Expose! Dr. James Rogers sentenced to death for the Massachusetts Experiment?
That's actually the story itself. I quote:
The photo shows Dr. James Rogers. In 1965, he was sentenced to electrocution for the so-called “Massachusetts experiment,” but two days before being executed, he committed suicide while in the cell, poisoned by potassium cyanide, which some of his patients brought him.
In other words, if a person believed that bugs were crawling everywhere around him, Dr. Rogers told him that it was so. The whole world is covered with beetles. Some very sensitive people see them, others are so used to it that they simply do not notice them. The state knows everything, but keeps it secret so as not to allow panic. The man left quite sure that he was all right, resigned and tried not to notice the beetles. After a while, he most often stopped seeing them. Someone Aaron Platnovsky, who suffered from cognitive-confusion disorder, spoke in court. He believed he was a giraffe. Neither logical arguments nor comparison of his photograph with the image of a giraffe helped. He was absolutely sure of that. He stopped talking, refused to take regular food, except leaves.
Dr. Rogers asked a friend of biology to write a small article that more or less scientifically describes the recent astonishing discovery of scientists: there are giraffes in nature that are almost no different from humans. That is, there are differences - a little more heart, a little less spleen, but the behavior and appearance, and even the way of thinking completely coincide.Scientists do not disclose this information to prevent panic, and this article should be burned by anyone who reads it. The patient calmed down and socialized. At the time of the trial, he was working as an auditor for a large firm in Colorado. Alas, the state court found Dr. Rogers a charlatan and the experiment was inhuman. He was sentenced to death. He refused the last word, but handed the judge a letter, which he requested to publish in some newspaper. The letter published “The Massachusetts Daily Collegian”. The letter ended with the words:
“You are too used to the idea that everyone perceives the world equally. But it is not. If you get together and try to tell each other the simplest and most obvious concepts for you, then you will understand that you all live in completely different worlds. And only your comfort determines your mental calm. In this case, a person who believes that he is a giraffe and lives in the world with this knowledge is as normal as a person who believes that the grass is green and the sky is blue. Some of you believe in a UFO, someone in God, someone in the morning breakfast and a cup of coffee. Living in harmony with your faith - you are completely healthy, but once you start to defend your point of view - how faith in God will force you to kill, faith in UFOs - to be afraid of abduction,Belief in a cup of coffee in the morning - will become the center of your creation and destroy your life. The physicist will begin to give you the argument that the sky is not blue, but a biologist will prove that the grass is not green. In the end, you will be left alone with the empty, cold and completely unknown to you world, which our world most likely is. So no matter what ghosts you inhabit your world. As long as you believe in them - they exist, as long as you do not fight with them - they are not dangerous. ”
The end of the quote.
Let's start with the fact that the photograph is captured
This is a man who has lived a very exciting life and who has completed it no less beautiful. Coming from Wikipedia: “The football season is over. No more games. No bombs. No walks. No fun. No swimming. 67. This is 17 years more than 50. 17 more than what I needed or wanted. It's boring. I'm always angry. No fun for anyone. 67. You become greedy. Behave on your age. Relax - it won't hurt. ”
Shot. On February 21, 2005, Hunter Stockton Thompson was discovered on the Owl Farm in Woody Creek near Aspen, Colorado, with a gunshot wound to the head.There were no direct witnesses to the incident, Thompson’s wife Anita, who lived with her husband, left the house shortly before the fatal shot. The writer's body was found in the hallway by his son, Juan Thompson, who was in the house with his wife and son. Accident? Hardly. Thompson handled the weapon too well.
Suicide? Can this be called suicide? Most likely, Thompson simply ended his life as a warrior, performing a sad ritual over himself. “More recently, injuries and illnesses have started to haunt him - he suffered a broken leg and a hip operation.” Thus he overcame old age. “I think he made an informed decision. He lived his 67 years of excellence, he lived as he wanted - and was not ready to suffer the humiliation of old age, ”says Douglas Brinkley, a historian and friend of the writer. - It was not an irrational act. It was a well-planned act. He was not going to let anyone dictate to him how to die. ”
Similarly, the writer's widow, Anita, expresses similar thoughts: “For Hunter, as a master of political moves and a supporter of the idea of control, it was quite normal to commit suicide on her own schedule, with her own hands, and not to give power over fate, genetics, or chance.And although we will regret him bitterly, we understand his decision. Let the world know that Hunter Thompson died with a full glass in his hands, a fearless man, a warrior, ”Rolling Stone.
As for the text of the story itself, there is information that the author of the hoax is Alexander Shmarin, who published on May 21, 2013 an “article” about the doctor on Facebook.
A week later, on May 28, Alexander Shmarin admitted that this and other sensations of his authorship were hoaxes: “Thank you all so much. I thought to amuse my friends - to write about fifteen stories stylized as classic stories from the Internet, attach pictures of various kinds of figures to them, print them, put them in frames and arrange an exhibition “Persona non grata. Myth in the Internet environment as a cultural space ”, taking place in the context of the events of the“ Epoch of New Seriousness ”. The exhibition, of course, was necessary to invite friends not just to drink, but to drink at the opening of the exhibition, as befits a culturally and meaningless people. And after a couple of hours, the situation went out of control. The idea with the exhibition now apparently lost all meaning, but I promise to post the remaining four texts.To everyone who, for whatever reason, gave me a friend, I express my sincere sympathy. ”
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