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Posted by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry on October 3, 2012
BEFORE YOU TUNE-IN AS ONE OF THE
60,000 PEOPLES IN USA AND MORE AROUND THE WORLD.....TO THE 1ST USA
ELECTION 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DEBATE
SHOULD KNOW THE MEANING OF
how it affects most of the politicians in today's world....
|...The above photos illustrate the American citizen's understanding
of the claim of suffering of "cognitive dissonance" by 2012 USA
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney...although Romney is a highly
educated, successful very rich financial investment industry businessman
with ambition to realize his father's failed vision to become USA
....AND LET US FIRST UNDERSTAND WHAT
is the term used in modern psychology to describe the state of holding
two or more conflicting
In a state of dissonance, people may sometimes feel surprise, dread,
guilt, anger, or embarrassment.
The theory of cognitive dissonance in
proposes that people have a
to reduce dissonance by altering existing cognitions, adding new ones to
create a consistent belief system, or alternatively by reducing the
importance of any one of the dissonant elements.
An example of this would be the conflict between wanting to smoke and
knowing that smoking is unhealthy; a person may try to change their
feelings about the odds that they will actually suffer the consequences,
or they might add the consonant element that the short term benefits of
smoking outweigh the long term harm.
The need to avoid cognitive dissonance
may bias one towards a certain decision even though other factors favour
The phrase was coined by
in his 1956 book
When Prophecy Fails,
which chronicled the followers of a UFO
as reality clashed with their fervent belief in an impending apocalypse.
Festinger subsequently published a book called
"A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance",
published in 1957, in which he outlines the theory.
Cognitive dissonance is one of the most influential and extensively
studied theories in social psychology. Cognitive dissonance theory warns
that people have a bias to seek consonance among their cognitions.
According to Festinger, we engage in a process he termed "dissonance
reduction", which he said could be achieved in one of three ways:
lowering the importance of one of the discordant factors, adding
consonant elements, or changing one of the dissonant factors. This
bias gives the theory its predictive power, shedding light on otherwise
puzzling, irrational, and even destructive behavior.....
|To have a further overview of this psychological phenomenon which
afflicts most of the politicians among Earthlings today just about
eliminating the LEADERSHIP the Earthlings are looking for their
pursuit of daily happiness... em>and unfortunately even paying
the politicians for them leading with "Cognitive Dissonance" on the
tax-payer funded life-bridges to nowhere....please click
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webpage of today's knowledge based life-sciences sharing and learn about
the actual "Cognitive Dissonance" affliction suffering carried by Mitt
Romney, the prime challenger to incumbent USA President Barrack Obama as
portrayed by world famous TIME Magazine....
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TO BE EMPOWERED NOT TO HAVE
IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE.....
......but also to recognize this affliction
not only help others to overcome and protect them from suffering ....
......but help yourself first
by protecting yourself and yours
from the sufferers of "Cognitive Dissonance:...
Illustration by Oliver unday
The Imaginary Campaign:
Romney is running against notions of
a President and the economy
that are at odds with reality....
|On Aug. 31, the night after the Clint Eastwood empty-chair colloquy
at the Republican Convention, Jon Stewart identified the radioactive
ingredient that would provide the fuel for Mitt Romney's September
meltdown. The Republicans, he noted on The Daily Show, were suffering
from "cognitive dissonance." Like Eastwood, they were campaigning
against a Barack Obama who was a figment of their imagination. "There is
a President Obama that only Republicans can see," he said. That
Obama--the Muslim socialist foreigner--was "bent on our wholesale
destruction." The mad fact is, Stewart was only scratching the surface.
We now know that Romney has been running not only against an imaginary
President but against an imaginary electorate as well. This is an
electorate in which 47% are looking for handouts, don't pay income taxes
and won't "take responsibility...for their lives."
How utterly insulting to the legions of hospital workers, restaurant
(and country club) employees and security guards who work their butts
off servicing the plutocrats Romney was addressing at his now infamous
fundraiser in Boca Raton, Fla. These workers barely get by, but they are
helped a bit by benefits--like the earned-income and child tax credits
invented by Republicans--that limit their exposure to income taxes
(although they continue to kick in payroll taxes and pay a host of state
and local levies). The great irony is that the vast majority of Romney's
47% would be shocked to learn that they're among the freeloaders, which
is why this incident might not, in the end, have all that much impact on
the presidential campaign. Romney was right about the larger picture in
Boca: this election will be decided by a sliver of middle-class
independents, the 6% who can't decide which of these candidates they
The conservative commentariat and fat-cat contributors are mystified by
Obama's buoyancy. This election should have been a rout, they believe,
even for a candidate as lame as Romney. The President is weak, inept, a
job killer leading the economy off a cliff. Ah, but there's that
cognitive dissonance again: the Romney campaign is running against a
phantom economy as well.
Indeed, the Republicans--and the press--have latched onto the one
economic statistic that Democrats usually emphasize and that has
traditionally led Democrats astray: unemployment. Members of the public
certainly are worried about the inability of the economy to create jobs
and especially about the employment problems their children will
confront. But let's face it: if you add up all the unemployed,
underemployed and those who've abandoned the workforce, you're still
looking at maybe 15% of the labor market.
And while the Romney campaign was sleeping, the other 85% have seen
their circumstances change. "Their household income hasn't improved,"
says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's. "But their household
balance sheets are very quickly moving in the right direction." The
soaring stock market has restored their 401(k)s to their former
plenitude; the values of their homes are creeping back above the
waterline in some areas and booming in others; and, Zandi says, we are
approaching "historic lows" in delinquency rates on consumer credit-card
debt and auto and appliance loans. Our nation's feckless freeloaders
have behaved responsibly since the 2008 crash. They've reduced their
debts. They're feeling better about their circumstances. And suddenly,
the percentage of people who think the country is on the right track is
surging, especially in important swing states like Ohio, where the
economic picture has improved dramatically.
It is the business of a presidential challenger to overstate the dire
situation the incumbent has inflicted on a betrayed public. Bill Clinton
certainly overstated the extent of the economic recession in 1992. But
there are limits. There is reality. In this country, successful
politicians have always avoided apocalyptic predictions. This year,
however, Republicans have routinely embraced the dark side. If Obama is
re-elected, "I don't know that our country really survives four more
years of all the regulations," Senator Rand Paul told CNN's Wolf Blitzer
during the Republican Convention. Blitzer called him on it, saying,
"Wait a second. If President Obama is re-elected, you think the United
States of America, in four years, will not be the United States of
America?" Paul beat a hasty retreat.
Romney has lived the past six years in his party's overheated shark
tank, spending more time pestering plutocrats for cash than meeting with
and listening to the general public. I suspect Romney doesn't really
believe that 47% of the electorate are moochers; he was just dialing for
dollars. But it's becoming increasingly difficult to see how the man who
mouthed those words, whether he believes them or not, can be elected
SUFFERS FROM COGNITIVE DISSONANCE :
Nobel Committee and/or Obama?
|...and you can entertain yourself by
reading the take on cognitive dissonance by an earthling Jules
Elbeshausen by clicking the hyperlink under the above cartoon....
..........AND SO THE USA EARTHLINGS
WILL SURVIVE THIS ONE TOO IN 2012...
......with prayers from PVAF.....
"TRUTH ALWAYS WINS OVER LIES
AT THE END OF THE DAY..
...but before the day is over
Lies can bring a lot of suffering on the bystanders"
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