The Shift Episode 54: Patriarchal Psychology and Cognitive Dissonance with George Roche

Have you ever wondered why so many people simply cannot discuss certain topics? Stay tuned to this episode where host Doug McKenty talks about the psychology behind cognitive dissonance with psychology expert and anti-lockdown activist George Roche. This discussion gets to the heart of the trauma bond formed between citizens and an abusive state apparatus that mirrors the injuries created in those raised in a family with an abusive father figure. Once subject to long term emotional trauma, it is common for the victim to self-identify with the needs of their oppressor. Often a type of Stockholm syndrome ensues where the oppressed go to great lengths to justify authoritarian behavior. This psychological analysis provides an explanation for why so many refuse to engage in rational conversation that questions oppressive measures by authoritarian governments around the world. Find out more about George’s activism at



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