World wars, “civil” wars, genocides, ethnic cleansings, witch hunts, inquisitions, crusades, colonialism, the slave trade, final solutions, the killing fields, extermination camps, and ground zeros…
… to name but a few.
The message should be delivered to our children loud and clear–in word and image–and with sufficient force to make them sick: THIS is what happens when you follow the crowd, blindly do as you’re told, and don’t ask why.
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A clockwork orange has popped up several times in my life over the past week. But now that I think of it, I believe two of them were on your blog.
Thanks for letting me know, Jeff. Alas, I fear the point of that film goes right over the heads of most… and of those who do get it, they just don’t know what to do with it. Cheers!
I agree, we should NEVER follow the crowd but do what our HEARTS lead us to.
Hearts… and BRAINS too, yes?
Yea, I agree with that.
A wise man once said “the crowd is untruth”. Have you heard that?
Popularity is certainly not a reliable indicator of goodness, truth, and beauty.
Soeren Kierkegaard is the one who wrote that
Alas, every “true believer” and “patriot” thinks Kierkegaard is talking about everybody but them!
I’ve read some… as well as many of “the great philosophers”. In my experience, there’s been no real progress made since Plato’s Republic.