The relevant part of the meaning of the term for us is… “the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who…is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values.”
For the purposes of this blog, that would be the theories of race, multiculturalism, and diversity promoted by the mainstream media Vs reality … as seen in real life.
“Cognitive dissonance” theory is a key weapon in the promotion of multiculturalism. It was thought up by Jewish psychologist Leon Festinger. It has proved very useful in devising methods to overcome prejudice. Festinger also came up with “proximity theory” – simply that you become friends with whoever is near you. In many ways he is the ideological father of Section 8 housing in the United States.
Most people believe that stress caused by the increasing gap between what people…
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