These days Judicial Watch is doing some of the finest work in the nation. It is throwing FOIA requests at the government and continually attempting to expose the rampant corruption and manipulation in the Obama administration.
Thusly today, from JudicialWatch.org:
The Obama administration quietly hired 20 social and behavioral research experts to help expand the use of government programs at dozens of agencies by, among other things, simplifying federal forms, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch. The controversial group of experts is collectively known as the Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST) and it functions under the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
In 2015 Obama signed an executive order directing federal agencies to use behavioral science to sell their programs to the public, the records obtained by Judicial Watch reveal. By then the government had contracted “20 leading social and behavioral research experts” that at that point had already been involved in “more than 75 agency collaborations,” the records state. A memo sent from SBST chair Maya Shankar, a neuroscientist, to OSTP Director John Holdren offers agencies guidance and information about available government support for using behavioral insights to improve federal forms. Sent electronically, the memo is titled “Behavioral Science Insights and Federal Forms.”
Ladies and gentlemen, many of you in the US have been manipulated by professional behavioral scientists — purposely — in order to create your continued and expanded dependency on government for more and more assets and instances in your life.
The goal of this is to strip away your discretionary powers, your right to choose, to make independent decisions, to make life choices, to say what you wish about any thing at any time, to defend yourself against governmental intrusion and oppression, to monitor your every move, your every action, your every dollar, your every investment of money, time or sweat equity. The goal is dominance and tyranny.
“When behavioral insights—research findings from behavioral economics and psychology about how people make decisions and act on them—are brought into policy, the returns are significant,” according to the SBST report.
Yes. Significant for the government; less so for you.
And now this isn’t just speculative theory, oh no.
The proof is here.
Obama, Demorats, Leftists, Progressives, Socialists, want you weak, dependent, unable to think critically, brainwashed and sucking at the government teat, in order for them to acquire vaster amounts of power and control over you and your life.