Thursday, January 14, 2010

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

"It's easy to destroy groups with 'cognitive diversity.' You just take up meeting times with arguments to the point where people don't come back. You make protest signs which alienate 90% of colleagues. You demand revolutionary violence from pacifist groups."

This is a direct quote from Cass Sunstein, from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama Administration. The bad news is the very reckless nature of what Sunstein proposes. Some people with such "cognitive diversity" may accept the call for "revolutionary violence". And what about having an authentic investigation of 9/11? Conspiracy theorists are not likely to be persuaded by an attempt to dispel their theories; they may even characterize that very attempt as further proof of the conspiracy." says Sunstein. He never directly admits that an authentic investigation would contradict the official U.S. establishment's account of 9/11. Many of Sunstein's publications on behavioral economics have become a staple for law students. In an acute stage of pomposity, Sunstein suggests "Because those who hold conspiracy theories typically suffer from a crippled epistemology, in accordance with which it is rational to hold such theories, the best response consists in cognitive infiltration of extremist groups." Scientific thought has become a "crippled epistemology"?

Willful ignorance has never been the only hurdle in the pursuit of an authentic criminal investigation of 9/11. Like the COINTELPRO programs of the 70's, peace movements, environmental groups and 9/11 Truth, demonstrations/meetings have often found themselves with one or two outspoken individuals willing to waste the groups time with aggressive calls for retaliation or obviously bogus theories. Often, like the police officer in our own group for 9/11 Truth Tucson, they will spend time casting an overall "shadow of doubt" of foul play while refusing to specifically address the issues that contradict the 9/11 Commission's report. Regardless of the "cognitive diversity" these groups celebrate, vigilance and honesty will overcome this new infiltration of clowns.

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