In Germany ( in the sixties I think ) they did an " experience ". Common peoples, picked up randomly ( men/women ) in the streets, had to go in an
There, a man was fastened to a seat. The peoples picked up had to put many questions to the man. When the answer was good, no problem. But when the
man wasn't replying correctly, they had to inflict him an electrical discharge. And the more the man wasn't replying correctly, the more the
discharge was heavy.
At the end, the man was crying and imploring. Then the peoples were asking to the Dr's to stop the experience. Of course, the Dr's were telling them
to go on and to don't take notice about the fact that the man was crying and imploring. So they didn't stop.
Some of them were so chocked to torture a man that the Dr's told them :
- " to don't worry ".
- " They were taking the responsability ".
- " The man has signed a contract and he knew it would be very painfull for him ".
- " We do this experience for the Government, so don't worry ".
- " The man is an horrible criminal and he desserve what you're doing him "
After the experience, peoples were told the man was an actor and there were no electrical discharge. Also, Dr's asked them why they didn't stop to
torture the man when he was crying and imploring.
And they gave these answer : " Well, you're a doctor, so you know what you do. I'm NOT responsible but you are " or " I thought it was for the
Gov, so.... "
You know what ? These peoples were like you and me.
It's frightening, isn't it ?