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So apparently no one besides me actually likes this quote…
I understand people’s concern that this type of thinking creates huge gridlock, but it’s also what started stuff like the Civil Rights era. People stood up for what the mob saw as wrong and illogical, and they moved mountains to achieve their goals.
Emma Goldman, also: famous anarchist, for those of you who don’t know, and she was hated by governments, tons of people, etc. However, she stood up for what she believed in and, in addition to basically starting the women’s rights movement, has been a political role model for many people, even those who are practically the opposite of anarchist.
And yes, it’s true, this is also the reason that certain people have views that harm others or that spread hate, but that’s basically political socialization; the only way to change them would be to travel back in time, kill their parents and subject them to your own ethics.
I (I think) agree with most of you politically, and like almost everyone, my views are in many ways similar to that of the mob. However, I believe that political diversity, even in very radical forms, can be/is a good thing and that, if you have some view that you truly believe in and believe that it is worth fighting for, then it ~~shouldn’t~~ doesn’t matter how many people disagree with you.
TL;DR mob mentality isn’t always a good thing.