Saturday, December 02, 2006

Please - use your brains!

I was going to post a photograph today, but got distracted by this story, which I just had to share:

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051009/NEWS01/510090392

1 - Know your rights. No-one has the authority to strip search you in the back of your place of employment, commit lewd acts on you, or invite others to do so. Don't let anyone try.

2 - Know your mind. No matter if it is a person in a position of authority who asks you to do something, take a second to think about it. If it isn't right, DON'T DO IT. It's really quite simple.

3 - Own your actions. If you are dumb enough to get taken in by a hoaxer who persuades you to do all manner of disgraceful things, take responsibility for your actions. It is not the responsibility of your employers to tell you in advance not to be such an asshole.

2 comments:

Dr. A. said...

This really says a lot about American society and how sick a lot of individuals can be. Never mind the results of the Milgram experiment - this in no way exonerates the people who 'were duped' by the caller. You would think that in this day and age people would have the sense to know when they are being asked to do something that is totally and morally wrong.

Chillzero said...

Agreed.
I don't know if it is restricted to American society. I watched Derren Brown use the Milgram experiment protocol to identify people he could use for a mind control 'experiment' (it was televised entertainment). He convinced a bunch of people to rob a security van at a bank, and to decide who was best to use he had them apply electric shocks to people, and a few of them went well beyond what was safe, without questioning much of what they were asked to do. It was quite shocking (no pun intended) to see how much control and responsibility people will hand over to a man in a white lab coat.
I like to think I would always be uselss to Derren Brown. I often annoy most people I know because I tend to question everything I am asked to do or think about, perhaps a little too much sometimes.