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Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Here is Mr. Crippled Epistemology himself Cass Sunstein.
Honestly his name sounds like a conspiracy in and of itself!
I am guessing mom and dad really loved Cass Eliot and the Mamma’s and the Pappas?
Evidently crippled epistemology is when you don’t trust traditional news sources and rely on to few that you personally favor.
I think Mr. Sunstein might be suffering from that himself now that I think about it.
Evidently he favors non-government experts to rebut conspiracy theorist’s theories as actual government employees shouldn’t be telling us what to say or think!
Originally posted by jdl79
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
I doubt the reason he stated this should be outsourced had anything to do with the actual reason behind the suggestion. You don't want a low end government employee feeling sorry for a group of people and helping them at all. So you outsource, set cut throat expectations, and turn your back while carnage unfolds. Then when the dust settles, you claim incompetence, the people are somehow satisfied by this, and you move
on to the next pillage project.
These guys need to get laid. Their pent up sexual frustrations are making them nuttier every day.
Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, in a new book called "Rumors," suggests that's why so many people today believe patently absurd things: Because they seek out other people who believe the same things. "Rumors spread through two different but overlapping processes: social cascades and group polarization," Sunstein contends. "Cascades occur because each of us tends to rely on what other people think and do. If most of the people we know believe a rumor, we tend to believe it, too. Lacking information of our own, we accept the views of others. When the rumor involves a topic on which we know nothing, we are especially likely to believe it." Ignorance virus This may always have been true, Sunstein writes, but the Internet has helped spread the ignorance virus throughout the body politic. People who believe, for example, that President Obama is a Kenyan can find lots of validation for those beliefs by visiting sites that trade in rumors. You can discover that the Holocaust was a hoax and that AIDS was a government plot to destroy the black population. Sunstein says research shows that the more you tell people that the facts do not back up their beliefs, the more strongly they cling to them. This is dangerous for the body politic, in that decisions are not made on facts: "To the extent that the Internet enables people to live in information cocoons, or echo chambers of their own design, different rumors will become entrenched in different communities." Naturally, those who trade in rumors are worried about this, mainly because President Obama named Sunstein as head of the White Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. They envision a world of "truth squads" in which Glenn Beck, for example, would be held accountable for some of the stupid thing he says.
Originally posted by Donny 4 million
reply to post by ZindoDoone
I think you are in pretty good shape with your above post,
Please do me a favor and reference Fasciest and Czar.
Then also take a peek at Marxist, Bolshevik, Zionist.
What a ansty statement..to me it osunds like he is calling 9/11 a historic event? Is he effin nuts! He thinks that was a historic event? I always thought a historic event, wa someting nearly impossible made to achivement* aka bridges, skyskrapers totaly redesigned, going to the moon was a historic event* causing 9/11 was NOT a historic event* it was tragedy* they just want us to keep in the dark, just like being left in a sheobox in a closet with NO light on, so they can keep maiupulating, controling, and taking our money, laundering it all amongst themselves and impose as many taxes on us as they can, and spend as much as they can in other areas of the world, and leave us to die basically.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
reply to post by muzzleflash
It all boils down to control. These control freaks can't stand the fact that they can't completely control the message.
That's what it is really all about, as the government and the corporations get further and further out there, they really depend on the vast majority believing all the lies they put out there.
At some point the reality is that if enough people stop believing and it reaches a critical mass...?
Thanks for posting.
Originally posted by JayinAR
"Perhaps ATS can convert them?"
I've converted one that I know of... Out of respect, of course, I will not go into details.
Look guys, these folks are people just like the rest of us. Stick to your stuff and it will take care of itself.
Afterall, any joe on the street can echo anything that any disinfo agent can muster and receive the same exact accusations... "You're disinfo!!!"
Truth be told, they are just here to do a job. And in fact, most of them probably have very little knowledge in the area. If you convince them, you convince them... Then suddenly, they aren't so good at their jobs anymore. In fact, they just sorta' stop posting here.
I've seen it happen.
Edit to add - Perhaps instead of saying that *I* converted one, I should have said that I have SEEN one "convert" and I like to think that what I had to say had something to do with it.
[edit on 14-1-2010 by JayinAR]