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Dissonance: When Cult of Personalities Gets in the Way of Understanding

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  • “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” ~ Voltaire
  • Required reading  for liberals & conservatives, Democrats & Republicans. Explains how we got here.

Teodrose Fikre, Ghion Journal / Ron Paul Institute 

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Lydia Howell  No paywall or advertisements here! Keep all reader supported Evergreene Digest independent and free from the influence of corporate interests -- make a donation now. 28, 2017 | You know what gets in the way of progress? Dogma. When people are wedded to ideologies, society atrophies and ideas become non-existent. Voltaire once said, “it is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.” Truer words have rarely been spoken; it’s as though America has morphed into a society of Jim Jones cultists. Personalities the Kool-Aid and politics the cyanide; we keep swallowing poison only to complain of migraines after we get bludgeoned by policies our political idols implement once they get to DC. The sheer masochism of it all would be comical if our fixation did not have such lethal consequences.

The sad thing is that I know some partisans will read this article and revel in schadenfreude thinking this write up is validating their presuppositions about “the other side.” In fact, you might see this missive being floated by various sides of the political and social divide to bash their political foes. Conservatives will feel vindicated as they smile in satisfaction that liberals are finally getting their comeuppance. Likewise, progressives will see this as a repudiation of Republicans. Few on either side will look in the mirror and realize that this article is talking about partisans on all fronts who elevate politicians and pundits as gods walking on earth.

Teodrose Fikre: Founder, editor & journalist at Ghion Journal <>

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