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Once we recognize reality isn't just flat surfaces and right angles, a universe of possibilities opens up. Ultimately only you and I can decide what is truth, or even if truth exists.  :-)



Plucked from the anonymous peanut gallery of Zero Hedge more than eight years ago and handed a clean palette as a contributing editor with no restrictions or editorial interference, I began speaking about my experiences exploring the collective insane asylum located between our ears and deep within our soul. What could possibly go wrong with someone waxing philosophically, with no filters or adult supervision, about the inner madness found buried deeply within 'us' on an extremely popular alternative non-mainstream financial blog?

Cognitive Dissonance was the result!

The recipe was simple. Look deeply within the collective 'we' and record what I see, feel and sense. And more importantly, what we all intuitively know is truth once the inner lies and self deceit are slowly peeled away. Pushing aside as best I can my deep cultural conditioning, questioning 'settled' truth, authority and propaganda and the self realizations this uncovers, gazing into the cognitive nooks and crannies we dare not examine and asking (hopefully) better questions, first of myself and then of the collective, I regularly report back to my fellow travelers and wait for the chaos to commence. To my everlasting surprise, my greatest learning comes from listening to those who wish to share after hearing what I have to say. 

Over the last seven years one thing has remained constant in my life....the incredible support and encouragement I've received from you, my loyal readers and followers. Whether it arrives in the form of comments left under my articles posted on Zero Hedge and Two Ice Floes, my Twitter feed, Facebook, many personal encounters over the years or the emails arriving on a daily basis, my reader interactions have always been personally rewarding to me in every way possible.

Second only to Mrs. Cog, you are the inspiration in my life.

My wish, my sincere desire, is to be able to devote more of my time and energy to exploring the depths of our Cognitive Dissonance. The rabbit hole runs deep and I would love nothing more than to attempt to pursue it to the end. Any Patreon support you wish to provide in any denomination you are inclined to offer will be most welcome and gratefully accepted.

If there is a particular donation level and reward you wish to see added, please contact me and I'll do everything in my power to accommodate you. If you would prefer to make a one time donation, Patreon is not set up to process your request. Sorry! But you may visit my website to donate there.


Insanly yours,

Cognitive Dissonance
Tiers
My Sincere Gratitude
$1 or more per month

  • My heartfelt appreciation you took the time to make a difference in my life.
  • The knowledge you are helping to support our collective journey within.
  • The inner satisfaction of knowing you support alternative thought and reasoning in a positive and productive manner.
  • Exclusive access to Cognitive Dissonance's patron-only feed
Exclusive Weekly Newsletter
$3 or more per month

  • For this reward tier or greater, you will receive an exclusive Patreon-only weekly newsletter found nowhere else summarizing my thoughts on the present day insane asylum.
  • It's a brief and concise overview of current events as seen through the eye's of Cognitive Dissonance.
  • A no holds barred point of view from deep within the rabbit hole. Because of the limited audience I will tend to speak my mind more openly and frankly.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Premium Membership to the Two Ice Floes Website
$5 or more per month

  • On a monthly basis, this reward tier grants a Premium Membership to Mrs & Mrs. Cog's members-only sections of the Two Ice Floes website. You must contact me at TwoIceFloes at Gmail dot com after selecting this reward so that I may set up your Two Ice Floes account. It is not automatic.
  • As a premium member, you will be able to post comments under all articles, cross posts and guest posts.
  • The ability to post comments in the public and private sections of the "Insane Asylum" forums.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Exclusive Sneak Peak
$10 or more per month

  • Exclusive advance distribution (minimum 2 hour) of original content by Mr. & Mrs. Cog.
  • Whenever possible, a sneak peak of early drafts.
  • Comments, feedback, inspiration along with grammar and spellcheck assistance are most welcome on our original content drafts or soon-to-be-published articles.
  • Unless you desire otherwise, public acknowledgement of your Patreon support will be placed under all original content and articles posted on Two Ice Floes and Patreon.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Monthly Conversation with Cognitive Dissonance
$50 or more per month

  • At this reward tier, you will receive a monthly two hour Skype audio conversation with Cognitive Dissonance (extremely limited DSL bandwidth up here on the mountain precludes video conferencing). Can be broken up into two one hour conversations per month if preferable.
  • Flexibility regarding day and time each month for our conversations.
  • Wide range of discussion topics. Within reason, you're the boss.
  • Unless you desire otherwise, public acknowledgement of your Patreon support will be placed under all original content and articles posted on Two Ice Floes and Patreon.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Goals
24% complete

If I were a full time writer and a part time wage earner rather the the other way around, there would be much more Cognitive Dissonance in the world than there presently is. Unfortunately the modern world dictates a majority of my time be devoted to non-writing 'income producing' curmudgeon activities so I can keep our homestead up and running while also attempting to produce wide spread Cognitive Dissonance.

This keeps Cognitive Dissonance pretty much in my face instead of yours, therefore isolated and totally ineffective. Clearly this is no way to treat my, let alone your, Cognitive Dissonance.

