4 Aug 2017

Cognitive Dissonance At Walnut Creek

"Foreskin for life!"
Bonobo3D: While the Bloodstained Men & Their Friends were protesting (genital mutilation of children) on a busy corner of Walnut Creek, Ben spoke with demonstrators, expressing some curious thoughts as he learned about the issue.

cog·ni·tive dis·so·nance
the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.

“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new
evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is
extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it
is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize,
ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief.”

― Frantz Fanon

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