Cognitive Dissonance and the patriot community

By Roland Croteau


To All,

I hope this finds you all well and in good spirit.

As always.., the following is for whatever it may be worth to the reader.

If interested, please be sure to click on the links provided/inserted in the text for additional edification/study.

In recent years I have heard (relatively) new phrases like "cognitive dissonance". I wondered..? what exactly does that mean? So I looked it up. This is what I found:

Cognitive Dissonance:
Cognitive dissonance is a psychological phenomenon which refers to the discomfort felt at a discrepancy between what you already know or believe, and new information or interpretation. It therefore occurs when there is a need to accommodate new ideas, and it may be necessary for it to develop so that we become "open" to them. Neighbour (1992) makes the generation of appropriate dissonance into a major feature of tutorial (and other) teaching: he shows how to drive this kind of intellectual wedge between learners' current beliefs and "reality".

Beyond this benign if uncomfortable aspect, however, dissonance can go "over the top", leading to two interesting side-effects for learning: ? if someone is called upon to learn something which contradicts what they already think they know — particularly if they are committed to that prior knowledge — they are likely to resist the new learning. Even Carl Rogers recognised this. Accommodation is more difficult than Assimilation, in Piaget's terms. ? and—counter-intuitively, perhaps—if learning something has been difficult, uncomfortable, or even humiliating enough, people are less likely to concede that the content of what has been learned is useless, pointless or valueless. To do so would be to admit that one has been "had", or "conned". END

The patriot/freedom community at large speaks in unison; "We must return to the constitution" is what they all say. Here is a recent sampling from a very active activist.., Devvy Kidd. "The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men." - Samuel Adams, American revolutionary hero.

Devvy and MOST aware people in this country truly believe our problems have been caused because we have drifted away from the U. S. Constitution and to cure our ills.., we have to return to it.

I submit to you; is it possible we have ALL been conned?

Can anyone show me a CON-stitution that has EVER stood the test of time, please? Because to my knowledge - there isn't one.

Is it possible MOST Americans have been carefully and cleverly conditioned to BELIEVE in this con. What if most are suffering from "cognitive dissonance" and can't or won't admit it?

Here is another fairly new phrase; "paradigm shift". I wondered the same thing; what does that mean? I looked it up.

"Paradigm shift"
Think of a Paradigm Shift as a change from one way of thinking to another. It's a revolution, a transformation, a sort of metamorphosis. It just does not happen, but rather it is driven by agents of change. END

(Please make note of the word "transformation" and listen to HOW Thomas Barnett uses it in his presentation - "The Military in the 21st Century". [Here is a reference article:

Is it at least possible we ALL suffered a "paradigm shift" a long, long time ago? And we are now ALL suffering from "cognitive dissonance" - the inability to ADMIT we have been conned by Satan’s agents of change?

Scriptures tell us we are all sinners and have all been deceived.

Is it possible, like Adam and Eve in The Garden, that we (i. e. you and me.., ALL of us) have all "fallen" away from God [explaining WHY we are all here - disconnected from God] and have unwittingly fallen under the spell of the great deceiver, Lucifer/Satan. Is that at least a possibility?

Scripture tells us this is Satan's (temporary) kingdom - in other words..? HELL.

Is it possible that God found one man, long ago (of ALL who had "fallen" [for Satan's lies]), who would LISTEN to God? Could that man have been Abraham and eventually (from Abraham's line) God gave His Laws (right living) to Moses to give unto others who were WILLING to OBEY God (as we all did BEFORE disobeying God) and live as He COMMANDED so they could be an EXAMPLE.., a DEMONSTRATION PEOPLE for the rest of the world to "see" how nice/good it is to live in peace, harmony [as we are told in Deuteronomy] and plenty? Is that at least possible? (And are we not suffering the penalties/curses today as explained in Deuteronomy for our arrogant, willful disobedience?)

And what if those people failed also? Is it possible that God sent His Own Son to show us BY EXAMPLE how to live those laws?

I submit to you for your consideration: Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not ADD unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep the Commandments of the "I AM" your God which I COMMAND you.

We are told God is unchanging.

Do we believe God changed His Mind? If so..? may I ask someone to please explain what Jesus meant when He said:

Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy The Law, or the Prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no way pass from The Law, till all be fulfilled.

The word mistranslated as fulfill at the end of verse 17, is, in the Greek original, “pleroo”, and it really means “to fully preach” (The Law).

Is it possible we ARE all suffering from COGNITIVE DISSONANCE and what we ALL need is a PARADIGM SHIFT in our thinking.., a "transformation" - a RETURN to God's Laws and His Ways?

Jesus summed up/simplified God's COMMANDments this way. He said; "YOU shall love, honor, cherish and obey the Lord your God (love good and truth) with ALL your heart, with ALL your mind, with all your soul and with all your strength and Him ONLY shall you serve and OBEY, forsaking ALL others. And; YOU shall love your neighbor (not physically) as much, or more than, you love your "Self". Then you will not do wrong, or lie, to anyone - John 15 v 13. (These are known as The TWO GREAT COMMANDments [NOT requests].)

Is it possible ALL of our problems will end IF we will just DO as we are COMMANDED by God?

Is it possible that what we need to do is BREAK THE "patriot" CONDITIONING/LIE (i. e. "we must return to the CON-stitution" MOST "patriots" parrot) and REALIZE the solution/remedy/justice we (supposedly) seek is NOT in returning to the U. S. CON- stitution (or ANY CON-stitution) but to God's Laws (as given by God and ARE the ONLY legal laws for the entire planet [who are we to make up our own? - do we think we are God?])?

Are any of YOU reading this WILLING to work to that end? Is it not the same as helping to build God's Kingdom (i. e. "THY [God's] Kingdom come, THY Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven)?

Is there anyone in this group WILLING to help in His Work? If so.., I would strongly recommend downloading (reading, digesting and living) the FREE "little book", "The Way home or face The Fire" @

You (perhaps misguidedly) are working hard to restore Amerika to the U. S. CON- stitution. Why not take that same effort and put it towards getting ALL of the inhabitants of this planet to realize.., this is to be God's Kingdom and His Kingdom WILL be run under His Laws and system of governance by Prince Michael/The Christ/Savior (for all and any of mankind that has had enough of this Satanically inspired, worldly CON- stitutional insanity and are finally ready to return Home to Heaven - AFTER building His Kingdom)?

Long Live the Fighters (for God),


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