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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mindset or Metal?

It's coming soon. From Mike Cernovich and Castalia House. Now, you have to keep in mind, I'm probably the only person who has read the book before seeing the cover. When I saw it, my first reaction was to laugh. And my second reaction was to say, "oh, yes, that's perfect". The only way a non-fiction book could be more metal is if it was an actual encyclopedia of heavy metal. You can almost hear the guitars crunching.

“Readers are tired of basic bitch content. They want edge. They want pop. They want swagger. My readers are ferocious and want to stand out. Let the content serfs serve up the same undifferentiated slop. I only want savages and madmen and madwomen reading me.”

Until MAGA Mindset is released, readers will have to contend with Gorilla Mindset, “which is more complete than MAGA Mindset,” Cernovich said. “However, my editor Vox Day told me the writing in MAGA Mindset is the best I’ve done. I’ve always said the only person who can best me is me. Once MAGA Mindset is released, readers will be able to decide for themselves!”

It is good. It is really good. There were entire sections I wanted to underline and read to my kids. I won't be even a little surprised if it outsells Gorilla Mindset, and Gorilla Mindset has sold astonishingly well.

Mike is a madman. He's also one of the very few people I seek out for advice, because he's one of the few people whose advice has been of material benefit to me. Some longtime Dread Ilk have commented that VP seems to have gotten more intense over the last year, and to the extent that is true, it is a direct result of my relationship with Mike.

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Anonymous Wyrd October 13, 2016 4:37 PM  

You can almost hear the guitars crunching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oTEQf1d9Iw

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable October 13, 2016 4:40 PM  

Get that sucker out pronto, Vox.

Anonymous grey enlightenment October 13, 2016 4:42 PM  

looks like a good read

Anonymous Mr. Nat(e)ural October 13, 2016 5:00 PM  

Sounds worth a read, but Trump on the cover should have a straight-on gaze, with that eyes-that-follow-you trick. The closest description of his expression as it is would be "colonoscopy".

Anonymous VFM #6306 October 13, 2016 5:08 PM  

I'm pretty sure colonoscopy is what Cernovich is going for here. With a pneumatic drill. How did you miss that?

Blogger Doom October 13, 2016 5:12 PM  

Phoenix, innit? Every 300 years was it? My memory sucks. Hmm... Close enough.

Anonymous Wyrd October 13, 2016 5:19 PM  

Wrong, Mr. B Natural:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAKentKiGOY

Anonymous fop October 13, 2016 5:22 PM  

Chapter 1 - Grab that pussy.

Blogger lowercaseb October 13, 2016 5:29 PM  

Just looking at the book cover made me grow a chest hair.

Anonymous DeeJay October 13, 2016 5:36 PM  

Ye gods. That cover should be blown up and sold as a meme-tastic Trump campaign poster, ASAP. On every level, it curbstomps Shepard Fairey's ominous and creepy neo-Stalinist HOPE portrait of (an equally-colonoscoped) Obama.

Blogger Sean October 13, 2016 5:37 PM  

Congrats to Mike, Vox, and Castalia!

Blogger Frank Lin October 13, 2016 5:38 PM  

I hope Trump wins. I suppose the book is about a winners mindset regardless of outcome, bit I hate to imagine Mike rewriting the ending.

Blogger Brian Niemeier October 13, 2016 5:55 PM  

The following sentence is brilliant.

"Let the content serfs serve up the same undifferentiated slop."

Alliteration, rhyme, the clever way that the meaning changes for both readings of "content" while remaining coherent.

Mike is more than a mindset coach. He is a poet.

Blogger Badger Brigadon October 13, 2016 5:59 PM  

Who did the Art?

Blogger Jack Ward October 13, 2016 6:13 PM  

Bring it. My wallet is ready. I tend to agree, however, @4. Trump on the cover should be giving that steely, star straight down the gut and into your soul. The kind that leaves a tough dude hoping he is on the Man's good side.

Blogger Jack Ward October 13, 2016 6:15 PM  

That should be stare. Please, staring man, leave me intact...

Anonymous a deplorable rubberducky October 13, 2016 6:15 PM  

Breitbart put up a Hall Of Shame for media collusion as recently exposed by WikiLeaks - Louise Mensch is at the top of the list!

Blogger VD October 13, 2016 6:40 PM  

Ben Garrison aka grrrgraphics.

