Cognitive dissonance occurs when the facts don’t match your perception of the world. In order to maintain your view of yourself as a smart and well-informed person you need to come up with an explanation for why those facts don’t match your perception. This is the situation that Hillary voters found themselves in when Trump won and it is the reason why so many of them have gone crazy, crying and rioting and generally carrying on like spoiled brats. The cognitive dissonance has been HUGE for them.
Victims of Journo- terrorism, they have been conditioned to see Trump as a monster. The creator of the cartoon Dilbert, Scott Adams explains the problem.
This brings me to the anti-Trump protests. The protesters look as though they are protesting Trump, but they are not. They are locked in an imaginary world and battling their own hallucinations of the future. Here’s the setup that triggered them.
1. They believe they are smart and well-informed.
2. Their good judgement told them Trump is OBVIOUSLY the next Hitler, or something similarly bad.
3. Half of the voters of the United States – including a lot of smart people – voted Trump into office anyway.
Those “facts” can’t be reconciled in the minds of the anti-Trumpers. Mentally, something has to give. That’s where cognitive dissonance comes in.
There are two ways for an anti-Trumper to interpret that reality. One option is to accept that if half the public doesn’t see Trump as a dangerous monster, perhaps he isn’t. But that would conflict with a person’s self-image as being smart and well-informed in the first place. When you violate a person’s self-image, it triggers cognitive dissonance to explain-away the discrepancy.
So how do you explain-away Trump’s election if you think you are smart and you think you are well-informed and you think Trump is OBVIOUSLY a monster?
You solve for that incongruity by hallucinating – literally – that Trump supporters KNOW Trump is a monster and they PREFER the monster.
…In a rational world it would be obvious that Trump supporters include lots of brilliant and well-informed people. That fact – as obvious as it would seem – is invisible to the folks who can’t even imagine a world in which their powers of perception could be so wrong. To reconcile their world, they have to imagine all Trump supporters as defective in some moral or cognitive way, or both.
So who was responsible for these people seeing Trump not as a man but as a monster? According to Mike Adams from Natural News fear programming was used by Journo-terrorists to hypnotically control the readers into being terrified of Trump. He says that false fear is the mantra of the Journo-terrorists.
JOURNO-TERRORISM: The goal of the left-wing media has always been to terrorize voters and hypnotically control them using orchestrated fear programming
…This is exactly why there was so much intense hatred on the left for Donald Trump …the media whipped it up on purpose by using false scare stories — and why leftists who supported Hillary Clinton are now freakishly horrified at the outcome of the election.
Many of them literally think they are going to DIE unless the election outcome is reversed.
…They are obviously traumatized by their own beliefs, and while many people might enjoy an uproarious evening of laughter just watching these lunatics totally freak out, the truth is that they have been VICTIMIZED and even hypnotized by the leftist media.
To these victims, you see, Donald Trump really is a horrible monster. They’ve convinced he’s an evil, woman-hating, Mexican-beating, sexual predator who’s deliberately going to destroy families across America because he’s a cruel person. A friend of mine told me about a conversation he had with a Clinton supporter in California who insisted that Donald Trump only reads “Nazi propaganda books” which he keeps on his nightstand. Every pro-Trump argument my friend tries to make with this person was greeted with, “But he has NAZI BOOKS on his nightstand!”
…These people are, of course, clinically delusional. Their minds have been programmed with so many layers of disinformation and fear that they can no longer recognize the difference between what’s real vs. fiction.
…It’s not much of a leap, by the way, for the same leftist journo-terrorists to tell their hypnotized followers to start murdering Trump supporters en masse. This, of course, is where George Soros — the terror funding money man behind the curtain — ultimately wants to take us all. He wants a social revolution where white people, gun owners and Trump supporters are beaten to death by enraged leftist socialists.
… incessantly shaping their audience perceptions against gun owners, white people, southern people, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and a long list of others who are made out to be horrifying monsters. According to Maddow’s viewers, Donald Trump is Adolf Hitler. Gun owners are trigger-happy rednecks who love to shoot black people. White males are stupid, bigoted racists. Cops are executioners of minorities. Scientists who disagree with the false climate change narrative are “deniers” who should be imprisoned. And so on.
The result is that innocent viewers of leftist media channels tend to become “radicalized” into a mindset of extreme fear, hatred and bigotry toward their named enemies. At the same time all this is being programmed into their heads, the leftist media throws a veil of “love, compassion and tolerance” over the entire hypnosis gig, making the world’s most hate-filled bigots — leftists — believe they are the world’s most tolerant progressives!
Seriously: Racist, bigoted, hate-filled leftists literally think they represent LOVE for humanity. It’s incredible…