Friday, January 15, 2010

Obama staffer wants ‘cognitive infiltration’ of 9/11 conspiracy groups

COINTELPRO is ILLEGAL! And whether you agree with the 9-11 truth movement or not, you cannot support the suppression of free speech because you don't like the message. Because today they will ban my right to say 9-11 was a staged government false flag black op, a self-inflicted wound, which it was, but tomorrow they will ban your right to say the government wants to overturn the Second Amendment, or your right to oppose abortion, or your right to say climate change is a hoax and a fraud.

They are getting desperate. They know the people are waking up, and they are trying to oppress the people who are awake and trying to wake others. They have picked a topic that most people are loathe to discuss - 9-11 truth - because they've calculated that those who hate 9-11 truth - Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, fake conservatives, so-called "libertarians" - won't care. Then once the precedent is set, they move on to other issues they want to silence us about, issues that the Glenn Becks and Sean Hannity's might actually care about.

It's time to wake up, stand together, and push back against government intrusion on our liberties. If not now, then my god, when?

    Raw Story -

    In a 2008 academic paper, President Barack Obama's appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs advocated "cognitive infiltration" of groups that advocate "conspiracy theories" like the ones surrounding 9/11.

    Cass Sunstein, a Harvard law professor, co-wrote an academic article entitled "Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures," in which he argued that the government should stealthily infiltrate groups that pose alternative theories on historical events via "chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine" those groups.

    As head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Sunstein is in charge of "overseeing policies relating to privacy, information quality, and statistical programs," according to the White House Web site.

    Sunstein's article, published in the Journal of Political Philosphy in 2008 and recently uncovered by blogger Marc Estrin, states that "our primary claim is that conspiracy theories typically stem not from irrationality or mental illness of any kind but from a 'crippled epistemology,' in the form of a sharply limited number of (relevant) informational sources."

    By "crippled epistemology" Sunstein means that people who believe in conspiracy theories have a limited number of sources of information that they trust. Therefore, Sunstein argued in the article, it would not work to simply refute the conspiracy theories in public -- the very sources that conspiracy theorists believe would have to be infiltrated.

    Sunstein, whose article focuses largely on the 9/11 conspiracy theories, suggests that the government "enlist nongovernmental officials in the effort to rebut the theories. It might ensure that credible independent experts offer the rebuttal, rather than government officials themselves. There is a tradeoff between credibility and control, however. The price of credibility is that government cannot be seen to control the independent experts."

    Download a PDF of the article here.

    Sunstein argued that "government might undertake (legal) tactics for breaking up the tight cognitive clusters of extremist theories." He suggested that "government agents (and their allies) might enter chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine percolating conspiracy theories by raising doubts about their factual premises, causal logic or implications for political action."

    "We expect such tactics from undercover cops, or FBI," Estrin writes at the Rag Blog, expressing surprise that "a high-level presidential advisor" would support such a strategy.

    Estrin notes that Sunstein advocates in his article for the infiltration of "extremist" groups so that it undermines the groups' confidence to the extent that "new recruits will be suspect and participants in the group’s virtual networks will doubt each other’s bona fides."

    Sunstein has been the target of numerous "conspiracy theories" himself, mostly from the right wing political echo chamber, with conservative talking heads claiming he favors enacting "a second Bill of Rights" that would do away with the Second Amendment. Sunstein's recent book, On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done, was criticized by some on the right as "a blueprint for online censorship."

    Sunstein "wants to hold blogs and web hosting services accountable for the remarks of commenters on websites while altering libel laws to make it easier to sue for spreading 'rumors,'" wrote Ed Lasky at American Thinker.

1 comment:

  1. What is truth?? Cass Sunstein takes the position the whatever the government says is "truth" -and the government can therefore define any opposing statements as "conspiracy theories" and "extremist" as if "false" is measured against what the government says.

    When government becomes the 'arbiter of truth" - we have entered hardcore tyranny. Cass Sunstein takes the position that what the government says is "truth" and the government has an interest in advancing it's "truth" by infiltrating all groups who counter the government's position. That's inherently the propaganda machine of a totalitarian state.

    Someone take Cass Sunstein and let's put him on trial for his tyranny, oppression, and efforts to overthrow the government of the people and the Constitution of the USA. He's a war criminal declaring war on the people of the United States of America - bringing out the secret police to fight this war - and a hardcore tyrant.

    I spit on Cass Sunstein.

    9/11 was an inside job - and this government is going to topple and fall and burn and become nothing as this government perishes from the earth and a new nation of liberty arises. Cass Sunstein has no power to stop the power of REAL TRUTH - the truth of the people who don't worship government as God or the measure of "truth" and instead use their own cognitive abilities based on facts the government doesn't want us to know.

    To hell with Cass Sunstein - because Cass Sunstein knows that the only way this government could stay in power is by suppression of truth and secret police overthrowing the liberty of the people, freedom of speech, the free press, freedom of association, and freedom from illegal searches and seizures.

    Cass Sunstein advocating secret police infiltrating and undermining the American people and the free press and free speech as well as freedom of association free from illegal searches and seizures is a neandrethal statist tyrant and a despot.

    To hell with Cass Sunstein.

    Cass Sunstein - prepare to be dirt under our feet as march over you and past you to freedom and a new nation over which you have zero power or input: a government of free people and a free country.

    Burn in hell, Cass Sunstein.

    (I don't agree with him - or appreciate his nefarious schemes and his tyrannical despotism - probly you can tell.)

    Burn in hell, Cass Sunstein - and get the hell out of our way. FREE COUNTRY, FREE PEOPLE, NEW NATION COMING THROUGH - GONNA WALK ALL OVER YOU!!