Tonight I watched Derren Brown's Trick or Treat 2 (episode 2) again. It shows young children opening a box they've been asked not to. It also features a young woman who is asked not to press a button that would electrocute a kitten. Guess what? She presses the button. Just like you clicked on the link to get here, even though you were asked not to.
Is it possible that when 'those that know' implore us not to do the very thing that we know is wrong, we do it anyway?
Could that explain why John and Edward get votes for their toe-curling performances...
and why the BNP get votes for their toe-curling policies?
And why some organisations have great difficulty controlling staff behaviour?