Friday, 31 August 2012
In 2007, the psychology department at the University Georgia, conducted a controlled experiment on eight graduate students. The students were first sedated and then placed in separately sealed rooms without clocks or windows. They each had a bathroom and kitchenette with their own food and water. For entertainment, they had music CD‘s, books and a DVD player with monitor. For the next five days they had no contact with another human nor did they any sense of what time it was or whether it was night or day. They ate, entertained themselves and slept when they were tired.
The test was meant to observe how many hours a day a person would sleep without any reference to time. After five days, it was found that the test subjects, under these conditions, had slept off and on for almost 16 total hours out of every 24. There were also two primary side effects resulting from the extended test….three female test subjects had begun to talk to themselves and two male subjects were bed wetting.
What I have just written, is a total fabrication! I made it all up. The reason I wrote this, was because of something I saw Sunday night on CBS’s 60 Minutes. A psychologist had written a book about lying. She said that most people will believe 70% of anything a total stranger tells them. The point being, that politicians for over 200 years have depended on this human flaw to maintain and advance their positions and power. She almost said that every campaign ad and speech we hear today is based on that very premise. The psychologist quoted from Joseph Goebbels’ book, written in 1936, that “If you repeat a lie often enough, the people will eventually believe it to be true.”
What I just wrote about 60 Minutes….I totally made up. The Goebbels quote was correct, but everything else was BS (Blog Shit).
Think….before you vote this year!