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Episode 354

America Divided

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Special Guest:

Chin Gibson

No matter how you feel about hot-button social issues, while the people of the United States of America argue, the controlling elites are dividing and conquering. Distraction and social polarization have destroyed nations in the past. Is America next?

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No matter how you feel about hot-button social issues, while the people of the United States of America argue, the controlling elites are dividing and conquering. Distraction and social polarization have destroyed nations in the past. Is America next?


The divide and conquer strategy is not a new concept, as techwithtech.comexplains. Historical figures like Julius Ceasar, Machiavelli, Napoleon, King Louis XI of France, and the British Empire. The United States Government uses this system to maintain a balance of government powers. Intellectuals use this strategy to solve complex engineering issues, develop computer problem solutions, and develop marketing strategies.

The concept of divide and conquer comes from the Latin term “divide et impera.” It takes a large problem, task, or population and breaks it down into smaller, more manageable, controllable pieces. The use of divide and conquer dates back to 359-336BC, when Phillip II of Macedonia used the concept to rule.


The population and geography of the United States are vast and unique. How can one government rule all of these people? They aren’t supposed to. The founders maintained State sovereignty to represent the individuals living within their borders and divide the geography and population into more manageable segments.


However, what if one ruling power wanted to implement a new power structure or a “new normal” in the United States? How could this be accomplished? The British Empire provided a clear historical example through the use of divide and conquer strategies to colonize and control the country of India. They broke up existing power groups into smaller groups that were easier for the ruling class to rule.


Here in the United States, the Democrat and Republican parties used to be the dominant mindsets amongst most Americans. There were clear value structures integrated into each party. That is not the case anymore. The emergence of greed and large groups of radicals in both parties have many more moderate voters from each party wondering where they should cast their votes. A perceived lack of action or inability to feel that your vote counts have also exacerbated the problem. There are other options available, but none of them have gained the popularity to rival these two dominant parties, which have evolved into fractured shells of their former glory. The fractures in the parties make it easier for the ruling class to push their agenda without direct opposition.


Britain also deployed the divide and conquer strategy by supporting the subgroups favoring their rule and dismissing all others. It is pretty clear that this is happening in the United States. Antifa members are bailed out of jail by politicians or social advocacy groups with large amounts of support, while January 6th members are still in solitary confinement a year later. This favoritism also extends into social movements that weaken the values of everyday Americans, leaving them without a clear compass to guide their behavior.


Another tactic of the divide and conquer strategy that Britain deployed that is being deployed against the United States is the suppression of lower-class people by creating discord between the subgroups. This separation keeps smaller groups fighting with one another rather than uniting to challenge the ruling authorities. Look what is happening on our streets. How does attacking a store owner help reverse a Supreme Court ruling? The media and social media sources give opinions and not facts. Those who lean one way or another are fed a constant stream of media that validates their ideas and further polarizes their beliefs. If the media distributors wanted you to think critically, they would provide information that provides alternative opinions to reveal a clear understanding of the problem and potential solutions.


Another divide and conquer strategy that America is up against was deployed by Niccolò Machiavelli to maintain his rule was fostering suspicion amongst his people. Civil disarmament laws, like “red flag laws,” encourage this same suspicion amongst the people, so rulers can easily manipulate them.


For the tribes of America, the “us vs. them” mentality is the very thing rotting the country’s core and weakening the people. Anytime a group is separated based on race, religion, gender, sexual preference, civil disarmament opinions, or other differences, it is easier to control the entire population.


The founders of our country knew the power of the divide and conquer theory and built it into our system of governance. The founders formed the legislative, executive, and judicial powers to ensure that each one could prevent the other from becoming too powerful. This separation of power ensures that focus on the welfare of the people and the country is maintained.


Of course, the military also deploys the divide and conquer strategy. Militaries use it to physically separate military opponents with maneuvers, make the leaders doubt their forces, or make the forces question their leader. Julius Cesar was a master of using this strategy to defeat a more significant force when he persuaded the fighters of Gaul to doubt their leader in the Gallic Wars. The art of war also says, “If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them.”


If a country were interested in defeating America without facing her military might, this tactic would be paramount to its success. China has written a book on defeating America without war. I wonder if they have considered this strategy? They would manipulate the media to cause discord and weaken America from the inside out. When you reflect on the friction that has grown between the leadership of the United States and the people of the United States, it is clear that divide and conquer is in full effect.


Fear and emotion are powerful drivers. Passion for your beliefs is important, but not at the cost of our country. America has been a beacon of freedom for the world and must be protected at all costs. Stepping out of your tribe to understand the values of everyone involved is the first step to finding common ground. To sustain our country and provide a future place of refuge for our children, we need to unite again and believe in the dream that was The United States of America.

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Chin Gibson is the mystery prepper. Friend to all and known to none. His real identity hidden from the public, Chin is well known to the online prepper community as the go to resource for finding a community member to solve your problem. He is an awesome people connector and does his best to unite the voices educating the masses about being ready for a unforeseen life challenge.

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