Mob Mentality Defense

There is a difference between reason thinking democracy and mob mentality, mafia mentality.

Saturday, April 13, 2024 -- VERY INCOMPLETE, I'm suffering extreme brain pain and like much of my work, scribiling as I can

It is not education alone:

I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no person should witness. Gas chambers built by learned engineers. Children poisoned by educated physicians. Infants killed by trained nurses. Women and babies shot and killed by high school and college graduates. So I'm suspicious of education. My request is: help your students to be human. Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths, or educated Eichmanns. Reading and writing and spelling and history and arithmetic are only important if they serve to make our students human."

You know what occurred to me? We teach everything in the world to people, except the most essential thing. And that is life. Nobody teaches you about life. You're supposed to know about it. Nobody teaches you how to be a human being and what it means to be a human being, and the dignity that it means when you say, "I am a human being." Everyone assumes this is something you have, or you should have gotten by osmosis. We'll it's not working by osmosis!

[From the chapter "The Art of Being Fully Human" pg. 127 of "Living, Loving & Learning" by Leo Buscaglia, Ph. D. as he refers to Haim Ginott's book

It must be a specific kind of individual self-awareness and I even encourage a mapping of the social behaviors, mapping out the exploitable flaws in our own human brain.

Study of cults, populations in wartime vs. peacetime, organized religions, political movements, social media "going viral", trend chasing in fashion trends, trend chasing in media, "exclusive venue" stories and parties, technology chasing such as latest smartphone or video game console, icons and symbols that poltiical, royalty, and popular people associate with at rituals, ceremonies, award shows, world cup, superbowls, etc.

It can be fun to be in a crowd gone wild with freedom if there are proper fire codes, medical services, etc.

However, group frenzy can be dangerous:

Link to another site: Street Gangs