Thursday, February 26, 2015

Savile, Milgram and the Green manifesto

Savile abused 50 people. When victims complained to hospital staff, they dismissed the complaints. This is consistent with the findings of the Milgram Experiment, where subjects obeyed orders from an authority, even when it seemed that harm was being done to others.

We need to ask ourselves, should we believe the authorities who are commanding us to accept austerity, unemployment and inequality as an inescapable condition of our economy? And if not, what plan do we need to follow to create an alternative?

The forthcoming Green Party manifesto will be a step on the way towards forming up this plan.

To dismiss the Green manifesto and the values behind it is to be like the staff who dismissed complaints about Savile.

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