People Need Someone To Hate.

People Need Someone To Hate.

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The Thinker

Jamestown, NY

#1 Oct 20, 2007
As a serious student of forums this past two years, I have become convinced that the human species, not only needs someone to love and to be loved, but they also need someone to hate.

The study of group dynamics is facinating. There is always a leader or a person percieved to be "leader like". This may begin with the Webmaster.....but then others emerge.

Then you need some conundrum or cause to rally the sheep. In the sheep flock there are always a few goats that have a little more intelligence than the run-of-the-mill sheep and they become the toadies to the percieved leader. Toadies or goats have fickle loyalties and can shift in the wind from one perceived leader to another rather quickly. The sheep will pretty much always be sheep (the poor things - not that they are bad and often times they are cute and cuddly - especially the spring lambs).

Life in the barnyard goes along fairly well at first, but as the issue at hand heats up it becomes necessary for the group to create a strawman to focus their ill will on. Lieutenants emerge under the percieved leader to enforce the thought of the group and to focus it on the strawman (or straw-woman).

It can be fairly benign and simply manifest itself as irritation, or it can become so mean that it can turn lethal. Passions elevate. adrenaline highs can become addictive. Rash judgements and knee-jerk reactions prevail. Egos run amuck. Consciences are placed on the back-burner because the group thinks as one rather than individually. People get hurt or killed. Reflection is short lived before it starts all over again. We all need someone to hate. We are humans.
guest

Jamestown, NY

#2 Oct 20, 2007
Humans need a fall guy/gal, patsie, scapegoat to hate. It is part of the nature of being human.

The small can be made to feel big by attempting to make the big look small. In other words, refocus your sins on someone else.

Since: Aug 07

Fargo, ND

#4 Oct 21, 2007
For You Thinker . BBBBAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
You sheeple are all the same, sit and watch from the corners and then throw in you 2 cent psych 101
logic . BBBBBAAAAAAA
The Frog

Erie, PA

#5 Oct 21, 2007
Ribbitt Ribbitt
442 BIG BLOCK

United States

#6 Oct 21, 2007
cutlasssupreme wrote:
For You Thinker . BBBBAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
You sheeple are all the same, sit and watch from the corners and then throw in you 2 cent psych 101
logic . BBBBBAAAAAAA
Don't you mean nnnnaaaaaa.....
Lake Erie Princess

Long Beach, CA

#7 Oct 21, 2007
guest wrote:
Humans need a fall guy/gal, patsie, scapegoat to hate. It is part of the nature of being human.
The small can be made to feel big by attempting to make the big look small. In other words, refocus your sins on someone else.
Guest ~ That is so true ! Very well stated !

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