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6 Ways To Show The World Is In Cognitive Dissonance

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posted on Oct, 19 2015 @ 10:36 PM
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With the masses not getting the big ‘hey wait a minute’ moment of realization accepting things that are in truth majorly not right, here are my 6 ways of showing that the world is therefore in a state of cognitive dissonance or even denial.

1. Going into agreement with the general consensus of the masses

2. Blindly believing authorities

3. Accepting ‘coincidences’ commonly occurs with those in cognitive dissonance or denial

4. Blindly accepting statements made by the masses and authorities

5. Inability to ‘think the unthinkable’

6. ‘Unbelievable’

In line with 5, many people, when explained how the deceptions work and all the related lies don’t get it because they’re in a state of ‘unbelievable.’ They find it too hard to comprehend that they have been so dastardly deceived for so long.
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I think one could add many things to the above including "war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength." I used to think that only a severely retarded and/or totally brainwashed person could believe any of those things but what I've found is that nearly everyone supports at least one of those beliefs on some level.

Another striking example of cognitive dissonance is the way people speak out against pedophilia except when it comes to child brides. Do you support the Palestinians? If you do, you support the following. Are you really anti-pedophilia?


HAMAS PLAYS HOST TO PEDOPHILIA

Muhammed married a six year old bride. But Islam has evolved in 1500 years. In Hamas land, in 2009, the brides are almost seven.

Mass Muslim Marriage

450 Grooms Wed GIRLS Under Ten In Gaza

A gala event has occurred in Gaza.

Hamas sponsored a mass wedding for four hundred and fifty couples. Most of the grooms were in their mid to late twenties; most of brides were under ten.
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Do you support Turkey?


In Turkey, 28% of women are considered a child bride. This number increases in the Southeastern region to 40-45%. A child bride is defined by having forcibly pushed into marriage before the age of 17.
www.globalgiving.org...


Another shocking example is people's attitudes about 9/11 "conspiracy theories." People who always belittle "conspiracy theories" tend to believe and propagate the OFFICIAL 9/11 conspiracy theory which is about the lamest thing I've ever heard. There's no way around the fact that the official 9/11 story is a conspiracy theory without any solid evidence. Most of the alternative 9/11 theories have more evidence than what was offered in support of the official 9/11 conspiracy theory. My conclusion is that it's cognitive dissonance and sheep-like behavior that keeps people believing in the official 9/11 conspiracy theory. It sure can't be a logical analysis, that's impossible.


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posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 12:58 AM
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You mentioned 'totally brainwashed'...

The way I see it, that's the only thing that makes any sense.

Those who are brainwashed, are NEVER aware of it.

Another quote from the OP's source:


Followers of the alternative media’s more truthful and unbiased reporting will indeed know that we’re getting a better idea of what’s going on in the world, unlike the vast majority who only see the viewpoint of the mainstream media.

Given that the mainstream media acts as a vehicle for so much propaganda, lies and deception and the vast majority blindly accept what it says, paying scant attention to the contradictory evidence, this leads many into a state of cognitive dissonance when challenged with the truth while defending the mainstream media’s official version.

www.activistpost.com...


ATS has enough evidence to convict the perpetraitors for all eternity yet many here STILL refuse to see what is so painfully obvious.

In thread after thread they demand proof while denying what is right in front of their eyes.


"A good stage hypnotist can take 100 people out to the middle of a redwood forest and convince 90 of them that there are no redwoods to be seen. As the result, 90 people won’t be able to see any redwoods at all. The other 10 who refuse to be hypnotized can still see the trees. The 90 people who are under mind control will think the 10 people who still see the redwoods are “crazy”, “insane” or “nutjobs” or “conspiracy theorists” not realizing or even being able to realize, it is they, themselves, the 90% people who are the deceived ones…...Sound familiar? How can this be?"

"Psychologists use the term Cognitive Dissonance to explain the brain’s inability to consider opposing evidence. Governments intentionally try to create this disorder in the population. That’s how they can get away with creating events like 9/11. If the population in general didn’t have Cognitive Dissonance, they could never stage events like this. Cognitive Dissonance is a form of government sponsored mind control."

WHY SMART PEOPLE OFTEN CAN'T SEE THE TRUTH

"The model often starts with Unconscious Incompetence, which means you don’t know you need to know something. If you are here, you wouldn’t even be on this website trying to figure things out.

Hopefully, It then moves to Conscious Incompetence (you don’t know, but at least you know you should learn). If you’re on this site, you are probably in this or the next category. Then hopefully people will move to Conscious Competence. You have figured out what is true and spread the word. Only about 10% of the population ever get here.

The reason lies in the same practice as those used by Cults. The same “cult mentality” is used by the illuminati in the events of those like 9/11 to brainwash people with such magnitude, that they can no longer see the truth even when it’s right in front of them." The reason is because the human brain is based more on pattern matching than on logic.

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posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 01:51 AM
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Followers of the alternative media’s more truthful and unbiased reporting will indeed know that we’re getting a better idea of what’s going on in the world, unlike the vast majority who only see the viewpoint of the mainstream media.

Given that the mainstream media acts as a vehicle for so much propaganda, lies and deception and the vast majority blindly accept what it says, paying scant attention to the contradictory evidence, this leads many into a state of cognitive dissonance when challenged with the truth while defending the mainstream media’s official version.


Read those two paragraphs again. Carefully. Let's take a gander at alternative media. FULL of BS, outright lies, and utter nonsense. So blindly following one is horrible, but blindly following the other makes you wise...

If you think you're smarter than the rest of the population because you read alternative media you are a prime example of a "sheeple", just on the receiving end of the ridiculous term for once. If it's not MSM, then it has to be true. ATS is one of the worst offenders of this nonsense thought process. CNN is bad, so RT is good. Something about false equivalency.

I'm so tired of seeing this faux intellectualism on ATS, you're not bright because you don't accept a certain narrative, especially when you seem to accept ANY narrative that isn't mainstream.

I'd like to know how many of your sources use MSM for proof, but also denounce them at the same time. Do all these alternative media sources actually have REAL sources?



posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 02:31 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

Killer job illustrating the OP's point...


I couldn't have done better myself.



posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 03:13 AM
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a reply to: Murgatroid

I suppose I shat on a piece of canvas and said it wasn't art.



posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 03:43 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

It's really simple actually. If the media says what you want to hear, they are accurate. If you don't like what they say, THEN they are full of lies and B.S.



posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 02:14 PM
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I always figure that between the account I like and the one I don't there lies the truth. Whatever the two accounts have in common has to be the truth or at least fact.




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