And that distortion field proved dangerous enough for the election.
Then it faced off against what might best be called a media DDoS attack on the voter’s entire sensory network. The objective of this offensive was to block out any remotely accurate information about the Trump campaign by the distortion field being processed by the, admittedly, already limited mental horsepower of the American voter.
To counter this vast fire power the distortion field had only one Twitter account, a candidate who could barely recite a bullet point list of his priority policies, and a red hat.
Our heroic distortion field – an electromagnetically perfect field of persuasion – literally defeated the entire planet, inflicting such devastation against its enemies that we are tempted to say it would have won even without the hat.
The distortion field now has much more than Twitter, Trump, and a red hat. It now has control of the White House. With this control its persuasive powers can only become amplified to even greater degrees.
The Office of the Presidency always brings to its occupant great control of the political conversation in Washington. It does not guarantee conversation translates into policy, but it does set parameters on what policy is at least discussed. And what is discussed indicates who is going on the attack.
Consider how this offensive power of the Presidency can synergize with the distortion field.
In the campaign the media attempted to dictate what issues the campaign centered around. These issues were necessarily small ones blown out of all proportion because the major issues favored Trump. These small matters did gain a certain amount of traction with the voters because Trump had no political record to indicate he had legitimate qualifications to be President.
A seemingly vanity presidential campaign could – in the absence of evidence in the way of voter experience – plausibly have insignificant issues prove this candidate is unqualified:
- Trump misspells words on Twitter.
- If Trump cannot spell, Trump is unfit for the Presidency! (Have the anti-Trump DDoS attack run a loop of this trillions of times, as it did, and you can see how this might have been an attractive strategy.)
With the Presidency at last in his hands, Trump can throw off the entire media in ways he could not as candidate because he can determine what they talk about with announcements and policy offensives they must cover. He may also outmaneuver them with minor controversies that seem important to the press, but are not to voters, and send them off in wild goose chases.
See how the Twitter script we outline above adjusts with the power of the bully pulpit combined with the field:
- President Trump misspells Nigeria on Twitter
- If Trump cannot spell Nigeria, President Trump is not fit for the Presidency! (This loop is less effective if Trump is successful on major issues, more successful if he is otherwise.)
- Trump, aware that the media is busy with its chew toy, preemptively nukes North Korea and reforms Medicare without the media ever noticing.
If the distortion field was deadly in the campaign it will prove even more formidable in the White House.