Blind Obedience to Leaders
by Curt Williams
Host of Room 101 Radio
Why do people blindly follow “leaders”? Does anyone question WHERE they are leading us to? Could a dictatorship really happen here? It is quite possible that most of those reading this agree that yes indeed this could happen here. There will also be those reading this that say “NO WAY, a dictatorship could never happen here, we are the land of the free & home of the brave.” For those people that think this couldn’t happen here, you are a fool and deserve what happens. Take off your red, white & blue blindfold. You especially deserve it if you voted for either of the 2 mainstream ass clowns that ran for the seat in the White House.
We live in a time where information is so widely available for anything that we seek to understand. There is no excuse to not know what is happening around you. When the problems that face us have the label of “politics” we let it be and leave it to the “politicians”. Question: If I stole money from you for years without your knowledge then disclose to you that I was in fact stealing from you, would you give me your PIN number for your bank acct.? Of course you wouldn’t. We have accepted and embraced the fox that guards the hen house. Why? Because we don’t want to take personal responsibility. We feel inferior to the “politicians”, to politics. We feel the politicians know what they are doing and who are we to question their great wisdom. Another excuse. Excuses that make us feel it’s ok to pass it on to “our guy”. We blame the politicians, we blame this group or that group. We have taken ourself out of the equation. We are a nation of finger pointers. That will solve our problems right? Wrong!
Fear plays a huge role in this mind set. Fear of personal responsibility, fear of retaliation, fear of being socially ostracized, just to name a few. We want a better world without getting our hands dirty, without standing out. A question to the apathetic, ignorant masses, how do you plan on doing that? Go along to get along, just do your “duty” and vote. Just do your “duty” and support endless wars. I am so disgusted at the fact that people will support a politician that openly states he will murder your children’s homeland. Killing children just like yours. Let me explain. My sister has children that are Palestinian. Because my nieces and nephews live here in the “land of the free” it’s somehow ok to vote for someone that states that he will support Israel and in that support, murder Palestinians. This to me doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. YOU, yes YOU, deserve what you get in the future. Do not cry or complain when your in-laws are murdered. Israel has threatened to escalate the attacks against Palestinians, once again.
Humanity & morals obviously has no place in politics. Apparently it has no place in the voting process either. It’s just much easier to just play the game of being a good American and support whatever they say. You deserve what you get. My dear sister, you voted for the killing of your family in Palestine. Yes, you Romney supporters were doing the same thing, voting for murder. Good job! Your Father should be proud.
Is the U.S. capable of being a dictatorship? Indeed we are. Let me share with you a disturbing story of “The Wave”. In 1967 teacher Ron Jones was faced with this question. While discussing Nazi Germany in his World History class a student posed the question how could the German people just sit there while their country was slipping into a dictatorship? How could the German people say they did not know that these things were happening? Mr. Jones decided to explain this to his class by way of an experiment.
“In 1967, at the Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California, World History teacher Ron Jones was asked about the Holocaust by a student. “Could it happen here?”. According to the press release accompanying the latest retelling of the events that followed, “Jones came up with an unusual answer. He decided to have a two week experiment in dictatorship. His idea was to explain fascism to his class through a game, nothing more. He never intended what resulted, where his class would be turned into a Fascist environment. Where students gave up their freedom for the prospect of being superior to their neighbors.
Monday morning he straightened the classroom, dimmed the lights and played Wagnerian music. The word “discipline” was written on the blackboard. He then had the students sit up straight in their chairs with hands placed flat across the small of their backs. In this setting, he devoted the remainder of the class to the topic of discipline.
By the second day, Jones developed a special greeting, a wave. It became known as the Third Wave, and if students saw each other outside class, they were to use it. In his lectures, Jones went from “discipline,” to “strength through community,” and then to “strength through action.”
By midweek, his “experiment” expanded to sixty students, and by the week’s end, more than two hundred were participating. Other teachers and the school’s principal stood by and watched.
