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Revisiting The Wave

April 28, 2011

This video post is the film adaptation of a 1967 high school experiment. It speaks volumes regarding our human propensity toward social control and crowd behavior. Take the time to watch this.

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  1. Pearl permalink
    April 30, 2011 10:27 am

    I watched this last night. Boy, those kids were quick to assimilate, weren’t they? As my kids are being homeschooled, I can’t imagine what would cause today’s complacent, lazy, spoiled, angry kids to fall in line with as much enthusiasm as those in the the late 60s. Environmentalism? Hatred for traditional values (I’m thinking of Psalm 2…)? One thing is sure: there is already a smoldering coal of rebellion in contemporary youth, and it would only take a spark from the perfect “leader” to cause a unified, raging fire.

    I had to watch it at Youtube since my gadget wouldn’t run google video, and the comments over there were pretty interesting. Apparently, the original students are making a documentary on this experience. I’ll be watching for that. Also learned that there is a German, cinematic adaption of this story of same title (only in German).

    Much to think on after this viewing…great post!

  2. May 2, 2011 11:27 pm

    My husband & I watched the video & thought it quite timely for today.
    It is quite sobering to see the effects on young people especially. We were interested

  3. May 2, 2011 11:32 pm

    We were interested to read that the original students were considering making a documentary.
    Thank you for showing this video.

  4. Elizabeth Sullivan permalink
    July 3, 2011 6:22 pm

    Remarkable and enlightening.

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