The Hopey-Changey Agenda: Cognitive Infiltration of Dissidents and Unprecedented Deregulation of Business (aka Fascism)

You get up on your little 21″ screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America, there is no democracy.

There is 0nly IBM and ITT and AT&T and Dupont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today.

We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies Mr. Beale.”

by Scott Creighton

Cass Sunstein, Barack Obama’s administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, went to the American Enterprise Institute, a ultra-right wing globalist think-tank (closely associated with neoconservatives like Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, and Dick Cheney), and he spelled out the Obama administration’s new “War on Business Regulations”.  Sunstein praised them for the work they have done already deregulating business over the past 20 years or so and in a Washington Post op-ed, he promised “an unprecedented government-wide review of regulations already on the books so that we can improve or remove those that are out-of-date, unnecessary, excessively burdensome or in conflict with other rules.

Thirty federal agencies had made proposals to eliminate or modify hundreds of regulations, Sunstein added, in order to “save private-sector dollars [i.e., corporate and bank profits] and unlock economic growth by eliminating unjustified regulations.” WSWS

In the wake of the Gulf Oil spill and the tragedy of the Upper Big Branch mine disaster, both caused by deregulation and lax oversight of regulatory agencies in bed with the big businesses they supposedly watched, the Obama administration is actually charting an “unprecedented” course of sweeping deregulation admittedly designed to boost profit margins at all costs. That is to say nothing of the deregulation of the banking industry that has cost trillions so far and spread unfathomable misery all across this country and others in Europe and the Middle East.  Only in the shadow of the left cover provided by the selection of Barack Obama could this possibly occur.

Sunstein told the American Enterprise Institute that the new rules would “remove over 1.9 million annual hours of redundant reporting burdens on employers and save more than $40 million in annual costs. Businesses will no longer be saddled with the obligation to fill out unnecessary government forms.””  WSWS

This quiet little announcement of ultra-right libertarian ideology from the “progressive” Obama administration comes at a time when the MSM is forced to spend a little more airtime on exposing the “real terrorists” who are being tracked and monitored by the FBI: anti-globalization, anti-war, and anti-corporation activists. These are the real terrorists in America, like Mr. Crow of Austin Texas who got to look at his FBI folder after a protracted FOIA request and found out that they had been following him for years; parked outside his house, infiltrated peace groups that he was in with agents, and even pondered over this strange object outside of his house… it was a quilt for his kid’s school project.

It’s no coincidence that I mention Cass Sunstein’s speech at AEI and the FBI’s admission that they infiltrated various groups to keep tabs on Mr. Crow of Austin. Sunstein suggested such activity years ago to keep an eye on “extremists” like those pesky peace activists.

[W]e suggest a distinctive tactic for breaking up the hard core of extremists who supply conspiracy theories: cognitive infiltration of extremist groups, whereby government agents or their allies (acting either virtually or in real space, and either openly or anonymously) will undermine the crippled epistemology of believers by planting doubts about the theories and stylized facts that circulate within such groups, thereby introducing beneficial cognitive diversity. (Page 219.) Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Cass Sunstein

Not to long ago we learned that BradBlog, StoptheChamber, and VelvetRevolution had all been the targets of a proposed infiltration plot (HB Gary story) suggested to Bank of America and the Chamber of Commerce by the Obama Justice Department.

It seems pretty clear to me that this scene from the 1976 film Network was taken more as a tutorial than a warning by the so-called “democrats” in power since then (including by not limited to the Clintons, Obama, Pelosi, Biden, Reid, and others).

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