Reality is Simple but Infinite


During the POTUS campaign of 2016 I had a privilege of watching one of the original Monty Pythons go candid about his ability to understand reality.

He argued that we really do know very little, and that the reality is complicated and confusing. You can appreciate the quality of his argument on YouTube while it lasts.

It is true that reality is complicated, but the main thing which is probably confusing to ‘Liberal Types’ is caused by layers of cognitive dissonance embedded in their neural networks over the years.

‘Liberal types’ can be defined as having their ethics enslaved to rules and regulations of society, which makes their ethics malleable as the society goes through changes.

It is perfectly understood that once a neural network reaches the point where it can see that two or more core principles on which it was operating turn out to be incompatible with each other, it will cover it all up in another layer of cognitive dissonance scarring and self-distrust to protect itself from malfunction.

I wonder what would be the best cure for this projection.