Scott Adams of Dilbert never trolls anyone. He is a respectable person who would never ruffle jimmies for his own amusement, and as a professional comedy writer he must keep it clean.
Adams’ writing has fascinated me because he puts into explicit terms why my trolling is so effective.
For example, Adams recently wrote:
- Identity beats analogy
- Analogy beats reason
- Reason beats nothing
I wrote a book on masculine identity and thus understand what inspires men to excellence and also what makes men feel insecure.
Note how my insults go to a man’s identity, and that’s why people cannot stay away from me.
As I wrote in my after-action report of my Seth Rogen troll:
All men – even those who claim gender is a social construct – have the same pressing question: “Am I man enough?” That question haunts men on sleepless nights.
I challenged Sam Biddle of Gawker to a charity boxing match. Why? Because backing down from a fight goes to your core identity of a man. No man wants to do this.
I even engineered my challenge to Sam in the tamest way possible. I mentioned we’d use big gloves, head gear, and be in a ring.
Sam Biddle was triggered by my challenge as I questioned his identity as a man.
Dean Obeidallah writes for the Daily Beast, has a radio show, and claims to be a comedian.
He also threatened my life.
As with Sam Biddle, I challenged Obeidallah to a comedy stand-up battle.
By backing out of my challenge, Obeidallah felt a blow to his identity – both as a man and as a “comedian.”
With Seth Rogen, I said he wasn’t an edgy comedian. Every comedian grew up watching George Carlin. Saying a comedian isn’t funny is boring. Telling a comedian he doesn’t have any edge attacks their identity.
I then said Seth Rogen’s wife would not have sex with him. Whether your wife will have sex with you goes to your core identity as a man.
As with Seth Rogen, I mocked Ricky Gervais for his lazy comedy.
Gervais got pissed, blocked me, Tweeted about me, and then later unblocked me because he reads my stuff.
The cuckservative meme took the world by storm. Conservative men were outraged by its usage. They even wrote articles telling us to stop using the word!
Do you see the pattern?
Calling a man a cuck strikes at his core identity as a man. It emasculates him.
Is my trolling random?
You can now see that my trolling is as random and chaotic as Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Every shot I take is orchestrated to strike my targets’ deepest vulnerabilities.
Scott Adams’ blogs explains my methods, even though he’s writing about serious topics like Trump and politics.
Adams’ blog (and book) is not optional reading.
If you want to be more persuasive – whether to make more sales, get more readers, sell more books, or have more sex with women – you need to read this blog.