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Knowledge Directs Warfare Too

All Warfare is Knowledge Warfare. This may sound like a profound statement but it is true. Because knowledge directs everything that people do it must take the blame for all warfare too. From the beginning of time people have fought over just about everything imaginable. Countless millions of people have died for their 'beliefs' in some fixed knowledge. People who have attempted to change a fixed knowledge base have been banished, killed, or ridiculed. Kill or be killed is the knowledge that drives most wars.

People don't always like to learn new knowledge and will fight to keep that new knowledge from gaining power. Knowledge is power because knowledge directs. To change the way knowledge directs you need new knowledge or a different understanding.

People who have had power in the past because of their adherence to fixed knowledge or a particular understanding can loose it all in the face of new knowledge. Just think of all the rulers and kings that have been disposed when their knowledge wasn't good anymore.

Knowledge Warfare is a good playground for you to exercise the new knowledge you have gained from reading this book. With your new knowledge, new thinking, and new understanding you can now begin testing what you know on the world around you. It is important for you to test your new knowledge so that you can be sure that it is true and works as expected.

Last Update: 2006-Dec-23