The program has already existed in an experimental form, but now Obama has formally established the federal “Social and Behavioral Sciences Team,” ordering them to to use psychology and experimental behavior data to make government more user-friendly.
According to reports,behavioral science was used to advise the campaign to focus on Obama’s Christianity instead of trying to deny the notion that he was a Muslim. Other tactics included encouraging supporters to act for the campaign in small ways before asking them to commit to bigger goals.
A studyreleased todayby the president’s office of National Science and Technology reveals that behavioral science has already helped government agencies target individuals.
We find it quite interesting that this EO was signed by Obama on September 15th, the same day as the alleged 'end' of Jade Helm 15 and its' stated goal of 'mastering the human domain'. This new order, called 'Using Science Insights to Better Serve the American People,' at first sounds like it might be a benevolent endeavor until we look more closely to find out what secrets it hides. From the Daily Caller.:
The initiative draws on research from University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler and Harvard law school professor Cass Sunstein, who was also dubbed Obama’s regulatory czar. The two behavioral scientists argued in their 2008 book “Nudge” that government policies can be designed in a way that “nudges” citizens towards certain behaviors and choices.
The desired choices almost always advance the goals of the federal government, though they are often couched as ways to cut overall program spending.
“I am very skeptical of a team promoting nudge policies,” Michael Thomas, an economist at Utah State University, told Fox News in 2013.
“Ultimately, nudging…assumes a small group of people in government know better about choices than the individuals making them.”
"When positive expressions were reduced, people produced fewer positive posts and more negative posts; when negative expressions were reduced, the opposite pattern occurred. These results indicate that emotions expressed by others on Facebook influence our own emotions, constituting experimental evidence for massive-scale contagion via social networks."
YouTube videographer Bob A breaks all of this down for us in the 2nd video below, including telling us this new initiative draws upon research from Chicago economist Richard Thaler and Harvard law school professor Cass Sunstein. Sunstein is better known by alternative news afficionados as the man who wrote the book 'Conspiracy Theories And Other Dangerous Ideas' in which he argues that the best response to 'conspiracy theories' is the 'cognitive infiltration of extremist groups' as shared by the Social Science Research Network' (SSRN) (whose logo looks suspiciously like a devil tail!) as seen above and below. Our videographer also discusses a video from Mark Passio called 'Satanism & Message To Police & Army', which we have embedded as the 3rd video below.