How Badly Have the Kooks Brainwashed the President?
April 10, 2009 • 10:08AM

Sources close to the Obama White House have confirmed that the network of "behavioral economists" identified in the current issue of TIME magazine, have moved quickly, through aid of Larry Summers and other top Obama economic advisors, to "fill the vacuum" and assume a dominant position as major policy advisors to the President. According to one source, "they have moved into the vacuum in the same way that the neocons moved into the policy vacuum at the beginning of the Bush Administration in 2001." The problem, another source elaborated, "is that President Obama really believes in this stuff. It is generational. From the time of the late Boomers, through to the present generation, behavioral scientists have run amok, and have penetrated the entire culture, to a frightening extent. It was a conscious deployment."

One source drew the connection between the behavioral economists and the military planners who devised the insane doctrine of "effect-based operations," which directs military operations at the behavior modification of the enemy. Indeed, Daniel Kahneman, the pioneer of the whole modern school of behavioral economics, was a top behavioral psychologist for the Israeli Defense Force from the early decades of the State of Israel. He is frequently cited in IDF papers on effect-based operations, as one of the architects of that insane doctrine, which U.S. military analysts have thoroughly trashed. One of the recent essays on behavioral economics, written at the London School of Economics, was actually titled, "Utility Theory: From Bentham to Kahneman."

Needless to say, the indepth expose of this brainwashing apparatus that has surrounded President Obama that is to appear in the next issue of Executive Intelligence Review is already causing a stir among Washington insiders—especially those who reacted with horror to President Obama's performance during his just-concluded tour of Europe and Turkey.