Electioneering, Higher Indoctrination

This Post Was Written Based On Your Input. Even Though You Haven’t Given It Yet!


“Let’s ask what the group thinks.”

Folks, I have long suspected this sort of thing goes on, and that it’s a threat to our freedom–particularly property rights. What I have discovered is that it actually has a name, is somewhat documented, and it is possible to fight this.  It is the “Delphi Technique” (aka “Delphi Method”). It started back in the ‘whiz-bang’ days of the Cold War when it was thought that a group of experts could come up with a better, more reliable solution to a problem than the average expert would. You can read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphi_method

The thing is, it has been hijacked by our tireless enemies “across the aisle.” It’s happening right here where I live, in regard to a major road project and a regional public transit initiative. “The Community” is invited in to give input about some issue. “The Facilitator” breaks people up into small groups (or multiple meetings are scheduled over weeks or months) who then hash out their wants, needs, and concerns. Then the results are “compiled” and the top items are regurgitated to the crowd for further resolution. I put ‘compiled’ in quotes because that is where the Elfin’ Magic happens. Who is this facilitator bozo? Turns out, he’s a professional at what he does. And he’s working for someone who has already drawn up “the solution.”

Good managers always want to get the “buy-in.” They don’t want you doing what you do because they told you to do it. They want to sell you the idea, even make you think it’s your idea. That subtle manipulation is there to motivate you. You’ll give your all if you think that a failure will reflect directly on you.

In the nefarious application of Delphi, you get to have your say. You can bring up all of your ideas. You can also debate the merits of other people’s ideas. Good chance too that there is a “shill” in your group trying to seed the predetermined ideas. Then, when your small group re-unites with the main group, or at a later meeting, and the results are “compiled,” you think to yourself. You think “wow, our group didn’t even think of the #1 top concern.” You reflect that you must have been the only person in the only small group that raised the issue that you did.

In reality, the “Facilitator” has simply matched his predetermined list to the groups’ lists. He may even proffer, “Well, there is one more thing I thought of while you guys were meeting” and add that to the list. You do, however, recognize some things that were discussed in your group.  Congratulations, sucker, this whole thing is now your idea! You will fight for it! You had input, damnit! Your concerns were heard!!!

It is possible to fight this method. It is hard for one person, much easier for a group but still tough. Remember, the outcome has already been decided! so it’s an uphill battle. Here is a link to a good story regarding this, and how to fight it.  There are many more out there, just Google “Delphi Method (or Technique).”

I knew that there was something up with this “Community Input” business, but couldn’t put my finger on it. I hope I’m just dense and was the last one here to realize it. We have a very sophisticated enemy in this country. We need to be aware of his techniques and methods to “RESIST WE MUCH!”

On a lighter note, since AWD hasn’t even given us a free youtube Unknown Hinson clip in a while, here is “I Don’t Take Dope”:



  1. Great stuff, Inga–thanks!

  2. Wow, that’s alarming stuff but I’m not surprised.
    The criminal politicians will do everything within their power to fool people and it sounds like brainwashing to me.

    All the more reason for people to be sceptic.

  3. ‘Resist WE Much’ is right! The enemy within will never stop…unless ‘We the People’ Wake-Up and do the stopping.

    Btw inagada…we’ve had dealing with same type of community meetings too. Logging vs the greenie-weenies bureaucracy types as well. This will never end…but people do fight back, winning is another matter. ~

    The deck is stacked purposefully…unless others take part…and I mean a lot of ‘others.’

  4. Gee what a surprise – everythings rigged! Thanks for the clarification, Inagada.

  5. Heyyy Yabbot!!!

    Credit is due to Barry Levinson, the famed Academy Award winning director, screenwriter, and producer who created and first published this two months ago in the Huffington Post. Enjoy!

    COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.

    ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It’s 9%.

    COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?

    ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%.

    COSTELLO: You just said 9%.

    ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed.

    COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work.

    ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%.

    COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 16% unemployed.

