Freedom of Dissociation

For about 2 decades we Americans have been living in a world of “dissociation”….say what?

FREEDOM OF DISSOCIATION: The freedom to dissociate from reality and operate on faith, the know-it-all attitude that proudly dismisses all challenging evidence.

The freedom to ignore reality and live like a know-it-all.  (Does that not sound a bit familiar?)

Freedom of dissociation is not an inalienable right; it’s what people crave, especially when anxious, and what people indulge in especially when rich. It is not a right because it alienates people from the rest of society and from the real world we all must live in together.

Our nation’s founders, steeped in the scientific revolution, the enlightenment and the embrace of progress and learning, established freedom of religion as a way to keep freedom of dissociation from steering the nation off course. They recognized that a theocracy encourages proud dismissal of new evidence. They wanted a different kind of nation, a learning nation.

Source: Freedom of Dissociation | Alternet

If one writes a blog then this is a good explanation to what is happening to rational thought.

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13 thoughts on “Freedom of Dissociation

  1. I am so glad the Forefathers relied on their state of disassociation to convince themselves their reality could be changed from subservience to a crazy monarch to at least a modicum of freedom in the New World. Disassociative cognition served them (and us very well I would say.).

    Disassociation also preserves the sanity of a person when the person is forced by circumstance and the will of the forces that control the social paradigm to live under dominion of an elitist left wing craziness for any period of time.

    And yes, I agree … we are forced by biological reality to have to live in the same world together but that does not mean we have to willingly use our resources to prop up the weakest links — which is a fantasy that big government clings to … especially socialistic welfare-statism as defined by left-wing orientation in America.

    Disassociative Cognizance can be a reliable tool for survival.

      1. Of course I see Lefties behind every curtain because I am Center Right (Sometimes even more than that) and that is what Righties do. I guess I have to wear my “Dirt Bag” hat with pride now but it was not always so. I was once a Leftie too until Obama (My one-time left-leg tingling hero) betrayed the American Working Class with his approval of the Trans Pacific Take Everything Away From Workers (TPP) bonanza for the wealthy elites and, of course his apparent willingness to favor everything Islam over everything American … rather obvious to any casual observer … Yeah, I guess I now see Leftist Elitists under every bush and behind every curtain … Yes, that is an astute and accurate analysis. Thank you for slapping me with it. Sincerely your devoted dirt bag, John. 🙂

      2. Being a Dem does not make one a Leftist no more so than being a Repub makes one a fascist….at best it is center left and then that would be a stretch…..then there is the elitist thing…..The GOP has more elitist in it than does the DNC…..

      3. Each side is going to defend itself no matter what and each side is going to make claims and counter claims. It has always been that way and it will always be that way.

      4. The main and basic differences between left-wing and right-wing politics center around the the rights of individuals vs. the power of the government. LEFT WING BELIEFS ARE LIBERAL in that they believe that the prevailing society is best served by a bigger and ever-expanding role for government in people’s lives. People on the RIGHT believe that the best outcome for society is achieved when individual rights and civil liberties are paramount and the role — and especially the power — of the government is minimized.

        In The United States the Democrats are generally perceived as having left wing views and the Republicans are perceived as having right win views.

        Either side can and does have it’s share of elitists.

  2. Could you explain, or comment on this: “If one writes a blog then this is a good explanation to what is happening to rational thought.” However I look at it, I can’t figure out what you mean.

    1. Basically I am talking about the conspiracy people on many of the blogs….the “love fest” for Trump that he cannot do any wrong…..sorry for the confusion….chuq

  3. From a European perspective, the idea that America has any Socialist or Left-Wing politicians is frankly laughable. Even the most liberal Democrat would be at home in our Conservative Party.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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