When I look around and see my friends and family, I almost get a sense of normalcy. I drive by my local fire station and the American flag is still flying. I witness police helping elderly motorists with a flat tire. My neighbors are nice and I have some money in the bank (temporarily). On the surface, it seems like everything is normal. I am constantly reminded of how easy it would be to fall back into being a fat and happy sheep living in the pasture not knowing what lies ahead.
It is hard not to be deceived by the thin veil of normalcy which covers the trend curve of unprecedented and tyrannical historical events which loom on the horizon.
It is a red or blue pill kind of thing.
What I have been describing is a condition called “cognitive dissonance”. Cognitive dissonance is a psychological phenomenon which refers to the discomfort felt at a discrepancy between what you already know or believe, and new information or interpretation. On some level, people with cognitive dissonance really know the truth, but accepting the truth would mean that the person would have to change their thinking and their actions. People who have cognitive dissonance want to maintain the life they have at any cost. It is a selfish and self-destructive act.
In previous days, most of us in the Independent Media did not chastise those afflicted with cognitive dissonance, we thought that over time, our consistent message would bring you into real world of awareness. I think we succeeded in making many Americans aware, however, we did not move many from the cognitive dissonance crowd to action, but we accepted it. Well, I am not accepting this any longer. Many Americans know how bad things are but they keep hanging on as long as they can. This is no longer acceptable because you are working against the interests of your country, your family and ultimately your own survival. Totalitarian regimes need a significant degree of cooperation from the citizenry or they will not survive. The cognitive dissonance crowd is comprising a significant amount of that necessary support for tyranny to thrive.
It’s Time to Speak the Truth
The Trump movement, no matter how imperfect, has given the American people something to rally around with regard to fighting back against tyranny. In my estimation, in order to win this political fight, we need the sound of marching feet. We currently have a shell movement but they don’t because of their addiction to their selfish cognitive dissonance. We need depth and volume in our movement and there are people out there who should be joining this movement. Unfortunately, if we as Americans are going to survive, we cannot tolerate the fence sitters, the people who Thomas Paine called the “Sunshine Patriots”.
I am calling out the cognitive dissonance crowd for being the cowards that you are. You need to look in the mirror, check your manhood and act accordingly. Most of the cognitive dissonance crowd are sheep. However, I firmly believe that there strong people in this group who could add to the resistance. They just need to rediscover their manhood and become far less selfish.
If you make the mistake that the aforementioned is merely a pep talk, please read the following, when Dave Hodges threw off the shackles of cognitive dissonance.
A Life Changing Encounter
Over 13 years ago, I was sitting in a Coco’s restaurant in Sun City, AZ., to meet with a coaching colleague who called and said he was running late. At the table next to me were a group of four very old ladies who were bashing then President George W. Bush with extreme vehemence. These ladies were in their upper 80’s and I could not believe the Bush bashing. Finally, I gathered up the courage and asked to join them because I was intrigued by their conversation and they agreed.
As it turned out, these four women gathered weekly at this restaurant to discuss their personal lives and current events.
One of the ladies showed me her death camp tattoo and said “We have lived through this before and your country, young man, is getting ready to live through these terrible events again. Your 9/11 is our Reichstag fire all over again. Bush is Hitler!”
All four ladies were death camp survivors and the contents of the conversation were life-changing for myself. I researched some of the things that these Holocaust survivors told me about and was easily able to verify much of their information. I realized my country was in deep trouble and no amount of COGNITIVE DISSONANCE was going to change my new level of awareness. What had changed this time, is that I was now a dad. I knew at that moment, that my young son’s future was already stolen from him.
These four women hit me with historical parallel after historical parallel. In 30 minutes, I was wondering if I lived in a total fascist state and we were going to relive the dark days of Nazi Germany. The most spirited of the four women said the following to me:
“Young man you now live in Nazi Germany. Your rights are fake, and your government has told you to that they will do anything to you that they want. Unless you and people like you stand up and fight back, many of you are going to die in a concentration camp or in a war. Don’t do what the people from our nation did when we pretended that what was happening was not happening! By the time things started happening, it was too late.”
In short, Hitler would never have been able to implement his tyranny without the help of the cognitive dissonance crowd. After all, what kind of sane people would have embraced being a Brown Shirt or let their kids belong to such a ridiculous group such as the Hitler Youth Movement.
Cognitive dissonance can no longer be tolerated because the Donald Trump is providing us with an opportunity to push back without going directly into revolution. But to you people who deep down inside know the truth, but choose to ignore it and act like sheep, are retarding the populist movement raging in the country.
To you rose-colored glasses group, take heed of the following:
- There have been FEMA camps (i.e. concentration camps) built for many of you.
- The economy is on the verge of collapse.
- The Constitution has been totally trashed.
- The planet is on the edge of engaging in a depopulation war. Do you think your cognitive dissonance will protect you then?
As our enemies like to brand as conspiracy theorists, we need to shame these Sunshine Patriots into our movement by branding them as the cognitive dissonance crowd, the people who don’t yet have the guts to fight for what’s right. When some of these people come into the fold, they need to be accepted without judgment. We have a very short window to start drawing a line in the sand. We will not get another opportunity.
To you people who know something is desperately wrong, but refuse to face it and then act (i.e. cognitive dissonance), aren’t you embarrassed that four ladies in their 80’s have more awareness and courage than you? As the old saying goes, “If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.”