I am confident if this initial goal were to be reached, the difference in my cognitive life and dissonant writing would be significant and observable.....and possibly even treatable. The ultimate result of hitting this support level would be a more fair and equitable balance of Cognitive Dissonance in our lives to the assumed mutual benefit of all.

I say assumed. I'll leave it up to you to decide if that's actually a good thing or not. :-)

Will you please help?
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Once we recognize reality isn't just flat surfaces and right angles, a universe of possibilities opens up. Ultimately only you and I can decide what is truth, or even if truth exists.  :-)



Plucked from the anonymous peanut gallery of Zero Hedge more than eight years ago and handed a clean palette as a contributing editor with no restrictions or editorial interference, I began speaking about my experiences exploring the collective insane asylum located between our ears and deep within our soul. What could possibly go wrong with someone waxing philosophically, with no filters or adult supervision, about the inner madness found buried deeply within 'us' on an extremely popular alternative non-mainstream financial blog?

Cognitive Dissonance was the result!

The recipe was simple. Look deeply within the collective 'we' and record what I see, feel and sense. And more importantly, what we all intuitively know is truth once the inner lies and self deceit are slowly peeled away. Pushing aside as best I can my deep cultural conditioning, questioning 'settled' truth, authority and propaganda and the self realizations this uncovers, gazing into the cognitive nooks and crannies we dare not examine and asking (hopefully) better questions, first of myself and then of the collective, I regularly report back to my fellow travelers and wait for the chaos to commence. To my everlasting surprise, my greatest learning comes from listening to those who wish to share after hearing what I have to say. 

Over the last seven years one thing has remained constant in my life....the incredible support and encouragement I've received from you, my loyal readers and followers. Whether it arrives in the form of comments left under my articles posted on Zero Hedge and Two Ice Floes, my Twitter feed, Facebook, many personal encounters over the years or the emails arriving on a daily basis, my reader interactions have always been personally rewarding to me in every way possible.

Second only to Mrs. Cog, you are the inspiration in my life.

My wish, my sincere desire, is to be able to devote more of my time and energy to exploring the depths of our Cognitive Dissonance. The rabbit hole runs deep and I would love nothing more than to attempt to pursue it to the end. Any Patreon support you wish to provide in any denomination you are inclined to offer will be most welcome and gratefully accepted.

If there is a particular donation level and reward you wish to see added, please contact me and I'll do everything in my power to accommodate you. If you would prefer to make a one time donation, Patreon is not set up to process your request. Sorry! But you may visit my website to donate there.


Insanly yours,

Cognitive Dissonance

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Tiers
My Sincere Gratitude
$1 or more per month

  • My heartfelt appreciation you took the time to make a difference in my life.
  • The knowledge you are helping to support our collective journey within.
  • The inner satisfaction of knowing you support alternative thought and reasoning in a positive and productive manner.
  • Exclusive access to Cognitive Dissonance's patron-only feed
Exclusive Weekly Newsletter
$3 or more per month

  • For this reward tier or greater, you will receive an exclusive Patreon-only weekly newsletter found nowhere else summarizing my thoughts on the present day insane asylum.
  • It's a brief and concise overview of current events as seen through the eye's of Cognitive Dissonance.
  • A no holds barred point of view from deep within the rabbit hole. Because of the limited audience I will tend to speak my mind more openly and frankly.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Premium Membership to the Two Ice Floes Website
$5 or more per month

  • On a monthly basis, this reward tier grants a Premium Membership to Mrs & Mrs. Cog's members-only sections of the Two Ice Floes website. You must contact me at TwoIceFloes at Gmail dot com after selecting this reward so that I may set up your Two Ice Floes account. It is not automatic.
  • As a premium member, you will be able to post comments under all articles, cross posts and guest posts.
  • The ability to post comments in the public and private sections of the "Insane Asylum" forums.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Exclusive Sneak Peak
$10 or more per month

  • Exclusive advance distribution (minimum 2 hour) of original content by Mr. & Mrs. Cog.
  • Whenever possible, a sneak peak of early drafts.
  • Comments, feedback, inspiration along with grammar and spellcheck assistance are most welcome on our original content drafts or soon-to-be-published articles.
  • Unless you desire otherwise, public acknowledgement of your Patreon support will be placed under all original content and articles posted on Two Ice Floes and Patreon.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Monthly Conversation with Cognitive Dissonance
$50 or more per month

  • At this reward tier, you will receive a monthly two hour Skype audio conversation with Cognitive Dissonance (extremely limited DSL bandwidth up here on the mountain precludes video conferencing). Can be broken up into two one hour conversations per month if preferable.
  • Flexibility regarding day and time each month for our conversations.
  • Wide range of discussion topics. Within reason, you're the boss.
  • Unless you desire otherwise, public acknowledgement of your Patreon support will be placed under all original content and articles posted on Two Ice Floes and Patreon.
  • Plus all previous rewards.