Degenerates Surround A Nero-Like President; Who Controls Them?
April 10, 2009 • 12:02PM

TIME Magazine's explosive revelations of April 2, which LaRouchePAC has expanded-on, have still more far-reaching implications for history and this Presidency. TIME exposed that Obama is totally surrounded by a ring of advisors and officials who are members of a kookish cult of "behavioral economics," including the President's long-time friend Cass Sunstein, along with Richard Thaler, Daniel Ariely, and Daniel Kahneman. White House OMB director Peter Orszag is another believer. "His deputy, Jeff Liebman of Harvard, is a noted behavioral economist, as are White House economic advisor Austan Goolsbee of the University of Chicago, Assistant Treasury Secretary nominee Alan Krueger of Princeton, and several other key aides. Sunstein has been nominated to be Obama's regulatory czar. Even National Economic Council director Larry Summers has done work on behavioral finance. And Harvard economist Sendhil Mullathainan is organizing an outside network of behavioral experts to provide the Administration with policy ideas," TIME reported.

The movement's founder was Daniel Kahneman, a French Jew born in 1934, whose family fled to Palestine during the war. In Israel he got a BA in psychology, and then worked as a psychologist in the Israeli army, picking up fellow-Israeli Amos Tversky as a research partner. Kahneman wrote that he was inspired by brainwasher-psychologist Kurt Lewin's concept of the "psychological field" which motivates people from outside. But this is not yet precisely to the point of the main issue.

Although Kahneman and Tversky were often met with scorn and ridicule, they published paper after paper over the decades, beginning in 1969. On the surface level, every successive paper made the same point, even though Kahneman always denied it was their point, namely: that people are irrational. Through questionnaire after questionnaire, the pair would prove that people's "choices" were regularly irrational, as Kahneman and Twersky define reason. Hence the book of their follower, Daniel Ariely of MIT, "Predictably Irrational." Note by the way, that this Ariely, another Israeli emigre, has made himself a "pain and pleasure suit, to measure how we combine pain (caused by extreme hot or cold temperature) in one part of our body, and pleasure in another..."

But this irrationality is not yet the real story either. What is really going on? Here is one of Kahneman's questionnaires: You must deal with a public health epidemic threatening 600 people. First question: One course of action would save 200. The other has a one-third chance of saving 600, and a two-thirds chance of saving none. Which would you choose? Second question: One course of action action will result in 400 deaths; the other has a two-thirds chance of 600 deaths and a one-third chance of no deaths. Which would you choose?

Now it's obvious: the real point is not the trivial nonsense of comparing probabilities as Kahneman tries to pretend. The real objective is the dehumanization, rather bestialization involved in submitting to such questions at all. This is the theme of the movie "Sophie's Choice," about the mother forced by a sadistic SS officer to choose which of her children she will sacrifice to him. This from Kahneman, who fled from the Holocaust; there is probably more to be learned about that story.

And speaking of bestial questions: Dan Ariely and George Loewenstein wrote a paper on "The Heat of the Moment: The Effect of Sexual Arousal on Sexual Decision Making." Male college students were asked questions about sex-related subjects, and their answers were compared before and while masturbating.

Turn to fellow-cultist Cass Sunstein, a longtime Obama friend, now a prospective White House nominee married to Obama National Security Council official Samantha Power. Sunstein is an animal-rights cultist as well. He quotes Kant, Bentham and John Stuart Mill that animals have human-like rights. Animals should be able to bring suit in court, through human lawyers, against violations of these rights. He wrote, "I believe that in the long run, our willingness to subject animals to unjust suffering will be seen as a form of unconscionable barbarity, not the same as, but in many ways morally akin to slavery and mass extermination of human beings." Lyndon LaRouche responded: he means go for slavery and mass extermination, since we're already doing the equivalent to animals. Animal rights? Picture lines of pigs wearing swastika brossards on their arms.

This is the bestiality, the degeneracy, of the circles of Bentham and Shelburne, as Sunstein himself advertises that connection. The Nero-President has surrounded himself with a horde of degenerates, as the original Nero did. Nero began this involuntarily from boyhood, but then, later, deliberately, as he turned against and killed every advisor and associate with a shred of morality, replacing them with degenerates, generally freedmen and often eunuchs, included newly-minted ones.

But where do they all get their orders? From Obama? No! To continue the story of Kahneman and Tversky: they labored on amidst much ridicule until the early 1980s, when the two big foundations, Russell Sage and Alfred P. Sloan, decided to begin spending millions to meld the group of Israeli psychologists with largely American economists. Their money swept everything before it. Kahneman and Tversky eventually shared a Nobel prize.

As earlier LaRouchePAC reports document, TIME magazine reported that a long stream of written orders or recommendations flowed into the Obama campaign, and later Presidency, from "the Consortium of Behavioral Scientists, a secret advisory group of 29 of the nation's leading behaviorists." Not exactly. The group of 29 is actually called the Behavioral Economics Roundtable, based in the Russell Sage Foundation in Washington, DC. It is a self-selecting, self-perpetuating group, just like Cecil Rhodes' Round Table. Most of the names in this report are members.

But what is the Russell Sage Foundation? As we have documented over the years, and as is reprised below, it has been an arm of the British Fabian Society ever since its foundation in 1907. What is the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation? Mussolini-lover Sloan was chosen as CEO of General Motors in 1923 by the pro-fascists of the J.P. Morgan bank and of DuPont. He founded the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in 1934, the same year that he founded the American Liberty League with John J. Raskob. The Liberty League tried to get rid of Roosevelt, while their propaganda favored Mussolini and Hitler.