- 1. that even people who know better will still listen to and occasionally heed The Pack.
- 2. That otherwise sensible people will go baying right along with the pack. If this is protective coloring or simply getting caught up in the hysteria is anyone’s guess.
- 3. And that the pack will go not through not just the thread the action starts in but go back through other threads and decide in the most amazing of ex post facto styles that something said perhaps days ago is now offensive.
Am I upset? Only slightly, I’m more bemused, on a scale of one to ten of anger ten being berserker rage, and one being enough to take notice of, I’d say the whole affair left me about number three. The Pack presents a quite interesting anthropological study, heterogeneous membership, lacking in leadership, myopic, undisciplined, and without any discernable purpose beyond making a disparate group slightly less so by driving off all who fail to take up the pack cry or flee. Perhaps the most remarkable behavior of The Pack is their ability to turn anything into an insult to them. Overall, they are fascinating creatures, but given the fact that group think so reduces individual intelligence, and responsiveness to such outré things as logic, reason, or nuance not something one should get up close to unless they have a strong will, and are looking for pelts.
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