Despite the evil of Abu Ghraib, The Stanford prison experiment was even more profound and controversial in its results. It confirmed human frailty Power abuse causality. Power is abused. Power is abused absolutely.
18 College volunteers were divided into one group of nine uniformed prisoners and one group of nine uniformed prison guards to play act a two week experiment in a mock dungeon.
This study was abruptly canceled the sixth day as five prisoners had emotional breakdowns. The guards enforced authoritarian measures and ultimately subjected some of the prisoners to psychological torture including sadism just like Abu Ghraib.
Repeating: this was all suppose to be playacting, everything mock, yet it still descended into evil.
to yield to power and dominance while maintaining some semblance of morality and decency.
Midpen people put their uniform on every morning and this gives them license to abuse power with corruption of values and their attendant attitudes:
- arrogance: Midpen people know they have impunity and unsupervised power
- prima donna: I’ve been a Manager 10 years therefore I’m
- you better respect me despite my institutionalized laziness because
- I have the power to evict you from California or, if a fellow employee, to mess with your career
these attitudes going all the way to the Sobeck top.