Today’s Guest Saturday post comes to us from Cheryl Pass of the My Tea Party Chronicle blog. In this essay, Cheryl worries about a new government program to subtly control what we think. This essay was originally published on Thursday, August 1, 2013.
THE FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT? ARE YOU PAVLOV’S DOG?
The federal government is hiring what it calls a “Behavioral Insights Team” that will look for ways to subtly influence people’s behavior, according to a document describing the program obtained by FoxNews.com. Critics warn there could be unintended consequences to such policies, while supporters say the team could make government and society more efficient.
While the program is still in its early stages, the document shows the White House is already working on such projects with almost a dozen federal departments and agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture.
How many U.S. citizens have been nudged that way—and do they know it?
A very large number. Automatic enrollment is a common practice now; many millions of people have benefited from it. People recognize they’ve been automatically enrolled—there’s nothing secret about it, and it’s explained by employers. But they wouldn’t think, “I’ve been nudged.”
Mayor Bloomberg fits this category to a “tee.” These are very sick psychopathic people and don’t belong anywhere near government positions. Can this country find a few good men to run for elected office? Please?