When White Liberal Prophecy Fails: Cognitive Dissonance and the Liberal Mind – The Occidental Observer – Andrew Gladwell

February 20, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Cognitive Dissonance theory might be more important in explaining the Left’s mindset than we appreciate. Although frequently invoked by mainstream conservatives to superficially skewer liberals’ incoherence and hypocrisy, cognitive dissonance should be applied more broadly and explored more deeply. According to psychologists, the dissonance produced in the mind when holding mutually exclusive beliefs is actually nothing short of a form of mental trauma. Facts and opinions which challenge, for instance, one’s self-identity or long-held conventional wisdom can, say experts, result in agony for the afflicted, producing a feeling of desperation akin to starvation or intense thirst. Unsurprisingly then, the resulting discomfort can push the sufferer to great lengths of irrational and extreme behavior in order to obtain relief[1] (Margaret Heffernan, Willful Blindness, pdf here).Understanding cognitive dissonance, therefore, may go far in explaining our opponents’ aggressiveness and, given the growing unreality of today’s society, their increasingly toxic and desperate behavior.

A basic theme in cognitive dissonance literature is that the brain cannot stand conflict. So hard does the brain work towards resolving it, it’s neural circuitry will actually employ faulty reasoning in order to shut down distress.[2] When presented with contradictory positions, it will, in effect, blind itself to them, for instance, by eliminating the new conflicting belief and clinging to the challenged one. Referring to this characteristic of the mind as our “totalitarian ego”, Psychologist Anthony Greenwald says, much like the thought-control and propaganda devices depicted in George Orwell’s 1984, the mind’s biases are firmly enslaved to the ego’s greater central design (for instance, one’s self-image as a humanitarian and morally righteous person, etc.[3] This would explain much of liberals’ hyper-defensive reaction to evidence regarding racial differences, for instance, and their aggression toward purveyors of such evidence.

Source: When White Liberal Prophecy Fails: Cognitive Dissonance and the Liberal Mind – The Occidental Observer

Casualty Lists From the Kavanaugh Battle | Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website

October 9, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 

After a 50-year siege, the great strategic fortress of liberalism has fallen. With the elevation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court seems secure for constitutionalism — perhaps for decades.

The shrieks from the gallery of the Senate chamber as the vote came in on Saturday, and the sight of that bawling mob clawing at the doors of the Supreme Court as the new justice took his oath, confirm it.

The Democratic Party has sustained a historic defeat.

And the triumph is President Trump’s.

Source: Casualty Lists From the Kavanaugh Battle | Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website

Ann Coulter: Liberals Never Sleep (And Neither Does Jeff Sessions) | Articles | VDARE.com

September 6, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The left is very close to having a governing majority due entirely to immigration. Despite the promise of the Trump campaign, there isn’t much standing in their way. Now, they’re just running out the clock. Soon, we will have admitted so many immigrants that it will be too late to do anything.

Although liberals pretend to have no idea where conservatives got the idea that immigration was designed to change the country and bring in new voters, they weren’t always so modest.

Source: Ann Coulter: Liberals Never Sleep (And Neither Does Jeff Sessions) | Articles | VDARE.com

The Liberal Stampede to ‘Abolish ICE’ | Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website

July 3, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 

No Borders! No Nations! No Deportations!” “Abolish ICE!”

Before last week, these were the mindless slogans of an infantile left, seen on signs at rallies to abolish ICE, the agency that arrests and deports criminal aliens who have no right to be in our country.

By last week, however, “Abolish ICE!” was no longer the exclusive slogan of the unhinged left. National Democrats were signing on.

Before his defeat in New York’s 14th Congressional District, Joe Crowley, fourth-ranked Democrat in the House, called ICE a “fascist” organization.

Source: The Liberal Stampede to ‘Abolish ICE’ | Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website

HOW LIBERAL F.D.R. TREATED JAPANESE & BLACKS

July 1, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Though not invoked nearly as often as slavery or segregation, the Left has repeatedly utilized the shameful wartime internment of 100,000 Japanese-Americans as one its many attack arrows aimed at the history of evil, “racist” ™ America. However, in a stunning display of Orwellian “doublethink,” St. Franklin Demono Roosevelt — the Leftist president who issued the Executive Order to round-up and intern the Japanese, along with a companion EO freezing their assets, remains revered and untouchable. The continuing worship of Roosevelt, in spite of his truly racist EO’s, represents further proof that Marxists do not care at all about “oppressed” minorities, while their useful idiot libtard dupes lack any capacity for critical analysis.

Roosevelt’s treatment of Japanese Americans wasn’t the only case in which the holiest of libtard icons disrespected and abused “people of color” . Wait until “youse guys” hear what hell FDR and his Red henchmen unleashed upon two of America’s most well-known sports legends and cultural phenomenons — both of whom were Black, and both of whom were Republicans.

Source: HOW LIBERAL F.D.R. TREATED JAPANESE & BLACKS

A Fascist Right — or a Hysterical Left? | Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website

June 26, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

If Trump’s supporters are truly “a basket of deplorables … racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic” and “irredeemable,” as Hillary Clinton described them to an LGBT crowd, is not shunning and shaming the proper way to deal with them?

So a growing slice of the American left has come to believe.

Friday, gay waiters at the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, appalled that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was being served, had the chef call the owner. All decided to ask Sanders’ party to leave.

When news reached the left coast, Congresswoman Maxine Waters was ecstatic, yelling to a crowd, “God is on our side!”

Source: A Fascist Right — or a Hysterical Left? | Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website


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