By Alan Mercer
Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown
www.theguardian.com, Dr. Nafeez Ahmed, 12 June 2014
Social science is being militarised to develop ‘operational tools’ to target peaceful activists and protest movements
People who have a problem with what’s happening: their thinking is referred to as a “social contagion.”
Minerva funds basic research in the social sciences, with an inherently open time horizon, so its most important impacts are expected to come in the years ahead. Still, many of the insights can and have been applied to inform policy for today’s defense priorities as well. Minerva scholars have briefed valuable, warfighter-relevant insights to senior officials such as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, decision makers in the defense policy community, and on the ground to our combatant commands.
A Closer Look at the Pentagon’s ‘Minerva Initiative’
Nathan Hodge, www.wired.com, 26 December 2008
Pentagon’s Project Minerva Sparks New Anthro Concerns
Sharon Weinberger, www.wired.com, 1 May 2008
The Pentagon’s expanding interest in anthropology has sparked a passionate debate about what role, if any, social scientists should have with the military.
This project is not about terrorists, but about supporters of political violence.
Comment: It looks like the idea is to make associations between different people based on their beliefs, emotions and affiliations. That way the New World Order or “government” can find ways to suppress all dissidents and treat them like the people they already torture in their CIA dungeons (recent Senate report). I would guess that the study leaves out government political violence also. I’m sure many dissidents have a problem with the use of political violence and terrorism by governments. Governments are the ones using almost all the political violence (terrorism). Normal people who have a sense of morality–and are not yet completely brainwashed–have a problem with the use of violence and other things that criminally-minded people do.
The overall contribution of the Minerva Initiative at ASU is to map social organizations in a multidimensional space that provides a measure of their radical or counter radical influence over the demographics of a nation. This tool serves as a simple content management system to store and track project resources like documents, images, videos and web links. . . .
Human Terrain Systems Dissenter Resigns, Tells Inside Story of Training’s Heart of Darkness: How U.S. Military Gameplans War on Greens Inside U.S.; “Ethical Concerns” a Bad Joke
David Price, CounterPunch | 15 February 2010
Comment: Obviously scientists are sometimes concerned about their moral credibility.
Can you imagine if everybody started questioning where their money came from and thought twice about what they were doing and the consequences of the ideas they were paid to promote?
For example, do we care about the consequences of promoting carbon taxes based on some idea repeated over and over that carbon dioxide and other natural necessary gases are creating “climate change”? It’s funny, but I bet the Pentagon doesn’t consider that idea to be a “contagion” (I bet they go after some environmentalists but not others).
But do people care about the human beings getting colder and colder each winter as their energy prices go up and coal plants are shut down? No, of course not. Because “scientists” need the money. And everybody has to go along with the lies about 9/11 too. It’s very scientific to believe whatever crap we’re told by the “authorities” if it’s presented in a slick way by “respectable” people trained in propaganda.