Cognitive dissonance is about holding conflicting beliefs, or beliefs that conflict with actual behavior. If you believe smoking causes premature deaths yet you choose to smoke anyway, that's cognitive dissonance. Being alarmed at the way animals are slaughtered for food
Violence is not protected by the constitution. Who will be left to protect you? Arson, looting, throwing projectiles, and property damage are not protected by the constitution. Peaceful protest certainly is.
People will agree to purchase your services, to engage with you, as a result of an intellectual, rational conversation. But they won't necessarily agree to do it quickly. People will agree to engage you immediately if they feel an emotional need
Welcome to the "Cowboy Mentality." (Should that be "cowperson"?) There are people who feel that wearing a mask is an infringement on their liberties, and that the common weal be damned, it's all people for themselves. I'm interested that this is not