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A short note on cognitive dissonance
How this ends - slowly, one by one.
For all the accounts that I’ve lost through de-platforming on various sites, it makes it difficult to always reference archive material but I’m pretty sure I wrote something some time under the title “How this ends” and the hashtag #2DegreesOfSeparation.
As further testament to the degree to which the narrative is controlled by the Big Tech and Mainstream Media propaganda arms, if you Google me and that title and hashtag, all you get is a page of factchecking hit-pieces. Ho hum…
Anyways, I was reminded of it yesterday when my elderly mum came round for a coffee.
What I focused on (at least 18 months ago) was the fact that no amount of gaslighting, discrediting and propaganda could change the facts that presented themselves in the face of people - when a friend of a friend (i.e. two degrees of separation) is vaccine-injured, they know about it. And the bush telegraph chimes louder than The Daily one.
I said that when that time came, it would all be over. Well, that time probably came some time ago so I had to caveat my prediction with the random variable of cognitive dissonance.
Even when faced with overwhelming evidence, literally in their faces, many people will still perform some extraordinary mental gymnastics to explain it away, returning to the safety blanket of blissful ignorance. It’s cognitive dissonance. And shovelling snow, eating pizza, vigorous bed-making type gaslighting and propaganda will fuel it!
Only when that veil of cognitive dissonance is lifted, will it be over. But can we predict or pre-empt that moment? Will it ever come in the presence of ever-increasing gaslighting, discrediting and the relentless spew of propaganda in support of the false narrative?
I think so. Let’s return to coffee with my mum.
She told me that she stopped after two. Not because of my relentless efforts to expose the truth (sigh) but because of what she saw with her own eyes - 75% of her friends and acquaintances getting ill after jabs, some dying; and the situation getting worse for those who continue lining up for more - mystery bumps, lumps, rashes, general malaise and much worse, including COVID itself of course! Doh!!
Not only was my mum brave enough to acknowledge the facts that presented themselves to her, she was astute enough to make the connection and save herself from further harm.
But that’s not where the story ends. Like most of us, relating this to her friends is a thankless task. She hasn’t so much as gotten one of her friends to talk about the situation, let alone convince them to refrain from further experiment.
But! She has witnessed more and more of them turn of their own accord. Who knows what’s the trigger for each, different person? My mum doesn’t because her friends won’t talk about it, like her, not even the ones that have woken up. And yet, as Charles Mackay rightly said in witness to this happening time and time again:
Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.1
There is only one way this ends. The same way it has always ended throughout time immemorial. Just give it time. But choose your decisions wisely if you want to still be here when it does!
Charles MacKay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds