Social Engineering on Kauai
Social Engineering ("Human Hacking") 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).
The pesticide/GMO seed industry in Hawaii has been fluid 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 indicate engaging in strategic personal attacks to eliminate opposition. The goal/objective is to guarantee GMO agribusiness profit regardless of environmental impacts and public health concerns (2).
The pesticide/GMO industry created an advertising campaign portraying "the Maui County citizens initiative, which seeks a moratorium on genetically engineered agriculture until a study to analyze its health effects," as a ban on all farming (3). Mayor Bernard Carvalho is running regional ten minute Pandora loop re-election ads perseverating the message "Action with Aloha", juxtaposed with the labeling of Kauaian's in support of Ordinance 960 as "anti's" or "anti-farming" (4). On Kauai both sides have chosen representative colors, light blue (pro-industry) and red (pro-regulation). The choice of red as the new green was a gift to the social engineers who have exploited the color reds association with socialism and communism in western culture.
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. 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 stereotypes are then manipulated to advance a foisted agenda on a community.
It is a bitter irony that the inception off the pesticide/GMO industries zeitgeist pogrom on Kauai which seeks to convince a community to ignore the health and environmental impacts of GMO agricultural and to support legislators that will do the same, began at a public elementary school (Kekaha Elementary School) and coincided with Bill 2491 (Ordinance 960) testimony. This characterizes the audacity of their omnipotence.
The "Top 5 Social Engineering Exploit Techniques" being applied on Kauai are: Gathering and Using Information, Creating a Hostile Situation, Familiarity Exploit, Get a Job There, and Reading Body Language (5). The pesticide/GMO industry on Kauai is employing these techniques in their effort to influence Mayoral and Kauai 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 and the demise of the sugar cane industry, locating willing participants has not been a difficult task (6).
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