posted on Oct, 21 2013 @ 02:32 PM
reply to post by FreeMason
A member of ATS posted a story about monkeys in a cage.
The story went sorta like x numbers of monkey were put in the cage. There was 1 ladder with a banana tied to a string. Finally one of the monkeys went
up the ladder to get the banana and when they did a hose of water sprayed all of the other monkeys....................
If anyone on ATS know who authored this thread with the monkey story, It would be much appreciated, because that story needs to be the answer to this
Edit: Okay, I had copied this and sent it to a few of my friends. However, if anyone remembers the ATS member who posted this, please speak up so
that they get the credit or at least I can find this post to link to it....anyhow here it is...
If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the
> cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a
> set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the
> stairs and climb toward the banana.
> As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys
> with cold water.
> After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result
> ... all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon
> when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys
> will try to prevent it.
> Now, put the cold water away.
> Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.
> The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the
> stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him.
> After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the
> stairs he will be assaulted.
> Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it
> with a new one.
> The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous
> newcomer takes part in the punishment...... with enthusiasm, because
> he is now part of the "team".
> Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by
> the fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the
> stairs, he is attacked.
> Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they
> were not permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they
> are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.
> Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the
> remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water.
> Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for
> the banana.
> Why, you ask? Because in their minds...that is the way it has
> always been!
> This, my friends, is how Congress operates... and this is why,
> from time to time:
> ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.
edit on 21-10-2013 by seeker1963 because: (no reason given)