"History is witness to the often devastating effects of mob mentality. Nowhere was this more evident than in the last century’s Nazis, who demonstrated in real life the horrific consequences of blind obedience.
Groupthink. Herd mentality. Brainwashing. Cults. Bandwagon effect. Witch hunt. Lynch mob. There are many terms that express one of the things abhorred today: Conformity. Calling someone a conformist is considered an insult. In our free-spirited society, where individuality and independence reigns, who wants to be seen as a “copycat” and follower of others? As someone who cannot think or act on their own?"