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  •  If you factor in human psychology (7+ / 0-)

    it isn't bewildering at all.  We vest ourselves with political identities. We can't just chuck 'em off a like a t-shirt, because it's who we are.  And yet, our rational mind is telling us the truth, and this truth undermines our political identity.  The resulting discomfort/pain is known as 'cognitive dissonance'.

    As you are probably aware, people go to great lengths to avoid discomfort and pain, of all sorts.

    When it's cognitive dissonance, it involves re-examining truths so they fit our (political) identities.  

    Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

    by nominalize on Tue May 22, 2012 at 08:43:45 AM PDT

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