What am I talking about? Executive Order: Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People. I read it, and if you have not, please do so, so you can decide for yourself. It is short and to the point. HERE.
Let us start by defining Behavioral Science: A scientific discipline, such as sociology, anthropology, or psychology, in which the actions and reactions of humans and animals are studied through observational and experimental methods.
Next question, what is behavioral science used for? I searched and found an interesting article under management at Boundless . com. It's interesting because it is used to not only understand the human mind, but help them to unify and control the work or other environments. You can read about it HERE.
What concerns me, and hopefully concern you, is the following statements made. "can be used to design government policies to better serve the American people." Okay...Okay, so far...so good. BUT: "the Federal Government should design its policies and programs to reflect our best understanding of how people engage with, participate in, use, and respond to those policies and programs." Wait, what? Let us replace some of the words with their meanings so we don't get cheated by Doublespeak. I will underline the words that I define.
The government should (plan or sketch, build etc.) a policy or a program to (mirror) our (The Federal Government's)understanding of how people (We the Citizen's they serve) (hold fast, or bind by a promise) with, participate in, use, and (react) to those policies and programs.
Hmm...this might be good...I mean the majority of people don't want to go to war, don't want many government control, actually, based off many surveys the United States People are ready to get back their freedom, not all people, but most people.
Of course, we cannot define a Policy based off one carefully constructed sentence. Especially when you think: How do they come up with a policy based off how people are going to respond to it? Do they first test the water? Do they send out article after article into the mainstream media and based off readers response decide on that policy? I hope not, after all: What about AstroTurfers?
So we continue reading and we find out that the Executive Order is about: (At least this is my interpretation, please read it yourself so you can make up your OWN MIND!!!!!)
- Use manipulation, oh I mean social science, to extend public welfare.
- Use Social Science to reevaluate all current programs...Basically get those on board who are not on board. (E.G.: Make those who think that the Affordable Health Care Act is bad for us, like it...etc...)
- Grow the societal use of welfare programs by making it easier to get these items
- Use Social Science to control the American People on: Health Care, Education, Saving for Retirement, and Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy.
Now whether or not you are For or Against Welfare, whether you are for or against a low-carbon economy, you must take a look at what your government is saying about you. They are going to "educate" you to do what "they" deem is best for "them"
As an adult: I plan for my retirement. As an adult I paid for my education (which if you go instate to a state school isn't expensive and will not bankrupt you). As an adult I have had health insurance since I was 18. As an adult I am keenly aware of my health and what I need to do. As a person who has breathed in the toxic chemicals the corporations continually dump into the air, yes I would like a little less pollution (This means all sorts of pollution, from earth killing chemicals poured on plants to spilling crap into water, to stealing water, to...well you get it)
What I don't need is the government helping me plan for retirement: Might I remind the public that it is the government who STOLE, oh I mean borrowed the Social Security that many counted on for retirement. I don't need the government to STEAL my retirement. I don't need the government telling me how to be healthy...why? Since they got involved in health American's are sicker, fatter (no offense people), and on more drugs than ever before. I don't need the government to take care of my college level education. They already have 13-years, we are behind many countries, and you want to give them 4 more years? And as far as POLLUTION? Seriously?
In my mind, this is just a ploy to condition the public into paying a tax on Carbon (the corporations who pollute will be excluded) and if you don't like it...they will use brain washing...oh I mean social science...to make you LOVE IT. Let us all be honest: our government is bought and paid for and the very idea of trusting them is not only ridiculous, it is insane.
Alright, that is all. Please let me know what your conclusions are on this executive order. And if you haven't had the chance, please read my last article onDOUBLESPEAK. :)