Over at Mother Jones, Tim Murphy has the loon watch. His latest installment, Top Georgia GOP Lawmakers Host Briefing on Secret Obama Mind-Control Plot notes right-wing fantods over the Delphi Technique:
About 23 minutes into the briefing, Searcy explained how President Obama, aided by liberal organizations like the Center for American Progress and business groups like local chambers of commerce, are secretly using mind-control techniques to push their plan for forcible relocation on the gullible public:
They do that by a process known as the Delphi technique. The Delphi technique was developed by the Rand Corporation during the Cold War as a mind-control technique. It's also known as "consensive process." But basically the goal of the Delphi technique is to lead a targeted group of people to a pre-determined outcome while keeping the illusion of being open to public input.
Warnings against the Delhi Technique? Were had Bluestem seen that before? Oh yes: the Maple River Education Coalition--founded by Michele Bachmann associates Julie Quist and Renee Doyle--had published a handy guide to resisting the mind-control technique. It's by none other than leading John Birch Society thinker John A Stormer, condensed from his book, None Dare Call it Education.
Check it out:
Minnesotans were treated to quality Murphy Mojo with If You Thought Michele Bachmann Was Out There..., a profile of Allen Quist. Husband of Julie and mentor to Bachmann, Quist was unable to save First District citizens from Congressman Tim Walz' mind control in this month's election when Walz captured 58 percent of the vote.
Founded in 1998, the Maple River Education Coalition morphed into Edwatch in . In 2010, the Minnesota Independent reported in EdWatch, group that helped launch Bachmann’s career, closes after 12 years:
Edwatch, a controversial conservative education watchdog group, announced that its operations will close at the end of the year. Founded as the Maple River Education Coalition in the late 1990s, the group was an incubator for the political career of Rep. Michele Bachmann and drew the ire of elected officials in at least three political parties. The group was pro-gun, anti-homosexuality and opposed to federal intervention in local education.
“Twelve years ago the Maple River Education Coalition was born around the center island in my kitchen,” wrote Renee Doyle, Edwatch’s president in a statement. “Today I am announcing that EdWatch is closing its doors. We do this with a deep sense of accomplishment and a conviction that, while the work is never complete, the time for this change is right.”
Doyle started EdWatch along with Julie Quist, who is now a Bachmann staffer and is wife to Allen Quist, a perennial religious right candidate who lost a bid for the Republican primary [to Randy Demmer] to challenge Rep. Tim Walz earlier this year. . . .
Doyle serves as a legislative assistant on Michele Bachmann's congressional staff, according to data listed on Legistorm.
The MN Independent noted that Education Liberty Watch had been created to replace Edwatch:
EdWatch’s web site describes Education Liberty Watch as “a new organization with much the same mission” and says updates about the new group will be posted on the EdWatch site.
Education Liberty Watch director Karen Effrem is a regular contributor to True North, the group home for Minnesota's conservative blogger. She most recently freaked out about education standards in Help Prevent "Extreme Makeover MN Social Studies Edition."
Meanwhile, back in Georgia, Chip Rogers is out as Majority Leader. In addition to national scorn, the Agenda 21 presentation brought local scrutiny from such groups as Better Georgia, the Marietta Daily Journal reported in Rogers defends Agenda 21 session.
According to Source Watch, Chip Rogers is
a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). He is the Georgia State Chairman for ALEC,-- in August 2011 he received ALEC's State Chair of the Year Award. Rogers is the Treasurer on the Board of Directors of ALEC and has received a total of $7,895.91 in ALEC “scholarships” according to data from 2006 to 2008.
With the defeat of anti-Agenda 21 stalwarts Mike Parry and Allen Quist, will Minnesota's Republican legislators concerned about the conspiracy spare us the sort of embarrassment that Georgia so recently earned? Or will North Star Tea Party Patriot co-founder Cindy Pugh, a newly-elected member of our state's incredible shrinking minority, bring this concern to the table anew?
Image: Cartoon by Ken Avidor.