THE GLACIAL PACE OF BRITAIN’S SELF-SABOTAGE

Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Bill was defeated by over 220 votes, the largest defeat suffered by a British government in the country's long and varied history. But does it change anything? What happens next? Labour and Corbyn has table a NO CONFIDENCE motion against Theresa May and the Conservative government. They'll be supported by all … Continue reading THE GLACIAL PACE OF BRITAIN’S SELF-SABOTAGE

COGNITIVE ASSONANCE DEFINED

COGNITIVE DISSONANCE is a psychological state, observed when a brain holds onto a belief (about reality) in the face of persistent contradictory evidence; by somehow ignoring it. COGNITIVE DISSONANCE is stressful but not as disturbing as having to explode a belief. The brain's natural non-stress state, however, is COGNITIVE CONSONANCE, where belief is evidentially and consistently in alignment with reality. The less easily observed but nonetheless essential enabler of COGNITIVE DISSONANCE is known as COGNITIVE ASSONANCE. ASSONANCE recasts DISSONANCE with most of its stress removed so it feels almost as natural as CONSONANCE.

KNOCK KNOCK! TEN DEAD VOICES…

KNOCK KNOCK -- Who's there? -- Grandpa. -- Grandpa? Wait... Stop the cremation! Ten voices of the dead selected for your consideration. They're all worth of your time.

Dear Nephew (September)

Letter from Uncle Frank, September 2017. Dear Nephew,Unfortunately, I think in a lot of cases the only time you can question (interrogate) your brain is when it's done as close as possible to the actual time you had the thought reaction you're keen to drill down into. If you wait too long, the big unconscious factors … Continue reading Dear Nephew (September)

Why Did The Music Fade?

Why has post-modernism taken hold so successfully, where did it come from and why does it continue to spread - despite the push-back and the warnings - a culture of mediocrity and reductive relativism that’s threatening to destroy centuries of Western thought and culture? We are absurdly accustomed to the miracle of a few written … Continue reading Why Did The Music Fade?

A PATHETIC APOLOGY FOR APATHETIC ANALOGY…

There's nothing here but an apology for indulging apathy, taking the path of least resistance in the hope it's some kind of therapy.