Blogger D. Bay October 13, 2016 6:40 PM  

Looks like it might be an entertaining read, yet what good will it be if Trump loses the presidential election in less than a month from now? Even Real Clear Politics has Trump trailing Hillary in most polls. If that happens Trump's image will be about as good for book sales as Mitt Romney's.

Anonymous Pony1 October 13, 2016 6:45 PM  

Honestly - I am not too crazy about that cover, looks pretty cheesy IMO (Gorilla Mindset and Danger Play were better). But I guarantee I will read it - I am reading Danger and Play right now and really enjoying it, and this looks even better.

Blogger Lovekraft October 13, 2016 6:46 PM  

@19: to our dear newcomers and Sorols-trolls, let me explain what the VFM and Dread Ilk are not.

They are not posers, attention-whores, special snowflakes. They are seasoned veterans of this Age of the Lie, on the frontlines and have many scalps to prove it.

Trump winning or losing does nothing to our resolve to see the vermin crushed under our boots.

Anonymous Wyrd October 13, 2016 6:46 PM  

Ben Garrison aka grrrgraphics.

Noice.

Anonymous Wyrd October 13, 2016 6:49 PM  

@19

Clinton's millions for virgin basement-dweller shills sure seem to stretch far. Find a girl to kiss, even if you have to resort to Trigglypuff.

Anonymous #8601 October 13, 2016 7:13 PM  

I gained new respect for Cernovich after watching his Periscopes. The dude is the real deal. He is indeed a madman who gives absolutely zero f-cks.

Will buy this book.

Blogger Kona Commuter October 13, 2016 7:13 PM  

Mike's the man that's for sure. It's been really exciting following his Twitter.

Blogger Bard October 13, 2016 7:15 PM  

Metal church the only church you know the time is right!

Blogger Mr.MantraMan October 13, 2016 7:16 PM  

Rasmussen has him in the lead so the office queen bee and her nasty orclets have not exactly put Hillary over the top

Blogger Bard October 13, 2016 7:21 PM  

Will buy even though I am already great.

Blogger Bard October 13, 2016 7:28 PM  

You guys are killing it Vox. Much respect. That is a great cover.

Blogger Bard October 13, 2016 7:45 PM  

Intense is the right word. You have always had focus, but he seems to have motivated you to engage. You have shed the sigma and whether you like it or not, you are a now a leader.

Anonymous Viidad October 13, 2016 7:53 PM  

Looked like Garrison's work to me. The guy is good.

Blogger Deadmau5 Patton October 13, 2016 7:53 PM  

@19 "what good will it be if Trump loses the presidential election in less than a month from now? "

you don't have a warrior's spirit, nor do you seem to even understand what it is. Trumps fight alone has been inspirational and a loss wouldn't slow down the greater battle he led us into.

Blogger Ghost of Nathan Bedford Forrest October 13, 2016 7:56 PM  

Awesome premise. Can't wait to read it.

Blogger Mountain Man October 13, 2016 8:23 PM  

I will be buying. I discovered DP over 4 years ago. This blog, DP & Lew Rockwell are the only blogs that I feel are worth a daily read.

Blogger Mountain Man October 13, 2016 8:25 PM  

@19
Haven't you ever contemplated the idea that you can lose a battle and still win the war.
Stop being so fucking toxic

Blogger One Man's Chorus October 13, 2016 8:56 PM  

Cernovich is another Tim Ferriss - an internet marketer selling books about nothing to a niche audience of suckers. He has to cash in on Trump before the election, in case Trump loses.

Blogger Ezekiel October 13, 2016 8:57 PM  

Deadmau5 Patton wrote:@19 "what good will it be if Trump loses the presidential election in less than a month from now? "

you don't have a warrior's spirit, nor do you seem to even understand what it is. Trumps fight alone has been inspirational and a loss wouldn't slow down the greater battle he led us into.

Put another way... if Trump loses it'll be the start of an entirely different kind of struggle and the MAGA mindset will matter more then than ever.

(If he wins that'll be the case as well so the MAGA mindset will still matter more then than ever.)

OT: Hillary trying to Swiftboat The Donald with all these groping claims... if the idea of someone waiting decades to come forward wasn't hard enough to swallow... it is well-known that women who falsely cry rape have likely done it in the past too. Can anyone check the backgrounds of these women, see if that might be the case here too?

