Cognitive Dissonance: [coined by L. Festinger (1919-89), U.S. Social Psychologist
The confused mental condition that results from holding incongruous, often mutually contradictory, beliefs simultaneously.
"The most lies we will ever tell in our lives will be to ourselves." ~ Carla H. Krueger
"No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth." ~ John F. Kennedy
"When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear." ~ Thomas Sowell
"People who question or speak honestly about almost anything these days risk losing everything. The world loves lies." ~ Elysse
“What we call …
Our society has been dumbed down and indoctrinated to the point that most people actually believe everything they hear and assume that every critical thinker is a conspiracy theorist. Part of the problem is that people are so distracted with TV shows, movies, video games, media, sports, etc. People are so preoccupied with meaningless things that they never question or look into things.
The term “Conspiracy Theory” was coined by the CIA during the Kennedy Investigation and was designed to discre…
Hegelian Dialectic: Problem, Reaction, Solution
Create the problem
Wait for the reaction
Offer the solution (that was originally the desired goal)
“Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.” ~ Clay Shirky
The Hegelian Dialectic and Compulsory Schooling: Conditioning the Masses by “There’s No Place Like Home”
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Hegelian Dialectic: A Tool T…
“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” ~ Lenin
"It’s easier to fool people than it is to convince them they have been fooled" ~ Mark Twain
"All the world’s a stage" ~ William Shakespeare
The playwright creates the hero and the villain and you can’t have one without the other!
Controlled Opposition Examples
Donald Trump is one of the greatest examples of Controlled Opposition in Politics!
“The illusion of freedom will continue for as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will take down the scenery, move the tables and chairs out of the way, then they will pull back the curtains and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." ~ Frank Zappa
"Choice is an illusion, created between those with power and those without." ~ The Merovingian [The Matrix Reloaded]
"If you can see through …