Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Mass for Mel–

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:06 PM

Cognitive Infiltration

"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."

— Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard Law professor,
abstract of "Conspiracy Theories," Jan. 15, 2008


Mel Gibson in
"Conspiracy Theory"


Cass Sunstein,
Felix Frankfurter Professor
of Law at Harvard

Some historical background–

The Antagonists:
Hugo Black, Felix Frankfurter,
and Civil Liberties in Modern America


Justice Hugo Black


Justice Felix Frankfurter

Critical Mass Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, 7:06  AM–

Here you've got three high-powered academics… all engaged in highly pernicious and mutually enabling forms of professional dishonesty. Sunstein comes up [with] what Timothy Burke calls a "consensus-politics liberal-leaning version of COINTELPRO," — Erin O'Connor

Critical Mass? Campaigns Work to Get Voters to Polls

— Washington Wire:
Political Insight and Analysis from
The Wall Street Journal Capital Bureau
January 19, 2010, 11:17 AM ET

David Weigel, "Attacks on Sunstein Frustrate Conservative Fans,"
The Washington Independent, 9/9/09–

"The campaign against Sunstein has largely written itself."

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