Social Engineering on Kauai
Social Engineering refers to efforts to influence popular attitudes and social behaviors on a large scale. A social engineer tries to influence attitudes, social behaviors, and resource management with targeted media messaging, influence peddling, and a strategic application of social exploitation techniques to achieve a sociopolitical agenda (1). Social Engineering is also known as "Human Hacking".
The pesticide/GMO seed industry in Hawaii has been dynamic and relentless in it's use of social engineering techniques in pursuit of legislative indemnity, presenting misinformation to the public,
obfuscating truth, and as court records confirm engaging in strategic personal attacks against academic opposition. The goal/objective is to ensure GMO agribusiness profit regardless of environmental impacts and public health concerns (2).
It is believed that Syngenta's "Human Hacking" campaign began on Kauai in August 2013 in the Kekaha Elementary School library. The accompanying manual was titled Syngenta Frameworks: How we work and achieve our goals was discovered discarded as rubbish along with accompanying flip charts. During these meetings proctored by Sue Blaske, teachers were displaced from annual beginning of the year planning conferences in the only air conditioned building on campus for a sweltering week as Syngenta's "social puppeteers" met in the school's library identifying the "Cultural Code" of Kauai's westside community.
A communities cultural code defines a set of images, language, and beliefs that are associated with a particular set of stereotypes in our minds. These shared stereotypes are then manipulated and exploited to advance a foisted agenda on a community. The key component of the pesticide/GMO effort on Kauai is to manipulate the unique cultural nuance of a communities generational, myopic bigotry against "haoles." Despite a literal Hawaiian definition as "foreigner," the word "haole" has become Hawaii's equivalent to the "N" word for Caucasians. Industries sociopolitical puppeteers have crafted an ideological message that has convinced a community that those who seek investigation, regulation, and unbiased oversight of pesticide/GMO industry ag practices are "outsiders, "anti's,""non-farmers," "hippies," and most importantly "haoles." "Haoles" attacking "local ways" and Ohana. The impact and success of this covert effort has truly been Orwellian. Hate, rhetoric, and enticement are very powerful tools of influence.
It is a bitter irony that the inception off the pesticide/GMO industries covert effort which seeks to convince a community to ignore the health and environmental impacts of pesticide use and GMO agriculture on Kauai began at a public elementary school (Kekaha Elementary School) and coincided with Bill 2491 (Ordinance 960) testimony. This event and the pesticide/GMO industries financial support of legislators who willingly kowtow to their agenda characterizes the audacity of their omnipotence.
The "Top 5 Social Engineering Exploit Techniques" presented by Sue Blaske that fateful day at Kekaha Elementary School library surmised are: Gathering and Using Information, Creating a Hostile Situation, Familiarity Exploit, Get a Job There, and Reading Body Language (5). The pesticide/GMO industry is employing these techniques in their effort to influence Kauai Mayoral and County Council election outcomes. The goal is to have elected obsequious individuals that will ensure a continued lack of regulation and oversight. With less than 25% of the islands population achieving a bachelor's degree or higher, limited English proficiency, and the demise of the sugar cane industry; locating willing participants has not been a difficult task for industry puppeteers (6). Syngenta's hand-picked candidate for Kauai County Council is a Arthur Brun. A convicted felon, alleged former crystal methamphetamine user, and Syngenta employee (7). His election campaign signs that litter the island of Kauai, have been up the longest and outnumber all other candidates. Kauai County Council candidates do not run by party affiliation. Riding on a wave of bigoted ignorance, like minded pesticide/GMO seed obsequious candidates have combined in a cabal to ensure their spot at the trough.
The success of industries investments to manipulate the democratic process will be judged on November 4th, 2014 Election Day. God Bless America.
1. Social engineering (political science)
2. The New Yorker: "A Valuable Reputation: After Tyrone Hayes said that a chemical was harmful, its maker pursued him."
3. Civil Beat: "A High-Stakes Initiative Could Ban GMO Farming in Maui County"
4. Star Advertiser: "Judge: Kauai genetically modified crop law invalid"
5. Top 5 Social Engineering Exploit Techniques
6. Kauai County QuickFacts - Census 2008 - 2012
7. Blog: "KauaiEclectic"