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After DNA Stunt Backfires, Warren Says Story of Her Distant Ancestor 'Lifts Up' Natives

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Any time I hear of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren lately, a quote from Sun Tzu, author of “The Art of War,” immediately comes to mind.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle,” Sun Tzu wrote in his seminal philosophy book.

It’s safe to say that Warren pretty firmly falls into that third category.

Warren has being making all the wrong sorts of headlines lately after a DNA test “proved” that she’s of Native American descent.

In the loosest of senses, Warren is correct. The tests showed that she is between 1/64 and 1/1024 Native American, going back as far as 10 generations.

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The problem with that, obviously, is that those fractions are minuscule. In fact, as the The New York Times reported, “researchers found that European-Americans had genomes that were on average 98.6 percent European, .19 percent African, and .18 Native American.”

With Warren’s flimsy standards, virtually every American could lay claim to being of both African and Native American descent.

Warren was justifiably blasted for trying to take a victory lap when really she had been exposed as fraudulent. President Donald Trump certainly didn’t mince words on Twitter.

“Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed. She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, ‘DNA test is useless.’ Even they don’t want her. Phony!” the president said, citing a scathing response from Chuck Hoskin Jr., the Cherokee Nation’s secretary of state.

So Warren clearly doesn’t know herself all that well. If she’s making claims to be Native American, I may as well lay claim to being African.

She doesn’t fare much better when it comes to knowing her enemies, or in this case, her staunchest critics. Now, had Warren simply slithered back into the shadows after being more or less debunked, her critics likely would’ve lost interest in her and moved onto the next political flavor of the week.

Warren didn’t do that. She instead opted to have a veritable meltdown on Twitter.

For the record, Trump made no threats, much less “creepy physical threats.” He simply stated his desire to want first-hand observation of a DNA test and not just accept her test as gospel.

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No, the closest thing to a threat came when Warren threatened to “bust up” Trump after midterms.

Perhaps the most disgustingly self-aggrandizing claim Warren made was of how her story would “lift up the story of Native families and communities.”

She’d better be careful. She might wreck her rotator cuff patting herself on the back so hard.

And showing a clear lack of knowledge about her biggest enemy, Trump, Warren insisted on trying to pick a fight with the best fighter of a president we’ve had in a long time.

One last Sun Tzu quote comes to mind regarding Warren’s unhinged behavior (seriously, a quick glance at her Twitter account shows that she posted 19 tweets in a matter of an hour during her rant.)

Will this make Elizabeth Warren give up her Native American claims?

“To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill,” Sun Tzu wrote.

Considering all Trump had to do was utter the words “Pocahontas” to cause Warren to expose herself as a blabbering buffoon, it’s safe to say that he exhibits what Sun Tzu considers “the acme of skill.”

And that might hurt Democrats most of all.

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Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than five years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics.
Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than five years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics. He graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. He is an avid fan of sports, video games, politics and debate.
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