by Ben Bartee
The Daily Bell
“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” – Rudyard Kipling
You know who the groupthinkers are; we grow up surrounded by them. Groupthink is an escapable aspect of the human condition. We are all, to some degree, susceptible to its allure.
Groupthinkers come in many flavors: the copycat hangers-on in elementary school who never had an original idea but worshipped the popular kids’ trends unquestioningly; the MAGA neighbor who drenches his house and car with patriotic regalia year-round; the virtue-signaling SJW brownshirts who dogpile on sinners who utilize the wrong gender pronouns.