The operation called “engineered consensus”

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  1. poncho

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    This operation has various stages. It can be applied to issues like vaccination, GMO food, climate change, fake epidemics, elections, war—and it can be applied widely across the general subject of reality itself.

    It begins with some “authoritative” voice proclaiming an idea is a fact. Well, someone has to start the ball rolling.

    Very quickly, according to plan, others pick up the ball and echo the original idea. This includes both “respected” individuals and groups. Media join in.

    What follows is a scramble to gain public acceptance. All sorts of approaches are used in this stage of the process:

    the claim that a consensus has already been reached (which is a lie);

    attacks on dissidents and critics;

    warnings that refusal to accept the central idea will have dire consequences “for all of us”;

    cooked and slanted scientific studies;

    general reminders that the idea being promoted represents the greatest good for the greatest number;

    expressions of shock that there are “still people who refuse to accept the obvious”;

    new laws and regulations hammered into existence;

    subsequent legalized coercion;

    arguments so illogical and bizarre that people accept them, thinking they themselves must be missing the point;

    relegation of dissent to the margins of “wild conspiracy theory”;

    the conjoining of dissent with negative images and feelings;

    the marginalizing of dissent into legal cases that wind through seemingly endless corridors of a maze;

    and, of course, endless repetition of the original idea.


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    Bump . . .
     
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    Why the bumps? Feeling neglected?

    OK I'll throw you a bone, but fully expect to be insulted for my efforts.




    Global warming right down the line is the first one that comes to mind. Still doing the legalized coercion part by shutting down the coal industry anf new EPA rules doing what couldn't be done legally through legislation.

    Another one headed down this path is Obama's sellout to Iran.
     
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    No, I've had my share of attention today.

    I feel it's important that people understand how the government and media are playing them for fools. Maybe if they know how it's being done to them they can put an end to it.

    That's all.

    That's mighty considerate of you, thanks.

    Yep the ole "there is consensus" ploy.

    An independent industrialized republic with plenty of energy resources wouldn't be a good fit in a global government.

    Yeah what a bone head play just when we're getting all primed for another war some jerk steps in and threatens to ruin it all.
     
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    Yea I believe the op to be completely factual.
     
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    Now you've gone too far. Wait for it...

    :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    First thing that came to my mind were the conspiracy theorists (except for the last two points about legislation).

    Reread it and consider...
     
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    Looks like we're currently a stage between this . . .

    "the claim that a consensus has already been reached (which is a lie); attacks on dissidents and critics".


    And this . . .

    "arguments so illogical and bizarre that people accept them, thinking they themselves must be missing the point; relegation of dissent to the margins of “wild conspiracy theory”; the conjoining of dissent with negative images and feelings".

    I must say you fellas sure know how to stick to the script. Good show! :applause:
     

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