Cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort (psychological stress) experienced by a person who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values. This discomfort is triggered by a situation in which a person’s belief clashes with new evidence perceived by the person. When confronted with facts that contradict beliefs, ideals, and values, people will try to find a way to resolve the contradiction to reduce their discomfort.Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
There is a circus theme to all of the spectacle going on around us in these last few days leading up to the election. The spotlight is on entertainment while all the real issues take place behind the scenes. The question of third party? allows for a full three ring circus but the things that are most important may be those that are in the ring farthest from the main ring.
The bigger problems remain unaddressed as the media continues to prattle on about issues that are not really issues. I’m still boycotting the news, myself. Let me know when Trump implodes, please? Wouldn’t want to miss that, and the political discussions will only be relevant after that point.