Introducing @suntzubot

@suntzubot is the newest member of the Bot Collective. This is another quotebot (there will be several more) before I create a second generation of Twitterbots .


Why did I pick Sun Tzu as an emissary from the past? Because his writings in Art of War influence still military leaders. Here are some quotable gems:

The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.

While we still have nations and boundaries, this seems true. Only when boundaries are fluid is an end to the ‘us’ and ‘them’ mentality at all possible.

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.

Doesn’t this sound like the War on Terror or a the state of “Perpetual War” as described in Orwell’s 1984?

…My next quotebot will be a woman, I promise.

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