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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 05:31 PM
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13. Leopold certainly jumped. Cognitive dissonance ?
Edited on Tue May-16-06 05:35 PM by applegrove
"The maximum possible dissonance is equal to the resistance to change of the less resistant cognition; therefore, once dissonance reaches a level that overcomes the resistance of one of the cognitions involved, that cognition will be changed or eliminated, and dissonance will be reduced."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonance

You see alot of that "inexplicably" around environments where myth-makers are working hard.

We saw it 1) in the lead up and rational for Iraq (we assumed Rummy would try and win the war, that there was imminent danger from WMDs, etc.)

2) National Guard Story & CBS wanting to go with a story before it had been fully vetted

3) Any other examples?

Seems Leopold wanted it so much he stopped reporting and following his own rules re: timing of the announcement of Rove's indictment.

Still so much more to find out.

Still more cognitive dissonance to come.

Nice that the Pentagon allowed the 911 tin foilers to "reality test" the plane hitting the Pentagon. That was really sweet and kind of them seeing as how they are government and the welfare of people is obviously their top priority.






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