Confronting Cognitive Dissonance – The Eyeopener

Are you irate, irritable and irrational when presented with evidence that goes against your preconceived notions of how the world operates? Looking for a solution to your stress? Join us this week on The Eyeopener as we examine the theory of cognitive dissonance and how it stops people from confronting the uncomfortable truths about the way the world really works.

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45 Comments on "Confronting Cognitive Dissonance – The Eyeopener"

  1. 666

    • Ohhh no another anonymous taunt through the internet! Geez I’ve never had that happen before. Thanks for caring 666. Speaking of 666 you might enjoy the article I wrote on it

      • I found that article to be very interesting and was disappointed to recently realize that this was some piece of self-promotion. But, then, I prescribe to the notion that if you have good ideas, other people will promote them and you won’t have to, forever appearing the eternal narcissus. However, I don’t let that detract from the value I found of the information in your article.

        What I can’t resolve is your obvious intelligence aligned with violence and implied violence in the very rabid support of a thieving, racist faux-cowboy and the very embodiment of that peculiarly American myth of rugged male individualism that also translated into misogyny in putting the women out front as the blood sacrifice in the name of ideology, and in support of a group who has now instituted checkpoints for the locals–what gives them the right to restrict their freedoms to come and go as they please? This has seriously undermined your credibility.

        • Number1Framer | May 3, 2014 at 11:25 pm |

          Those are ‘freedom’ checkpoints. They search your vehicle to make sure you’re not trying to smuggle any in with you…

  2. Thank you #Epic Troll Lord

  3. Chirp, chirp.

  4. VaudeVillain | May 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm |

    Oh the irony of trying illustrate cognitive dissonance while exhibiting it. Thanks for the laugh.

    • VaudeVillain | May 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm |

      To clarify, the irony here is that it is apparently impossible for some people to believe that their pet conspiracy theories are dismissed by others not because those people are blind or misinformed or emotionally attached to the official story, but because their own theory just isn’t very good or plausible.

      If, rather than confront the possibility of one’s own inadequacy, one starts leveling accusations of cognitive dissonance, the ridiculousness is compounded. This would actually be funny, if it weren’t so sad.

      • Chad Burke | May 2, 2014 at 7:55 pm |

        Yeah I had to check these comments to make sure I wasn’t the only one who saw right through this diabolical little article. Takes some stones to try and pull this off though.

        • VaudeVillain | May 3, 2014 at 12:30 am |

          I wouldn’t go so far as to call it diabolical, as that implies some sort of malicious intent. Camron is hardly my favorite person in the world, but I don’t actually believe he has some sort of evil plan to trick us into believing… whatever nonsense he espouses today.

          Certainly misguided, though. I’m also not sure why he chose this particular video, as it is rife with blatantly poor analysis and questionable interpretations.

    • Craig Bickford | May 3, 2014 at 8:12 am |

      Your such a disinfo trolling tool man. How much do they pay you? Who are you with, GCHQ, CIA, don’t even know …whom ever it was who sent you the pictures of you with a twelve year old? I know I know, addressing the paid troll only helps your organization make a better file on me, allows you to gauge my stress points and gives everyone involved insight into how I will best be used or manipulated in the future to suit the agendas and aims of said operations, or secondary and tertiary operations. But you know what, it just feels good to point the finger sometimes. You should look in the mirror once in a while, and stop lying t o your self, and of course it should go without saying, stop being such a fucking cunt and a sophist piece of shit.

      • Tuna Ghost | May 3, 2014 at 8:22 am |

        that’s a pretty good impression of Camron, I have to say

      • VaudeVillain | May 3, 2014 at 5:59 pm |

        Unfortunately, I am no longer able to differentiate sarcasm. So I’ll have to respond with some pseudocode:

        if (sarcasm == true){
        return “lol!, nice one!”;
        if (sarcasm == false){
        return “lol! get a life!”;

        It’s been literally a decade since I wrote an actual line of code, apologies if that doesn’t quite parse or match any existing syntax.

    • kowalityjesus | May 3, 2014 at 11:43 am |

      that’s the value of an open forum. people R free to make asses of themselves…sometimes until you realize those people are so crazy they might actually be right.

  5. Mr Willow | May 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm |

    That’s a whole lotta projection from one post…

    • “Takes one to know one.”

      “You spot it, you got it.”

      In other words, he’s not wrong about us, just wrong about himself being different. We’re all self-deluded here. Which is a step better than being deluded by the powers that be.

      • Mr Willow | May 2, 2014 at 6:21 pm |

        Well, sure.

        I’ve got my own little quirky ways of see the world through a whole host of information. I’ll even admit to lingering on certain conspiracy theories should a sufficiently mundane explanation not be provided, but I’m at least willing to alter my perceptions based upon compelling evidence (even if such evidence were a thought experiment).

        Most people here tend not to rely on the words of others (via insipid conspiracy videos) to state an opinion, either (or claim that if anyone should disagree with any opinion they have, they are implicitly involved in a pervasive scheme). They are usually capable of having their own views and possess the ability to adequately defend them.

