It was brought to our attention that many of the findings and subsequent behaviors, in fact, have come true in America. We have gone to such lengths as using our Founding Fathers and the people of their generation as motivators. Moreover, we have used articles from “What would the Founders Do?” to illuminate what could be the potential downfalls within the American psyche if the government continued to disrespect the rights of every citizen and non-citizen in the country whilst running their ship lawlessly.
Certainly without hesitation we are implying that when the most powerful person in the world – the President – insidiously, arrogantly, and with little matter at all squashes the revered Founding documents of the United States most notably the U.S. Constitution and the laws thereto we believe that the citizenry experiences a form of cognitive dissonance.
The term cognitive dissonance is used to describe the feeling of discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs. When there is a discrepancy between beliefs and behaviors, something must change in order to eliminate or reduce the dissonance.
In other words the entire notion of cognitive dissonance is summed up in its definition. “As a state of psychological conflict or anxiety resulting from a contradiction between a people’s simultaneously held beliefs or attitudes.”
As children we are taught to respect our government. Moreover, we need to respect the leaders and their leadership tactics. We are also taught to love one another as we would love them. We are furthermore taught not to talk in church on Sunday’s, respect adults, and get the “best education” you can get.
Imagine the dissonance going on now when one of the most powerful organizations in the world – the very organization that manipulates your money as well as has the power to make one’s life be in danger or certainly impearled with the thoughts of hard jail time or loss of income, does exactly that – completely disregards your natural and civil rights amongst other things in order to make you see and do as they do.
Cognitive dissonance is concerned with an incompatibility in the relationship between two cognitions. This theory, first proposed by Leon Festinger, states that people need to maintain consistency among their beliefs, attitudes, and behavior. Contradicting cognitions serve as a driving force that compels the mind to acquire or invent new beliefs, or to modify existing beliefs, in order to reduce the amount of dissonance (conflict) between cognitions and bring them back into a consistent relationship. (Please see further reading, click here.)
In other words – how are we supposed to respect a person who breaks the very rule of law by which you have been raised to accept? It gets worse – how are we supposed to follow a person or many people who knowingly and with all indignity don’t maintain the laws on the books now – such as the Attorney General of the US Eric Holder; look at the ridiculousness of the majority of those in the Senate; and we could always just charge the House of Representatives as condoning the likes of Charles Rangel or Nancy Pelosi.
But let’s face it here gang – most of those in leadership positions today don’t follow any consummated rules unless it is their own or a spin-off of someone who is higher in rank. Today at the Gallop Polling data center showed again where Obama’s approval rating has dropped – again. Albeit as for me I stand completely resolute in my own justifications – Barack Obama in order to have or save any.form of a legacy should resign, retire, or abdicate the Office of the President – Now!
We believe that the majority of our nation is in the process of some form of cognitive dissonance. We evidence this by identifying certain patterns of behavior, the well-being of the people, and a close look at what is causing the disorder within the society.