henrymakow.com – Aug 14, 2019
Cognitive dissonance is when what you are told does not correspond to what you see. We do not yet know why Epstein was arrested, and then murdered or allowed to escape but one thing is sure, it contributes to a sense of cognitive dissonance in the public and a growing distrust of government and reality itself. Could this be deliberate?
by Henry Makow PhD
Cognitive dissonance is a big part of US politics. I am going to illustrate this by listing a few examples related to the Epstein case, and a few general examples.
People have known about Epstein’s pedophile sex trafficking for decades but there were no charges. A sweetheart deal was made in 2008. Why did the authorities finally decide to get serious in 2019?
Epstein’s lawyers “requested he be removed from suicide watch“ and the warden agreed? This after he supposedly tried to commit suicide? Surely this was a preliminary step to murder or suicide.
Epstein was the most high profile prisoner in the history of the US. If the warden did nothing else, she would ensure his security. Having bungled this, the warden was merely “transferred”? Obviously, she was complicit in whatever transpired. Similarly, we are supposed to believe guards “fell asleep” on the job? We’re supposed to believe they couldn’t put CCTV cameras in the cell or they were not functioning?
Attorney General William Barr’s father had a longstanding relationship with Epstein. Are we to believe Barr doesn’t?