A Lesson in Cognitive Dissonance


Imagine you are one of the anti-Trump folks who believe we just elected a racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-semitic, science-denying dictator. Let’s say that’s the movie playing in your mind. That’s some scary stuff.

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This is hilarious. Scott Adams is attempting to spin Trump reversing himself on almost everything as Trump being “flexible and pragmatic on just about everything”

Using Scott’s argument:

People stated that Trump lies about everything. Pathologically so. After being elected, Trump demonstrates that his own claims and promises are and unreliable method of determining what he will actually do

Do Trump supporters:

1. Reinterpret their self-images from wise to clueless.


2. Generate an even stronger hallucination. (Cognitive dissonance.)

Mr. Adams shows that he is swimming in cognitive dissonance.

I wasn’t lied to. I’m not a sucker. I didn’t vote for what Trump promised. I voted because I wanted to be surprised by his actual opinions are once he is in office.Wow.