fadedpsychosis wrote:I love this thread... part Moses, part Sun Tsu.
WHich reminds me:
Sun Tzu wrote:Thus the pinnacle of military deployment approaches the formless. If it is formless, then even the deepest spy cannot discern it or the wise make plans against it.
Sun Tzu wrote:Now the army's disposition of force is like water. Water's configuration avoids heights and races downward. The army's disposition of force avoids the substantial and strikes the vacuous. Water configures its flow in accord with the terrain, the army controls its victory in accord with the enemy.
Thus the army does not maintain any constant strategic configuration of power, water has no constant shape. One who is able to change and transform in accord with the enemy and wrest victory is termed spiritual.
This seems to be the key to great escalators: to have forces that seem to be nowhere in particular, but can be anywhere and everywhere when required.
I'll leave it for someone else to rephrase in proper Levite form, lol.