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0659, 30 Jan 17

Anti-Trump Folks Creating Own Future

Interesting take.

But lately I get the feeling that Trump’s critics have evolved from expecting Trump to be Hitler to preferring it. Obviously they don’t prefer it in a conscious way. But the alternative to Trump becoming Hitler is that they have to live out the rest of their lives as confirmed morons. No one wants to be a confirmed moron. And certainly not after announcing their Trump opinions in public and demonstrating in the streets. It would be a total embarrassment for the anti-Trumpers to learn that Trump is just trying to do a good job for America. It’s a threat to their egos. A big one.

And this gets me to my point. When millions of Americans want the same thing, and they want it badly, the odds of it happening go way up. You can call it the power of positive thinking. It is also the principle behind affirmations. When humans focus on a desired future, events start to conspire to make it happen.

I’m not talking about any new-age magic. I’m talking about ordinary people doing ordinary things to turn Trump into an actual Hitler. For example, if protesters start getting violent, you could expect forceful reactions eventually. And that makes Trump look more like Hitler. I can think of dozens of ways the protesters could cause the thing they are trying to prevent. In other words, they can wish it into reality even though it is the very thing they are protesting.

In the 3rd dimension of persuasion, the protesters need to be proven right, and they will do whatever it takes to make that happen. So you might see the protesters inadvertently create the police state they fear.


0659, 30 January 2017


  1. penquin

    When Branch Davidians had their home burned down in Waco the right-wingers laid the blame firmly on the feet of Bill Clinton and Janet Reno while the lefty supporters responded that those cultists brought it upon themselves with their own actions.

    Same ol’ song and dance – only thing changing is the direction of the circles everyone is spinning in.

  2. jjf

    Isn’t this why Obama took all the guns and made everyone a Muslim and implemented sharia law?

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    So we should raid the climate change cults to complete the circle? :-)

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