Why am I so effective where as others fail? It’s NLP. The key feature of my writing and rhetoric are pattern disrupts. A pattern disrupt, as the name suggests, disrupts a person’s normal mode of thinking.
You’ll notice for example that some (lesser) rhetoricians say I too often surrender the frame to my adversaries. They want you to debate the first premises of arguments, which is a fail.
Here’s an example: Some people say you should never accept that there is racism is America. To do so is to play into another person’s frame. Nonsense.
Here’s what I do:
- Racism is a problem is America. Those black thugs who play the knockout game on white people should be prosecuted as hate criminals.
Try that line on a liberal friend. They will literally stop. You have disrupted their thinking.
- Walls are for racists. Only racists in Israel put up borders around their countries.
- We want a wall, just like Israel.
You are accepting a premise that others claim is true. For example in America racism is a problem. Also, Israel is our most powerful ally.
Rather than claim racism doesn’t exist or that Israel isn’t great, accept those premises as true. What can the other person say other than, “Wait! Wait! Wait!”
A strong pattern disrupt triggers cognitive dissonance.
Ready for some more?
- Trump is pro-women. He stands up for moms, who recognize that their sons are more likely to be falsely accused of rape than their daughters are to be raped.
They want to say, No! Trump is not pro-women! You have redefined women to mean moms rather than herpes-infested feminists.
You have also showed that Hillary, by being anti-man, is anti-mom. (Moms have sons.)
Now isn’t that far more effective that the, “We matter too!” argument MRAs make?
Fair or not, in the West moms matter more. You can fight that premise, or you can ride it like a wave. Become pro-man by being pro-mom.
My vision is to expand how you think.
Many of you have criticized my means of persuasion without having any clue what I’m doing.
There was almost a mutiny over my Cuck Rogen article. Even my most dedicated readers questioned by judgment and some were outright meant to me.
Well…What has Seth Rogen had to say since that article? I raised my position while crushing him. I was right.
Many people claim Trump is random and has no idea what he is doing.
I know what I’m doing, and so does Trump.
More broadly: Just because you don’t understand something doesn’t mean the other guy doesn’t.
Do you see what Scott Adams is doing?
Scott Adams hypnotizes readers in ways they don’t see. In an article about short v. tall people, Adams writes:
What is the name we give to tall ambitious people? Answer: Leaders
I’m not complaining. Compared to the tall, my knees are fabulous, my grocery bills are low, and my life expectancy is awesome. When I fly coach, it’s roomy and cheap. And I rarely bump my head. When I need a service that only a tall guy can perform, I rent one on the Internet and order him to do that work while I go to the gym with my perfectly functioning knees.
Do you see that he mentioned knees twice?
His post got tall people thinking about our knees. Maybe our knees hurt. He changed the focus from, “I’m a smaller guy,” to, “Your knees hurt.”
He used boring language to talk about tall. “Leader” is a concept.
When he talked about being short, he used imagery to create a scene (flying coach). Images are more powerful than vague concepts.
He also lowered the status of tall people by saying, “I rent one on the Internet.”
Adams does this all of the time. I’m not going to show too much of his game, as he seems to enjoy keeping the joke to himself.
I will say this. Adams is one of the five most persuasive public personalities alive. Tony Robbins is on my top five list, as is Trump. You’ll have to guess at the others, though Frank Kern would make my top 10 list.
By the way, I talked to Greg Stevens (my editor for Gorilla Mindset), about how I use trolling to score rhetorical points. Watch it here: