Re: pasted from a.r.s

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Thu 13 Feb 2003 - 16:26:25 GMT

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    The incident is not fresh in my mind because it happened some time in the 60s or 70s, but there was a professor who started using Nazi methods of indoctrination in his classroom to show the students what happens. The next thing he knew, some of the students were standing around watching other students and telling them what to do. When the professor asked what they were doing, they told him they were protecting him from people who might try to harm him. It was not anything he had asked anyone to do. They just felt like it was something that needed to be done. If he hadn't ended the experiment, the "watchers" might have taken over the class and used the teacher as an excuse to put fear into the other students, which they had already begun to do. "Leaders" are not always the ones in charge of what's going on. They are often just figureheads who provide others with the authority to do what THEY want to do. The figurehead is the one who gets blamed and remembered for all the bad things that happened. I'm not saying he/she did not go along with what happened, but to my mind the fault lies with the people who create and carry out the plans.



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