Cass Sunstein is the current head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs… The duties of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (or the OIRA) includes “reviewing Federal regulations, reducing paperwork burdens, and overseeing policies relating to privacy, information quality, and statistical programs.” quoted via the WhiteHouse.gov website
Basically the OIRA’s current interested is into internet affairs since the internet is currently a hotbed for privacy violations (spyware, trojans, cookies, hackers, etc) and since the internet is obviously the modern main medium of information flow.
Ironically Cass Sunstein who became appointed for the branch of government that seems to brand itself as an internet watchdog has published a paper that has become infamous.
In the paper titled “Conspiracy Theories” Sunstein lays out a number of methods to censor conspiracy theories and lays out a plot to attempt to destroy or weaken the conspiracy community. In the beginning of the paper it seems Sunstein admits himself that some conspiracy theories were true, quoting the Watergate Scandal and the mind control attempts conducted during the MKULTRA experiments.
So Sunstein does admit that some conspiracy theories are true yet he claims that the 9/11 conspiracy theories are “harmful to society,” he goes on to call the conspiracy community “groups of extremists” indirectly associating conspiracy theorists with terrorists.
Sunstein goes on to make a 5 point list of possible responses that the government can use against conspiracy theorists:
- Government might ban conspiracy theorizing.
- Government might impose some kind of tax, financial or otherwise, on those who disseminate such theories.
- Government might itself engage in counterspeech, marshaling arguments to discredit conspiracy theories.
- Government might formally hire credible private parties to engage in counterspeech.
- Government might engage in informal communication with such parties, encouraging them to help.
This list is what Sunstein calls cognitive infiltration, or perhaps better stated mind violations. This list violates freedom of speech so many times it’s unbelievable! Banning conspiracy theorizing, taxing free speech, engaging in disinformation, hiring contractors to engage in disinformation then help groups that do so to continue doing so!
Sickeningly the plan of cognitive infiltration has most probably been initiated. Above Top Secret a conspiracy forum has worried about members of their forum being agents to the government, Alex Jones’ InfoWars has been looked at with disdainfully all while a number of new conspiracy blogs have been arising perhaps filled with disinformation.
Promoting paranoia and skepticism within a community where paranoia and skepticism is already prevalent is an ingenious yet very twisted plan. The beliefs within conspiracy theories has been prevalent during this time and rightfully so! This is a time were government officials are devising plans to violate almost every citizens rights!
At least there are some who are aware of Sunstein’s cognitive infiltration plot. Even though knowing about the plot itself does promote paranoia… Still this disgusting violation of rights should be known about so people could at last see how the United States government allows these types of people to gain high positions.
One day perhaps we’ll tear down this illusion of supposed freedom while this suppression of information exists and violations of basic constitutional rights exist. Violations of free speech, privacy and many other rights is just disgusting.
Sunstein is an enemy of free speech and constitutional rights. Although most people within government probably are… Perhaps one day we’ll find some sort of freedom, although that day seems far from now.
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