My fellow Americans, what do humans love the most? To what do we give our highest value? Is it family, friends, our homes, money, notoriety? No. Above all, humans love fear. The fear that over time we have honed and polished and built up, brick by brick, until it stands before us every day as tall as the Trump Tower. How do I know we love fear more than our children? Because we are willing to ruin their lives in service of some irrational fear of losing them.
Pain is a call to action. Pain is essential, just like anger is. Take pain in one hand and anger in the other. Use them.[to Harrison]
You need to give a humiliated man some way to redeem himself in his own eyes, or else he’s at risk to be drawn into darkness. Like Germany after World War I.
The perception of credibility leads to the perception of power. Because people don’t follow experts anymore, they follow titles.
That’s the first thing you have to understand. Nowhere is a great place to be. That means the shackles have fallen off your shoulders. You’re free. You can be anything, take any path, do whatever you want.[to Harrison]
Stop saying sorry. For anything. That makes you nothing. Everything is somebody else’s fault from now on. Do you understand? You wanna be somebody? You wanna matter? Then you make the world wrong.
Real power is having people loyal enough to you that, if you ask them to, they will kill themselves. They will override their natural survival instinct in service of your needs and will.