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Molon Labe
08-25-2008, 05:06 PM
It's scary how easily people will conform in this video....

.......don't forget to take the misdirection test at the end



http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/403.html - Candid Camera video


http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/301.html - Misdirection test



From Candid Camera

Candid Camera was a popular television program in the US in the 1960s.

The program used the classic methodology of naturalistic experiments in social psychology as the source of its humorous scenarios.

The resulting programs were not only entertaining, but also potentially instructive.

For example, how independent is the average person when confronted with the all-powerful "consensus of the group?"

Not very.

Creating a consensus quickly is the goal of every "shock and awe" propagandist.

That's why it's often true that "a lie makes it half way around the world before the truth gets its pants on."

Professional liars have their stories worked out well in advance and then pump them out hard and fast long before thoughtful, honest analysts have the chance to ask even the first question.

Once the consensus is pointing in one direction, it becomes very difficult to take, hold and promote a contrary point of view, even if that point of view is accurate and the consensus is completely false.

That's why I believe it's prudent to assume that ANYTHING you "know" that is consensus-based and was produced and is continuously supported by the so called "mainstream" news media (news, PR and/or propaganda) is probably the product of a calculated attempt to mislead.

As a simple rule of thumb, the proper response to ANYTHING that makes its way to the network news or the front page of a major newspaper is to ask yourself two questions: "Whose propaganda is this?" and "What facts are they withholding and skewing in a calculated attempt to mislead me?"

One of the most important skills in the propagandist's bag of tricks is controlling where your audience places its attention. In magic, it's called "misdirection." In politics, it's called setting the agenda.

Once you realize that EVERYTHING that's featured by the news media is most likely someone else's propaganda and that the key to successful deception is misdirection, you are well on your way to liberating your mind from a ton of nonsense and misinformation and, in the process, perhaps saving your own life some day.

Take this short test and see how powerful misdirection is and how it works:

wilbur
08-25-2008, 06:04 PM
It's scary how easily people will conform in this video....

.......don't forget to take the misdirection test at the end



http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/403.html - Candid Camera video


http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/301.html - Misdirection test

Thats great...

Have you ever watched any Darren Brown vids? He's a mentalist from the UK, and sort of does a 'street magic' David Blaine thing where he messes with strangers on the street. Not real well known in the states though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZohpDS2aMc : Make a stranger give you their wallet just by asking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFaY3YcMg1I : Person swap

And for my personal favorite... he converts a room full of atheists to theists with the same type of tricks used by 'faith healers' and the like. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTgHkuE9Q_8&feature=related

Shannon
08-25-2008, 07:03 PM
I remember reading about The Milgram Experiment when I was taking psych. I was stunned at the time. Not so much anymore.

Goldwater
08-25-2008, 07:04 PM
I remember reading about The Milgram Experiment when I was taking psych. I was stunned at the time. Not so much anymore.

You conformed!

Shannon
08-25-2008, 07:11 PM
You conformed!

No, I just became a cynical bitch.;)

Bubba Dawg
08-25-2008, 08:24 PM
When I was an undergrad, a team of students in a Research Methods class repeated the elevator experiment . I don't remember the stats, but generally the more people on the elevator, the higher the likelihood to conform.

Elspeth
08-25-2008, 08:52 PM
When I was an undergrad, a team of students in a Research Methods class repeated the elevator experiment . I don't remember the stats, but generally the more people on the elevator, the higher the likelihood to conform.

That's because if you don't conform, the entire group will fart in your general direction. :D

enslaved1
08-26-2008, 11:33 AM
It's scary how easily people will conform in this video....

.......don't forget to take the misdirection test at the end



http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/403.html - Candid Camera video


http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/301.html - Misdirection test

Unfortunately, all this groups videos are "no longer available" Fortunately, 99% of them appear to have been 911 Truther garbage.

Molon Labe
08-26-2008, 11:41 AM
Unfortunately, all this groups videos are "no longer available" Fortunately, 99% of them appear to have been 911 Truther garbage.

May be...I didn't check the credentials of the site. A friend of mine who likes psychological tests and such forwarded it to me...

That shouldn't detract from it being compelling though...right?

FlaGator
08-26-2008, 01:14 PM
There is a really interesting experiment performed where a test subject is in a room full of actors. A question is given with multiple choice answers and the actors give the same obviously wrong answer and the test subject gives the right one. He does this for a while but eventually the urge to fit in becomes so strong that 80 percent of time the test subject will give the blatantly wrong answer that everyone else gives.

asdf2231
08-26-2008, 01:35 PM
Unfortunately, all this groups videos are "no longer available" Fortunately, 99% of them appear to have been 911 Truther garbage.

Here's the playlist:




9/11: What you're not being told (48)

Analysis by Scott Ritter (6)

Assassination studies (11)

Attacks on civil liberties (32)

Campaign 2008 (20)

Election Fraud in the USA (13)

Energy (10)

Food (4)

Health and Medical (28)

Impeachment (2)

In Humor, Truth (15)

Kurt Vonnegut (1)

Money Madness (13)

New Orleans (20)

Offensive technology (2)

Out There (16)

Religion Inc. (10)

"Spin" (14)

The "War on Terror" is a Fraud (10)

The Iraq War (34)

The Middle East (15)

The Secret Government (41)

TV Gems (6)

US plans to attack Iran (10)

War Crimes (9)

It looks like a loony toons conspiracyfest.

enslaved1
08-26-2008, 03:36 PM
May be...I didn't check the credentials of the site. A friend of mine who likes psychological tests and such forwarded it to me...

That shouldn't detract from it being compelling though...right?

I don't doubt the videos you listed were compelling, and if anyone knows of other links to them, please put them up, I'd like to watch them. It's just that this brasschecktv who collected the clips to this particular site was evidently a bunch of tinfoil hat wearers, and I for one am glad their youtube group got yanked.

Molon Labe
08-28-2008, 07:41 AM
I don't doubt the videos you listed were compelling, and if anyone knows of other links to them, please put them up, I'd like to watch them. It's just that this brasschecktv who collected the clips to this particular site was evidently a bunch of tinfoil hat wearers, and I for one am glad their youtube group got yanked.

I checked out the site. You're right that the 9-11 truther videos are a load of crap.
I did find the voting fraud information to be compelling (I've personally witnessed fraud), but overall the site is for tinfoil crowd.