When we try to think creatively, we can try to think in two ways: (i) modifying within an existing paradigm (such as applying different colours to the legs of a chair) or (ii) thinking in a completely new paradigm (such as sitting on the ground or anything else but a chair). There has certainly been plenty of creativity in the ways human beings (and other creatures and plants) live or adapt to the environment in which they live, and probably it is this creativity that is causing the greatest grief among people, especially if they cannot accept the fact that other people can be very happy or at least as happy as they are in living completely different ways of life. The problem is usually the tendency by the majority to impose its preference on the minority (or in some cases, for the minority to impose its preference on the majority). And such tendency is usually championed by the leader of the majority (or minority) in his or her capacity as the leader of the whole multi-varied group.
Strategy is narrower and not as free range as creativity. In strategy, there is a narrower focus of trying to win in a tussle. While creativity is freer in that it tries to explore the advantages that can be got from a situation, through cracks and nooks and corners and other exogenous and endogenous factors hitherto unrealised. Specific advantages have to be brought to bear on a specific situation with the specific objective of winning - this is the purpose of strategy.
In race relations, open minded societies see new ways of living as alternate forms of living and such creativity therefore unleashes a new horizon for life. In race relations, the application of strategy by a particular group to win other groups in the battle for power for the sole purpose of abusing that power is the crudest and the basest use of intelligence. The application of strategy on one side triggers off the use of strategies by everyone else, as each tries to gain dominance over the others. While the protagonists win or lose, all the soldiers forced to fight the sides are usually all doom to die in anonymity. Strategy is necessary in a sad world.
There is a tendency to take ignorant men or women as geniuses as if they really have thought out of the box, when in fact all that they did have been to go where angels fear to tread. A fool comes in and destroys the status quo by the force of arms or law, without realisation the full cost of the destruction. It is very easy to make great change quickly - such as by breaking a neck or chopping off people's legs. It is many times much harder to bring about change in an imperceptible manner. The world simply has too many fools as politicians.