Another fundamental government principle that is ill-known is "The people are stupid, for they have not seen complex affairs."
This is actually more common in monarchies, and dictatorships. However, if I was a ruler, I would abide the term that 'The people are stupid.'
Beware, so you don't misunderstand. There are many types of people in a government:
1) Those who blindly believe
2) Those who blatantly deny
3) Those who inquire and question
When I say 'The people are stupid' I don't literally mean you're stupid. I mean that some affairs of people are so complex that they need to be 'dumbed-down' for the audience I intend to target to understand it.
Had I not put that, I could accurately predict that some of you would take offense to that, despite documented text of mine explicitly stating that I don't intend to offend anybody. The core concept I'm trying to point out, is that due to a lack of exposure to 'evil' as some may phrase it affairs is that the public is generally impulsive. Sometimes, that's not a bad thing. Though this can be manipulated, and IF the government intends to tyrannize the lands we reside, they would have to do so discreetly, otherwise chaos would bloom. Government's don't like chaos. In fact, I could go so far to say that governments hate chaos, because governments are very orderly, which doesn't necessarily mean good.
If you consider the government a foe, you must understand it. The proverb 'Keep your friends close and your enemies closer' isn't a juvenile's reminder to be forgiving.
Rather, it is a concept of war, and war in itself is so complex that explaining it now would be futile to the point I'm trying to make. Still, this 'war' tactic is to know your foes so well that you could predict where he strikes his sword before striking it. (Sorry, I tend to write and speak eccentrically) Or in essence, having the enemy you need. I saw another meme on this channel, one I greatly admired, for the one who made it could have been very wise.
Look at the small image in the bottom right corner.
See a noticeable difference between portrayal (MEDIA screen) vs. reality (What the MEDIA screen recorded)?
That could also be used to differentiate our viewpoints. For instance, in the past, I was claimed to be bias, yet, would you view me as bias?
Point is, to beat a foe you have to think like them, theorize what they would do in a situation, and manipulate it to your advantage *Comment continues below*