Safety in numbers

The person with the new and different idea is wrong!
The person with the new and different idea is wrong!

We are unfamiliar with this way of thinking. It is too new!

We must keep repeating old mantras
We must keep repeating old mantras

The person with the new and different idea must be made to fit!
And if they don’t fit they shall be outcast, dismissed, looked at curiously and slightly sideways.

The person with the new and different idea is questioning our ways!
The person with the new and different idea is questioning our convictions!

This person dares to ask us for evidence that our ways are best and the different idea might be wrong!
But we don’t need evidence for common knowledge.
What a fool…

There are more of us.
We all agree
The person with the new and different idea can not be right.

But the person with the new and different idea is putting that idea into practice!
The person with the new and different idea is not failing!

We will ignore the not failing part and concentrate on old mantras.

That way will not work
That way will not work

The old ways are the best

Alternative ways of thinking are too scary

We must keep repeating old mantras
We must keep repeating old mantras

I heard someone actually tried that in another country and it might have been okay, quite good even… Old mantras? Right… No it doesn’t fit those…
We’ll shout them loudly so the person with the new and different idea can’t be heard.

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