Thursday, August 18, 2011
Invisible Slavery - 2011 - Milgram Experiments
01. The Man in the White Coat Told Me to Do It [9:24]
02. I Didn't Realize It Would Kill Him [13:00]
03. No Need to Think, Just Follow the Instructions [9:02]
04. It's Not My Responsibility, It's That Guy's [5:13]
05. I Don't Really Like This But I MUST Continue [5:24]
06. Trust Me, I am a Doctor [15:40]
Total Time: 57:45
In the early 60s, psychologist Stanley Milgram designed and conducted a series of experiments testing people's obedience to authority. The idea was to find out whether ordinary people would go against their own morals and administer ultimately lethal electric shocks to another participant, simply because a man presented to them as a "scientist" was telling them to do so.
Psychologists were asked to predict how many people would work their way up to administering a 450 volts electric shock. Their prediction was that hardly anyone would do it. These tests were repeated over a period of several decades, in various social environments, with people of different sex, age, race, education etc. In almost all of them, the results were roughly the same. Over 50% of the participants went all the way up to 450 volts.
What happens in a society where obedience to authority is so deeply programmed into people that it is stronger than their own morals and common sense?
You can see the results all around you.
If politicians declared a war and ordinary people simply had enough common sense to not show up, there would be no wars. It's not like the politicians would ever go to war themselves. They need slaves for that. You. And if you believe there is no slavery and you are free, this Invisible Slavery is working most efficiently.
Type "Milgram experiments" into any search engine or youtube to find out more.