached the point of his critical mass, the point when he no longer believes in his corrupt government. Although General Butler is considered one of the greatest Marines and a patriotic American, he reached his limit.

Now, we have an unelected and unvetted senior advisor to the president, a woman the press refers to as his chief advisor, whom he admits advises him on all important issues. Like our president, Jarrett was raised in a family of Communists with heavy Muslim influences and radical connections like Bill Ayers. These influences are not damning by themselves, but when the American public is questioning whether this administration has America’s best interests in mind, the connections seem more significant with the passage of time.

America is moving glacially slow, but we are drawing ever nearer to the point of Critical Mass, when we the people have decided enough is enough.

Critical Mass

Although two to three neutrons are produced for every fission, not all of these neutrons are available for continuing the fission reaction. If the conditions are such that the neutrons are lost at a faster rate than they are formed by fission, the chain reaction will not be self-sustaining.

At the point where the chain reaction can become self-sustaining, this is referred to as critical mass.

In an atomic bomb, a mass of fissile material greater than the critical mass must be assembled instantaneously and held together for about a millionth of a second to permit the chain reaction to propagate before the bomb explodes

The amount of a fissionable material’s critical mass depends on several factors; the shape of the material, its composition and density, and the level of purity.

A sphere has the minimum possible surface area for a given mass, and hence minimizes the leakage of neutrons. By surrounding the fissionable material with a suitable neutron “reflector”, the loss of neutrons can reduced and the critical mass can be reduced.

By using a neutron reflector, only about 11 pounds (5 kilograms) of nearly pure or weapon’s grade plutonium 239 or about 33 pounds (15 kilograms) uranium 235 is needed to achieve critical mass.

The American public stands on the precipice of Critical Mass, the same position of cynicism General Butler adopted, and now we have tens of thousands of veterans who are justified in asking, “What the hell is going on?”

A professional horseman for over 40 years, Skook continues to work with horses. He is in an ongoing educational program, learning life's lessons from one of the world's greatest instructors, the horse. Skook has finished an historical novel that traces a mitochondrial line of DNA from 50,000 years ago to the present. The book Fifty-Thousand Years is awaiting me to finish a final proofread and it should be sent to the formatter in a matter of days. I am still working, so it is not easy to devote the time I need to finish the project. The cover is a beautiful wok of art. I would put it up here if I could figure out how to make it work.

19 Responses to “Reaching Critical Mass”

  1. 1

    Nanny G

    I don’t have my copy of The Art of War but ISIS seems to be well aware that, as Sun Tzu noted, you don’t pack heavy for war.
    You loot and eat the enemy’s food as you win over him.
    ISIS has done this.
    Now, as a result of following Sun Tzu’s advice, they have American weaponry and war vehicles, Iraq weaponry and uniforms, cash from banks and businesses on top of all the food and shelter and enslaved women for jihad sex.(Temporary wives)

  2. 2

    Skook

    author

    Nanny, you can’t blame ISIS for trying to win a war, every army in the history of man has gone to war to win except for our armies in our recent wars, of course our Left and ost of the war expects Israel to fight a war only until Hamas is losing and then schedule a timeout so that Hamas can regroup and obtain more advanced rockets that can outperform the Iron Dome.

    The women give the Jihadists a break from each other and lets the goats recover.

    Sun Tzu is no secret. Anyone can order the book for a few dollars. The advice is not limited to our military trade schools, but Marxist ideologues rely on their ideology and that has proven to be highly inadequate throughout history.

    Jarrett and Obama prescribe our demise while the world and our government watch their capers with astonishment.

  3. 6

    john

    Smedley Butler is the ONLY Commandant to never had a statue made in his honor. He was and is still hated by conservatives. He was one of only a very small group of men who won TWO Medals of Honor and the only one to win 2 AND the USMC Brevet
    ,He later became a pacifist and spoke out against American imperialism and interventionism. He also testified to Congress about the Business Plot to overthrow FDR whom Wall Street believed was a socialist/communist. COMMUNIST !!!!
    Skook how do you feel about government being in the water business? socialism ? or crony capitalism ?

    Gee I wonder what he would of thought about the Iraq War? Lots of PROFIT was made on that one!
    I always thought the most important idea in The Art of War was: don’t ever fight a battle you can’t win. The Iraq War was a stupid war and you just can’t fix stupid.I wonder what Sun Tzu would of thought about going 8000 miles to fight that war in Iraq?

  4. 8

    Nanny G

    @Brother Bob:
    Thanks.
    I had a copy, but after lending it to someone this last time, I have forgotten who I lent it to!
    Mine was an old copy of Gagliardi’s translation.
    Maybe my new one (If I buy a replacement) will be your recommended version.

  5. 11

    Skookum

    Yes, Obama is a Sunni sympathizer. That’s why he is so accommodating to Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, al Qaeda, the Taliban, and the anti-Assad forces. Unfortunately, these Islamic Nazis want to spread their religious oppression all over the world under a world wide caliphate.

    To help the Sunnis with their struggle, you can protect Hamas and do everything you can to prevent Israel from castrating Hamas, even threaten to refuse to resupply our ally with munitions, possibly even the defensive rockets for the Iron Dome system.

