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[Image: kittysjones blog.]

I’ve often thought that once people identify with a political party, there is a tendency to edit the world so that it conforms with their ideology. I suspect that exposure to more information about objective reality and politics doesn’t affect partisan bias because people tend to only assimilate those “facts” that confirm what they already believe. This is why many people become defensive, aggressive, incoherent and dogmatic when challenged with evidence that contradicts their fundamental world-view, writes kittysjones in an article that consciously develops themes expored recently on Vox Political.

Never has there been a greater need for critical thinking, yet it seems there has never been a time when that has been more difficult, because of the constant bombardment from the media of fragmented, discordant, conflicting, non-linear narratives, purposefully misdirecting lies, Orwellian double-speak and other strategies being deployed to keep us in a state of  fearful, confused, manipulable stupification and…false consciousness.

Election 
time
 is almost here.
 That 
means 
it’s
 open
 season 
on 
the 
electorate, with 
cognitive 
dissonance 
warfare 
as 
the 
weapon 
of
 choice.

She goes on to examine cognitive dissonance in a deeper way than was possible in the VP article. Even if you disagree with Ms Jones’ politics, this is well worth a read. Give it a visit.

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