Tag: Cognitive Dissonance

What role is mass psychosis playing in our descent to authoritarianism?

Mass Psychosis is the End Game of Groupthink, Gaslighting, and Cognitive Dissonance


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There is a film that explains the fascification of America that echo all of the analysis that Ye Olde Blogge has produced over the years. See how well it all matches up.

Are Political Lies Protected Speech?

Is Knowingly Lying for Political Gain Protected Speech? Or a Solution for Bridging our Partisan Divide


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There is much talk about bridging our political divide with lots of talk about reaching for white voters being regurgitated. The real problem is the social support that the lies of Trump and the GOP have. To break that social support, we have to consider banning knowingly telling lies for political gain. Those lies are destroying the country.

Psychological Causes of Trump

Gaslighting, Groupthink, and Cognitive Dissonance: The Perfect Storm resulting in Trump’s #COVID19 Infection


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How could anyone, much less an entire political party and their supporters, be so stupid so as to deliberately spread the coronavirus during the middle of a pandemic? How can we possibly explain this behavior? Extreme behaviors take extreme psychological phenomena to explain. Here’s the perfect storm of cognitive and social psychological explanations.

Blinded by Cognitive Dissonance

Trump’s Base: Blinded by Cognitive Dissonance, part 1


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Ever wonder what makes MAGAs and other members of Trump’s base hold on even in the face of overwhelming evidence that Trump doesn’t care whether they live or die? Ever watch in absolute awestruck wonder as MAGAs go through all sorts of mental gymnastics to justify their support for someone who is actively trying to kill them? Well, lucky for you, we here at Ye Olde Blogge have answers and in part 2, we’ll show you how to put those answers to work breaking that support.

The Fascisting of America: Explaining Opposition to Impeachment (2/3)


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I KNOW! It’s a LONG read. It’s been awhile. I hadda lodda say. So sue me.

You know you can’t understand why anyone and everyone doesn’t want to impeach the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. You know you can’t. You know you wanna know. Well, here it is. THE explanation of what is going on in all those pussy grabbing mo’fo’s heads. It is psysplained right here.

You’re Endorsing Who?


With Donald Trump assuming the Republican nomination for presidency, many GOP politicians who once opposed him, are now, if not endorsing, at least supporting him. This post takes a look inside the cognitive gyrations necessary to accomplish this feat.

The Death Paneling of the American Body Politic


Once a falsehood or an honest mistake has been introduced into the electorate, it can take on a life of its own. It can be very difficult to scrub this from the consciousness of the population. This post explores the reasons behind people clinging to a disproved lie or errors like death panels in the ACA.

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