Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What was the Stanford Prison Experiment, really?

Out of the blue, I became interested in the Stanford prison experiment, which Wikipedia introduces here as follows  :
The Stanford prison experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. The experiment was conducted from August 14–20, 1971 by a team of researchers led by psychology professor Philip Zimbardo at Stanford University.[1] IT WAS FUNDED BY A GRANT FROM THE US OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH [2] and was of interest to both the US Navy and Marine Corps in order to determine the causes of conflict between military guards and prisoners. [emphasis added]

I took a brief look at it, and not surprisingly concluded that it was not what we were told it was.  It appears to me to have been mainly intended as a hint that Stanford was a source of much of the research that went into designing various techniques for what Orwell described as "the obliteration of the self" which are typically employed in prison settings, such as in the "war on terror," which is partly a war on the very spirit of mankind. The students chosen as guards, I suspect, were members of organized Satanism, working on their "superman/wizard" (pod) degree, which is one of the best majors to assure employment in present-day society, which is essentially a prison run by organized Satanism.  The experiment concluded that their sadism reflected man's capacity for cruelty, but if the guards were Satanists, then it just reflects the nature of Satanism. I recalled that Stanford is a key center for Satanism, and that EIR has done quite a lot of research into the various "New Age" (Satanism-front) initiatives undertaken by Stanford. A search of EIR's database quickly turned up a major report from 1980 (go here, scroll down to find links to its various sections), which has evidently been added since I created The Campaigner Unbound website.  Otherwise, I would have found it at the time and included a link to it on that site.