Government - Beyond the Art of the Deal

I hope Trump has some advisors who have read this classic particularly the last few “chapters”
http://oaks.nvg.org/tao-legge71-81.html – James Legge edition.  The Oriental mind may be different. 
In particular, there may be some clues to the Korean mind as well. The whole “book” is here”
http://oaks.nvg.org/kilda-legge.html .. three to the fourth power chapters.

76.   A warning against (trusting in) strength

Man at his birth is supple and weak; at his death, firm and strong. (So it is with) all things. Trees and plants, in their early growth, are soft and brittle; at their death, dry and withered.

Thus it is that firmness and strength are the concomitants of death; softness and weakness, the concomitants of life.

Hence he who (relies on) the strength of his forces does not conquer; and a tree which is strong will fill the out-stretched arms, (and thereby invites the feller.)

Therefore the place of what is firm and strong is below, and that of what is soft and weak is above.

 

77.   The way of heaven

May not the Way (or Tao) of Heaven be compared to the (method of) bending a bow? The (part of the bow) which was high is brought low, and what was low is raised up. (So Heaven) diminishes where there is superabundance, and supplements where there is deficiency.

It is the Way of Heaven to diminish superabundance, and to supplement deficiency. It is not so with the way of man. He takes away from those who have not enough to add to his own superabundance.

Who can take his own superabundance and therewith serve all under heaven? Only he who is in possession of the Tao!

Therefore the (ruling) sage acts without claiming the results as his; he achieves his merit and does not rest (arrogantly) in it: he does not wish to display his superiority.


Beyond the Deep State is the Deep Culture lost to the outside world due to materialism in this age. 
Wake up folks!

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On the occasion of Trump’s visit to the Orient .


XOR (more readable) 

Limbaugh had a point yesterday. China has such a large population 1.38 billion (***) i.e. ~18.5% of the World - that it still has to feed etc.
It is building mega cities for commerce & manufacturing just to keep its population from revolting & removing the current government.
See the below posted on FB http://www.visualcapitalist.com/31-chinese-cities-economies-big-countries/ 
One negotiates differently with such an opponent.

FYI, some Steiner on the culture subject:
On the Development of Human Culture