What is the control in this experiment? What hypothesis were they testing? It sounds less like an experiment and more like someone being cruel to monkeys.
Further, this does not show that learned behavior is inherently good or bad. It just shows that it exists, which is not much of a revelation.
This scenario sounds similar to the way people of India acted before Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Our ability to communicate and analyze our actions led to the overthrow of the British and self rule by India. The people of India divided by religion and fought each other with many deaths, similar to the monkeys fighting to keep others off the ladder. Gandhi was a voice of reason and redirected the ire of the people towards the British, but he was eventually killed for climbing the ladder. I hope the US does not go through a similar process, but the deaths (Atlanta) have already started. I fear there will be many more.
If we were to ask ourselves more often “ why do I do this, believe this or even think this?? “ I’m almost positive that we would have the same answer as those monkeys.
“I don’t know it’s just how things are done.”
And for those that can’t or didn’t get the message within the story here you are most likely the ones that don’t understand why some of us are fighting back because we know that you’re conditioned but we’re fucking tired of starving because of your ignorance.