It’s Not Cognitive Dissonance. It’s Doublethink.

Source: Brownstone Institute
by Thorsteinn Siglaugsson

Cognitive dissonance is when people feel discomfort due to discrepancies in their own thoughts or beliefs. As an example, someone who takes pride in being honest, feels such discomfort when he tells a lie. … The opposite of cognitive dissonance is doublethink, a word that first appeared in George Orwell’s 1984. Doublethink is the ability to accept two contradictory beliefs at the same time, while being totally unaware of the contradiction.” (11/09/22)