Neither conservative nor liberal in the contemporary sense, "cognitive dissidents" are well informed, think for themselves and aren't afraid to speak their minds. Sky-blue "Silk slip" from Victoria's Secret above evokes the free spirit of this emerging voice in the political landscape.
Neither fish nor fowl, the not-so-silent minority of political "blends" with "some values from the liberal side and other values from the conservative side" that surfaced in response to Question 21 of Pajamas Media's Princeton Research poll -- blogged here -- have "passionate feelings from all sides of the spectrum, not just the middle ground." PMJ's naming contest for this disparate group of voices who will be heard, announced only yesterday, has drawn such an overwhelming response that they're pushing the deadline forward to tomorrow.
Our own suggestion, "cognitive dissidents," a play on the disorder psychiatrists call cognitive dissonance -- famously described by Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs as "an important tool in the recognition and exposure of the modern moonbat" -- is offered in the spirit of the fearless fear-society warrior, former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky.
Bring on those logo-emblazoned PJ's!
Update: The mother of all cognitive dissidents -- indicted in her native Italy for criticizing the Religion of Peace™ -- Oriana Fallaci has died in a Florence hospital. We have blogged about her early and often as a voice in the wilderness trying to warn the West of the gathering forces of darkness. "You cannot survive if you do not know the past," she famously said, citing the sad state of Western education today where "Students do not know history! They don't for Christ's sake. They don't know who Churchill was!!" Fallaci is dead. Long live Fallaci.