In homeschooling my youngest son, he often asks “What has Obama done today?” His frequent question has forced me to stay on top of what the regime is up to on a daily basis. In doing so, I have become aware of what the latest scams are as well. Some of the latest scams are the “delphi method” and “Chatham House Rules“. Each of these techniques amount to forms of group manipulation. In the case of the delphi method, the group facilitator uses techniques that manipulate and force closure on issue before they have been fully discussed. It is a way of obtaining consensus from a group while avoiding accountability and confrontation. By forcing agreement rather through consensus, the technique gives the impression of 100% agreement from the participants, although the reality is that the majority dominated the group. It is a fancy form of groupthink.
In the case of Chatham House Rules, speakers are allowed to speak without being held accountable for who they are or their associations. Since the technique removes the message from the context, it becomes a tool for manipulation. The content may sound good, yet without a context for reference, the meanings are easily manipulated and changed. Use of this technique allows people to be exposed to radical ideas that have been divorced from their context. The young people are presented material without the context. They are encouraged to evaluate it under those rules. For example, rather than remember that they Scotsman, and to listen to it through the frame of reference of the history and culture of Scotland, they are to evaluate statements they are exposed to without such references. In such a state, they are used to manipulate and mold the thinking of the audience. One of the groups using the Chatham House Rules is Common Purpose, which trains young people for positions of responsibility in the EU. Under the rules, the audience is exposed to manipulations of thought while it is packaged as a way to ‘foster communication and understanding’.
Beware of these smooth sounding manipulations which are making their way through the business and government worlds.
We need young people who dare to question, who remember who they are and where they come from, who look at things from a Biblical world view. We need young people who remember that they are from Texas and look at the wold through the eyes of a Texan, with all the events and history to set the frame. Likewise when they hear speakers, it is important to know the worldview of the speaker and where they are coming from. They need the context in order to attach a correct meaning.
Liberty for Texas and the South!
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