    ABBOTT: No, that’s 9%…

    COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 9% or 16%?

    ABBOTT: 9% are unemployed. 16% are out of work.

    COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.

    ABBOTT: No, you can’t count the “Out of Work” as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.


    ABBOTT: No, you miss my point.

    COSTELLO: What point?

    ABBOTT: Someone who doesn’t look for work, can’t be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn’t be fair.

    COSTELLO: To who?

    ABBOTT: The unemployed.

    COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.

    ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work…
    Those who are out of work stopped looking.
    They gave up.
    And, if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

    COSTELLO: So if you’re off the unemployment roles, that would count as less unemployment?

    ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!

    COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don’t look for work?

    ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That’s how you get to 9%. Otherwise it would be 16%. You don’t want to read about 16% unemployment do ya?

    COSTELLO: That would be frightening.

    ABBOTT: Absolutely.

    COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means they’re two ways to bring down the unemployment number?

    ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.

    COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?

    ABBOTT: Correct.

    COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?

    ABBOTT: Bingo.

    COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work.

    ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like an economist.

    COSTELLO: I don’t even know what the hell I just said!

    Now you know why Obama’s unemployment figures are improving, and you should be able to understand the State of the Union.

  6. inagadadavida

    Thanks for the positive feedback, y’all! Sorry to bring you such a dry topic, but I thought it was important enough to spread. I found this out while researching UN Agenda 21 and “sustainability.”

    Timbo- you’re right that it’s rigged, I’ve long suspected that, but maybe if we know from where the strings are being pulled we can do something about it!

  7. Hippie Ripper

    Good article there, Inagada…

    I’ll add a couple points:
    1) Look up “management fads” on Wikipedia. I’m wondering if this Delphi stuff might be one? Also check out “confirmation bias”; it doesn’t directly apply to Delphi, or to your community meeting situation, but it can help one understand how seemingly intelligent people (or just average joes who understand day-to-day life and how things work, and have a lot of common sense) unconsiously support mis-directed crap…that they may later regret!

    I worked for a major SE USA corp for 11 yrs, and I saw similar things to your “community input” situation. The stupidest was an ’employee survey’ that somehow concluded that salary/raises were only the 6th most important thing to employees!! Way behind ‘job satisfaction’ and even behind ‘child care benefits’. Everyone I talked to afterward about it (informally of course) said their salary was #1 or 2 concern/gripe…Amazing, til I thought about how the survey was worded and realize that yeah, I answered each ques truely, but they were rigged and the only way to have shot down what management wanted to “self-fulfill” would have been for me as a person to lie to the survey (and to myself). Really silly…

    By the way; I think most people really know bull when they see it. It’s the unwillingness to take on that glib ‘facilitator’ or speak up in – or against – the group that gets us.

    –H. Ripper
    “Get a haircut…Hippie!”

    • inagadadavida

      Good observations there, Ripper. I think a lot of us get into situations that are rigged against us, we just need to know how it all works.

  8. Hippie Ripper

    One other thing:
    Original article by Ina says
    “Good managers always want to get the “buy-in.” They don’t want you doing what you do because they told you to do it. They want to sell you the idea, even make you think it’s your idea. That subtle manipulation is there to motivate you. You’ll give your all if you think that a failure will reflect directly on you.”
    Doing what your supposed to do (ie, because you were told to do it) ought to be enough for any conscientious employee. My tip: consider hiring recently ex-military guys and gals. Some are dirtbags, I admit. But no more a percentage than the rest of society, and at least these guys/gals understand taking ‘orders’ and having a certain level of responsibility for mission accomplishment. They also know about working under pressure and staying ‘switched on’ to what’s happening around them. They are far less self-absorbed than today’s youth that never served…So if you run an organization, give that a try.

    –H. Ripper
    “Get a haircut…Hippie!”

  9. Here is some news about the judgement which allowed Obama to be on the Georgia ballot, it looks like a shady bribe may have been the reason


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