The Dungeon Zone

This Page has some of my favorite quotes, sayings and observations.Many times when I try to get my head around what is happening, and why I look to sayings , quotes and observations to help me understand. Thousands of smart people who have come before us have left us key parts of their wisdom and wit And it's waiting there for us to come along and pick them up and study them

I am not a fan of the current Woke, Virtue Signaling, Cancel  Mob Culture that seems to have taken root in the West.

Being uninformed is a state of fact being ignorant is a state of mind - The message being of course that your understanding or knowledge of things is really down to you

This too will pass. Nothing is forever, whether it is totally horrible or totally wonderful it will change

Opinions are like Assholes every ones got one but no one likes having someone else's pushed into their face 

Never get between a fool and a mistake - A variation on you "You can't save a fish from water"

Admit nothing, deny everything, make counter-accusations. -How to handle the current social and media environment?

Pathological: Extreme in a way that is not normal or that shows an illness or mental problem - When you watch the news, and the latest explosion of Virtue Signaling and BS in social media, keep this in mind

If you can't figure out why someone is doing something, or what their motivation is, then look at the results of their actions and infer their intent from that 

People look for excuses for evil actions. When we see a person who does something cruel or malicious we look to mental health issues or a damaged childhood as a reason. That's because most people have a hard time understanding that a person could consciously choose to be malevolent 

War is Peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Change the meaning of words and and you control reality

Axiom of futility Agents are required not to make direct attempts to do (or be) something that is logically, theoretically, or practically impossible -  You can deny basic facts about biology and how human beings work and you can intimidate the shit out of people who disagree with you but what does that prove in the end?
You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom. You can only be free if I am free - The rights we give to each other are paid for in the coin of the obligations we simultaneously make

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves and under the rule of a just god cannot long retain it. Maybe this clarifies the above point  

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.

I am also not a huge fan of Western Politicians, Governments, and their Policies 

The soundest strategy in war is to postpone operations until the moral disintegration of the enemy renders the delivery of the mortal blow both possible and easy.
Lenin said that over a hundred years ago. It was valid then and it is valid now as can be seen by the way the Chinese Communist Party is literally eating the West's Lunch right to its face 

Strategy is the purposeful alignment of means and ends
. - I don't see many Western Governments who seem to grasp this concept

In many cases men have been able to see the dangers ahead. But they have surrendered to an idea that seduced them into an irrevocable disaster…by their own folly rather than misfortune.- Even when you know and everyone can see this will end badly humans just can't see to stop themselves,

Two ways to defend yourself against the cognitive error of Argument from Authority ask yourself  these 2 questions
1: Is this person really authoritative in this area?  2: How trustworthy is this person 
- When you see some guy with Dr in his title wearing a white lab coat spouting about COVID remember this 

A countries war fighting capability is based on the resources it has to fight , call it A, and the will to fight, call it B . A*B = Powers of resistance. The West has enjoyed a massive advantage in A for so long that I have doubt  most of the population  even remembers what B feels like

Reduced to its raw essence, foreign policy is still about the calculation of power  - Inter Country relations are basically about who can do what to whom. 

Since you know as well as we do that right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must - Ever wondered why the Kims are still in charge of North Korea and Saddam Hussein is food for worms?

War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is the sooner it will be over - Do you ever wonder why the West failed in the Middle East but Russia has not? Which side bombed hospitals as a matter of tactics

Smart People learn from their mistakes But the really clever people learn from the mistakes of others.  The West involves itself in armed conflict in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria. Meanwhile the CCP builds Infrastructure and then manipulates countries using debt traps. Hmmmmm

Look upon the wrath of thy enemy. If thou only knowest what it is to conquer, and knowest not what it is to be defeated; woe unto thee, it will fare ill with thee -