First there was the so-called "birther" conspiracy. Now things have moved from the land of absurdity and into the realm of utter outlandishness. Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers convened a closed-door meeting of the state's top Republican lawmakers on Oct. 11. During the session, Rogers reportedly accused Obama of influencing American citizens by using a mind-control technique called "The Delphi Method."
According to Rogers, Obama is using this system to manipulate Americans into consenting to the president's alleged strategy to make the US a part of a United Nations-run global dictatorship. Included in this purported directive is also a plan to force those living in suburban areas back into city-centers. About 52 minutes of the session was caught on a recording by a member of the Atlanta watchdog group, "Better Georgia," before the individual was allegedly forcibly removed from the proceedings. The video of the session can be found here.
According to a report from Mother Jones, the GOP lawmakers met under the auspices of a hearing concerning the UN Agenda 21 proposal. Agenda 21 is a non-binding agreement on signatory nations to develop and promote sustainable development. Many conservative activists have called Agenda 21 a "nefarious plot" to usher in the age of American socialism.
According to Rogers, the Delphi Method that Obama is allegedly employing is a Cold War-era mind-control system. It appears however, that Rogers' concerns are not completely unfounded because the Delphi Method does indeed exist. The system was developed in the 1950s and is the brainchild of none other than the RAND Corporation.
According to the organization’s website, "RAND developed the Delphi Method in the 1950s, originally to forecast the impact of technology on warfare. The method entails a group of experts who anonymously reply to questionnaires and subsequently receive feedback in the form of a statistical representation of the "group response," after which the process repeats itself. The goal is to reduce the range of responses and arrive at something closer to expert consensus. The Delphi Method has been widely adopted and is still in use today."
Whether the above passage is simply techno-speak for, "We use this stuff to make you do what we want you to," is not clear, but it appears that the system is basically some kind of specialized statistics-gathering method. In fact, RAND's mission statement says it is a "nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis." However, as some readers may know, the RAND Corporation itself has been at the center of several bizarre conspiracy theories.
Of course, we can always trust an organization with words and phrases in its goals statement like "non-partisan," and "widely respected for operating independent of political and commercial pressures," can't we? Well... can't we?
And so it is. We now see Obama making the transition from, charlatan, plagiarist, and pretender to the throne, to Barack Obama; president, harbinger of global destruction, dark wizard and secret Jedi master, come to scramble your brains and... Wait! ... What was that? ... What is this strange voice inside of my head? ... What? ... It's the president! ... Telling me to... Oh no! ... Can't... resist... can't... fight... arrggh! ... What is thy bidding, my master?
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