‘First They Nudge . . . Then They Shove . . . Then They Shoot’

Rush Limbaugh says Obama’s “Nudge Squad” is designed to promote certain behavior. I’m sure he just misspoke. The Nudgers themselves admit they are attempting to do much more than just promote. Government can and already does produce commercials that merely promote an agenda. No, the “Nudge Squad” is not a promotional group. These “behavioral scientists” are charged with steering us into making the “correct” decisions.

And who gets to determine what’s the correct decision? Why, the administration. They are the arbiters of right and wrong, good and bad behavior.

Do you recall the statement by Bill Clinton, circa 1999? Thanks to the reforms forced on him by the Republican Congress and the tech bubble, the government had a surplus. Regarding that surplus Clinton said: “We could give it all back to you [the taxpayers] and hope you spend it right… Do you really want to run the risk of squandering the surplus?”

Just like the Nudgers of today, he didn’t really give us a choice. It’s what the academics, the behavioral scientists call “mandated choice.” The choice he gave us was between squandering the surplus on one government program or another. Some choice.

“Mandated choice” — where one has to choose between one thing or another — is not a true choice. How would you like to go? Stabbed or shot? It’s your choice. Again, some choice. No, “mandated choice” is used to accomplish one thing — to modify people’s behavior. To progressive, collectivist academics that have infested our government for over a century, only they know best. Only they know what is good for us.

In the late 1980s the popular slogan was “Bo Knows.” It was the brainchild of Nike and featured the two-sport athlete Bo Jackson. It was changed in 2008 to “Barack Knows,” the brainchild of who the heck knows but stated by wife Michelle.

She assured us: “Barack knows that we’re going to have to make sacrifices. We are going to have to change our conversation. We are going to have to change our traditions, our history. We’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”

She continued: “Truly, the choice we make will determine nothing less than who we are as a country, but more important, it will determine who we will be.”

But what if we don’t want to move or change? Then enter the Cass Sunsteins of the world. Glenn Beck called Sunstein the most dangerous man in America. He’s certainly one of them.

Cass joined the Obama administration early on. He headed up the OIRA (Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs). He was Obama’s regulatory czar, a Chicago egghead academic that believes he has all the answers and couldn’t wait to foist them on the American people. Working behind the scene he tasked himself with weighing the interests of the greedy individual to that of the utopian collective or society.

He was a huge fan of FDR and his second “Bill of Rights.” If you know nothing else of Cass Sunstein, that is sufficient.

Sunstein is the father of the modern day Nudge Squad.

But now the baton has been passed to Maya Shankar, a twenty-something, no nothing, Yale leftist. She is a White House “senior” policy analyst charged with influencing Americans’ behavior. One could only guess who she has been aligned with. If you guessed Soros’s Marxist “Center for American Progress” and “Open society,” you’d be correct.

So our government has assembled a “Nudge Squad.” complete with far left ideologues to control our behavior and shove us back into line lest we step out.

Glenn Beck had it right when he said: “First they nudge, then they shove, then they shoot.” It’s the way of the oppressor, and if we don’t fight it now, we will find out just how bad it can get. They won’t stop unless we stop them.







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  • harleyrider1989

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    ADOLF Hitler lost the war but his campaign
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    The Rudd government’s decision to ratchet
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    The article is behind a paywall, but more of it can be found here:

    http://cfrankdavis.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/antismoking-nazis-2/#comment-81124

  • harleyrider1989

    Eugenics: the California connection to Nazi policies

    http://www.ahrp.org/infomail/03/11/10.php

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    Mon, 10 Nov 2003

    On Sunday, Nov 9, the San Francisco Chronicle published an extraordinary, most informative article by Edwin Black, that sheds light on the role played by the American eugenics movement in the Nazi extermination policy. Eugenics is a pseudoscience whose purported aim is to “improve” the human race, while eliminating that portion of the race that eugenicists deem “undesirable.” The article is adapted from Black’s recently released book, “War Against the Weak,” published by Four Walls Eight Windows.

    Black shows that American eugenics played a decisive role in the adoption of racist and even lethal public policies in the US and then in Germany. Black writes: “Eugenics would have been so much bizarre parlor talk had it not been for extensive financing by corporate philanthropies, specifically the Carnegie Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Harriman railroad fortune. They were all in league with some of America’s most respected scientists from such prestigious universities as Stanford, Yale, Harvard and Princeton. These academicians espoused race theory and race science, and then faked and twisted data to serve eugenics’ racist aims.”

    “Stanford President David Starr Jordan originated the notion of “race and blood” in his 1902 racial epistle “Blood of a Nation,” in which the university scholar declared that human qualities and conditions such as talent and poverty were passed through the blood.”

    “The Harriman railroad fortune paid local charities, such as the New York Bureau of Industries and Immigration, to seek out Jewish, Italian and other immigrants in New York and other crowded cities and subject them to deportation, confinement or forced sterilization.”

    The influence of American eugenicists was even more sinister. American eugenicists influenced the Nazi sterilization, experimentation, and extermination policies–including the medical atrocities first conducted on institutionalized disabled human beings–adults and children. What’s more, the scions of American philanthropy financed German eugenicists and actively supported their pseudoscientific research institutes.

  • jaxtom

    Just look around at the “zombies” walking around with their “smart phones” controlling their lives…

  • WhatConstitution

    As far as I’m concerned, every nudger needs a bloody nose every time they nudge. I can think of more than a few of them that I’d be more than happy to demonstrate on.

  • greyhound44

    NUKE DC!

  • marineh2ominer

    Watch for the nudge , but when you feel the shove , SHOOT ! Before they do .

  • Death2Unions

    America is about to receive a gutting. The gutting of our freedoms, liberties, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. The blood of citizens flowing in the streets comes later. That tends to be the last thing to occur prior to becoming an official Marxist State.

  • ECDucy

    No, the Feds have it all wrong!!! First the “Nudge”, then they “Push” & then WE THE PEOPLE – start shooting!!!!!

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  • wildwood15

    And now they’re shoving and at the war memorials, of all places. Here we go.