    It was convenient to desert Iraq just ahead of the invasion of the Sunni invasion of ISIS, and trash the valiant efforts of America’s military, but a stable Shiite government blocked the progressive idea of a world consuming Sunni Caliphate. Hamas is the vanguard of seemingly-legitimate aggression against Israel, it is considered acceptable by most of the rest of the world. If Israel destroys Hamas, anti-Semitism and the Sunni Caliphate will suffer a great setback.

    Obama’s Arab Spring promotion was meant to establish Sunni domination over the ME; unfortunately, many people of the ME don’t share Obama’s and the Muslim Brotherhood’s enthusiasm for Islamic domination and a totalitarian world ruled by homicidal maniacs in religious robes, whose religious beliefs are only surpassed by their passion for violent death to others. Perversions and the accumulation of wealth is just fine as long as you remember you are playing the Jihad game.

    Obama has said, al Qaeda and the Taliban are not our enemies. If he can finagle our military to fight against Shiite forces to create another cesspool like Libya he will unleash holy Jihad with our military. If they are ground up in a senseless war, it will be acceptable if it furthers the cause of the Sunni Caliphate or domination of the world.

    The Sunnis will surely allow Obama to play golf, after they establish their Caliphate in North America.

  6. 14

    oil guy from Alberta

    You folks have to play” Romance of the Three Kingdoms “. Set in second century China, if I remember right. 3 rulers trying to” unify” China. Cao Pi, Lei Bei, and Sun Tsu are the main protagonists. There’s another 6 or 7 warlords. Over 30 city states can be conquered. I did play the Sun dynasty even though they were militarily weak. You need to buy time, literally. You need spies, to do reconnaissance, bribe officers,and estimate the order of battle. You build and train infantry, cavalry, and archers. You need siege engines, sappers, and a chain of command,etc. The Sun dynasty has tremendous officers, but so do the other 2 main dynasties. Always attack weakness. Have reserves to garrison and hold conquered cities. Build your war machine. Make and honor your treaties. Shake with your right hand and keep a dagger hidden in your left hand. Command and conquer. Its tough sledding as Sun Tsu, but he can prevail.

  7. 15

    ilovebeeswarzone

    I THINK AMERICA IS CLOSE TO SOMETHING WHICH IS GROWING EVERY DAY,
    IN THE MIND OF THE PEOPLE,
    AND IT MIGHT SHED A FEW leakeage of neutrons till at a million of a second plus a full moon,
    the fission expand and the mass is moving as one, toward freedom from all entitelments,
    from all executives orders, and any retired GENERALS,
    recovering their rank along the power,
    which they will be given to sort of and divide the good from the TRAITORS, inside this AMERICA, IN HIGH POSITION,
    TORMENTING THE PEOPLE AS A PUNISHMENT THEY DISERVE IN HIS MINDSET,
    AND THE WORLD WILL KNOW AND RECKONIZE THE POWER OF HER MIGHT,
    THE PEOPLE WILL TREMBLE ALL OVER THE GLOBE, WHEN THEY SEE THE MARCH OF ONE NATION AGAIN ON THE STREETS OF ALL STATES JOINING HAND TO RETAKE THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA
    REJUVENATED AND POINTING FINGER AT THE OPRESSOR, RUNNING FOR THEIR LIFE,

  8. 16

    ilovebeeswarzone

    she said what would we do if MOSES has been refuse,
    he would not have made the 10 Commands,
    MIZZ PELOSIE, DID YOU KNOW WHO IN AMERICA DESTROYED THE PUBLIC DISPLAY IMAGE BUILT IN CONCRETE BY A GREAT ARTIST, FROM MANY YEARS AGE , that of THE 10 COMMANDS OF GOD,
    did you notice they are gone from the public place, and what is replacing it? THAT IS THE DEVIL ITSELF,
    charity is taking care of the citizens of AMERICA,
    THIS HAS BEEN NEGLECTED,
    AS A PRIORITY,

  9. 17

    ilovebeeswarzone

    Sarah Palin is always right,
    she can percieve better than anyone the coming bad events,
    don’t pick on her because she come with answers,
    no your not wrong if you don’t agree with OBAMA,
    YOU’R NOT HEARTLESS IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE MILLIONS ILLEGALS RUSHING IN,
    WHILE SO MANY ARE NOT WORKING HERE,
    BUT YOU ARE SMARTER THAN THE OTHER FOR SEEING THE CONSEQUENCES OF IT,

  10. 18

    Poppa_T

    Good article Skook,

    I seem to recall saying something like this a few years ago on this site and almost getting run outta here. It’s good to see so many people starting to wake up. Take care my friend. Oh yea I’m waiting for you to post a new story in your journal.

    Semper Fi

  11. 19

    ilovebeeswarzone

    CAVUTO
    A WOW FOR YOU,
    she feel ashame, AND WE FEEL ASHAME OF HER HAVING THE JOB TO SAY,
    SHE FEEL ASHAME, she is the shame herself,
    you told it as it is, and that help many people who thought that someone should tell her off, she doesn’t belong on serving the people of this so tolerant country, get her out,
    thank’s for doing it,
    best to you,

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