Many of us really are sheep: Experiments in social compliance show few people argue with authority figures

by: Lance D Johnson (Natural News) Many of us really are sheep, quick to follow the crowd and obey orders. Instead of standing up and speaking out on our own convictions, we often choose to fit in. Assimilating with the crowd, we find it’s easier to go-along to get-along, even if that means giving away our own power, rights, and dignity in the process. In fear of isolation, we do not question or challenge authority figures, even when they are morally and ethically wrong. Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram unveiled this sad reality of human behavior in a social compliance experiment that showed how ordinary people … Continue reading Many of us really are sheep: Experiments in social compliance show few people argue with authority figures

With ‘Ready Player One,’ Steven Spielberg Makes a Nightmare About the World He Created

by Tim Grierson And a few other thoughts about the 1980s nostalgia trip You don’t need to see a movie about living in a future world of perpetual nostalgia — you’re already there now. At a time when the Roseanne reboot is the biggest thing on television, a bunch of major rock stars are doing huge farewell tours, Stranger Things is a Netflix staple and every other blockbuster is based on a comic book created decades ago, everything old is always new again. The hook of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel, is that it satisfies our jones for a steady stream of … Continue reading With ‘Ready Player One,’ Steven Spielberg Makes a Nightmare About the World He Created

2 THINGS THE POPE WILL NEVER TELL YOU ABOUT HELL

by Vic Bishop, Staff Writer Waking Times Just before Easter weekend, Pope Francis was quoted by an Italian journalist, who claimed the outspoken Catholic figurehead had denied the existence of hell. A comment like this is big news for such a big belief system, and shortly after the story was published the Vatican refuted the statements, calling it all a misquote. By then, however, the story had already been picked up by international media, generating significant controversy. During the meeting Scalfari asked the pope where “bad souls” go, to which he was quoted as responding: “They are not punished. Those who repent obtain … Continue reading 2 THINGS THE POPE WILL NEVER TELL YOU ABOUT HELL