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Viche 2009 №15

№15, 2009

Mythology as mean of design of political reality

Political myth creation became the necessary sign of contemporaneity. It does not explain the real reality but uses it for creation of illusion, harmonious construction, original system of co-ordinates of consciousness, specific recreation of the public phenomena. As a system, ranged the aggregate of characters (senses, values), it interprets reality and gives it no conflicting axiomatic.

Possibility to destroy a myth is a myth. Destruction of one myth unavoidably results in creation new. In fact consciousness of man is in the state what L. Festinger called a cognitive dissonance [9]: a collision in consciousness of contradictory knowledge and persuasions, behavioral settings, in relation to a certain object or phenomenon causes feeling of discomfort and desire to remove or wipe contradictions.

Yuriy SHAYGORODSKIY