To watch the fires burning across the river means to let your enemies destroy themselves. Another way the Chinese express this idea: "Sit on the mountaintop and watch the tigers fight."This means that you don't need to act - instead, sit back and wait patiently for them to start fighting amongst themselves. It's inevitable. Because teh wimminz are really good at backstabbing each other once they get bored, or crave a little more drama, or what-fucking-ever.
Like Sun Zu (Tzu, more commonly) stated:
If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.This is why us MGTOW go and do our own stuff. Leave the retards (men and women both) to their entertainments, fun, and assorted idiocies.
While they are chopping themselves down in size, while they are destroying the civilization that was built for their benefit, we are slowly growing and building ourselves up. All out of sight, all where nobody can see and remark upon it, all for our own benefits and enjoyments.
We are quite zen-like and somewhat relaxed in that manner.