Woops. Over 40 years. Proofreading fail.
A song released by The Clash in 1982. They had no idea, did they.
Every 40 years in 10 year cycles. That really does sound like a behavioral study, as WaffleMonster said. It's to calibrate the SheepleMeter. After all this fuss about NSA spying, it was time to find out how compliant people still are. Want to bet they're more compliant than ever? Too bad the study results are probably classified.
The ACLU should make itself useful and try to use FOIA requests to get copies of all the data and the study results. Or is this one of those studies that gets publicly published and nobody even notices?
It's long past time that Americans followed in the footsteps of Russians. Everybody should have a dash cam. Everybody. Seriously folks. Put it on your Christmas lists. It's way past time.
"We had to destroy the village in order to save it."