As of right now, I’m pretty sure “our leaders,” — like them or not — have a strong collective will to not be seen as hiding from the mobs. If they are seen to be hiding, that’s the beginning of the end. When all that is left to us is to shelter behind walls, we are ceding reality to the mindless. Mobs took down both Greece and Rome and I guarantee, they can take us down too. And will, unless we do something about this, other than make little speeches then go back to “business as usual.”
Neither democracy or republic was destroyed by organized armies or planned invasions. Mobs did it. Just like yesterday. Organized nations don’t try to destroy other countries. The whole point of an invasion is that country A wants country B. For it’s land, for it’s natural resources. For it’s people and their abilities, preferably as intact as possible.
Mobs are entirely different. Mobs seek destruction, preferably total. For a mob, destruction is the beginning and end of the plan. They don’t see a future. They have no plans. They don’t care about the land or its uses. They have no intention of rebuilding, fixing, or changing. They want destruction as total as they can make it. They don’t know how they will live through the results of their own actions because they can’t see past destruction to a future.
When we say “unthinking mobs,” “unthinking” is the primary concept. Which is what worries me most.