Cognitive Dissonance

The Cognitive Dissonance Of the BNP Song

Recorded a little hastily over lunchtime.

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 Musical Bits No Comments

Privatisation – have I been wrong to oppose it?

Don’t you just hate it when your apparently ideologically settled mind decides to make you think again about something? I do. Especially on a Sunday evening when I’m trying to write a song (which, frankly, never goes too well at the best of times so could do with as few distractions as possible. Oh, hello internet! I didn’t see you there…)

Digression’s a pain too.

Anyway, there I was, sitting having a strum, trying unsuccessfully to wax lyrical about the privatisation of public services, as one does, when my brain (dammit) flung this thought at me: › Continue reading

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Sunday, September 19th, 2010 Political Bits 1 Comment

The Cognitive Dissonance of the BNP

I know it’s careless and I know it will annoy me but, whilst pootling around in Tweetdeck,  I regularly fall in to the trap of searching #BNP.  Oh my, it is depressing. Really quite disheartening. Positively unsettling. That ill-considered search brings one’s evening down like a stubbed toe on a rashly un-slippered foot.

There is, however, one thing amid the racism, paranoid nationalism, divisive misinformation and carefully perpetuated ignorance which makes it marginally more tolerable: the realisation that the BNP are actually trying to kill off their supporters by use of extreme cognitive dissonance. › Continue reading

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Sunday, March 14th, 2010 Political Bits 3 Comments
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