Blogger Lazarus October 13, 2016 9:03 PM  

One Man's Chorus wrote:Soros told me to tell you that Cernovich is another Tim Ferriss - an internet marketer selling books about nothing to a niche audience of suckers. Soros says he has to cash in on Trump before the election, in case Trump loses.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents October 13, 2016 9:08 PM  

OT: Hillary trying to Swiftboat The Donald with all these groping claims...

SJW's always project. In the 90's a big problem for the Clintons was called "bimbo eruptions". They assume that's the way to take down Trump, because that's what they fear.

We watch the tools they choose to deploy, because that tells us what they are a-skeered of.

"You'd be in jail" and "special prosecutor" for the win. The way Bill was looking on the night of the 2nd debate, there's something else out there he is afraid of, beyond the women like Brodderick and Willey staring him down.

Something else he got into in the last 15 years. Perhaps Assange knows, too?

Trump 2016 for the LOLZ!

Blogger Ezekiel October 13, 2016 9:12 PM  

A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents wrote:OT: Hillary trying to Swiftboat The Donald with all these groping claims...

SJW's always project. In the 90's a big problem for the Clintons was called "bimbo eruptions". They assume that's the way to take down Trump, because that's what they fear.

We watch the tools they choose to deploy, because that tells us what they are a-skeered of.

"You'd be in jail" and "special prosecutor" for the win. The way Bill was looking on the night of the 2nd debate, there's something else out there he is afraid of, beyond the women like Brodderick and Willey staring him down.

Something else he got into in the last 15 years. Perhaps Assange knows, too?

Trump 2016 for the LOLZ!


Mena, Arkansas perhaps? What really happened to Barry Seal?

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents October 13, 2016 9:20 PM  

@40
That's history book stuff. Way old news. The Rodan Clinton campaign is trying to scare women away from voting Trump. They are playing the "misogynistic cad" card.

That makes me wonder what Bill's been doing since 2001, and who he's been doing it with. Lolita Express, perhaps?

Blogger JWM in SD October 13, 2016 9:32 PM  

"The way Bill was looking on the night of the 2nd debate, there's something else out there he is afraid of, beyond the women like Brodderick and Willey staring him down."

YES...that picture of him (and Chelsea) was extremely telling and more than a little disturbing. Billy is afraid of something and I think it's what Hitlery is capable of doing (or having done) to him if his past pecadillos begin to sink her campaign.

Blogger FSL October 13, 2016 9:38 PM  

@19 Who knows but that in a completely unforeseeable way Hillary's election may be good because it will speed the dissolution of the USA into areas friendly to Western Civ and not. Ain't no way the 19th Amendment is going down until the whole thing goes down. Pandora's box.

Anonymous Bob Just October 13, 2016 9:42 PM  

VD,

Ben of grrrgraphics always includes tiny details that might be missed at first glance. The NWO pyramid in Hillary's glasses or the statue of Baphomet in the background of another Clinton piece.

If Trump's eyes are looking up & to the right it might be symbolic (rise of the alt-right?)

Those new to Cerno and VD might require a bit of an adjustment period. Their views are generally opposite of the mainstream, and this can be a big shock to the system.

Both VD and Cerno have been hitting "The Dark" side like a "Ton of Bricks" (2x Metal Church songs)

Blogger Mountain Man October 13, 2016 9:48 PM  

"The way Bill was looking on the night of the 2nd debate, there's something else out there he is afraid of"

..couldnt agree more with this statement.
If you look at the video footage of the cross examination during his impeachment trial, you see a a man without fear who knows he's untouchable.
You look at his face during the last debate and he looked like a snowshoe hare thats about ready to become a Lynxs next meal.
God Bless DT and Julian Assage for bringing out the flame-throwers on this couple.
Bill and Hill are the Bonnie & Clyde of politics

OpenID frankluke October 13, 2016 9:57 PM  

I found this blog during Sad Puppies III. A liberal I know posted the link at a shared haunt, not knowing how it would ultimately change my life. Sometimes I think about thanking him.

Sometime after finding the blog, I sat down and took a long look at myself. Different mindset books I had read had helped in small ways, but none of them put the finger on the problem. As I looked at myself, I listed out what I liked about myself and what I did not. The things I didn't like can be summarized as "gamma traits" (not that the wording will surprise any here).

I then started taking action against those traits. They are deeply drilled inside me and tough to completely root out. But some of them have been! The others I will continue to uproot until they are cleared out, too.

