Obama fans: let's all complain about New Scientist's "How to control a herd of humans"
New Scientist offers an absolutely despicable article called "How to control a herd of humans" (link) which discusses research into how political leaders control groups of people through coordinated activities such as singing or engaging in activities as a group:
...Scott Wiltermuth of Stanford University in California and colleagues have found that activities performed in unison, such as marching or dancing, increase loyalty to the group. "It makes us feel as though we're part of a larger entity, so we see the group's welfare as being as important as our own," he says...
While the name of our new president, Barack Obama, is not mentioned, the implication is that he and his advisors and supporters were using these techniques. Nothing could be further from the truth! The Obama movement is truly grassroots, and all are free to support him in whatever way they want.
All Obama supporters must immediately write to New Scientist and demand that they pull this horrific and despicable article. For best results, we should all do that together, right now. Fire up your email client, and begin typing in a letter. Listen to a speech from our president or read aloud his January 31, 2009 weekly address to give you some ideas. All across the nation, let's lift our voices together and show New Scientist the power of our combined voice speaking as one!