Leadership contrary to 4000 years of military action is not defined by how dependent a force of any kind is upon a solitary commander, but how well that force functions without direct input. Many years ago a rival attempted to place doubt about my beliefs on leadership with the simple question—“how do you know you are a great leader?” My response was, “if an organization can function without my input, then I know I’ve been a good leader.” This of course set off the rival into a downward spiral of anger that precipitated his immediate demise—and rivalry with me. Little did he know that my thoughts on leadership were shaped by many years of studying Bruce Lee’s martial art concept Jeet Kun Do where the primary function of adaptability is to behave in martial combat like water—taking the shape of whatever the battlefield conditions present, and using that form to defeat the enemy maintaining continuous evolutions driven by circumstance.
With all that said, I am very proud of No Lakota Levy. They have a wonderful presence in 2013 and as all the tax levy supporters around Lakota have come to see, especially once they read Today’s Pulse this week and see all the wonderful graphs that are coming out—the same ones seen here—they are a stronger group now than they have ever been. Without question this will leave the pro levy factions of Lakota schools mystified, as they thought they had the strategy all figured out. But where they failed is that they identified what they thought was the battlefield generals and attempted to remove them with traditional politics—but traditional politics were not the strategy being implemented—and their tactics have solidified the voting base against them, not weakened it.
This begs the question that I’m sure Lakota is asking after seeing the signs beginning to roll out, the advertising presence in the newspapers, and the endless supply of commentators who are available to answer questions to the media—and the new website that has just been professionally updated for this new campaign. Who is No Lakota Levy?
No Lakota Levy is not one person that will show up on a donor list in the newspaper allowing political opponents to target them with extortion. Most of the No Lakota Levy people are under the radar and wish to stay that way because they have to rub shoulders publically with many of the levy supporters—so they wish to keep their involvement quiet. They support the foundation of No Lakota Levy in other ways that are not traditional, to save themselves of the grief that levy supporters aim to inflict against them for not voting for higher taxes.
The design of No Lakota Levy was built on the strategy of Jeet Kune Do. I don’t mind revealing this because I hope that both sides of political engagement will learn something from it. For the school levy fighters out there who have allowed themselves to be picked to pieces by the statist controls of the labor movement, I hope that Jeet Kune Do will allow them to learn how to defeat their enemies. Because if they do, they will save me a lot of time, and effort. The number one failure that levy fighters fall victim to is that they allow the levy fight to become all about them—as they fall in love with the attention they get when being on the front line. If they learn the ways of Jeet Kune Do, they will learn how to become like water, and defeat their enemies without actually fighting. Bruce Lee built his philosophy based on Sun Tzu’s The Art of War and this is the pinnacle concept explored in that marvelous book on strategy. For my enemies, I don’t mind letting them know something of my strategy because if they study Jeet Kune Do, they have a chance at becoming better people, and then—and only then—they may cease being my enemies.
Jeet Kune Do (also “Jeet Kun Do“, or simply “JKD“) is an eclectic/hybrid style of no style and philosophy of life founded by martial artist Bruce Lee with direct, non-classical, and straightforward movements. Due to the way his style works, Jeet Kune Do practitioners believe in minimal movement with maximum effect and extreme speed. The system works on the use of different ‘tools’ for different situations. These situations are broken down into ranges (kicking, punching, trapping and grappling), with techniques flowing smoothly between them. It is referred to as a “style without style” or “the art of fighting without fighting” as said by Lee himself. Unlike more traditional martial arts, Jeet Kune Do is not fixed or patterned, and is a philosophy with guiding thoughts. It was named for the concept of interception, or attacking your opponent while he is about to attack. However, the name Jeet Kune Do was often said by Lee to be just a name. He himself often referred to it as “The art of expressing the human body” in his writings and in interviews. Through his studies Lee came to believe that styles had become too rigid, and unrealistic. He called martial art competitions of the day “Dry land swimming”. He believed that combat was spontaneous, and that a martial artist cannot predict it, only react to it, and that a good martial artist should “Be like water” and move fluidly without hesitation.
