Skip to comments.‘First They Nudge . . . Then They Shove . . . Then They Shoot’
Posted on 08/05/2013 8:30:44 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Rush Limbaugh says Obama's Nudge Squad is designed to promote certain behavior. I'm sure he just misspoke. The Nudgers themselves admit they are attempting to do much more than just promote. Government can and already does produce commercials that merely promote an agenda. No, the Nudge Squad is not a promotional group. These behavioral scientists are charged with steering us into making the correct decisions.
And who gets to determine whats the correct decision? Why, the administration. They are the arbiters of right and wrong, good and bad behavior.
Do you recall the statement by Bill Clinton, circa 1999? Thanks to the reforms forced on him by the Republican Congress and the tech bubble, the government had a surplus. Regarding that surplus Clinton said: We could give it all back to you [the taxpayers] and hope you spend it right Do you really want to run the risk of squandering the surplus?
Just like the Nudgers of today, he didn't really give us a choice. It's what the academics, the behavioral scientists call mandated choice. The choice he gave us was between squandering the surplus on one government program or another. Some choice.
Mandated choice where one has to choose between one thing or another is not a true choice. How would you like to go? Stabbed or shot? Its your choice. Again, some choice. No, mandated choice is used to accomplish one thing to modify people's behavior. To progressive, collectivist academics that have infested our government for over a century, only they know best. Only they know what is good for us.
In the late 1980s the popular slogan was Bo Knows. It was the brainchild of Nike and featured the two-sport athlete Bo Jackson. It was changed in 2008 to Barack Knows, the brainchild of who the heck knows but stated by wife Michelle.
She assured us: Barack knows that were going to have to make sacrifices. We are going to have to change our conversation. We are going to have to change our traditions, our history. Were going to have to move into a different place as a nation.
She continued: Truly, the choice we make will determine nothing less than who we are as a country, but more important, it will determine who we will be.
But what if we dont want to move or change? Then enter the Cass Sunsteins of the world. Glenn Beck called Sunstein the most dangerous man in America. Hes certainly one of them.
Cass joined the Obama administration early on. He headed up the OIRA (Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs). He was Obamas regulatory czar, a Chicago egghead academic that believes he has all the answers and couldnt wait to foist them on the American people. Working behind the scene he tasked himself with weighing the interests of the greedy individual to that of the utopian collective or society.
He was a huge fan of FDR and his second Bill of Rights. If you know nothing else of Cass Sunstein, that is sufficient.
Sunstein is the father of the modern day Nudge Squad.
But now the baton has been passed to Maya Shankar, a twenty-something, no nothing, Yale leftist. She is a White House senior policy analyst charged with influencing Americans behavior. One could only guess who she has been aligned with. If you guessed Soross Marxist Center for American Progress and Open society, you'd be correct.
So our government has assembled a Nudge Squad. complete with far left ideologues to control our behavior and shove us back into line lest we step out.
Glenn Beck had it right when he said: First they nudge, then they shove, then they shoot. Its the way of the oppressor, and if we don't fight it now, we will find out just how bad it can get. They wont stop unless we stop them.
Nanny State PING!
Thanks for the ping!
Freepers nudge back.
Evil. Just plain evil.
I think we’ve already entered the shoving stage.
“no nothing” = “know-nothing.” This is an important detail for credulity. The premise and points of this piece are spot-on and should not be tarnished by grammatical or typographical errors.
These are truly evil people with whom we’re dealing in the Obama administration.
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
I could take my own advice: credulity is better stated as credibility.
The Obama administration is all about the Progressive program while enriching Barack and Michelle.
They are in it for the money — nothing else. Well, ok; may BHO2 gets his humungous ego stroked (and only the Lord knows what else!)
Uh, no Bill, I don't, but bear in mind that the definition of "squandering" money is WHEN the government has it's grimy little paws on it.
“Nudge” is also a Yiddish term meaning “pest” or, more bluntly, a pain in the ass, as in, “Quit being such a nudge!”
20 year old youngster, head of Obamugabe's "Team Nudge...or else".
Only here it’s pronounced “noodge.”
I say that all the time about Greenfield articles. It seems many just don’t care. It still bothers me a lot.
The shooting will start once the State has control over the military leadership.
Which if you have been paying attention is closer than most think.
Sunstein has a book called, Nudge. Beck taught this in depth on his show on Fox.
And no need to wonder why they seem to have such a keen interest in gun control.
The so-called surplus was largely due to cutting military spending, which only got delayed and went back into high gear after 9-11.
Something tells me that those who wish to push it too far, really don’t think we have the guts to fight back, therefore there is going to be a lot of that nudging and shoving...
And that is where everyone had better hope it stays...Once the shoving gets too hard, and shooting begins, no one wins...
See, we sit back and watch the majority of these elected officials, constantly trying to win the affections of the people, mostly the media, hoping they are the ones to keep things on an even keel, but see more and more of our freedoms wash away...And very few are effective enough to speak to these capitulating, feckless wonders screwing us more and more every day...See, that’s the nudging, and shoving battle going on...
They don’t believe anyone will do anything beyond that, and they are hedging their bets on that assumption...They could not be anymore wrong about that, and that is what makes this situation SO dangerous...
These mid-term elections are “again”, so critical, like the other failed attempts at getting the right people in there to “handle” this situation has been successfully thwarted...
All at the flick of the TV remote...
The conservatives have a message, it is just not resonating out there with the same, if not better, passion and emotion the liberals are succeeding at...
If we can get that accomplished, we might see some things improve...economically, and socially...
Add to the nudging the brain research that created “neuromarketing,” which actually targets certain areas of the brain. Successfully.
Neuromarketers actually created a preference for a certain flavor in babies in utero. That’s how devious it is. And effective.