by Mike Adams
December 22, 2008
Milgram experiments from the early
1960's are classic (but shocking) studies that demonstrated the "sheeple-ness"
of people everywhere.
In the experiments - which have been
replicated numerous times across multiple cultures, races and age
ranges - subjects willingly engaged in administering extremely
painful electric shocks to other human beings for no reason other
than the fact they were ordered to do so by an apparent authority
These studies have long demonstrated the "do what I'm told"
mentality of approximately 70 percent of the population. Only 30
percent of the study subjects refused to torture fellow human beings
when so ordered.
Now, this famous study has been replicated at Santa Clara University
It's important to understand that in
none of these studies were humans actually being tortured or given
electric shocks, but the study subjects believed they were
administering such torture because the apparent recipients of the
electric shocks were actors who screamed in pain to coincide with
the apparent delivery of the electric shocks.
The true "subjects" of the study were actually the people recruited
to administer the electric shocks.
But as is common in many
psychological experiments, they were told they were simply taking
part in the study of the other person (the person being shocked),
and they had to administer electric shocks to that person if they
answered questions incorrectly.
Meanwhile, the study "enforcer" (one of
the true researchers running the whole thing) would command the
administration of such electric shocks at increasingly painful
levels, starting at low voltage and increasing the voltage well
beyond 150 volts (which can be lethal).
reason why most people are willing to do whatever they're told
What's amazing about these experiments is the astonishing
willingness of people to deliver shocks above 150 volts to victims
who are writhing in pain, screaming and begging for them to stop.
Using nothing more than the application
of verbal authority, these study subjects continued to torture and
apparently cause great pain and suffering to another human being.
For many years, psychologists speculated the original studies must
have somehow been flawed.
Humans beings couldn't be so cruel and
gullible, could they?
But now this repeating of the study
immediately clobbers any debate on the subject and forces us all to
confront the terrible reality: Most human beings of all ages, races,
religions, cultural upbringings and professions will actively
torture, harm and even kill fellow human beings if ordered to do so.
Why is this important to understand? Because it explains the sheeple
effect that's so dominant in society today.
Why do consumers obey
apparent authorities so blindly? Why do they do what they're told
even when it goes against all common sense and their own ethics?
You might hear many scientists offer a conventional explanation for
this phenomenon, where they're talking about the power and leverage
of authority symbols (such as the study researcher wearing a white
lab coat) or the transmission of implied authority through voice
commands and body language, but I have a different explanation for
what we're seeing here.
My explanation is far simpler: Modern society trains human beings to
be mind slaves, not independent thinkers.
raised to be a mind slave
Think about it:
From the very first day you go to
kindergarten, you're punished for getting out of line
(literally), talking out of place, expressing your own ideas or
refusing to follow commands.
This psychological brow-beating goes on
for thirteen years, and it's enforced by most parents, counselors
and other authority figures.
In fact, the primary point of school is not to teach children things
that are really true (American history, for example, is a laughable
collection of outrageous lies and distortions), but rather to create
an obedient mind slave that can function in society.
By the time the
average child graduates from high school, they may not know how to
read or write, but they sure know how to do what they're told.
For many, this continues through college and graduate school.
Medical schools, for example, are advanced brainwashing institutions
where independent thinkers are rejected from the system long before
they can practice medicine.
Only the arts or the theoretical sciences encourage free thinking,
and that's why you'll find the most free-minded people in areas like
theoretical physics, fine arts, dance, music, poetry and so on.
(There are exceptions in every area, of course. I'm just talking
about general trends.)
behavior surrounding holidays
The cultural madness surrounding holidays is a perfect example of
brainwashing en masse.
On command, people all across America
will obey their commercial masters and go Christmas shopping.
They'll put up Christmas lights and props and trees. And a few days
later, they'll take them all down again.
Ten months later, the same
yards that used to host symbols of Jesus, angels and religious
symbols will be replaced with images of bloody skeletons, vampires,
decapitated human bodies and supernatural spirits.
Apparently nobody thinks this is strange other than myself and a few
other free thinkers. I watch may neighbors with amazement as they
cart off the bloody vampire props, store them away in their garages,
and light up their yards with angels and Biblical scenes.
These people have no idea they are
totally brainwashed into following a system of commercial
exploitation called "holidays."
You name the holiday, and there's a whole different system of
commercially-motivated brainwashing behind it:
day, Fourth of July, New Year's Day, etc.
On each holiday, the
people obediently buy what they're told, drink what they're told,
put up the props in their yards that they're told, and even run
around knocking on doors begging for candy because that's what
they're told to do.
It's utterly amazing to observe. I'm not saying we can't celebrate
the Christmas holiday for what it really stands for, or spend
quality time with family, or bless each other in whatever religious
tradition we hold true.
Those are all legitimate times of
gathering, or celebration, or giving thanks. What I'm talking about
is the commercial massploitation of the sheeple and how willingly
people go along with the whole thing of spending money and
decorating their yards with the appropriate symbols that merely
serve as signs that demand other people get in line and follow suit.
I seriously considered putting up Halloween decorations this
Christmas, because my neighbors erected a carnival of flashing
lights and motorized reindeer so obnoxious that, in my mind, it was
just begging to be contrasted with a scene of decapitated human
bodies and bloody zombies taken from somebody's stored Halloween
But I couldn't bring myself to actually
BUY any of that stuff, and I figured the whole message would be
wasted on the mindless neighbors anyway. But I reserve the right to
try this next year!
In fact, I'd love to see somebody do this and
post a video of it on YouTube.
Why is it okay to have symbols of dead bodies and
supernatural spirits in your yard on October 31st but not December
Free thinkers don't have to follow the commercial calendar,
didn't you know?
We can put holiday props in our yards whenever we
want, and they don't have to match YOUR holiday expectations.
Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer. Had a very shiny... decapitated head?
I'll bet 99% of the people on the 'net don't even know where Rudolf
the red-nosed reindeer came from. He was invented by the Macy's
department store as a clever story designed to sell more stuff!
Every time we sing that song, it's like singing a commercial.
all go Christmas caroling and sing TV commercial jingles, shall we?
Truly, holiday behavior reveals the best examples of insanity in
modern society. And it's all happening right in front of your
(shiny?) nose, oblivious to the common man (and woman).
Are you a free
thinker, or an "obedient worker?"
Milgram experiments merely prove that
education system is very, very good at producing what George
Carlin called obedient workers.
These obedient workers do what they're
told, pay their taxes and will even follow orders that make no sense
Obama urging people to go out and spend more money
in order to "help the economy."
It's senseless advice for a nation where the savings rate is already
zero, but the 70 percent who are obedient workers also turn out to
be obedient spenders and consumers.
Needless to say, NaturalNews is only read by the 30 percent who
would walk out of the Milgram experiment. We are the independent,
free-minded thinkers who evaluate each situation on its own merits,
paying no special attention to the mad ramblings of apparent
authority figures. In fact, the typical reader would
blatantly refuse to administer electric shocks to another human
being in any experiment.
Unless, of course, the recipients of
those electric shocks happened to be drug company CEOs, but that's a
different experiment altogether. (That's also a joke. I don't
condone the use of violence against fellow human beings; even
The upshot of all this is one, important realization:
percent of the people around you are dangerously obedient to even
the most insane directives given by apparent authority figures. And
if properly motivated, they would even torture YOU as long as they
were told to do so.
To invoke the philosophy of
The Matrix, about 70 percent of the
people are still plugged in to the system, and until their minds are
freed, they are potentially a danger to the 30 percent who can
actually think for themselves.
A good rule of thumb is to never be
caught with too many 70-percenters around you. Hang with the
greatly overestimate their mental independence
There's another fascinating element to all this:
Virtually everyone thinks they would
never administer the electric shocks if they took part in the
But when faced with the aggressive
verbal demands of the researcher, they give in and punch the shock
Just like most authority figures in modern society, the study
researchers use clever psychological tactics to try to convince
people they have to push the button. They'll claim that if they
don't cooperate, the study will be ruined, or thousands of dollars
will be lost, or the apparent "patient" will be somehow harmed by
not receiving the proper correction stimulus. The researchers use
every verbal tactic they can think of.
It's a lot like President Bush standing at a podium and talking
about yellow cake uranium, or issuing a "terr" threat, or using all
kinds of verbal scare tactics that are completely fictitious. The
point is not to inform you but rather to alter your behavior so you
do what they want.
Not coincidentally, about 70 percent of
the American people were also strongly in favor of the War on Iraq
the 9/11 attacks.
I can't wait to read the haters and flamers post negative comments
to this story, because what they're actually doing is demonstrating
the depth of the brainwashing they have embraced as 70-percenters.
People who are brainwashed into obeying orders will aggressively
the very system that brainwashed them.
Any person threatening to think for
themselves gets slammed, criticized or verbally abused in much the
same way that the Milgram experimenters verbally abused the study
subjects to cajole them into obeying.
all in your head
The relevant point in all this is to realize that the whole scheme
of authority in the modern world is artificially constructed.