I learned about Jeet Kune Do though my studies of mythology and philosophy of the East. Although I do not agree with the collective tendencies of the East, I do admire their work ethic, and ability to deal with catastrophe. Shinto Buddhism is particularly effective as a religious and personal philosophy for overcoming personal travesties. Out of all modern martial artists, Bruce Lee was one of the most spectacular. I studied him in developing my own techniques to be used with the use of the bullwhip.
Martial art weapons such as nunchukas, knives and swords are traditional with Eastern study, but for my interest firmly placed in the West, it is the bullwhip, which is far superior to all Eastern weapons that placed me at the door of Jeet Kune Do. As all martial art masters understand, it is best to win fights before the other side even knows there is a conflict—and the mastery of such methods requires an ability to understand how to project targets before anybody else is aware of them. The key to Jeet Kune Do is winning the fight before the other side knows that there was an attack. Practicing with bullwhips has trained my mind to see targets and project their trajectories physically, and metaphorically.
Unlike the Saul Alinsky methods used by the levy radicals of big government which uses mobster tactics of mass, and fear to invoke change, Jeet Kune Do is a method of martial art that leaves Saul Alingsky’s radicalism defenseless. With No Lakota Levy it is not Rich Hoffman that carries the movement; it is not Mark Sennet, or a group of business developers who don’t want to pay higher taxes. No Lakota Levy strategically has been set up on the premise of Jeet Kune Do as opposed to Saul Alinsky, which guides the Pro Levy Movement. No Lakota Levy still exists even after pro levy supporters attempted to use traditional methods to destroy the leadership base. No Lakota Levy still exists even after a two-year cease-fire where pro levy supporters hoped that time would curb tensions and nurse the community back to sleep. No Lakota Levy is the actual spirit of the Lakota community that remembers the area when it was founded on post Revolutionary War sentiment, and was settled by rugged individualist, farmers, and hell-raisers who do not care for the recent progressive oriented New Englanders who migrated here to work at large businesses sent by transfers from the coasts. No Lakota Levy is as old and mature as the ghosts of ScreamingBridge, reminding the entire community of the principles that founded the area and it will rise up in any form to defend itself from statist scum bags and communist trained minds shaped by Cold War politics.
I am proud to see No Lakota Levy rise formless and deeply supported with a structure that resembles Jeet Kune Do’s martial style. It is like water that fills whatever glass that is there to hold it. It does not need top down leadership because it is the actual spirit of Liberty Township and West Chester which drives it—and it will be around long after Lakota, county commissioners, trustees, presidents, or congressmen have come and gone many times over. No Lakota Levy will still exist in a formless void to attack ghostlike any threat to the freedom of the community which decides to present itself. The people who support No Lakota Levy know and understand that. CLICK HERE FOR AN EXAMPLE.
Victory is won before the fight ever happens most of the time. And this victory is already won. All people need to do now is show up and fight by casting their ballot on Election Day and the rest will take care of itself. Formlessness is the key to victory, and the way to destroy the methods of Saul Alinsky and his levy whores of statism. No Lakota Levy will continue to be a force as a rotation of many different names will circulate through it to keep it fluid and effective depending on the strategic needs of the martial action. Without getting too formal on my current and future plans it should be noted that The Blaze as a news source has nearly 19 million unique visitors and is utilizing a strategy very similar to Jeet Kune Do. Glenn Beck has been the power behind that growth, yet over time many more voices have stepped in to carry The Blaze to levels of social and political influence that will pave the way for all news in the world of tomorrow. The reason that is significant is because I’m friends with one of those voices, and we have plans that involve a great deal of Jeet Kune Do. Nobody will be able to stop it because it will hit with the force of a tsunami that starts deep in the ocean and isn’t detected until it hits a land mass. Meanwhile, No Lakota Levy will still be there to protect the Lakota residents from the ominous tentacles of government employees who wish to crush property ownership and destroy the minds of all its children. To know that, it is needed to understand Jeet Kune Do and the power of being “fluid” like water. And I do not concern myself with worry revealing to my enemies my strategy………….because they have already lost…………so it’s already too late. The metaphorical tsunami is coming…………and they won’t vote in favor of school levies.