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Forum Post: Government Plants to Disrupt Revolutions and Conspiracies

Posted 7 years ago on Dec. 21, 2011, 5:39 a.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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“We suggest a distinctive tactic for breaking up the hard core of extremists who supply conspiracy theories: cognitive infiltration of extremist groups, whereby government agents or their allies (acting either virtually or in real space, and either openly or anonymously) will undermine the crippled epistemology of believers by planting doubts about the theories and stylized facts that circulate within such groups, thereby introducing beneficial cognitive diversity.”

-Cass R Sunstein, Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration.

Holy shit. The conspiracy theorists were right about this being real.

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[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

You can read Sunstein's entire paper here if you choose to download the PDF file.

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1084585##

[-] 1 points by newjustice22 (49) 7 years ago

Good stuff yup all true what a scum bag its to late for them.

[-] 0 points by NewEnglandPatriot (916) from Dartmouth, MA 7 years ago

It seems like its too late for us all, but we must keep trying - In the times ahead - very near future they will accelerate the assault of disinformation, taxes, laws you name it. The ones who enforce will awaken someday, maybe generations out - when we will win it back entirely. It took generations for them to get the upper hand, it may take us just as long to prevail.

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 7 years ago

"no life-long rests, i must confess, I'm an impatient Cat!" : )

196 days to the National General Assembly July 4th Philadelphia

http://www.the99declaration.org/

[-] 0 points by NewEnglandPatriot (916) from Dartmouth, MA 7 years ago

This is interesting.....

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 7 years ago

given your username, you might be interested in The Suffolk Resolves which is loosely what the 99% Declaration is modeled on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffolk_Resolves

[-] 0 points by NewEnglandPatriot (916) from Dartmouth, MA 7 years ago

Thanks for the links....yes yes.... I have visited sites and read a bit - more and more connections to history.. Thanks

[-] 1 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 7 years ago

"beneficial cognitive diversity" not for me and you !

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 7 years ago

Seems pretty amateurish to me. I doubt this made it to anyone that would listen. Lost of academics write to the gov with an inflated sense of self importance. I also don't see the credentials you posted, in the linked material you provided.