• Paul Serran

Moves and Countermoves

Updated: Oct 12, 2019

To say that we live in strange days is quite the understatement. Life has become something of a David Lynch movie, where the banality of life rubs shoulders with the unbelievable.

*Your definitions of absurd have been updated.*

In this sense, that the former heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson may emerge as a form of an urban philosopher, some ghetto Sun Tzu boxer from Brooklyn is hardly surprising anymore.

"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth" won't be the most subtle phrase you will read all day by any means, but it carries a vital message.

Your brilliant strategy is only as good as the tactics employed in the field to implement it blow-by-blow. Lab simulations don't cut it: you have to perform in the "here-now".

That's the thing: when our heroes threw their White Hats in the ring, we know that they had previously gamed all the scenarios.

Moves and countermoves.

So while we trust them to, time and again, outsmart the not-too-bright bad players, there is still the fact that operations are ongoing, the opponent hits below the belt, and this big game of Risk is far from over.

That is why I think it's foolish to get hung up on dates. "When will declas occur?" "When will Horowitz's latest report be reviewed and made public?" Well, I don't give two fucks about it.

Why don't I care?

***WELL*** Look at the news: Pompeo, Barr and Durham globe-trotting for evidence on Creepy Uncle Joe and even bigger crooks. Signs of full compliance from UK, Italy, Ukraine, Australia - and perhaps even some measure of cooperation by China.

THIS, my friends, is the Spygate/5eyes super-scandal shaping up. This is TOP TO BOTTOM.

We beat them to the punch. So you are going to be hung up on how soon Strzok, McCabe or Comey will get into deep trouble?

Not me.

POTUS has D's on the ropes, punch drunk, fighting frantically not to fall. And yet they paint a vanishing picture of great momentum with fake impeachment hearings, and pretend to be in excellent shape.

But they are not. R's raised over US$120M since this charade started - and D's had to take up yet another loan to keep in life-support. Americans are massively voting with their wallets.

But in a fight, we must expect to eventually be punched, too. We don't have a glass jaw, but eventually we will have to roll with the punches, clinch and take a little breath.

And when that happens, we adjust the tactics to better serve our strategic goal: to have D's down and the referee start the count.

We adapt. All in? Maybe. Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee? Maybe. Decisions are to be taken *live*. Do not *stick to the plan* if it means kissing the mat.

They will never throw in the towel. Up until KO is declared, they will still expect to be saved by the Soros bell.

So fight, fight, fight! And remember: when Mike Tyson warns you about stuff, you better lend an ear. Otherwise he may bite it off!

Rio de Janeiro,

October 4th, 2019.

Paul Serran

© 2019 BY PAUL SERRAN - Rio de Janeiro / Brazil