A grassroots group of Americans, fed up with using tax money to bail out giant corporations and politicians being bought off through corrupt politics by lobbyists, rise up to protest, demanding tax reform.
Talking head pundits, from the “other” political spectrum, who are paid by a giant conglomerate, with ties to a shadowy foreign billionaire, demonize them and insist that they are dangerous to America, and work to expose the “true” organizers of the movement and their corporate funding.
Meanwhile, talking heads from the “opposite” spectrum hail them as true Americans, pining for justice and freedom. The “controversy” on the national news networks drives ratings and increases profit for these companies, who themselves give millions to the same corrupt politicians who the people are protesting. Americans remains polarized, fighting amongst themselves, while the corporations and corrupt politicians continue to get richer.
Now, am I talking about the Tea Party or Occupy Wall street?
“the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct social contexts.”