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Cass Sunstein recommends government infiltration of conspiracy groups
Social Science Research Network ^ | 15 Jan 2008 | Cass Sunstein

Posted on 04/19/2011 7:45:47 AM PDT by CanaGuy

A paper by Cass Sunstein says it all.

From p.14 "Conspiracy Theories" by CASS R. SUNSTEIN


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This is interesting, and might explain all the trolls and Obots desperately trying to bury the eligibility issue.

From p.14 "Conspiracy Theories" by CASS R. SUNSTEIN

Full paper here

II. Governmental Responses

What can government do about conspiracy theories? Among the things it can do, what should it do? 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. (3) Government might itself engage in counterspeech, marshaling arguments to discredit conspiracy theories. (4) Government might formally hire credible private parties to engage in counterspeech. (5 Government might engage in informal communication with such parties, encouraging them to help. Each instrument has a distinctive set of potential effects, or costs and benefits, and each will have a place under imaginable conditions.

However, our main policy idea is that government should engage in cognitive infiltration of the groups that produce conspiracy theories, which involves a mix of (3), (4) and (5).

QED, I think, and greetings to all paid trolls and Obots!

1 posted on 04/19/2011 7:45:51 AM PDT by CanaGuy
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To: CanaGuy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oC3-CVPYis&feature=relmfu


2 posted on 04/19/2011 7:48:58 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: CanaGuy

Listen to what Pastor Manning has to say at time stamp 13:55-14:00


3 posted on 04/19/2011 7:49:59 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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(1)Government might ban conspiracy theorizing.

AKA thoughtcrime.

4 posted on 04/19/2011 7:50:02 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 817 of our national holiday from reality. - What 3 AM phone call?)
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To: CanaGuy

You might also take note of the fact that he suggests that they can be used to destroy credibility.


5 posted on 04/19/2011 7:50:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: American Constitutionalist

This huge douchebag ought to infiltrate the group conspiring to undermine American sovereignty in order to bring about the end of our republic.


6 posted on 04/19/2011 7:50:56 AM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: CanaGuy

He is obviously enamored with “Government Might”.............


7 posted on 04/19/2011 7:51:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: CanaGuy

Birthers... get ready!


8 posted on 04/19/2011 7:51:02 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: CanaGuy

There are even moles and trolls among the birthers, not everyone is our friend...


9 posted on 04/19/2011 7:51:05 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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Birthers... get ready!


10 posted on 04/19/2011 7:51:11 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: CanaGuy

A tax on conspiracy theories!!

A pox on all their houses!!

Sheesh


11 posted on 04/19/2011 7:52:37 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: autumnraine
our main policy idea is that government should engage in cognitive infiltration of the groups that produce conspiracy theories,

He's waaay late to the game. The FBI under Hoover did this for decades before this twit was even born...............

12 posted on 04/19/2011 7:53:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: CanaGuy

BTW where the hell have you people been? I’ve been pointing this out for at least a year.


13 posted on 04/19/2011 7:53:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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Well, Cass sure does take the “Theory” out of the conspiracy, now doesn’t he?


14 posted on 04/19/2011 7:53:52 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: cripplecreek; CanaGuy
By now experienced FREEPERS with more than a decade of hard core experience under their belts HAVE NO FEAR of the appeal to "you will lose credibility".

Cass Sustein couldn't handle FR for a full day of fun and frolick. He's a wuss. His beard is a nutcase. His family are pukes. His friends are all sexual deviates or tax cheats or both! OH, MY GOODNESS ~ BOTH!

15 posted on 04/19/2011 7:53:58 AM PDT by muawiyah
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16 posted on 04/19/2011 7:54:38 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 817 of our national holiday from reality. - What 3 AM phone call?)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Cass Sunstein’s a Czar. Why are the Republicans in the House still funding these extra-Constitutional Czars?


17 posted on 04/19/2011 7:55:20 AM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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I think I’ll just ban Cass Sunstein.


18 posted on 04/19/2011 7:56:29 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Sarah Palin is above taking the fake high road.)
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To: eCSMaster
We'll need an election to get rid of them, but I'm sure we can find some good prosecutor somewhere to go after them for a return of the cash they took.

You did know there are Clintonistas still on the lam trying to escape federal warrants. I think that sort of thing put a real dent in their ability to run the Hildabeast for President. We can keep the Obots and their running dog lackeys out of government in the future the same way. Chicago will be devoid of lawyers!

19 posted on 04/19/2011 7:57:48 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: CanaGuy

I most respectfully say that I am not getting the connection between this and the eligibility issue. I apologize that it didnt QED for me. I would appreciate it if you would be willing to elucidate it a little more. Thanks.


20 posted on 04/19/2011 7:58:03 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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