Excellent book that deftly unravels the most tangled web of our time. Bo
Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory
"Griffin's meritorious effort to raise public awareness and understanding
Former Chicago and Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, who in 2009 was appointed by President Barack Obama to direct an important executive branch office, had in 2008 co-authored an article containing a plan for the government to prevent the spread of anti-government "conspiracy theories." Arguing that such theories are believed only by groups suffering from "informational isolation," he advocated the use of anonymous government agents to engage in "cognitive infiltration" of these groups in order to introduce "cognitive diversity," with the aim of breaking them up.
Noting that Sunstein's proposal has evoked condemnations from across the political spectrum--not least because it, being similar to the FBI's COINTELPRO of the 1960s, would be illegal--David Ray Griffin focuses on the fact that Sunstein's primary target is the conspiracy theory advocated by the 9/11 Truth Movement. Examining Sunstein's charge that this theory is both "harmful" and "demonstrably false," Griffin uses both satire and overwhelming evidence to show that this twofold charge applies instead to what Sunstein calls "the true conspiracy theory" about 9/11-namely, the "theory that Al-Qaeda was responsible for 9/11."
"In the United States today, the phrase `conspiracy theory' functions as a sort of giant cudgel, used to scare us out of talking openly about a broad (and ever-growing) range of scandals that the powerful cannot afford to let the people comprehend. In this new book, David Ray Griffin takes devastating aim at that repressive tactic, exposing it for what it really is. All those who cherish democracy, and intellectual freedom, owe it to themselves to read this brave analysis---and owe its author their sincerest thanks." --- Mark Crispin Miller, Professor of Culture and Communication, New York University.
A reviewers comment:
Deconstruction of a Fascist Proposal to Destroy the 9/11 Truth Movement
By Dennis P. McMahon on November 29, 2010Format: Paperback Amazon Verified Purchase David Ray Griffin's "Cognitive Infiltration" is a devastating deconstruction of Cass R. Sunstein's shocking and dangerous proposal to have the U.S. government illegally infiltrate and destroy the 9/11 Truth Movement. Sunstein--a Harvard Law Graduate, President Obama's choice to head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and once described by Elena Kagan (now a Supreme Court Justice) as "the preeminent scholar of our time"--is unmasked by Griffin and shown to be a fascist automaton, eager to openly do the bidding of the enforcers of the official 9/11 myth that is used to justify the government's perpetual wars in the Middle East, and the ongoing suppression of civil liberties at home. Especially horrifying is that Sunstein is now in a position to help implement the very unconstitutional policies he so eagerly espoused. "Cognitive Infiltration" provides an intelligent and measured response to the twisted madness of Sunstein, who as a result of offering his frightening proposal, has revealed himself to be unworthy of holding public office.
In an analysis of the ten theses that form the basis of the Obama appointee's proposal to eradicate 9/11 Truth, Griffin distinguishes between two levels of meaning in Sunstein's essay: the exoteric (surface) and the esoteric (hidden). The esoteric interpretations portray Sunstein in such a favorable light that readers may wonder if Griffin is being serious in his praise or not. The answer is provided in the Conclusion of "Cognitive Infiltration."
Early on in "Cognitive Infiltration," to counter Sunstein's thesis that conspiracy theories in the U.S. are usually both unjustified and false, Griffin provides excellent summaries of no less than seventeen so-called "conspiracy theories" involving the U.S. government that in time proved to be true, including: numerous U.S. overthrows of legitimate governments around the world (Iran, Guatemala, Indonesia, Chile, Panama, Haiti, etc.); the manufactured Gulf of Tonkin incident (which Lyndon Johnson used as a pretext for escalating the Vietnam War); the FBI's illegal counter-intelligence program (COINTELPRO) which targeted Martin Luther King and the anti-Vietnam War Movement (and which seems to have served as a model for Sunstein's plan to target the 9/11 Truth Movement); Operation Mockingbird, involving CIA infiltration and (ongoing) control of the U.S. "free press;" and the "Deadly Lie at Ground Zero (2001)" initiated by the Bush-Cheney White House which ordered the EPA to tell the public that the air around NYC's World Trade Center following the 9/11 attacks was safe to breathe, even though test results indicated that the air was highly toxic. Trusting their government, 40,000 rescue and clean-up workers dutifully returned to work, unaware of the lies and the danger. As Griffin documents, 60-70% of these Ground Zero workers have come down with various debilitating illnesses, including cancer, and many have already died.
While analyzing Sunstein's primary claim--that those who hold to any unofficial 9/11 conspiracy theory do so because they suffer from `informational isolation' and a `crippled epistemology'--Griffin exposes the absurdity of Sunstein's theory by focusing on the intellectual leadership of the 9/11 Truth Movement, and their impressive credentials. In so doing, Griffin effectively demonstrates that it is Sunstein who is informationally isolated and possessed by a crippled epistemology, as a result of not having done his 9/11 homework.
Similarly, Griffin shows that Sunstein's charge that the 9/11 Truth Movement's evidence is weak or nonexistent would be more appropriately leveled at proponents of the official 9/11 conspiracy theory. In refuting this Sunstein allegation, Griffin includes a masterful overview of the existing evidence which proves, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the government has lied about what really happened on 9/11.
