An amaz­ing expla­na­tion of cog­ni­tive dis­so­nance by @ProudSocialist here. And while he’s talk­ing about pol­i­tics and how the rul­ing class con­tin­ues to sedate the mass­es with plat­i­tudes, it’s scar­i­ly sim­i­lar to my expe­ri­ence wak­ing up from cult indoc­tri­na­tion. My whole sense of real­i­ty was chal­lenged by new infor­ma­tion that was unde­ni­ably true. It’s dif­fi­cult, jar­ring and it con­tin­ues to bring me grief at times. But as dif­fi­cult as truth can be to stom­ach, that does­n’t make it any less true.

Give the whole episode a listen.