Skip to comments.Cognitive Dissonance 101
Posted on 09/08/2019 10:41:22 AM PDT by real saxophonist
A lesson on cognitive dissonance
8 minute video
Versus 'I think'.
Disclaimer: I was adopted AT BIRTH. My parents' names are on my birth certificate.
That is actually painful to watch. I give the guy credit for sticking around to answer the questions but clearly had no clue what he was talking about. Its almost as if he just parroting words he has read or heard from others of a similar mindset.
Logic and reason were missing from his arguments.
This is what brain-washing looks like, a person is so convinced of an opinion but cannot substantiate it.
This is the same issue with man-made climate change. Liberals have done extremely well in this arena; They have poisoned the well of knowledge so adroitly that it will be hard or potentially impossible for some to accept reality when they are finally exposed to it.
I agree he has no meaningful arguments but he was calm and receptive to her counterpoints. He gives me hope that one day he may he open to hearing them and let them penetrate. Most libs just get nasty when you give them facts.
Empty, soulless, nihilistic, all feelings, not facts, no truth, all selfishness.
I hope I die of old age before these worthless P’sOS run the country.
“Liberals have poisoned the well of knowledge”, I just love that
It would be funny if he were talking about the Pittsburgh Pirates but he’s talking about the life of a human being and this idiot probably votes.
This horrible leftist is why I am armed to the teeth. He would have me and my family murdered in a second by a government agent. He would not even blink to vote for that government agent knowing full well the government would murder me.
He is a perfect example of the horrible, criminal, murderous people who exist in this world. Leftists are the devil.
There exists a book on the subject for those who want to learn from some of the folks that actually studied and documented historic cases.
When Prophecy Fails: A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group That Predicted the Destruction of the World is a classic work of social psychology by Leon Festinger, Henry Riecken, and Stanley Schachter which studied a small UFO religion in Chicago called the Seekers that believed in an imminent apocalypse and its coping mechanisms after the event did not occur. Festinger’s theory of cognitive dissonance can account for the psychological consequences of disconfirmed expectations.
link to free PDF
Disclaimer, I have not finished the book, I don’t know if they end up painting with a wide brush the subject of Faith.
There are many parallels between the subjects of this book and AGW climate crisis alarmists/commies/progressives in general.
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