Cognitive Closure

The need for closure is the motivation to find an answer to an ambiguous situation. This motivation is enhanced by the perceived benefits of obtaining closure, such as the increased ability to predict the world and a stronger basis for action. This motivation is also enhanced by the perceived costs of lacking closure, such as missing deadlines.[2] 

The need for closure exerts its effects via two general tendencies: the urgency tendency (the inclination to attain closure as quickly as possible) and the permanence tendency (the tendency to maintain it for as long as possible). Together, these tendencies may produce the inclinations to seize and then freeze on early judgmental cues, reducing the extent of information processing and hypothesis generation and introducing biases in thinking.

People who score high on the need for closure scale are more likely to exhibit impression primacy effects to correspondence bias, make stereotypical judgments, assimilate new information to existing, active beliefs, and, in the presence of prior information, resist persuasion. Items on this scale include statements such as “I think that having clear rules and order at work is essential to success,” and “I do not like situations that are uncertain.” [6]

Someone rating low on need for closure will express more ideational fluidity and creative acts.[5] On this scale items such as “Even after I’ve made up my mind about something, I am always eager to consider a different opinion,” and “I like to have friends who are unpredictable” are reverse scored. The scale contains two orthogonal factors, decisiveness and need for structure.

A Convenient Truth

People will gravitate towards “truths” not because they are based on empirical fact but because they satisfy the instinctual need for structure. For argument’s sake, imagine someone who spent half their life advocating the belief that the earth was flat. Now imagine that the flat earthers were presented with information that the earth was round. If they accept that they were wrong, that would mean they spent over half their life advocating false-hoods and manipulating impressionable minds. What toll would that realisation take upon their soul?

If they don’t accept that they were wrong, they will accept a more convenient truth in order to protect their emotional personas. Such a truth may be that the evidence presented to them was “doctored’ in some way or that the person presenting the information was a fraud. This behaviour not only extends to conspiracy theorists but anyone with a political position. Instead of seeking out truths that foster the human race, the majority of people will resort to truths based on ideologies, instead of being introspective and considering the potential falsehoods in their position, they will cast the blame elsewhere.

If we continue to comply with ever increasing totalitarian orders, the result of this not only leads to stagnation but also violence. This isn’t just limited to the populus but also our leaders.

Delusion

Delusion is where you have a firmly fixed held false belief that is inconsistent with reality or the data that supports it. So therefore your content needs adjusting, in order to do that, you require research. Similar to other professions such as doctors, you need to be able to distrust what you think you know and be willing to digest new piles of information. 

This is a skill that doesn’t fully develop until adulthood. So therefore various unresolved childhood traumas may be having a subconscious influence on your current ability to use this skill. In order to break out of the delusion you need to limit mainstream media as that is what’s contributing to cognitive dissonance. You must be willing to take in information that contradicts what you have been believing, you need to be willing to consider it.

Lockdowns Cause More Harm Than Good

The idea that lockdowns cause more harm than good is something some people can’t wrap their heads around as a possibility. “We are suffering all these lockdowns for the good of humanity, there must be a reason for it?”. To have a conversation with someone like this you need to say “I’m not stating this as a fact, I’m just expressing this as a concern. Can we just have a conversation about this?”. This is where they do an “avoid-dance”, the danger here is that people don’t realise that they are doing this dance, they are “avoid-avoid-dancing”.

This dance begins when your brain says “Don’t worry, there are all kinds of strategies to get you out of this shame”. Despite the plethora of evidence that supports lockdowns cause more harm than good, such as how this affects our greatest natural resource i.e our children. People continue to do the dance because they are out of touch with reality, because of this delusion.

Sense of Virtue

The sense of virtue that comes from the authoritarian figure has been twisted for those caught up in this spell of cognitive closure. They can’t see the evidence of how harmful these lockdown measures are. They in fact consider it a virtue to impose it on those who disagree, the cycle of violence continues.  There is no question that there is a significant amount of information that is available to the above argument that people are simply ignoring.

It is tragic that the schools are now adopting these same measures to our children because at some point these people are going to learn that they are harming these children. The parents who are not standing up, the ones who won’t stand up and challenge authority. They will eventually realise their role in this is “we are harming children” and it’s time to rise up because that is unacceptable. However we still have a significant proportion of people going along with it because of the somnambulant sleeping mind. The sleepwalkers who are not researchers, they simply obey. Why? Because they were told to.

Cult Mindset and Agoraphobia

It’s very similar to when people are indoctrinated into a cult. They can no longer say things that the authoritarian figure disagrees with. [Essay punishment example]

All they are doing is positioning themselves to be closer to the authoritarian figure because that’s the highest form of virtue. We are starting to see the emergence of Agoraphobia in the people who are unwilling to make amendments to what they believe. This is a fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult or that help wouldn’t be available if things go wrong. Many people assume that this is simply a fear of open spaces, but it’s actually a more complex condition.

