Scary, but not surprising. I suspect this will not be limited to "conspiracy theory groups," because those who subscribed to so-called conspiracy theories tend to not organize and meet in groups to discuss those theories. They tend to be lone individuals disseminating information to each other in various forms.There are, however, groups that the government IS very likely to use this tactic on. Organized groups such as evangelical churches, who tend to be Republican and whose views differ greatly from Obama and his ilk. Furthermore, Churches are very easy to "infiltrate". All you have to do is walk in and shake a few hands. You're in.Watch for this to happen, soon.
Only surprise is that they are admitting it.
TC, it's getting into thought crimes territoryShoprat, agreed
Yup... let's prove paranoid conspiracy theories correct. Sheesh.
//Obama's Regulation Czar is so concerned about citizens thinking the wrong way that he proposed sending government agents to "infiltrate" these groups and manipulate them. This reads like an Onion article: Powerful government official proposes to combat paranoid conspiracy groups that believe the government is out to get them...by proving that they really are out to get them.Stossel certainly has a way with words. Truth is, he's right and if it weren't so blatantly obvious, it would look like a dark Saturday Night skit or at very least a parody in Mad Magazine.This is what we (who opposed this man) believed would happen if he were elected with control of both houses of Congress. The causes for our mistrust are very real.
Karen, great point (and very funny)LA, well put.
Can you imagine the outrage if a Bush appointee had said something as sinister as this?
Cube, he would have to immediately withdraw and then go out to the WH lawn and commit ritual suicide.
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