Tuesday, March 22, 2011
OBAMA INFORMATION CZAR WANTS TO COGNITIVELY INFILTRATE YOUR BRAIN
According to the White House Web site, Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein is current head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. That means he is in charge of “overseeing policies relating to privacy, information quality, and statistical programs.” Troubling, then, that in an academic article he co-wrote in 2008 entitled Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures, that he blankly states that the government should engage in "cognitive infiltration" of "9/11 conspiracy groups", whatever that means. In practice, what Sunstein argues is that government agents should be assigned to infiltrate "groups" that propose alternative theories on historical events via “chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine” those groups. Of course, the fact is that governments in every country and at every level have been doing exactly this all along. It's just that they've had the decency and good taste to at least try to keep their tactics and motivations hidden away from hoi polloi. So there you go, ladies and gentlemen. Cass Sunstein... a name to keep our eyes on!