Via Ed(itor), here are some excerpts from the Wayne Madsen Report on Cass Sunstein's new book " Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas." Once again we have to ask if the release was engineered around current events or just a coincidence? Asking questions is dangerous in Sunstein's world. He would prefer we take safer routes and just accept whatever our government and media says are the facts and go back to sleepwalking and daydreaming.
"President Obama’s former director of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Cass Sunstein, who is married to the interventionist U.S. ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, has a new book out. The title says everything about the book’s content and Sunstein’s previous ideas that certain dangerous ideas held by Americans be either taxed or declared illegal: “Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas.”
Although one should not judge a book by its cover, Sunstein’s book has an almost obligatory drawing of the “all seeing eye” found on the U.S. dollar bill, a bete noire for those who believe that Freemasons secretly run the affairs of the United States. Sunstein not only believes that conspiracy theorists are dangerous members of society but that they tend to lump all conspiracies into one master grand conspiracy with the Illuminati and Freemasons behind them all. Sunstein’s generalizations and the wide brush he uses to criticize those who demand accountability from their government is typical behavior for academic elitists like Sunstein.
In his book, Sunstein describes what he considers to be the most dangerous conspiracy thought crimes in America:
1. Those who believe that the U.S. government or Israel were ultimately behind the 9/11 attack.
2. Those who believe that the CIA was involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
3. Those who believe Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated by U.S. government agents.
4. Those who believe that TWA 800 was brought down by a missile.
5. Those who believe that the Illuminati secretly runs the world’s affairs.
Sunstein mentions other “conspiracy theories” but the aforementioned appear to be his Top Five.
Sunstein’s book appeared on bookshelves just days prior to the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370, which was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Almost immediately, the Pentagon began to issue “intelligence” reports, lapped up by a sycophantic and unquestioning media, that indicated that U.S. spy satellites failed to detect a “flash” from an explosion on board the missing Boeing 777, and it was a U.S. military “observation” aircraft that supplied the news media with what was purported to be a door from the missing Boeing.
Now enter Sunstein with his interestingly-timed book release on dissembling conspiracy theories. Sunstein’s book also comes at a time when his wife, Samantha Power, is busy shooting down proven “conspiracy theories” identifying the Ukrainian coup plotters as being behind the sniper attacks on Maidan Square protesters and police. In addition, there is emerging strong evidence that State Department European Affairs official Victoria Nuland’s favorite, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, is a longtime member of the Church of Scientology, a cult founded by CIA and Tavistock mind control practitioner L. Ron Hubbard.
With so-called “conspiracy” facts now penetrating the coverage of MH-370 and the Ukrainian crisis, Sunstein’s book appears thanks to a sweetheart book contract with Simon & Schuster, a division of leading neo-con Sumner Redstone’s CBS Corporation. In essence, Sunstein’s new book is a rehash of his past academic papers and articles on the danger of “conspiracy theories.” However, it is the timing of the book’s release amid his wife’s machinations in the United Nations with neo-cons like UN Undersecretary for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and his State Department-based co-conspirators, Victoria Nuland and U.S. ambassador to Kiev Geoffrey Pyatt, that is the real news with the appearance of “Conspiracy Theories and other Dangerous Ideas.”"
In 2008 Sunstein had this to say:
Many millions of people hold conspiracy theories; they believe that powerful people have worked together in order to withhold the truth about some important practice or some terrible event. A recent example is the belief, widespread in some parts of the world, that the attacks of 9/11 were carried out not by Al Qaeda, but by Israel or the United States. Those who subscribe to conspiracy theories may create serious risks, including risks of violence, and the existence of such theories raises significant challenges for policy and law. The first challenge is to understand the mechanisms by which conspiracy theories prosper; the second challenge is to understand how such theories might be undermined. Such theories typically spread as a result of identifiable cognitive blunders, operating in conjunction with informational and reputational influences. A distinctive feature of conspiracy theories is their self-sealing quality. Conspiracy theorists are not likely to be persuaded by an attempt to dispel their theories; they may even characterize that very attempt as further proof of the conspiracy. Because those who hold conspiracy theories typically suffer from a crippled epistemology, in accordance with which it is rational to hold such theories, the best response consists in cognitive infiltration of extremist groups. Various policy dilemmas, such as the question whether it is better for government to rebut conspiracy theories or to ignore them, are explored in this light.In the years since he wrote this, we have definitely seen a steady infiltration of alternative media including the addition of false narratives in almost every conspiracy to throw us off and give credence to Sunstein. In true Orwellian terms we fund through our taxes disinformation aimed to marginalize and discredit those who question. The real risks of violence and extremism come not from honest theorists but from those who perceive that their policies and actions are in danger of not continuing according to plan. We may joke about it but there are some who would like 're-education' of doubters to be standard policy. That would be in addition to the traditional standby of assassination for those that can't be 'cured.'
Let's hope that Sunstein's latest rehash of the same old same old is a poor seller and that he and his wife are increasingly seen for exactly what they they are.....social engineers paid to enable and promote the US zionist empire and the one world crime syndicate.
What we need to continue doing is rather simple. Keep researching the best we can, hone our discernment and speak our minds freely without fear. Isn't that what the Sunstein creeps really are afraid of the most?