      • We’re all mostly self-deluded human here.

        Cognitive Dissonance™ is every moment of my waking consciousness. If the fire is too hot, there’s the door.℗

  6. Number1Framer | May 2, 2014 at 6:38 pm |

    Still waiting to hear a reply back on the Agenda 21 thread regarding the real life scenario I put forward regarding the use of Precautionary Principle and the one shred of evidence that Agenda 21 has caused any single shred of harm to anyone’s sovereignty. I’ll assume you’re just too busy to reply, so in the interest of a fair and rational argument would you like me to repost it a third time? I know you’re far too rational and self-educated to be ignoring me because you don’t have a response…

    • Hey framer, didn’t realize you had responded, happy to oblige, feel free to send me a link here to your comment.

      • farbauti | May 2, 2014 at 9:59 pm |

        Just shut the fuck up.

        Go away.

        Be gone.

        • “Are you irate, irritable and irrational when presented with evidence that goes against your preconceived notions of how the world operates? Looking for a solution to your stress? Join us this week on The Eyeopener as we examine the theory of cognitive dissonance and how it stops people from confronting the uncomfortable truths about the way the world really works.”

          @Matt Staggs, so is there a code of conduct for these forums or is it company policy to let guys like farbauti ruin it for everyone else?

          • Tuna Ghost | May 3, 2014 at 8:23 am |

            That you would suggest anyone but you is ruining anything at Disinfo is such powerful self delusion that it makes my nose bleed.

          • kowalityjesus | May 3, 2014 at 11:38 am |

            Holy shit, chill out ass wipe.

          • Tuna Ghost | May 4, 2014 at 2:39 am |

            No. It’s been years. It’s an embarrassment to this community.

          • Oh, but isn’t he ever so courteous in wording his sub-John Galt™ level rants “powerful self delusion”(s) that inspire your nose bleed?

            A Very Proper Young Chap™

  7. Tuna Ghost | May 2, 2014 at 9:26 pm |

    So he posts an “article” that is basically just a YouTube video and a snarky comment? That’s, like, 90% of his input on Disinfo.

  8. Matt, stop this shit.

    • HAHAHAHA. “farbauti” thank you for making my point for me! You sir definitely do NOT have cognitive dissonance!

      • farbauti | May 3, 2014 at 1:18 pm |

        You really don’t understand what cognitive dissonance is, which is pretty funny. I feel sorry for the poor paranoid guy in the video. You, not so much.

        I am irate and irritable because you defile this site with nonsense and idiocy. When you are called out on it, you ignore or deflect anything that doesn’t fit with your opinion of how the world works. It’s annoying and a prime example of your “diagnosis”.

        How you come to the conclusion that I’m suffering from cognitive dissonance, is beyond me. Your diagnosis implies that I’ve made a statement about how the world works, which I haven’t. My opinion is that your posting on this site is terrible and I want to make it stop. That’s it, an opinion.

  9. emperorreagan | May 2, 2014 at 10:32 pm |

    Bologna on wonder bread with Kraft cheese slices.

  10. Jonas Planck | May 3, 2014 at 3:01 am |

    Delighted to report that I have no cognitive dissonance whatsoever. None. Nada. Zilch. Just me, I’m the only one. Everyone else is biased.

  11. Rhoid Rager | May 3, 2014 at 3:50 am |

    Camron, sometimes it’s good to let go of battles. Crack a beer and enjoy some good Balkan folk music.

    • thats some intense stuff

      • Rhoid Rager | May 3, 2014 at 10:25 am |

        Glad you’re enjoying it. The guy that pulls the string on the fiddle and does vocals coughs at some point–sounds like a five-decade smoker’s cough but he still sings like a boss after that. Amazing.

        • terrasodium | May 3, 2014 at 11:48 am |

          Why would anyone use a half dose of sedatives and amusements, beer and a gypsy music video, go full submission and pack a bowl with some crack and a thought avoidance game of world of warcraft, no more pesky questioning the real world away from the keyboard.

    • kowalityjesus | May 3, 2014 at 11:45 am |

      hell yeah. if anybody lives in Chicago, come to my barbeque today for some delicious halal goat and beer. We will be having as good a time aas these gentlemen if not more.

  12. kowalityjesus | May 3, 2014 at 11:46 am |

    GREAT vid camron, thanks

  13. I’m always disappointed to see what could be interesting dialogue turn into personal attacks and rudeness. It would be great if everyone could stick to discussing ideas rather than becoming belligerent, in all their interactions. We’re all in this together.

  14. gustave courbet | May 4, 2014 at 6:46 pm |

    While I understand (and agree with) the criticism over Mr. Corbett’s condescension towards those he disagrees with, I would recommend some of his videos and interviews. He is also a contributor to which has a range of quality articles. I try to take the ‘pick and choose’ approach with media, because I rarely if ever agree with everything an outlet has to say, but can usually still find compelling information.

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