“…Oh! You’ve nothing to say
They’ll drag you away!
If you listen to fools:
The mob rules, …the mob rules…”
(‘The Mob Rules‘ by Black Sabbath; 1981)
One of my mother’s Top Five Sayings revolved around thinking for ourselves, and it had been drilled into her by the nuns when she was a child: “Right is Right even if NOBODY’s right, and Wrong is Wrong even if EVERYBODY’s wrong“. In other words, don’t let the current popular opinion sway your morals or judgement.
Or shorter: don’t follow the mob, no matter what.
Never in my life has the wisdom of that simple lesson been on more obvious display than recently.
This week we witnessed the Leftist Mob Of Tolerance call for the scalp of Mozilla’s CEO, …and scarier still, we saw them get it. Regardless of this man’s viewpoints on marriage or ANY other highly debated topic, this was an undeserving fate for anyone living in an allegedly Free Society.
But we don’t have one of those anymore, do we?