Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Anticipating The High Brow “Define Trump” Chris Wallace Debate…
At ConservativeTreehouse by Sundance,
David Mamet had a famous saying, essentially: …‘in order for genuine liberals to continue their illogical belief systems they have to pretend not to know a lot of things’… By pretending not to know, there is no attachment to any adverse consequences.
In essence, liberalism maintained -in the face of overwhelming empirical evidence- requires feelings to overcome logic in the ongoing game of make believe. Hence, cognitive dissonance is a defining principle as large numbers of people need to be swayed to act against their own best interests.
To retain the larger ruse, Alinsky expanded on (many would say took advantage of) the necessary dissonance and various illogical shell games (system overload) became a component of his modern approach.