Judge a man by the reputation of his enemies. *Arabian Proverb*

A wise person continually reflects on who their enemies are and why.  Ironically what defines an enemy can be subjective.  People can do the right thing for the wrong reasons and conversely do the wrong thing for the right reasons. The paradox is realizing we can never fully know another’s true intentions, especially when it appears virtuous. 

Infinite numbers of cliches have been penned to illustrate this mystery: all that glitters isn’t gold; don’t judge until you walk a mile in their shoes; what is good for the goose is good for the gander; that is your truth not mine.. to name a few. 

Social Justice Warriors feel they are virtuous in their campaign to force their beliefs on others. Admittedly, part of their propaganda is admirable, however, terrorizing others into compliance is the opposite of virtuous. The simple act of referring to themselves as warriors infers violence and war. In essence, reenacting The Spanish Inquisition. When a group of individuals become so convinced of their own piousness they can justify the most abhorrent behaviors in the name of virtue.

Today’s cancel culture is the cornerstone of constructing a modern day Auschwitz. An atmosphere where it is acceptable to label a person an “enemy of society” because of a social media post is the precursor to a boxcar bound for a concentration camp. 

In THE ART OF WAR, Sun Tzu put it this way ““If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

We have a duty to ask ourselves, is someone who expresses their opinion on a social platform our enemy? Or is the person trying to prevent the dissenting opinions, our enemy? Once we have decided who our enemy is, we must not fear resisting them. We must know them to defeat them. We must also know ourselves, uniting in a single front to preserve and protect our freedoms against our enemies.

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