Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Exposing the Delphi Technique in Public Meetings (Or how leftist activists railroad us into agreeing with what they want) 13 min video.
youtube ^ | Sep 14, 2011 | Chic462

Posted on 11/28/2023 6:25:39 PM PST by aquila48

This video shows the manipulation of the audience to gain public consensus for a regional transportation plan the metropolitan transportation commission was assembled by a number of radical environmentalist groups, social justice, social equity groups, in response to California's AB 32 and SB375. AB32 is currently held up in court, and was based on doctored data generated by a California Air Resources Board member, that falsely claimed to have a PhD. He was exposed, but the radically liberal and union owned democratic legislature decided to proceed with the legislation anyway that mis-informed california population voted for. Wake up viewers! This technique is headed your way!

TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: delphitechnique; fakeconsensus; manipulation; psychwarfare
A bit old, but as relevant today as ever. Well worth the 13 minutes.
1 posted on 11/28/2023 6:25:39 PM PST by aquila48
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: aquila48

Also this:

2 posted on 11/28/2023 6:28:25 PM PST by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism. )
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aquila48

One of the hospitals I worked at used that crappy technique when they wanted to change the patient to nurse ratio in their favor. Painted everyone into the corner, so that we just happened to “choose” their intended plan. I was incensed at being manipulated and told them so. They, of course, just thought I was being difficult. Oh, well. Difficult, yes. Stupid, no.

3 posted on 11/28/2023 6:42:34 PM PST by Flaming Conservative ((Pray without ceasing))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aquila48

I fondly remember HR at work trying this on us in conference room settings several times over the years. They tend to panic when someone knows what they are doing and calls them out on it. They go white if you actually use the phrase Delphi technique. They threaten to fire you if you describe it to other folks in the room. Such great times.

4 posted on 11/28/2023 7:00:54 PM PST by T. P. Pole
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aquila48


5 posted on 11/28/2023 7:10:26 PM PST by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeganC

+1 Very informative!

6 posted on 11/28/2023 7:13:28 PM PST by mbj
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: aquila48; Liz; Red Badger; SunkenCiv; Kaslin; BenLurkin

I have been in “planning meetings” where that strategy was being used.

7 posted on 11/28/2023 7:21:45 PM PST by Robert A Cook PE (Method, motive, and opportunity: No morals, shear madness and hatred by those who cheat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aquila48

Never agree to divide into small group meetings. This is designed to control. Use Robert’s Rules and discuss everything in the full group. With Robert’s Rules the chair is just a neutral referee for all the members; he does not control the discussion.

8 posted on 11/28/2023 7:34:54 PM PST by Petrosius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Wake up, people, this is headed your way.

The coerced “public consensus” was based on:
<><>doctored data generated by a lowlife Cali Air Resources Board member,
<><>the loathsome member falsely claimed to have a PhD, and was exposed.
<><>a radically liberal, union-owned Dem legislature proceeded with the legislation, anyway
<><>after all, the mis-informed California population voted for it.

9 posted on 11/28/2023 7:42:57 PM PST by Liz (Women have tremendous power — their femininity, because men can't do without it. Sidney Sheldon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: aquila48

Getting to a point where education is such child abuse that the children become a problem that cannot be re-educated, unless the Communist/Marxist leadership changes the cirriculum.

Who will re-educate or possibly “J6” people into FEMA gulags once they have a communist no-vote state, and basically get rid of this “people problem” which having served as useful idiots, are no longer useful.

Welcome to your Children’s DNCommunist Party - they will fix everything to include themselves... or they will do it to You.

10 posted on 11/29/2023 5:37:15 AM PST by Jumper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Petrosius

The technique used within America’s Foreign Service, and her sister agency the CIA... If you do not know who is who, it is by design;)

11 posted on 11/29/2023 5:39:03 AM PST by Jumper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: aquila48
Thanks Aquila48 Another link to the same subject:


"Using the Delphi Technique to Achieve Consensus - How it is leading us away from representative government to an illusion of citizen participation, Education Reporter, Eagle Forum, 1998:

The Delphi Technique and consensus building are both founded in the same principle - the Hegelian dialectic of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis, with synthesis becoming the new thesis. The goal is a continual evolution to "oneness of mind" (consensus means solidarity of belief) - the collective mind, the wholistic society, the wholistic earth, etc. In thesis and antithesis, opinions or views are presented on a subject to establish views and opposing views. In synthesis, opposites are brought together to form the new thesis. All participants in the process are then to accept ownership of the new thesis and support it, changing their views to align with the new thesis. Through a continual process of evolution, "oneness of mind" will supposedly occur.

In group settings, the Delphi Technique is an unethical method of achieving consensus on controversial topics. It requires well-trained professionals, known as "facilitators" or "change agents," who deliberately escalate tension among group members, pitting one faction against another to make a preordained viewpoint appear "sensible," while making opposing views appear ridiculous...

The Delphi Technique works. It is very effective with parents, teachers, school children, and community groups. The "targets" rarely, if ever, realize that they are being manipulated. If they do suspect what is happening, they do not know how to end the process. The facilitator seeks to polarize the group in order to become an accepted member of the group and of the process. The desired idea is then placed on the table and individual opinions are sought during discussion. Soon, associates from the divided group begin to adopt the idea as if it were their own, and they pressure the entire group to accept their proposition...

While the Delphi Technique can be used to achieve a hidden agenda that is in opposition to public interest, it is most certainly an unethical technique when used in the context of public meetings. The means of defeating the technique are awareness of its use, and a few simple steps as noted above. "

12 posted on 11/29/2023 5:17:46 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission ( )
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pete from Shawnee Mission


13 posted on 11/29/2023 5:19:12 PM PST by musicman (The future is just a collection of successive nows.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson