Sunday, June 19, 2016

All Evil Starts With 15 Volts

In watching the Stanford Prison Experiment video on YouTube ( ) I caught hold of what I thought was a very interesting quote.  Dr Zimbardo says that 'All evil starts with 15 volts'.

He is of course talking about the Milgram study that had a box with switches labeled from 15 volts to 450 volts, and the findings that even "good, normal people" would shock the other person in the study up to incredibly high levels if the person in the white lab coat told them to.

So where do we see this 15 volt evil and how do we stop it before we get to fatal levels?  How do we stop people in authority positions from escalating their corruption until it reaches 450 volts?  

We stop it by bringing it into people's notice-- if we allow the hidden things of darkness to remain hidden in the dark then nobody notices the corruption and evil growing until it is too late.

So in our town, a 15 volt evil could have been a slight fabrication in some "evidence" presented by a cop in order to get a warrant.  It could have been a really nice "gift" from a person who wanted a judge to look the other way.  It could have been a "quote" that wasn't real, but was very emotionally powerful in a certain newspaper article.  It could have been any of these things, or myriad others that your imagination could concoct, and when nobody noticed the slight shock, nobody got a slap on the wrist for their misconduct, and the next time, they pushed the 30 volt switch instead.  Who cares?

Who cares when a police officer outright lies in order to get a warrant?  GRAMA requests show that evidence is made up after the fact to show things that seem terrible but are not even illegal, charges are brought and blown up to the point where it looks like the person accused has done some horrible thing, and there isn't even enough evidence STILL that the judge should have signed the warrant (even though the cop was granted many extra months by the judge in order to gather evidence)--but hey, the "justice" system as a team has pushed so many voltage buttons together over the years, that the judge better watch out or the cop might snitch, or vice versa!  The newspaper better report the "news" they are told to, or somebody might just find out that there isn't any real reporting going on!  The Prosecution better play ball with the cops, or someone will tell about their Prosecutorial misconduct...and on and on it goes.  

When you are holding the GRAMAs in your hands, when you have statements recorded that show lies, when you get reports from state officials and the Governor's office that directly contradict what your local "officials" are telling you, perhaps you have a RED FLAG.  Perhaps something bigger is going on here, perhaps there is some serious money changing hands, and some seriously dirty stuff going on.  

Oh wait, not perhaps.  Definitely.  And the evidence is there for those who have the eyes to see it.  

More to come.

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