by Scott Adams | BLOG.DILBERT.COM | May 23, 2017
Persuader in Chief: “Goodbye ISIS, Hello Losers”
Sovereign Liberty Editor’s Note:
The key take-away here is not some simple affirmation or denunciation of a personality or person (i.e.) President Trump. It is just how important psychological or information warfare is in LIFE…not just in matters of war, successfully diffusing violence and conflict, etc.
Famed [infamous in some regards, too, obviously] boxing icon Mike Tyson has said
“I look at boxing as 90% psychological… the physical side has very little to do with it, if anything.” He further adds that his success: “had nothing to do with boxing, it was all psychological.”
Mike Tyson’s earlier amateur coach, Teddy Atlas, had this to say of him, which really encapsulates the power behind the art of persuasion, behind psychological warfare:
“He’s not a soldier. He’s the Trojan horse. He’s the guy who knows how to sneak into these guys’ consciousness to completely strip them of any chance they have of performing.”
Where-ever one looks, whether it be categorical war, boxing or other competitive physical sports, poker games, or whatever, the fact of the matter is that psychological understanding and PERSUASION [putting into useful action ones psychological understanding of self, others, and, particularly, targeted groupings/markets and masses] really matters. In fact, such matters at times even more, much more, than underlying craft, strength, and at times other elements regarding strategy!
Imagine…even in a brutal sport like boxing it comes down to PSYCHOLOGY so very much!
Of particular note is the fact that such knowledge and application of psychology may be used for good, if only more people understand it, both in defensive posture as well as the offensive.
Psychological warfare discernment is vitally important, now more than ever. Take what you will from this excellent featured post in regards to President Trump–the key takeaway still stands and one is all the better for duly considering and understanding it.
“The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.” –Sun Tzu, The Art of War