People who have known me for years have been greatly surprised at the changes they see in me. I don't go looking for fights, but I don't run from them either. I used to self-censor. I still think before I speak, but I don't really don't care if what I say offends as long as it's true.

Thank you, Vox! Yes, I'm a Delta (and still working towards it), but I'm proud to be one.

Anonymous Mister M October 13, 2016 10:31 PM  

I saw that cover and I dropped and did 50 pushups. Ok - - -- 20, but you know what I mean....

Blogger Aeoli Pera October 13, 2016 10:41 PM  

Gimme that recipe.

Blogger Mountain Man October 13, 2016 11:26 PM  

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/melania-trump-sends-people-mag-cease-desist-letter-not-even-friends-woman-article/

This is one of the women who Trump supposedly kissed/ groped /raped /burned alive at the stake ( pick your choice)

Honestly.... an Apex Alpha who has probably bedded as many 9s & 10s as Hugh Hefner would deign to bust a move on that !. This bitch certainly flatters herself..
These smears don't even pass the laugh test any more.
Also..talk about a thousand cock stare. She's has eyes like Paul "Herman Meister" Ryan

Blogger Snidely Whiplash October 14, 2016 12:30 AM  

NAtasha Stoynoff looks like a tranny. See the manjaw?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash October 14, 2016 12:33 AM  

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHahahahahahahahah

Yoko Ono says she had a lesbian fling with Hillary in the 1970s.

Blogger David Power October 14, 2016 1:53 AM  

Although admittedly I'm observing this from over here in London, even I've noticed that, for some reason, the US media seem hell bent on trivialising this election by focusing on contrived tabloid hit-pieces nobody really cares about. Or at least, nobody should care about! But for me it is, and always will be - all about the issues:

STATE OF THE UNION


If you feel that America is doing just fine, both domestically and internationally and all that is needed is more of the same; vote for her.

But if you think the previous eight years have accelerated America's decline, both at home and abroad and that a new direction is needed; vote for him.

NATIONAL DEBT:

If you feel that the biggest national dept in history is nothing much to worry about and that America can continue to borrow it's way into further debt indefinitely; vote for her.

But if you think that America needs to tackle its unprecedented debt by insisting its economic rivals cease protecting their own markets by cynically manipulating the value of their own currencies and start playing on a level playing field; vote for him.

DEFENCE:

If you feel that entering into endless proxy conflicts abroad is a great use of your most cherished national asset - the brave Men and Women who serve in your military; vote for her.

But if you think that American service Men and Women should only ever be used to protect America's direct interests and that other nations who rely on America's protection should contribute to the cost of that protection; vote for him.

IMMIGRATION:

If you feel that mass illegal immigration from the third world and all the adverse social deprivations associated with it, is good for America; vote for her.

But if you think that America should cease its policy of mass immigration from the third world until it can provide sufficiently for the people who are already in the country. And that America should finally start enforcing its existing laws on illegal immigration; vote for him.

LAW AND ORDER:

If you feel that vilifying your law enforcement officers and whipping up racial tensions, in already gang infested and drug riddled inner cities, has made them better places to live; vote for her.

But if you think the people who live in America's cities deserve to be protected by strong and respected law enforcement agencies. And that the gang-crime that blights many of those cities needs to be tackled and tackled hard; vote for him.

Blogger David Power October 14, 2016 1:55 AM  


JOBS:

If you feel that allowing your industries to sack their American workers and move to third world countries to take advantage of slave labour and then sell their goods back to you, without penalty, is an acceptable economic policy; vote for her.

But if you think that encouraging industries to remain within America and penalising those that try the slave foreign labour route will be good for America and American workers; vote for him.

TRADE:

If you feel that continuing to operate international trade agreements which allow your economic rivals to restrict your exports to them while they are allowed to flood your markets with there goods is wise or even economically sustainable; vote for her.

But if you think that the international trade agreements America is currently operating were poorly advised and have, in large part, contributed to America's economic decline and must be revisited, revised and redrafted so as to benefit America's economy rather than building up the economies of its rivals; vote for him.

TERRORISM:

If you feel that it is wise to ignore the fact that America's core values are under violent attack from people who obtained their vicious hatred of those values from the teachings of Islam. And that it is some how morally wrong to even mention the phrase "Islamic Terrorism" for fear of offending somebody's misplaced sensibilities; vote for her.

But if you think that America should acknowledge that many of the teachings of Islam are incompatible with the freedoms it holds dear, including equal rights for gays and women, and that people suspected of favouring such teachings should not be allowed into the country unchecked; vote for him.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

If you feel that America's declining influence on the world stage and the continued disrespect and contempt America is now held in by many of its international rivals is something to be proud of; vote for her.

But if you think that America should prioritise forging alliances with nations who show it mutual respect and share its core values, and that are fighting against the same scourge of Islamic Terrorism America is fighting. While disengaging from nations that are openly disrespectful and that have values that are morally abhorrent to those your forefathers made so much effort to establish; vote for him.

Blogger David Power October 14, 2016 1:55 AM  

POLITICAL SYSTEM:

If you feel that it is fine to be ruled by career politicians who have had to beg, steel and borrow hundreds of millions of dollars from self-interested groups to fund their political careers. Groups that naturally expect a return on their investments; vote for her.

But if you think that America has been poorly served by its political class - of both hews - for the past several decades and that the political system its self, has become so reliant on obtaining donations from self-interested groups, that now no person of integrity could ever make it into office. And if you believe that electing bought and payed for puppet politicians has cost America dearly and that only a self funded candidate can break the cycle of corruption; vote for him.

TEMPERAMENT AND CHARACTER:

If you feel that a career politician who has become rich from so called 'public service' is likely to keep their promises 'this time' despite the countless empty and broken promises of their past. And that it's acceptable for a politician to justify their many mistakes, lies and let-downs buy merely laughing them off as "miss-steps" "brain freezes" or "miss-speaks"; vote for her.

But if you think that it is time to wrestle the reigns of power away from the people who have lead America into the mess in which it now finds itself and to give a chance to a non-politician, a proven employment creator with a solid record of business success, and who has brought up a beautiful family who love and respect them, a winner in every sense of the word and someone who obviously loves their country; vote for him.


In my humble opinion, them's the REAL choices folks.

Blogger Frank Lin October 14, 2016 7:23 AM  

I read Gorilla mindset last week. After reading Antifragile and Scott Adams "How to Fail..." and doing Vipassana mediation, I didn't get that much out of Mike's book. But it so confirmed some things that I was doing correctly. (His way of checking in is quite similar to the questions I ask myself every week: "what do I do? What didbI think about?") So I can't say Mike gives any bad advise - I just lucky that I've already stumbled into some good things already.

But, the verdict isn't really back yet though. If the the book is this widely regarded maybe I need to try more. I feel though that Scott Adams just thinks closer to the way I do and he sort of captured the self improvement ground first. I would certainly improve my life with more persuasion skills. Next on the list.

We'll see. Perhaps this Trump book has something in it for me.

Blogger Brian H October 14, 2016 7:39 AM  

Mr. Nat(e)ural wrote:
Sounds worth a read, but Trump on the cover should have a straight-on gaze, with that eyes-that-follow-you trick. The closest description of his expression as it is would be "colonoscopy".


Agree - needs to look like that Trump Time magazine cover:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwip88-gmtrPAhVH6IMKHehrDXEQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thewrap.com%2Fdonald-trump-challenges-cnn-to-pay-him-for-next-debate%2F&psig=AFQjCNFEouSHyKb63X80KiwJp2bUcZSMVw&ust=1476531403079433

Otherwise, love the cover.

Anonymous DeeJay October 14, 2016 8:26 AM  

Yeah. After some monkeying around with the cover in Photoshop (no "gorilla" pun intended), I'm throwing in with the "staring directly at you" camp:

https://s12.postimg.org/nukvadyn1/Trump_MAGAMindset2.jpg

Anonymous SciVo de Plorable October 14, 2016 8:59 AM  

Mountain Man wrote:These smears don't even pass the laugh test any more.

Also..talk about a thousand cock stare.


Agree with the former, not the latter. Looking at her, I would assume she isn't a virgin, but there is still a genuineness to her smile. The thousand-cock stare has dead eyes.

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit October 17, 2016 10:26 PM  

Go, Castalia.

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit October 17, 2016 10:26 PM  

Go, Castalia.

Blogger Technocratic Union October 18, 2016 7:03 AM  

No. Improvement isn't possible for everyone. Stop lying.

Read the pastebin.

http://pastebin.com/Ush6huDi

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