Cass Sunstein again demonstrates his dangerous, un-American insanity.
"We can readily imagine a series of possible responses. (1) Government might ban conspiracy theorizing. (2) Government might impose some kind of tax, financial or otherwise, on those who disseminate such theories."Oh, my! How KGB!
In the 30-page paper – obtained and reviewed by WND – Sunstein argues the best government response to "conspiracy theories" is "cognitive infiltration of extremist groups."
Continued Sunstein: "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."Hmm... actually, that's VERY KGB. This is the infiltration and corruption tactic the KGB's agents in the Free World have utilized for decades to manipulate people into believing that their Free World countries are somehow bad and need to be changed (changed in ways pleasing to the Evil Empire and to foreign neo-Communist interests worldwide). This is how the Left came to be what it is today.
And don't be fooled.
Sunstein doesn't want to stop people from spreading lies.
He wants to stop people from expressing inconvenient opinions!
He wants there to be government-agent domestic spies and infiltrators going after those who express opinions the government doesn't like.
This is contrary to the spirit of the First Amendment. This isn't something the US government is supposed to do, except to its enemies (not the partisan "enemies" of the current administration, but rather enemies such as Russia, Iran, China, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, etc., etc...).
Sunstein said government agents "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."Hmm. You know, I wonder if Sunstein would say it'd be ok for Republican administrations to do that to people like him!
Sunstein defined a conspiracy theory as "an effort to explain some event or practice by reference to the machinations of powerful people, who have also managed to conceal their role."
So, so, sooo many, many dangerous lunatic extremists being appointed by Obama. Cass Sunstein is only one.
Read on for the rest of Sunstein's dangerous insanity.
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And, by the way, we saw that sort of bullshit being performed by agents of the fascist, exposed, discredited "Canadian Human Rights Commission" when they illegally posed as extremists like neo-Nazis, actually spewing outlawed hatred, to entrap others on blogs... for the purpose of hauling people before the star chamber to take their rights away... plus a lot of their money, much of which ended up in the pockets of the Commission-employed criminals going around illegally entrapping people... These agents don't give a crap about human rights at all, and just relish in deluding themselves with grandeur, going around falsely self-labelling as "human rights crusaders".