I have no problem with Max’s oversimplification of the subject of unconventional warfare. The information he gives to this group of reptilian overlords is good. I even own a copy of this book of his. The thing I have a big, big problem with, is this guy being on my side!
Max is one of the brain trusts that our owners go to when they are cooking up a scheme for owning us more thoroughly at the point of a gun. This geek’s forced enthusiasm for the subject is as unappealing as his awkwardly obnoxious attempts at humor. Max is a top tier cheerleader for perpetual global war, and he’s brilliant, fully imbedded in the toxic establishment.
His best point in this talk is that the loss of Britain’s American colonies was primarily due to a lack of political will, and that the Roman’s would have crucified the founding fathers.
His weakest point is holding up Che Guevara as a formidable foe. The segment on the French in Algeria is morbidly interesting and will most likely be ignored. His explanation of 'hearts and minds' policy is something that I do think American leaders are well adapted to implement in the face of any potential insurgency.
One reason why I encourage readers to try playing a table top war game designed as a simulation, is that the members of the World Affairs Council, and other groups who host the likes of Mister Boot, is that these people are engaged in gaming, gaming with your life, and the life of your people, who he would deride as a tribe. The problem with any game is, that the experts become obsessed with the tools at their disposal, and begin to see their material means as something more, something sacred.