Someone with agoraphobia may be scared of travelling on public transport, visiting a shopping centre, leaving home. If someone with agoraphobia finds themselves in a stressful situation, they’ll usually experience the symptoms of panic attack, such as: rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing (hyperventilating), feeling hot and sweaty, feeling sick. They’ll avoid situations that cause anxiety and may only leave the house with a friend or partner. They’ll order groceries online rather than going to the supermarket.

This change in behaviour is known as avoidance. With the risk of the virus catching up to them, this agoraphobia becomes deeply ingrained. If you find yourself in this state, it is time to examine the examiner. Be willing to have an internal examination and ask yourself what you need to do in order to feel better.

Skills and Boundaries

Your ability to listen, co-operate or to rely on social deafness in order to offer balance to inter-personal settings (especially conflicting ones). All those skills rely on you having good boundaries. The reason why these skills fail in groups is because they don’t have good boundaries established. The installation of the boundaries has not been completed. These conflicts of boundaries are allowed to grow and hinder personal growth and development. You have good boundaries when you are utilising these skills. They allow you to offer a response that is valuable to the other person or to the issues that they have raised.

For listening, it requires a deliberate conscious effort to say to yourself “Okay I’m going to drop my frame of reference, I’m going to actually listen to what this person is saying. I will clarify anything they need to tell me that doesn’t fully make sense to me. I will make my response after getting that clarification”. That today is not happening. It is being done deliberately to us. People know the narrative is false so when they do the research and start finding flaws, they are gaslighted, the 1st page google search will return “That information is false, our fact checkers fact checked it”.    –    http://bit.ly/fact-checkers2

Start Asking Questions

  • “If covid doesn’t affect children, then why are the schools shut?”
  • “If covid doesn’t affect children, then why should they take this experimental vaccine that is still in trial-phase?”
  • “Why should my child suffer the negative health consequences of wearing a mask for 6 hours a day at school?”
  • “Why should my child breathe in 10 times more carbon dioxide than they should?”
  • “If masks are effective, then why doesn’t the school principal sign (liable) a document to say it’s necessary?”
  • “What effect does mask wearing have on our children’s ability to interpret social signals?” (no more smiles)
  • “Why hasn’t the media or government told us that The World Health Organization has published that the PCR tests are unreliable and should not be used?”
  • “Why are the PCR tests still used? Why are they so invasive?(cerebellum) Why is my child subjected to this?”
  • “Do places without lockdown restrictions have a higher mortality rate? What’s their mental health like?” 
  • Why should I take an experimental vaccine for something that 99.7% of people recover from?”
  • “Why are effective alternative treatments such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine vilified in the media?”
  • “Why is there so much propaganda against achieving natural herd immunity? Why is this not a realistic goal?”
  • “Why do we not hear about the powerful effects vitamin-D and zinc have against preventing covid infection? Is Vitamin D and Zinc sufficient? If yes, then why do I need the vaccine? If they say no, then why are they lying?
  • “Why couldn’t the HSE provide any documents/evidence to support their guidelines when forced to, under the freedom of information act?
  • “Is there debate in the scientific community over asymptomatic transmission? Why do we not know about it?”
  • “In the actual cases where people have symptoms, what percentage of those were from asymptomatic transmission?”
  • “If masks work, then why haven’t we been using them every year for the flu?”
  • “What happened to the flu influenza virus? If it’s because of masks,then why doesn’t the same apply to covid?”
  • “Does the government truly care about saving the lives of the elderly with this vaccine or do they have an ulterior motive?” 
  • “Is it the government making these decisions? Or are they just yes men?”
  • “Why are small businesses such as newsagents forced to close when they can only hold a few people at a time?”
  • “Why do shop cashiers that have significant exposure to everyday customers not come down with symptoms?”
  • “If lockdowns did work the first time, then why are we doing them again?”
  • “If lockdowns didn’t work the first time, then why are we doing them again?”
  • “What happened to 3 weeks to flatten the curve?”
  • “Why is the government only listening to a very small panel of experts, but refusing to listen to the growing numbers of doctors who are raising concerns about lockdown and questioning the severity of covid?”
  • “Why don’t we hear debates or counter-arguments in the media?”
  • “Why are scientists who counter the covid narrative not allowed to debate the science, why are they censored?”
  • “How many people do you know that are aware of someone that has died from covid? now compare that number against the number of people who will have vaccine damaged family members”
  • “Why are qualified NHS and care-home practitioners getting threatened with job loss if they have a conscience and start to question the guidelines set by the government?”
  • “How many lives have been saved from the draconian lockdown measures? vs How many people are suicidal, homeless, jobless, missed cancer treatments, (the list goes on and on…) because of the lockdown measures?”
  • “Why isn’t this lockdown cost/benefit analysis discussed in the media or in the Dáil?”

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