I watched a movie called The Wave on The Clay Tablet. The movie is based on a true event that happened in Palo Alto, CA, in 1967. It begins with a teacher unable to answer a student's question as to why the German people did not stop the holocaust. The remainder tracks the teacher surreptitiously demonstrating to the students the answer to that question by basically turning his class into a cult which focused on discipline, community and action.
Below is part one of two parts. (The movie can be seen in its entirety at The Clay Tablet link above) Advance the movie to the time of 21:00 to get an idea of how the teacher's class was conducted.
The teacher's antics were starting to spread outside his classroom and were causing problems on campus. He brought the demonstration to a conclusion by announcing to the students that they had been participating in a nationwide movement and the national leader had a recorded message that was to be presented in the gym. Once all the students were assembled, he announced: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your leader". Two televisions blazed to life with a recorded Adolf Hitler speech.
This movie was fresh in my mind as I came upon the following video: (advance to 3:50 to get to the similarity)
As I watched this video I had two thoughts. first, that almost everything that they claimed to be pledging, with the exception of Obama worship, was good. Second, their hope is that what they are voluntarily pledging, would become compulsory for all others.
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