As we all know, cognitive dissonance is a malady of cult participation, where our experience does not reflect reality. We see this on display with a large segment of Christianity following someone who represents the exact opposite of the beliefs they espouse.
This also includes the current 'remnant', who have their eyes closed and ears covered, and still support our former 'fearless leader' down a road which will only result in eventually going over another cliff.
On a much more insidious level, I would like to highly recommend a disturbing insight into something most are probably unaware of (myself included) of another deeper level of being boiled slowly like a frog--a digital Matrix that has stunned us like a gun.
The documentary on Netflix, entitled the SOCIAL DILEMMA, deconstructs how the seemingly 'innocent' development of social media has infiltrated our mindset (individual for each) and led us into a unique experience which we view as 'reality', but is far from it. It is not a cult as we would normally define it, but the construction of a 'reality for each', where 'individualized truth' has no resemblance to the real thing.
It features most of the original programmers from Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, etc., who all realize now, they have created a monster. Just like when we were involved with TheWalk/TLW and thought that was 'reality', the digital diet we are now being fed on an individual level is something far worse.
As we are all witnessing, the polarization and disintegration of our society is not by accident. Just as in the original TERMINATOR movie, which starts out by explaining that the cyborgs became smarter than their creators, we are now living that experience in a similar scenario without even realizing it.
The algorithms have become far smarter than their creators, and know how to feed us what is NOT in our own best interests, but in the interests of both the corporations who want to capture our attention for profit, or political parties who wish to garner our allegiance while polarizing the opposition.
I cannot emphasize enough that everyone give attention to their warning. If we think we have escaped one cult, we have been drawn into another one without even realizing it.
This is the digital Matrix exposed.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/15/2020 05:04PM by kBOY.