Authority exists only in your mind, not in the real world.
For example, when people drive on the
roads, they're afraid to cross the yellow lines (or white lines).
Why? Because in their minds, the lines represent borders that cannot
be crossed due to the fear of being reprimanded by authority. This
is true even when crossing the lines makes sense!
You see this behavior all the time in modern society. At Costco,
people just wait at the exit for some lame worker to check their
receipt and mark it with a pen. People actually line up like cattle
even after they paid for their stuff! I just walk out the door with
the stuff I paid for, utterly ignoring the silly "receipt checkers"
who keep screaming "Sir! Sir! Sir!"
What I've learned is that after three or
four screams, they just shut up and go back to the line of sheeple.
Just slap on a pair of headphones, crank up your iPod and walk right
out of the store, folks.
Why are you giving up your
Constitutional rights and submitting yourself to illegal search and
seizure for a cart full of stuff you just paid for? (Moooooo!)
Same thing at Wal-Mart. If your bags set off the security device,
don't be an idiot and actually stop and let them search your bags
like you're some kind of criminal! And yet more than 90% of the
people will do exactly that! (More Moooooo!)
Just keep walking. You didn't steal your stuff, did you? Then what
are you stopping for?
The fact that the security alert sounds
off is Wal-Mart's problem, not your problem. You have nothing to do
with their security glitches. Just pretend you're deaf and couldn't
hear the thing anyway. If they accost you, use lots of sign language
that emphasizes the use of the middle finger.
Pavlov proved that he could make a dog drool
by ringing a bell. Wal-Mart has proven that you can make a human
being stop and turn around by sounding a similar bell at the exit
You'll also find that most people tend to walk on the official
pathways when they enter or leave buildings. They don't take the
shortest path; they take the "official" path, which may be much
And don't get me started talking about television commercials.
There's a great example of highly-effective brainwashing that nobody
even seems to notice. People who watch TV will swear up and down
that the commercials don't affect them at all, and then they'll go
to the store and buy exactly the same brand names advertised to them
It's downright hilarious.
It's not hilarious that they're brainwashed. That's just sad.
What's hilarious is that people have
been brainwashed into thinking they're NOT brainwashed even while
"The terrorists hate freedom," we're
told, which implies that we're all free.
Oh really? Then why do all my neighbors
do exactly the same thing on every holiday? Why are they as
predictable as a line of puppets strung up to the same control
The Milgram experiments simply prove that the vast majority of
people are really sheeple who will do what they're told, even with
zero awareness of being influenced.
So if you're a true free thinker, consider yourself fortunate:
You're already in the top 30 percent of all the people in the
By the way, standard IQ tests don't take into account anything
resembling real-world intelligent that would involve thinking for
yourself. A person can have an IQ of 170 and still be a total robot
zombie that does exactly what they're told by anyone with sufficient
I'd rather hang with a high school dropout who has some real-world
street smarts than an over-educated yes man who's little more than a
puppet for the mind controllers.
their entire lives in a state of perpetual hypnosis
By the way, as a side note, every time we run a story
about hypnosis, we get a few pieces of hate mail from people who
claim hypnosis is evil and based on some sort of occult witchcraft.
What they don't realize is that the very beliefs they are
demonstrating in their emails to us are perfect examples of
(The belief that "hypnosis is evil," for example, is a
hypnotically-induced belief usually programmed into somebody by an
authority figure in a competing belief system that sees hypnosis as
a threat to their own authority.)
Most people walk through their whole lives hypnotized and rarely, if
ever, snap out of it long enough to think for themselves. The
Milgram experiments demonstrate a very effective form of command
hypnosis, by the way, which has been proven again and again to work
on 70 percent of the population.
Most people are running around hypnotized most of the time. And some
of them are medicated at the same time, which makes for a rather
psychotic combination: Medicated and hypnotized!
Needless to say (but I'm going to say it anyway), typically the most
easily hypnotized people end up finding career paths in law
enforcement, the military or government jobs where following orders
is readily accepted. Again, there are exceptions to this (in fact,
we've got some awesome readers in the military stationed
in Iraq right now), but generally speaking, the easily-brainwashed
seek professions that are compatible with doing what you're told
while disengaging your brain.
I don't know why people tend to get so uptight about this topic, by
the way. I'm just telling you the way it is, and I'm not
sugar-coating it. The majority of the people are actually sheeple in
And that means the majority of the U.S.
voters are, in fact, the very same people who would be willing to
torture a fellow human being if ordered to do so!
Now you know why watching politicians seems to hurt so much.