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    Going with the herd

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    The power of conformity is strong. When all the others around you say black is white you are under pressure to agree.

    How people will deny what they see and go with the group presure.

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    Re: Going with the herd

    Of course.

    "To get along, one must go along."

    Many people do not believe in certain politically correct mantras, but they had better support those mantras in public -- or else!

    One reason that a certain gentleman is in BIG trouble is that he refuses to endorse many politically correct mantras, so his enemies have been trying to bring him down for the last three years.

    At school, at work, on the political front, most people are susceptible to peer pressure. Most people want to belong. Bless their little hearts!

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    Re: Going with the herd

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim the plumber View Post
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    The power of conformity is strong. When all the others around you say black is white you are under pressure to agree.

    How people will deny what they see and go with the group presure.
    You Tube comments (482) are always interesting. There was
    only one buried in a reply that mentioned climate change.
    Climate change policies aren't meant to control the climate,
    they're meant to control you. . . . . . . . . Paul Joseph Watson

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    Re: Going with the herd

    FOMO is strong among humans.

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    Re: Going with the herd

    *votes for the orange cult leader*
    “personal attorney” to Individual-1, who at that point had become the President of the United States
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I don't know who [Individual-1] is and neither do you.

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    Re: Going with the herd

    Please see Arthur Koestler, ​Darkness at Noon.
    "Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." --Marcus Aurelius

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    Re: Going with the herd

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim the plumber View Post
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    The power of conformity is strong. When all the others around you say black is white you are under pressure to agree.

    How people will deny what they see and go with the group presure.
    Yeah that was an interesting one.

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    Re: Going with the herd

    A lot of good points. I agree with everyone else here.
    "You are free and that is why you are lost." - Franz Kafka

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    Re: Going with the herd

    Quote Originally Posted by eman623 View Post
    A lot of good points. I agree with everyone else here.

    LOL!! Took me a couple of seconds to get that!

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    Re: Going with the herd

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    Of course.

    "To get along, one must go along."

    Many people do not believe in certain politically correct mantras, but they had better support those mantras in public -- or else!

    One reason that a certain gentleman is in BIG trouble is that he refuses to endorse many politically correct mantras, so his enemies have been trying to bring him down for the last three years.

    At school, at work, on the political front, most people are susceptible to peer pressure. Most people want to belong. Bless their little hearts!

    That isn’t true.

    Ideology has nothing to do with the matter at hand.

    You could insert any name, any ideology, or any party. Insert the same set of issues and behavior, and you would have the same set of issues.

    For people like me, who know exactly who and what kind of a man Donald Trump is thirty years ago, these have been frightening times. Watching so many people sswept up in his Archie Bunkerish personality cult, and twisting themselves into pretzels imaginging rationalizations to dismiss his blatant corruption and criminality is a sorry spectacle indeed.

    Trump has set all the precidents for a future tyrant to come in and finish off democracy in America. Trump won’t be that person. He is too lazy, too stupid, and far to weak to do that.

    But the behavior of his followers, deep in the thrall of a cult of personality that would please any dictator, makes it clear that “it can happen here”.

    If Trump goes unchecked, it will only be a matter of time.

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