I just finished watching a movie about the lengths the American people will go to when they believe they
are complying with law enforcement!
Here is the storyline of the movie:
At a fast food restaurant, the manager, Sandra, is having a bad day. Suddenly, she gets a phone call from a man claiming to be a police officer
who has a complaint that one of her young female employees has stolen from a customer. At the orders of this authoritative sounding stranger, Sandra
takes the apparent accused, Becky, to a back room to search her before she is picked up. Once there, the phone scammer manipulates the gullible
personnel into participating in Becky's sexual humiliation that grows more twisted with every new sucker on the phone. Only when one final person has
the conscience to revolt do they realize the crime they were tricked into, which the real police are hard pressed to solve.
The whole time I watched I could not believe that the director expected us to believe that any of this could possibly happen until it was all
over and I found out it was based on a true story! So what would make so many
people do so many immoral and unethical things just to comply with an authority figure? Is there not something seriously wrong with the American
people in general? The only thing that this even comes close to in comparing to is The Milgram experiment, where people believe they are giving shocks
to hidden persons!
I don't understand why we have devolved into these mindless automatons hell bent on following the will of those
we see as superiorly authoritative! Have we no will of our own? Are we so desperate to be told everything? All this makes me think of where do we
learn this ability to do unquestionably for authority no matter how wrong it seems?
All I could come up with is the Public schooling system! The problem is I have always questioned everything in life
and I have gone to public school, at least up until 1984 and so I ask to you ATS where did it all go horribly wrong?
Have I drawn some wrong conclusions? Where do we go from here?
Oh by the way if you haven't already figured out the name of the movie? Compliance!
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