Ψ – Patreon Newsletter #5 – Two Faced – Three Steps to Personal Hypocrisy

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Cognitive Dissonance

We’ve all wondered how someone could display heaping helpings of hypocrisy and not see, or even be aware of, their own duplicity and double standards. Regardless of whether it’s a stranger, a friend or even a family member, what is glaringly obvious to us is clearly not so to them. And just as clearly, if we can see it in them, they can also see it in us.

I just so happen to be an expert in personal hypocrisy, having demonstrated time and time again over many decades a propensity to default to hubristic demonstrations of humongous hypocrisy bar none. I am the king of the hill; which means I do know what I’m talking about. Continue reading Ψ – Patreon Newsletter #5 – Two Faced – Three Steps to Personal Hypocrisy

Living In a One Horse Town

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I grew up in a one horse town close to the ocean in southern New England. I mean real close to the ocean, as in the county’s population effectively doubled during the summer vacation season. But other than a steady stream of cars passing though the center of town on their way to the beach, the town itself pretty much remained a one horse town year round.

Of course, this was well before video games, a computer or ‘lap’ top connected to the internet, 500 channels on something called ‘cable’, internet enabled ‘smart’ phones and shopping malls on every corner. The list of modern entertainment choices is endless and doesn’t need to be cataloged any further than I already have. Continue reading Living In a One Horse Town

Ψ – Patreon Newsletter # 4 – Polarized and Very Very Prickly

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Cognitive Dissonance

02/21/2017

Cognitive Dissonance

Once again the masters of the universe have managed to divide and control the US population in order to distract most from the continued looting and financial oppression of the middle class. Only this time they have been forced to blatantly align most of the mainstream press and the surveillance ‘services’ against one ‘side’ in order to polarize both.

You would think “We the Polarized” would wise up to these divide and control techniques, but sadly we do not. And I suspect ‘we’ never will, at least not for this iteration of the mind meme manipulation game. Continue reading Ψ – Patreon Newsletter # 4 – Polarized and Very Very Prickly

Ψ – Patreon Newsletter # 3 – Belief Systems and Consensus Thinking

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Cognitive Dissonance

02/12/2017

Cognitive Dissonance

I grew up in Southern New England, a predominantly ‘liberal’ region of the US then as now. Nearly 20 years ago I moved to the mid Atlantic region of the US, best described as mixed in political persuasion, though trending towards ‘liberal’ in the major population centers. Get out of the cities though, and it is most definitely more ‘conservative’. This is where I’ve lived for most of the past 20 years.

It is important to understand that definitions, including those of the political ilk, morph and change over time. What was once considered ‘conservative’ 50 years ago would in many respects be considered ultra conservative or alt-right today. The same goes for what society considers ‘liberal’ today verses decades ago. Mix in state and regional variations and one quickly understands that if located in any other part of the world, the ‘United States’ would be viewed as six or seven different countries united by common heritage and economics. Continue reading Ψ – Patreon Newsletter # 3 – Belief Systems and Consensus Thinking

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