Electricity, Water & Deliveries

A View On The Upcoming Collapse by Mitch Santell

Cognitive Dissonance

The collapse that we are experiencing now has been in place for a long time. In the past, there are always cycles for these things. You have to use discernment, and you have to assume that everything you know is wrong. Why do I write that? This cycle is different and has already gone rogue.

Over the next 3 years, you will see and witness things in your own life that are going to blow your mind, mark my words on this. 

The biggest battle you are going to have is in your own head as your own “Cognitive Dissonance” screams out at you.

Yesterday I had a most interesting conversation with a dear friend of mine whom I have known since 1974. My friend gave me all the technical details of why the stock market dropped over 800 points.

cognitive dissonance record vinyl yes black and white

My response?

Electricity, Water & Deliveries

What do you mean?

When they turn off the power, you can’t turn on and faucet and the truck deliveries stop, we are all in for a big awakening.

The most important thing I tell my family and friends is that you must work harder on yourself than anything else because you are really going to know how to tap dance over the next few moments of humanity. So while your peers may attempt to use logic to calm you down, it’s all a big show.

Where you find the truth

While I don’t promote Alex Jones, I think this clip is worth a watch:


Culture and Cognitive Dissonance

In recent years, psychologists have pointed out that many psychology studies recruit participants from Western countries (North America and Europe) and that doing so neglects the experience of people who live in non-Western cultures. In fact, psychologists who study cultural psychology have found that many phenomena that were once assumed to be universal may actually be unique to Western countries.

What about cognitive dissonance? Do people from non-Western cultures experience cognitive dissonance as well? Research seems to suggest that people from non-Western cultures do experience cognitive dissonance, but that the contexts that lead to feelings of dissonance might differ depending on cultural norms and values. For example, in a study conducted by Etsuko Hoshino-Browne and her colleagues, the researchers found that European Canadian participants experienced greater levels of dissonance when they made a decision for themselves, while Japanese participants were more likely to experience dissonance when they were responsible for making a decision for a friend.

In other words, it seems that everyone does experience dissonance from time to time—but what causes dissonance for one person might not for someone else.

Reducing Cognitive Dissonance

According to Festinger, we can work to reduce the dissonance we feel in several different ways.

Changing Behavior

One of the simplest ways to address dissonance is to change one’s behavior. For example, Festinger explains that a smoker might cope with the discrepancy between their knowledge (that smoking is bad) and their behavior (that they smoke) by quitting.

Changing the Environment

Sometimes people can reduce dissonance by changing things in their environment—in particular, in their social environment. For example, someone who smokes might surround themselves with other people who smoke instead of with people who have disapproving attitudes about cigarettes. In others words, people sometimes cope with feelings of dissonance by surrounding themselves in “echo chambers” where their opinions are supported and validated by others.

Seeking Out New Information

People can also address feelings of dissonance by processing information in a biased way: they may look for new information that supports their current actions, and they might limit their exposure to information that would make them feel greater levels of dissonance. For example, a coffee drinker might look for research on the benefits of coffee drinking, and avoid reading studies that suggest coffee might have negative effects.

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When The Grid Goes Down, We All Go Down

Something To Think About by Mitch Santell

Now you know why Americans no longer trust the Main Stream Media Here. Read this and be aware, please.

According to a study by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the entire U.S. power grid could be shut down in a matter of minutes through a small-scale attack on nine of the country’s 55,000 electric-transmission substations.

The danger was exposed late last year when an unknown group of people was able to successfully penetrate a San Jose, California power substation, strategically cutting fiber cables and then firing over 100 rounds of ammunition into ten transformers. The attack highlighted how even a low-tech, small-scale attack could potentially takedown the entire grid.

According to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission study, a relatively small coordinated attack in each of the nation’s three separate electric systems could cause the entire power grid to collapse. If nine out of the country’s 55,000 electric-transmission substations were taken out – in an attack similar to the San Jose attack – the U.S. could suffer a catastrophic coast-to-coast failure of its power grid.

While the federal government is keeping quiet on how real the danger is, we’ve covered numerous examples of how our nation’s public utilities have been breached in the past.

A memo prepared at FERC in late June for Former FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff,  summed up the danger. “Destroy nine interconnection substations and a transformer manufacturer and the entire United States grid would be down for at least 18 months, probably longer.” Part of the problem comes from the fact that very few of these transformers are still manufactured in the United States, with most of them now coming in from overseas.

A 2012 report by the National Research Council, written for the Department of Homeland Security, said that the “greatest vulnerability in the event of a terrorist physical attack on the power system will likely be securing needed replacements of high-voltage transformers.” It said restoring power “could take weeks, months, or even longer.”

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