Man against the mob

“The problem with going along [with the mob] is that it demoralizes you. It makes you a smaller person, inside. You’ll know you shouldn’t have done that, you’ll think badly of yourself for having done it, you’ll feel cowardly, and it will affect your life in other ways. […] That’s what totalitarian movements across history always knew. If you can grind people down, make them agree to the lies….you can make them do anything.”

“You think you’re doing a little thing, but you’re not. You’re diminishing your soul by [going along with the mob]. Because you know you could be something more than the person that just has to hang what Party Headquarters tells you have to hang this week.”

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