Friday, July 23, 2004

lack of leadership

Eschaton: Failure of Leadership (quoting Richard Cohen).

I think I'll start working on an essay called "What to do when your country goes nuts." It'll be a how-to guide on signs to look for and how to respond to insane mob behavior when confronted by it. Because, unlike Richard Cohen, not everyone "loses their head" with the collective majority. Not everyone's reaction, when seeing a group of bullies beating someone up, is to pile on.

Many of us wander around trying to figure out what happened to everybody and wondering what to do about it. Many others just keep their mouths shut and their heads covered until the fever passes.