Democrats had huge marches today, and while Cernovich.com does not focus on the rightness or wrongness of political positions, we analyze successful and unsuccessful moves by people, businesses, and political movements. One cannot deny that Democrats had a successful march, and it’s worth deconstructing why.
“Resistance” as a System, not a Goal.
Resistance has an active component. To resist is to “refuse to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument.”
Democrats went on the attack. Since Trump’s election, Democrats have been organized. They have a mantra: “Resist!” When so-called experts say resisting is not enough to win elections, they are revealing their own ignorance of the work of America’s leading expert on political persuasion, Scott Adams.
“Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.” – General George S. Patton
His book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big shows why “resisting” can lead to major political outcomes.
Systems vs. goals.
Scott Adams explains:
“A goal is a specific objective that you either achieve or don’t sometime in the future. A system is something you do on a regular basis that increases your odds of happiness [or winning] in the long run. If you do something every day, it’s a system. If you’re waiting to achieve it someday in the future, it’s a goal.”
I’ll use a non-political example before we talk about today’s march. I never intended to be an author. I didn’t have a goal to write a book.
I began writing as an outlet, wrote every day, attracted some readers, and those readers demanded a book. A book about what exactly? I looked at which posts got the most views. My articles about mindset were outperformed only by my articles about….other activities.
My choice was to write a book about sex, or one about mindset.
Because I had a system of writing every day, my book Gorilla Mindset now has over 1,000 reviews on Amazon’s main page, and over 2,500 reviews once you look at Audible and all other Amazon pages.
How many books ever receive 1,000 reviews? Gorilla Mindset is in the top 1% of all books ever written. And it all started from a generic blog. I didn’t even know how to register a domain or have my own dot com.
When people ask me, “How do I write a book,” I tell them, “You don’t write a book. You write every day for a year. 1,000 to 2,000 words a day. At the end of the year, start editing. You’ll have a book.”
Democrats began resisting Trump immediately. Every day they spread negative stories about Trump, and yes many of these major stories end up being fake. The point is that Democrats are resisting every day. This keeps morale high.
Democrats feel connected. They have a deep sense of community.
The teacher strike in West Virginia, the student walkouts, and today’s march are the result of a system of resisting.
When I look at conservatives, I see complainers crying about “Buses!”
While I have my preferences on who wins or losers, I keep my objectivity and focus on who is winning (and losing) and why.
Today I see my Twitter feed full of people saying that protesters were bused in. As Andrew Breitbart might quip, “And?”
What does it say about people who are on the Internet complaining while the other side has taken over the streets? (And before you cry about what I’m doing, or not doing, keep in mind that I planned the biggest events for the American populist movement. Without any help from the same people my “fans” are telling me I need to support.)
“Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.” – Patton
Let’s look at what’s happening outside objectively.
Who has more of a fighting spirit?
Is it Republicans?
Or Trump, who cried like a big baby that he was “forced” to sign the Omnibus bill? (Apparently no one told him he could veto the bill.)
Democrats have the fighting spirit, and it’s hard to see how they won’t pull of a massive electoral victory November.
Talent Stacking and the March for Our Lives
Choose a skill to learn. Get good enough at it. Then choose another. Get good at that. Do that for a few years and you’re something special.
“Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success.” Scott Adams
Democrats have an incredible talent stack.
- Creating online outraged mobs on social media, which scares Trump supporters into silence.
- Banning conservatives from social media, which makes it seem like Democrats have the dominant narrative. (Perception is reality).
- Spreading stories (many fake) that emotionally resonate with Trump haters.
- Busing people into events.
- Raising money.
These skills will all be used in November.
By the way, DO NOT post political comments below. I don’t care if you like or don’t like Democrats, or Trump voters, or Republicans.
This conversation focuses on timeless principles of mindset and winning.
These principles are what led me to predict sooner than almost anyone else that Trump would win.
These same principles tell me that Democrats are going to win bigly in November.
P.S. You can read my full review of Scott Adams’ book on winning here.