The Wave




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The Third Wave was the name given by history teacher Ron Jones to an experimental recreation of Nazi Germany which he conducted with high school students.

The experiment took place at Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California, during one week in 1969[1]. Jones, unable to explain to his students why the German citizens (particularly non-Nazis) allowed the Nazi Party to exterminate millions of Jews and other so-called ‘undesirables’, decided to show them instead. Jones writes that he started with simple things like classroom discipline, and managed to meld his history class into a group with a supreme sense of purpose and no small amount of cliquishness. Jones named the movement “The Third Wave,” after the common wisdom that the third in a series of ocean waves is always the strongest, and claimed its members would revolutionize the world. The experiment allegedly took on a life of its own, with students from all over the school joining in;

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34 Comments

  1. rosiegroovy
    April 4, 2018
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    Excellent! Thanks for the upload!

  2. Mike Vita
    April 4, 2018
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    This is why liberal arts and the teaching of collectivism is so dangerous.

  3. PpapercutsS
    April 5, 2018
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    this should be shown in schools

  4. Meta Knight the star warrior
    April 8, 2018
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  5. Alan Smithee
    April 11, 2018
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    Oh my god I remember this from school…

  6. scott lund
    April 13, 2018
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    When an unarmed US citizen is shot by the police and the video is put on YouTube, read the comments and see how an authoritarian government is possible right now in our America.

  7. global research
    April 16, 2018
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    "Yes, you would've all made good Nazis, you would've put on the uniforms, turned your heads, and allowed your friends and neighbors to be persecuted and destroyed. Fascism isn't something those OTHER people did, it's right here! In all of us! You asked 'How could the German people do nothing as millions of innocent human beings were murdered? How could they claim they weren't involved? What causes people to deny their own history?' Well if history repeats itself, you'll all want to DENY what has happened to you in the Wave. But if our experiment is successful, you'll have learned that we're all responsible for our own actions, and that you must question what you do rather than blindly follow a leader. And that for the rest of your lives, you'll never allow a group's will to usurp your individual rights. I know this has been painful for you, it certainly has been for me, but it's a lesson we'll all share for the rest of our lives. "

  8. Roman Tmetuchl
    April 17, 2018
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    lol now the dumbass loser kid can go back to being made fun of again, yay everything is normal again!!

  9. Very Nice
    April 19, 2018
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    People in the comments using this to justify hate against liberals lol. Irony.

  10. Very Nice
    April 19, 2018
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    And then communism happened

  11. Dena Kaye
    April 19, 2018
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    We were discussing this in school and my teacher told me about this video/movie. She also said that the boy Robert, felt so low about himself and was like a puppy to this teacher that he actually committed suicide after this. The saddest part about this whole thing is that it actually happened. So sad…

  12. Will da Thrill Range
    April 21, 2018
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    You just got nae nae'd

  13. Guy Thomas
    April 27, 2018
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    This movie sucks alot

  14. Guy Thomas
    April 27, 2018
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    basically 70's version of nazis

  15. Jake Mars
    April 30, 2018
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    This video is right
    Change my mind

  16. Dante San Soucie
    May 1, 2018
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    Why does the dinner scene with the parents of Laurie remind me of Aunt beru and uncle owen talking to luke Skywalker about his father?

  17. Leader success !
    May 1, 2018
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    I'm German and I despise any Nazi scumbags I believe in the real sacred Germany so fuck Hitler's Germany and I know I would have been shot back then for saying this.

  18. Leader success !
    May 1, 2018
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    If any teacher was to use this kind of experiment in today's schools they would be fired .

  19. Leader success !
    May 1, 2018
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    Lori is a traitor to the Nazi party lol

  20. GD ZenthicAnagramZ48
    May 2, 2018
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    i literally watched this in 6th period today

  21. gutuitation
    May 5, 2018
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    Stupid and ABSOLUTELY BASELESS. Complete bullshit!

  22. Damian Brophy
    May 7, 2018
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    2018? Lol

  23. Andre muratalla
    May 8, 2018
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    An expirament gon wrong

  24. Juan Bucio
    May 9, 2018
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    Now that’s schooling

  25. chon1666
    May 12, 2018
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    The Swing Boyz

  26. Gurkirat Gill
    May 16, 2018
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    Lmao Laurie is ugly asf

  27. Flynt RavenSpear
    May 16, 2018
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    (Assumes the wave is a ride); Again, again, again!

  28. Projekt Kobra
    May 17, 2018
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    Time freaking Warp!!!!…..I remember this!

  29. Roninakuma
    May 23, 2018
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    The right wing morons in the comments are hilarious. I've never read stuff so stupid and ignorant except on YouTube. Thanks for the laughs. xD

  30. Cxvin
    May 24, 2018
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    I watched this in school and I’m just here for the comments

  31. nadya britt
    May 27, 2018
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    She had to watch this in class today

  32. JFJ C
    May 29, 2018
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    This IS exactly what Hillary wanted to do to our country!!!!! Thank God she lost!!!!

  33. cooljazz94
    May 30, 2018
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    Bruce Davidson did a similar movie to this, with the same cast about the same time frame, does anyone know the name of it?

  34. Billy Lassiter
    June 3, 2018
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    You need to read Starship Troopers.
    Not watch the movie.
    Use his requirements
    for public office.

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