The first sign of concern came when some students had taken it upon themselves to report others who did not conform. After just four days, things got out of hand. Jones feared for the safety of a few students who refused to participate. To his dismay and alarm, the experiment was so blindly embraced by the students, that he cut the project short. “Initially I just wanted to show my students how powerful the pressure to belong can be, but the exercise got out of control. A momentum began to build that I couldn’t slow, or even deter. I became frightened by the day-to-day happenings in class, and was forced to call it off,” recalls Jones.” http://www.thewave.tk/
As we can clearly see, it was not hard at all to take a class of students and turn them into a 1967 version of the Hitler youth. In just a very short time, The Wave took on a life of it’s own. Those not even in Mr. Jones’ class were recruiting their selves. Joining the Wave without invite. This experiment clearly showed how quickly that people are very dependent creatures. It showed just how quickly the students became obedient when they were told what to do & how to act. They quickly turned on other students that did not buy into the Wave. Bathrooms were set on fire, student on student violence ensued. To prevent dissent and disobedience the Wave, spying on other members ensued. ID cards were given to the members with certain duties and responsibilities assigned to students such as security, bodyguards and so on. Free speech was quelled when students tried to write articles for the school newspaper that did not paint a pretty picture for the Wave. Does this sound familiar at all? This is exactly what we see in our society now. To put it simply, people WANT to be led, they want to be told what to do. When they are told what to do, when to do it, how to do it by the state it destroys individuality. It destroys critical thinking and brings about blind obedience regardless of what the true intentions of the “leader” may be.
Group think is defined as this: “a psychological phenomenon that occurs within groups of people, in which the desire for harmony in a decision-making group overrides a realistic appraisal of alternatives. Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative ideas or viewpoints. Antecedent factors such as group cohesiveness, structural faults, and situational context play into the likelihood of whether or not group think will impact the decision-making process. The primary socially negative cost of group think is the loss of individual creativity, uniqueness, and independent thinking.” This is exactly what happened in 1967 to The Wave and it is alive an well in todays society. You are either with us, or you are against us. I know THAT sounds familiar.
“I don’t support the killing of innocent people Curt” is what I have been told by those that trotted off the polls to vote for someone who admits to continuing indiscriminate bombings of innocent people. Does this make sense? Anyone with two brain cells to rub together, can see this for what it is, double think. What is double think? Double think is defined as such: “Thought marked by the acceptance of gross contradictions and falsehoods, especially when used as a technique of self-indoctrination”. Knowing that something is wrong, but yet support the wrong doing, all for country.
The establishment expects you to accept what they do, and if you voted for these tyrants, you have blood on your hands bottom line. If you voted for Obama, like my sister did, you support the killing of innocent Palestinians. If you voted for Romney, well, you voted for the same. Blindly following leaders is a very dangerous trap to fall into. There is no one quick fix to this problem. It needs to be fixed within ones self, not in the voting booth. Change your thinking. No one in the alternative media is going to do that for you. No one, and I repeat no one, can be “woken up” by another human being. It has to be done by the individual themselves. Put yourself back into the equation, realize that you in fact are part of the problem due to your lack of critical thinking. Due to your blind obedience and the following of a particular party or politician.
Curt Williams is the host of Room 101 Radio, which airs live (http://room101radio.net/listen-live/) Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. EST on the Oracle Broadcasting Network (past shows archived at http://oraclebroadcasting.com/archives.php?who=Curt_Williams). You can also visit Room 101 Wed. evenings @ 9 p.m. EST over at http://UCY.tv. In Room 101 your host Curt Williams discusses some of the most pressing social issues, namely, police terrorism, public education and Big Pharma. These are just a few topics of the many topics covered as there are so many issues facing us and our children right in our own backyard. While people wait for those in DC to make everything alright, our communities are crumbling. Social fragmentation has ripped us apart. We are afraid of our neighbors, afraid of the police, hell, we’re even afraid of our own shadows. We lock ourselves away afraid of the world. So join Curt as he tackles these issues and much more. Be sure to check out his website devoted to Room 101 (http://room101radio.net). He can be contacted by email via firstname.lastname@example.org.