Mailvox: stick and carrot

 A reader has a theory:

I’ve had this theory for a while and I figure I should put it out there on record in case it turns out to be right. My theory is that you two are attempting to take over the script. I don’t know if you are doing it consciously or subconsciously.  Either way you get equal credit because you are following your true inner beliefs/instincts in terms of what you believe needs to be said/heard. 

Vox is the good cop providing hope, morale, and a path to victory for Trump. Owen is the bad cop who is mocking and shaming Trump relentlessly into action. Vox is using the carrot. Owen is using the stick. It doesn’t matter if the masses hear either of you, it only matters if Trump does. If he believes in your collective ability to predict the future then he will put a lot of stock into the two roads that you are showing him are in front of him.

You aren’t writing the script, you are guiding the script. If this has openly been your plan from the  beginning then that is pretty incredible. If you don’t realize this is what you are doing then perhaps it is worth considering.

For my part, I don’t think the God-Emperor pays any attention whatsoever to anything that Owen or I do, say, write, or think. Sure, there are people on Team Trump who are aware of my thoughts and incorporate them into their analyses, but if there is one thing we know about Donald Trump, it is that he is his own man and he answers to no one but Jesus Christ.

I don’t play a role. What you see here is not the totality of me, but for better or for worse, it is an accurate representation. As for Big Bear, I think he is even less prone to playing a part than I am; personalities aside, I have considerably more control over my public output than he does by virtue of our preferred media.