Do you think this nation would ever perform experiments on its citizens similar to those Mengele performed on the Jews? Would you think our government would, oh, say, experiment with long-term starvation so they could study the effects it has on the behavior and psychology of those starving? Be careful; don’t just say no without thinking – because this is exactly what we did under FDR. Supposedly, the govt. did this to help understand the effects of starvation in post-war Europe, only we performed the experiments before the outcome of the war was certain. Those who live in Panama City can go to the local library and look up a book called “The Starvation Project.” It will tell you all about this.
So why does this matter? Well, studying things like how starvation affects peoples’ behavior is the realm of behavioral “scientists.” Have you ever noticed how many behavioral scientists surround Obama?
And why would that matter? Do you think anyone concerned enough about behavior to surround himself with so many behavior scientists would ever be as out of touch with what is going on in this nation as Obama claims to be?
Do you think these “scientists” may be the reason Obama speaks in such a carefully crafted manner, and with such precise wording: because the “scientists” have determined the best way to say something to elicit the desired response?
And do you think that the things Obama does are not calculated to affect the behavior of the people? Or is that the reason for so many behavioral scientists: to help design calculated responses to his actions/policies?
And does any of this change the way you look at Obama and his people now?
Moffo then passed along guidelines and a sample script from the Consortium of Behavioral Scientists, a secret advisory group of 29 of the nation’s leading behaviorists. The key guideline was a simple message: “A Record Turnout Is Expected.” That’s because studies by psychologist Robert Cialdini and other group members had found that the most powerful motivator for hotel guests to reuse towels, national-park visitors to stay on marked trails and citizens to vote is the suggestion that everyone is doing it. “People want to do what they think others will do,” says Cialdini, author of the best seller Influence. “The Obama campaign really got that.”
The New York Times detailed this week how the Obama Administration’s successful re-election campaign was built upon a range of well-implemented behavioral science principles.
“The authors of this report are Gary LaFree, director of START and professor of criminology at the University of Maryland, and Bianca Bersani, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Boston,” the document says. “This report is part of a series sponsored by the Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in support of the Counter-IED Prevent/Deter program. The goal of this program is to sponsor research that will aid the intelligence and law enforcement communities in identifying potential terrorist threats and support policymakers in developing prevention efforts.”