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I agree but the system is a creation of individuals. The polarization of the mind is under lied by a fixation on one concept of reality and these mechanisms underlie the socialization processes. Are they a product of fear, survival evolution, programming or some other mechanism is debatable but the existence of these mental mechanisms are observable in conflicts all over the planet.
Very insightful article.
When working in a psychiatric hospital I used this principle to help a patient. The patient was disturbed and related to me hos concept of reality which was a mixture of observations and conjecture. After making it really clear that I may be wrong but — I retold his story leaving the observations and replacing the conjecture with less threatening one. I then finished by saying of course we could both be wrong and there could be another explanation. At this point I left him to consider what I had said. Next day he was discharged and I never saw him again, which I took as a good sign.