In a draft of his essay published on the internet, Sunstein, an old friend of Obama, let slip that the government enlisted the editors of Popular Mechanics to serve as the government's `independent experts' on 9/11, Griffin reports. Thus, Sunstein's "proposal" may have sprung from an inner-circle knowledge that the 9/11 Truth Movement is already being cognitively infiltrated (which would come as no surprise to many 9/11 Truthers who suspect that there already are trolls, provocateurs, and "limited hangouts" on the internet). In this light, Sunstein's essay can be seen more as a clandestine attempt to legitimize the government's cognitive infiltration that is already taking place.
Whatever the motivations for Sunstein's fascist proposal, the number of 9/11 Truth converts continues to grow, Griffin notes. If the call for illegal infiltration of the 9/11 Truth Movement is the best plan that can be devised by this "pre-eminent legal scholar," Griffin asks, tongue in cheek, might it not be time for the defenders of the official 9/11 conspiracy theory "to throw in the towel?" Synchronistically, just prior to this writing, two mainstream media personalities--Geraldo Rivera and Judge Andrew Napolitano, both on Fox no less--have begun challenging the government's official conspiracy theory, while admitting that the 9/11 Truth Movement could be right in saying that 9/11 was an inside job.
Time will tell how much 9/11 Truth will be allowed to enter the mainstream, and where exactly that will lead. Whatever the extent and direction, Sunstein will have unwittingly contributed to the effort by writing an essay that "has provided such an excellent foil for [Griffin's] laying out of the current nature of the 9/11 Truth Movement, along with the extent and quality of its evidence," as the literary leader of the 9/11 Truth Movement acknowledges at the end of "Cognitive Infiltration," a truly brilliant work
So here we have government scientists looking into DNA of grass, so they can find an antidote to save people from addiction. odd/sad
Rarely do we get a good glimpse of what the USSR ( CCCP ) really was like. This visually stunning video reveals some fascinating things about what Soviet Santa was really about. Share widely. Thanks.
Before The Fall of the Berlin Wall the East Germans were using Advanced Subluminal Advertising TechniquesPosted by Alienated at 05:35, 24 Dec 2013
This recently discovered video provides us with a rare glimpse into the advanced subluminal advertising techniques used by the DDR ( GDR ). At first it seems like any other Warsaw Pact TV advert from the mid-80s, but when one analyses it more carefully one begins to see how NLP, and Super-Luminal Mind-control techniques were used with great effect. Before this vintage TV ad was discovered it was always assumed that the Socialist Block were way behind the West in terms of Mass Mind Control. But now we have proof that the very opposite is true. And also; for the very first time we get to see who was the General Director of Stasi Style. Prior to this; it was always assumed that the real Director was not a Peter Sellers look-alike, but rather a Cheech Marin look-alike. The TV ad was among thousands of reels of film found in the secret Film Archives of the Stasi.
Not sure if alien-octopus hybrid or Cthulhu. The owner of my local pharmacy, where I found these, has a thing for the Sci-Fi I guess.
Whatever you celebrate, have a good one :)
Thank you to all who make TDG possible for another great year!
On my latest contribution for the Intrepid blog, I give my opinion on what the Fortean community should focus on, in order to try to move the discussion forward, past the tiresome quarrels with the skeptoids & debunkers.
The Silliest 80s Dance Tune. And if it were not for the hot dame who appears in it; it wouldn't be worth watching!
The OZO Club at The Zephyr Super Tower in Kimbap City, capital of The Democratic People's Republic of Central Eastern Korea is now officially the World's highest dance club. And it is also one of the most expensive too. Entrance is limited to 150 persons on Friday and Saturday nights, at a hefty $4000 USD per person. It includes a bottle of Moet Brut Champagne, 16 ounces of Sevruga Caviar, an assorted array of fancy Sushi, Sashimi and DimSum, private booths, and a Luxury Goodies Pack that comes in a 100% Tarantula Silk bag by Smucchi, and contains a 16 oz. bottle of Cartier men's or ladies' perfume, gold-plated ear protectors, psychedelic dance spectacles, carbon nano-tube ultra-soft micro-fibre condoms...which are the World's toughest and yet thinnest ever!...and an authentic GooGoo Gaga Doll or Super Space Frog effigy for the guys. Club hours are from 7 pm to 7 am and non-show-off drinks are on the house. OZO plays exclusively 80s New wave, Electro-pop and similar style dance music. For $12,000 USD one can buy an annual VIP membership card and save 50% on admission. The priciest Cocktail will set you back $120,000 USD. It is a mix of 120 year-old Remy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Magnum and Salvatore Legacy Mix.
Greg this should be your obituary, after all Wilson was a writer of the occult and he had a strong interest into consciousness. Allready in 1985 he wrote a book Afterlife: An Investigation of the Evidence of Life After Death. He was Graham Hancock best man at his wedding, in short he was a TDG man.
It's interesting to note that this Outsider chose to die on a day when his death would go unnoticed, as all the talk was about Mandela's death. Colin Wilson suffered a stroke in June 2012 and lost his ability to speak, he died the 5th of December 2013. Whatever will happen to his enormous library?
If you wanted to build a real Death Star; which corporation on Earth would even consider doing it?
The answer may shock you!