Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Charlatans and the Mob Mentality

Why do we need someone to tell us how we feel? Why do people fall for a leader's ideals instead of forming their own? Does it take a certain personality to engage in groupthink, or are we all susceptible to it?

Should Susan Atkins, one of most ruthless of the Manson family, get out of prison? She is supposedly a born again Christian. Does that matter? Has she exchanged one type of mob mentality for another? In other words, does she really consider herself a Christian, or did she get sucked in and brainwashed like she did as a member of the Manson family?

In no way do I mean to suggest that Christianity is the same thing as the fucked-upedness that is the Manson family. But you have to wonder.

Right?

1 comment:

Discombobulated said...

i think you definetelty have to wonder about that.
your right, they are not equitable except for the group think that the members exhibit, not all, but a whole hell of alot of them.
yes, i do think that certain people are more suspetible to it than others.
it can be hard and scary to think for yourself, some people are just more comfortable doing with others say is right.