reply to post by Konduit
Good vid, those studies have been done over and over, and in fact our whole history you could consider an all inclusive study in human psychology,
and it shows with an overwhelming percentages that yes its all pretty much the same results over and over again if people are put in certain
circumstances no matter who they are. And like the guy in the vid said, the line between evil is a permeable thing, it changes all the time,
sometimes overnight in the blink of an eye. Or like somebody once said, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
There are so many definitions of evil that it has become practically a joke, yet its a very real thing. The dude in the vids definition of evil being
--> Evil is the exercise of power, to intentional hurt people psychologically, hurt people physically, destroy people mortally ie death, and commit
crimes against humanity. Which goes a long way still from evil being some sort of mysterious force. Which it is not, in that situation and a majority
of historical events it was exactly that.
You factor in some things. First nature and its cumulative effects, when a cog in a mass reaches any sort of peek it breaks off from that mass
reaching its own orbit. Of which is not that far from human nature which has shown time and time again that when somebody gets any sort of power,
they tend to think and act that they are above even that which gave them there power ie the group. In fact a study in evil just may be comparable to
a study in thermal dynamics because even in forces of nature you will find the same sort of things happening.
But anyways, when you factor in humanity's almost drone like habits to follow the heard and pass on responsibility and absolution to the group or
leader or ideology even to an imaginary sky being or beings, of which is shown that even simple things like a unilateral dress code and ritual would
change the whole outlook and mentality of an entire group of people, and this ain't theory its fact as history has shown time and time again. So yes
when the police starts wearing the same black clothes, driving the same black cars and armor plated hummers, gets there gear from all the same place,
there training from all the same place ie military all for intimidation purposes and various other undisclosed purposes.
And though there needs to be some sort of code of dress and conducts its pretty obvious that there is a very thin line between that in its
intentions in its real final outcome. Like the op's vid of the former military personnel now turned officer said. What is going on is what is
called war tactics, which have been shown and proven to work all over the world, and in all kinds of nations that exist now or existed in history.
Iraq and the militarization there being the least of it. So yes you could say that clothes do make the man, and especially if such tactics are
employed on mass coupled with the fact that humans are in there own way heard like instinctive animals which has been ingrained in everybody for
thousands if not millions of years. Well then, even something as simple as wearing the same clothes and forming a unilateral approach to things, and
mentality, has an almost a trance like effect among a group of peoples no matter who they are, or what were or what social group they come from,
power, corruption, and evil seem to be permeable things.
And lets just say. What I mean! Are people really surprised that if, all you have are hammers every problem will start looking like a nail? And
the nail that sticks out gets hammered. So yes your theory could very well end up a reality, or it could not. And it all is just a matter of
certain circumstances coming into play, and in many ways its all left at the mercy of chance.
edit on 26-10-2013 by galadofwarthethird
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