How the FBI Use 'Pre-Suasion' to Quash the Hunter Biden Laptop Story
The FBI is a psychological warfare unit waging war against American citizens
Readers know that I’ve studied and applied the art of persuasion both professionally and in politics.
Studying persuasion begins with Aristotle’s Rhetoric, which is pretty much all you need to know. But modern persuasion science can add much refinement to the art of getting people to believe and behave the way you want them to believe and behave.
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The master of persuasion is an academic named Robert Cialdini, who I’ve been fortunate enough to meet. Doctor Cialdini has determined that the most powerful persuasion comes from seeding the subject’s mind so that the “ask” feels expected and beneficial when you later deliver it.
In his book Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade, Cialdini (pronounced chal-Dee-nee) writes:
the factor most likely to determine a person’s choice in a situation is often not the one that offers the most accurate or useful counsel; instead, it is the one that has been elevated in attention (and thereby in privilege) at the moment of decision.
The FBI used this tactic to persuade Twitter, Facebook, and other social media giants to censor a New York Post story about the damning contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop.
In September 2020, a full month before the New York Post story hit the streets, the FBI conducted a table top exercise for social media executives:
Talk about calling your shot. The FBI told Yoel Roth, former head of Twitter censorship, that a foreign government would “hack and dump” information prior to the 2020 election. And it would involve Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.
Can you see why Roth was so receptive to the FBI’s demands that he censor any mention of the laptop?
While Roth is responsible for his own decision, we have to cut him some slack. He was primed to believe that Russia had hacked into Hunter Biden’s personal data to influence the 2020 election.
When the New York Post story hit, Roth reasonably concluded that the content was Russian disinformation. Why wouldn’t he? The FBI wouldn’t lie, would it? The FBI wouldn’t try to influence a presidential election, would they?
The answer is: yes, the FBI would try to influence a presidential election, and it would arrest anyone who got in its way.
This is why I encouraged Tea Partiers to spend less time in Constitution study groups and more time learning persuasion. Not to become a manipulative psychopath like an FBI agent, but to understand the weapons being against them.
The FBI has unlimited resources to study and practice military-grade persuasion, and it’s using its arsenal against the American mind right now. Realize that everything is a lie, and you’ll begin to see how this country got to the brink of implosion.
General George Patton won America’s first ground victory in Africa, in part because he knew Rommel’s tactics. In a great scene early in the movie Patton, the general watches his troops clean up the Germans in a rout. He delivers a memorable line: “Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!”
Today’s news stories are just anchors, primes, for what’s coming. Doubt everything. Or, as Alex Berenson reminds us, “it’s impossible to be too cynical.”
The world is not what we’ve been told.
Cialdini, Robert. Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade . Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition