What is the Delphi Technique? – Questions For Corbett #098

by | Mar 9, 2023 | Questions For Corbett, Videos | 31 comments

Peter writes in to ask how we should respond to the Bank of England’s rigged survey about CBDCs. James answers by describing the Delphi method and how to anti-Delphi in real life.

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  1. This was very educational. Thank you for covering this important topic James.

    Sounds like they (Rand corp.) saw the results of the Asch conformity experiments, combined it with some other psychological warfare tactics, weaponized it, fine tuned it and now they use it to manufacture consent on a massive scale.

    I have been recently reaching out to community organizers and leaders in Northern Ontario in an attempt to get a feeling for how much resistance the locals are going to put up against the massive open pit Lithium and Cobalt mines that are planned to be set up (which as I have said in comments on other threads, will decimate the Boreal Forest and contaminate water ways on a large scale). Based on what around 10 different community leaders have told me about how the mining companies have been sending in teams and holding “town meetings” I believe that this “Delphi technique” is being used by the Lithium mining corporation psyop teams to grease the wheels so they can get the greenlight to clear cut the Boreal Forest and carve into the bones of Mother Earth so they and their corporate “sustainable development” friends can sell us EVs and “smart” gadgets.

    They are also just bribing any vocal opposition (especially in the fiscally impoverished Indigenous communities) with substantial sums of money and then getting them to sign binding contracts that make it so they are legally bound from making any future claims about environmental or health concerns (it seems to be working on about 90% of them).

    I will share this intel you have gathered with my contacts up north to hopefully empower them to inform their community members how they are being played and manipulated. Thanks again.

  2. Here is Etienne de la Boetie2 of the Art of Liberty Foundation (Author of “Government” – The Biggest Scam in History… Exposed) and Matt White of the THICKREDLINE Project catching leftist “meeting facilitators” that were brought in from outside of Vergennes, VT using the Delphi Technique on a community meeting. Etienne and Matt completely BUST them, and describe what is going on to the crowd.


    Here is an example where outside money brought paid facilitators to a public meeting who then used aspects of Delphi to limit who could speak to the group, shut down dissident speakers with time blocks, moved the group into multiple “breakout sessions” so that dissidents couldn’t speak to the entire group, and then shut down the dissident voices by muting them on Zoom and kicking them out of the “public meeting” altogether.

    Check the video description for more info on Delphi.

  3. I would have a laugh and fill it in in such a way as to impute that the questionnaire is of no value. For example I might invent some Edward Lear style nonsense rhymes, limericks and poems.

    A woman who lived by the C
    Was blessed with a humongous B
    So she sang Fiddle D
    I really can’t C
    What you mean by this CBDC.

  4. I would fill it in a way that people reading the feedback are led to understand that their management has tricked them into this survey and idea altogether, and how this is a horrible idea for them and their family.

  5. Good on you to cover this James Corbett. It’ll be a good review for me, tho bound to upset my breakfast just eaten. I first learned of this from Deborah Tavares. What a baloney sandwich!!
    But then again, the middle class is full of baloney. Always available to be sandwiched in place.

  6. Are you saying we can actually communicate with the banksters and tell them where they can shove their shots and their cbdc…transfinancial “system”?
    Oooh, that’s the crux….”trust in money”…hahahaha
    Sure that survey will serve them….you will begin your “social credit score” with those answers….better bone up on Mao…

  7. Their questionnaire is reminiscent of a popular joke:
    A guy is gabbing away at his date, and suddenly he stops and says “I’ve been talking about myself for thirty minutes. I want to hear from you!! Tell me about yourself…what do you think of me?

  8. Mr. Corbett, So…Rosa Koire publishes this in 2011, stating that in their fight against the city of Santa Rosa..(Deborah must have learned from her)….that the city had the plan until 2018.
    So….How did they do in the 2017 “wildfires” of Santa Rosa, which did strangely conform to the city’s previous rezoning plans, eh?

    Or did they figure it out in 2016, when they had their “evacuation drill”? As they did in Paradise one year previous to it’s destructions…and in both instances, in the year’s time between the “practice drill” and the real deal, the four lane roads leading out were reduced to two lanes.
    I recall how Trump, Newsome, and Brown all came in their jesuit blacks for a photo-op on the charnel grounds of Paradise Lost.

    • @openlens It looks like, per current events, that some agency somewhere has learned how to harness fire with target precision. JMHO I cannot prove it, but boy has there been a lot of fires to go along with certain agendas. Bigger, hotter and precisely ignited.
      I would wonder if it’s satellite driven if so.

      • I’m still surprised that this video has not garnered more attention.

        “Security camera video from Nashville, TN shows what appears to be a Directed Energy Weapon coming down out of the sky and burning the AT&T Data Center location just seconds BEFORE a massive explosion erupted. We have the video!”


        • read the rave at your link. the video “evidence’ wouldn’t play?

          i’ld add that a satellite would have to have a big power source to start a fire from 150 to 20,000 miles away, especially considering the hot micro waves as deployed from the cell-towers seem to lose punch after 3 miles.. but then theres 6 and 7g..

          I suppose a satellite could serve as a reflector or repeater for a source on planet? Then theres the mystery plane of nyne elven which might have been the same USAF 747 that sports an anti missile laser, or is it a maser?

          The subject seems to be like virology, a grand canyon of a rabbit hole, large, complex, including lotsa supposition laced hot air, false trails and dubious claims.

          I think the smoking guns on this topic are the cars with slumped sheet metal door panels with the adjacent interior plastic in as-built condition, all glass blasted outwards, while adjacent trees and grass are unaffected though something caused the entire aluminum engine head to pour out onto the ground in a puddle. Ive not seen fire thats fueled by vegetation discriminating tween plastic wood or metal, not to mention smelting aluminum.

          heres a (4+ min) collage of photos that includes this type of evidence (vehicles that seem to be radically “burned” with un-touched paper and trees nearby??):


          put Tupperware next to a metal cup in a micro wave oven: the plastic absorbs negligible heat while the metal creates an electrical storm.

          I’ve not studied the physics of this so that i might be able to offer an opinion. anyone that can add clarity/understanding to these observations, please do.

          • > I’ve not studied the physics of this

            Electromagnetic waves is kind of my thing.

            DEW weapons do not work well over large distances, because the power
            reduces just like the brightness of a flashlight.
            The focus is only limited. The lower the frequency,
            the worse the focus. And far less power.

            Also a laser needs focus over distances. Just try your laser-pointer
            over 100 meter. It becomes weaker over distances.
            Main problem with the laser:
            You need to generate about 100x more power than you get out of a laser.

            Then there are other problems:
            Radiowaves above certain frequencies can not reach far, because
            water starts absorbing it.
            Weather radars are using this principle.
            Ultra-violet lasers can not reach far, because almost all
            matter tries to absorb it.

            There are some small frequency bands that can be used.
            Like visible light, that we see from the sun.
            And some infrared.
            Certain high frequency waves, which we use for communication.

            Other problem: If you want to target something it must absorb and
            not reflect nor ignore the waves that you send to it.
            For humans it is the frequency of water.
            For buildings it is slightly different, usually wood or stone.
            And for planes it is metal (Al, Ti).

            So in short. To target something you need a lot of power
            and convert that to laser-light or waves.
            Then you need to focus that power, which is harder with waves.
            You need to bypass the clouds and atmosphere.
            You need something that the target reacts to.
            And you want it to be invisible.

            • This is a trillion dollar project, just to set a few houses
              to flame.
              Still it is not really invisible.
              And still it is easy to trace it to certain satellites
              or airplanes. Or even to certain radio bases (Haarp-like).

              You give 1000 bucks to a crazy extremist (like antifa),
              and they will do it for you.

              If you want to know the real-world capabilities of the military,
              just look at what is happening in/around Ukraine.
              They are testing the weapons over there.

  9. I think a quick ‘solution’ to the problem at hand is first to boycott any participation in the survey.

    And second, to use whatever means is available to bring to the public’s attention
    this Delphi Technique game they are playing with us.

    For the latter it will take some ingenuity and probably a bit of spare cash.

  10. No James, the bank of England has jurisdiction in the UK, not just England

  11. I have an idea for anti-delfying the online delfiers: We could all ask for hard copies for use the next time there’s a run on toilet paper during the next “pandemic”.

  12. I wonder if it was consciously or unconsciously that James Corbett used “The Delphi Technique” to convince us that “The Delphi Technique” actually works, and is in use primarily [implied] for nefarious purposes?

    [my] feeble attempt to ‘manufacture’ matter-of-fact acceptance of
    ‘James Corbett used “The Delphi Technique” to convince us …’
    only questioning,
    by intention? or lack of intention?
    Although, if one took it seriously, one’s ‘answer’ may have implications in an individual’s ‘trust’ in James Corbett in future, or stimulate follow-up research, as he always suggests, however, the ‘function’ of reinforcing the initial ‘given’ (James Corbett used “The Delphi Technique” to convince us …) was primary.
    Now, what about that concept, “The Delphi Technique” being used ‘constructively’ ??

    Having introduced the possibility that ‘tDt’ was used ‘on us’ in a ‘desirable’ way (convincing us of valuable knowledge about how we may be being unconsciously manipulated), can that indicate that the technique CAN be used in a “positive” way?
    Will ‘tDt’ become a ‘method’ in freeing the minds of those who are ‘programmed’ toward compliance over freedom? curing those who believe liars?
    Is it coercive?

  13. Online Anti-Delphi method: feign zealous support and select the most outrageous answers possible to give false confidence to the experts, encouraging them to overplay their hand.

  14. Quite often we think that we’re rational human beings being able to analyse and think about the things that are going on in our world. Unfortunately, it turns out that we react way more impulsive and emotionally than we would like to admit. Recently, I read the book “Never split the difference” “Negotiating as if your life depended on it” by Chris Voss. Chris is a former FBI International hostage negotiator and explains in his book how we can communicate with “opponents” in a way that creates our outcome while they think it was their idea. An antidote to the Delphi technique. Knowledge is our biggest weapon against these titrants for they too are subjects to this human weakness. Governments have taken our freedoms into hostage and we can get them back if we apply the right technique. https://www.blackswanltd.com/never-split-the-difference

  15. I think one of the best ways to challenge these online Delphi-type “consultations” is to call them out. When I respond to them (which is not often for the reasons given in the video) I always keep a copy of the questions as well as the answers, by pdf, or if that doesn’t work, screen grab. I see it as a kind of historical proof of the way we are being manipulated.

    Even better – make it into a video, as Richard Vobes did recently on the UK government’s Digital Identity Survey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcrwXQdGkn0

    He filmed the consultation, detailing the questions, with his comments on how manipulative they were and his suggestions on how to answer them.

    During the Plandemic in 2020 the Scottish Government held several online public “feedback” sessions which were simply exercises in public manipulation. I participated in one on the question of whether lockdown should be extended. I noticed that any response suggesting that lockdown should not be extended was “locked by a moderator” – usually for being “similar to other responses”. I made a video showing the process and how it was being manipulated, and uploaded it to Steemit. It was not the most interesting video ever, and I didn’t expect anyone to watch it, but I saw it as a kind of public historical record of how anti-lockdown voices were being shut down.

    When the London traffic congestion zone was expanded, many people drew attention to the fact that public consultations had been very strongly against the measure, but they were ignored. I think this is waking more people up to the government’s disregard of democracy, to the extent that some are questioning the legal basis of these regulations.

  16. I don’t know if to submit questions here or with dm but one thing I’m curious about lately is FOX News, specifically Tucker Carlson. He comes out saying left and right does not exist the the democrats and republicans have shared secret interests. How is that message allowed on that network? I am really confused about this. I came to like Tucker Carlson on the basis of his reporting, even reporting on the mRNA injection damages. At the same time I am really suspicious. There is no way FOX News goes from spreading 9/11 lies and pushing for wars in the Middle East, to now being the messenger of truth, or is there? Can you make sense of this? Could there possibly be a fight of the Elites?

    • I’m not James but how else can they keep the deep division going in the country without controlled opposition?
      Notice how some upper tier politicians are telling the normies that Fox is fake news and TC is a liar? The blue normies already believed this 100% from the Trump administration. So when red normie mom tries to tell blue normie daughter how Jan 6 was a false flag set up – blue normie daughter’s opinion will be that red normie mom is believing misinformation. Thus the chasm between the two will widen, and a large portion of the population will be more resistant to seeing the psyops pulled on the nation.
      It’s all psychological.
      It goes a lot deeper, we (they) are taught: don’t trust what you can see/read/hear for yourself, follow the narrative at all costs, even your own soul and your own children’s future.
      Very dark and evil stuff.

      • Hi,

        Yes I can see that. The problem however I have with this is: what is the difference between controlled opposition and genuine opposition? If controlled opposition says exactly the same as genuine opposition how is that controlled opposition? Just because they are mainstream? Because then anyone can be put down as controlled opposition though he may be genuine. I see a danger in this too

  17. “In March 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press …

    They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.”
    – U.S. Congressman Oscar Callaway, 1917
    – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    “We will have a world government whether you like it or not. The only question is whether that government will be achieved by conquest or consent.”
    (Banker Paul Warburg, 2/17/50 as he testified before the U.S. Senate)
    – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    “Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.”
    – James A. Garfield
    – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    “A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various powerful interests, combined in one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in banks.”
    – John C. Calhoun, Vice President of the United States
    – – – – – – – – – – – – –

  18. One idea to consider would be to create an alternative survey that is “like for like” with the one proposed by the Bank of England, but with neutral terminology and unbiased information, including a list of pros and cons to consider before taking the survey. For the purposes of this discussion, we’ll refer to the two surveys as the biased “BoE survey” and the unbiased “independent survey.”

    This independent survey could be promoted anywhere the Bank of England survey is being shared on social media and other platforms. After completing the independent survey, each participant could be asked to complete the Bank of England survey and to include a link to the independent survey in their responses to each question.

    This approach would provide a counterbalance to the Bank of England’s biased survey and allow participants to make a more informed decision about their responses. By promoting the independent survey, we could raise awareness of the need for unbiased information and encourage people to think critically about the questions being asked.

  19. I keep learning.

    Terms like the “Delphi Method” help me to identify aspects of the con game.

  20. Hello Mr. Corbett,

    Thanks for this post. Very interesting, as always.

    As to how to answer rigged online surveys like this, just offhand, here’s a suggestion: for many people to flood it with a single stock answer – everyone answering every question with a single pointed phrase, such as “Consult the Oracle of Delphi!”. Or perhaps a nonsensical phrase like, for example, “We are Ralph!” At least, on the back end of it, someone could ask the BoE wallahs, what was the most common reply you received? If they were forced to admit that the modal answer was “We are Ralph!”, people might realize that there is something off about the whole thing.

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