You are an aristocrat in the king's court. While joking around with the court jester, you make a joke about the King's mother. The jester points behind you and faints. Standing behind you is the king himself.
The next day, he summons you to an audience. You arrive to see nobody but you, the king himself, and an executioner. The doors close behind you. You stand there by the door, sweating buckets while the king ignores you and drinks tea with the executioner. After an hour, the executioner walked up to you and speaks. "Tell no one of what transpired here today."
The doors open, the executioner pushes you out, and shuts the door behind you. The other nobles gather around you. They ask, "What happened? Why was there an executioner? How did you survive?"
You respond, "I can't talk about it."
The other nobles whisper to one another, in awe of what just happened. "I can't believe it. What kind of deal did they make?"
So ... What did happen?
Well, the King pardoned you. He didn't just pardon you. He pardoned your stupidity in such a way that preserved both your life and your reputation. Whatever he said or did inside that audience room did not matter. People only saw that you enter and leave. People will assume you cut some kind of deal and the king reasonably accepted it.
You get to keep your life and reputation. The king gets to keep doing his job without you as a distraction. More importantly, he has made both you and him co-conspirators in this scheme. It creates a psychological bond on a perverse level that works amazingly well on betas.
So back to Trump.
Trump invited top media executives and journalists to a "off the record" meeting.
"The president-elect’s off-the-record confab with suits and anchors from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CNN lasted a little over an hour and attendees didn’t answer questions on the way out."
So... What happened?
Trump gives the media a super-pardon and the media immediately stabbed him in the back. They called the meeting a "firing squad" and cried about it on the media, crying about the event on record after first agreeing that it's contents would be secret.
You see, gratitude is a beta trait. The problem is that the masses are not beta. They are omega. In the natural hierarchy, there is the Alpha leader, the Betas providers, and the Omega scum. They are the lions who eat last because they did NOTHING to aid in the hunt.
When you do a favor for a beta, he recognizes that he is in your debt and displays gratitude. Omega scum are autistic fuckwads that are too stupid to even recognize when you are doing them a favor and will stab you in the back for it.
This is the point where we realize that we are not a beta-cucked society. We have become an omega society.
Tip SafeWordIsCommitment for their post.