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Leaders And Their Blind Followers

Most people are followers – not leaders. That should come as no surprise. It’s just the way it is. Similar to the behavior of dogs who will follow a pack leader, most people tend to follow others – their pack leader – even blindly. Blind followers though, are a special kind of follower. And there’s no shortage of them today. That’s one big reason we’re in this mess.

Too Many Blind Followers

I suppose that if you put 100 leaders in a room, nothing would get done. My gut instinct tells me that maybe 5 or 10 percent of people might be so called leaders, or have characteristics thereof. But progress needs its followers.

So does that mean that the 90 to 95% of the rest are blind followers? No. Being a follower is not a bad thing. But I do suspect that a majority follow ‘blindly’ (easily persuaded or swayed), while some lesser percentage may ‘think’, challenge or question some or much of the time – while still being mostly a follower. The thing is, so many people don’t want to be “unpopular” or “different”, so they go with the group – a blind follower.

I know quite a lot of followers who defend their abusive and corrupt leaders. I call them the mob because they threaten, they lie, they cheat, anyway possible to gain power and privilege.

It is natural for people with common behaviors/interests to form groups with the same behaviors/interests, and follow a leader of that group. Whether it be a good or bad group, they all have something in common within their group.

That’s where independent thinkers are different. They follow their conscience, not with the mob and it’s leaders.

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Most people have a need to have their peers recognize and approve their lives. The herd mentality is hard wired in most.

Blind support for an athletic team, or product loyalty like Ford or Chevy are perfect examples. Street gangs fill this need for neglected children. Groupies, environmentalists, political parties, are all primitive emotional tribal herds.

Thinking for ones self leaves most people feeling lonely and disconnected, thus most people will follow a herd of others, even if it results in loosing free thought and action. This is why it is easy for the herd leaders to manipulate their herds with such ease.

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Bad Leaders and their Blind Followers

Not all leaders are bad. Certainly many are, and have been, very good. Society as a whole has benefited from many of them in all walks of life.

However, some leaders take their position and abuse it. Some leaders are ‘extreme’ or become extreme. Not all leaders have good intentions. Some leaders are gifted with more charisma than others, and may abuse it nefariously to sway the pack of sheeple.

Apparently about 3 out of 100 people are sociopaths, some of whom are psychopaths. They tend to gravitate towards a desire to ‘lead’. Control. Politics. World history is rife with this type. Hundreds of millions of their blind followers have perished as a result. (And history has a tendency to repeat).

Some ‘followers’ have personality traits such as loyalty and obedience, which can be beneficial. But if taken too far can lead to becoming an unquestioning blind follower, regardless of where their leader is going or doing. Powerful leaders (or a leader) with legions of unquestioning followers can lead to very bad places… Just look back through history. It always ends with misery and death.

Blind Followers Are Easily Manipulated

Not sure how many followers are ‘blind’ followers, but I believe there are more blind followers than than skeptical more independent-thinking followers.

Many are easily convinced, or blindly swayed by information having the appearance of coming from ‘authority’. The authority figure or figurehead.

For example, one major influence being what many call “the mainstream news” and their talking heads on TV. Blind followers have no clue that much of it is pure propaganda, directed by the few who own 90% of it all. And this is just one example of many – although a significant one.

Easily manipulated and influenced, blind followers will subsequently ‘fall in line’. They march in lock step behind their leaders and their propaganda. Those who ‘follow along’ like a leaf in the wind will always blow in the direction of the crowd. Count on it.

Blind Followers Are Very Bad For A Healthy Society

So what’s the point of all this?

I am concerned about the apparent large percentage of today’s blind followers.

I am concerned about the leaders and followers of the many evil cults invading, splitting, and dividing the people. The worst of which is the cult of the satanic globalist elite who have set upon this world a Great Reset. The Covidian cult has been one of their means in this regard. There are many other cult-leader-follower examples too. However, bad things happen when there are too many blind followers. Especially when they cannot, or refuse to, ‘see’.

We are living in a society where questioning so called authority is taboo. A bad thing to be punished. We’re living in a world today which does its best to shape people into good little blind followers. Sheeple. Trained and taught NOT to think for themselves. Instead, they must think as the State tells them to think. If not, then punishment is demanded as an example to others who might be considering similar non-conforming actions.

I am concerned that independent thought, critical thinking, and any challenges that go against the cult narratives – it’s all being punished and snuffed out by very powerful entities – who themselves control governments all around the world.

A healthy society is one in which their are fewer blind followers and more independent thinkers.

The question is, can the blind be healed to see again?

[ Read: Don’t Ever Trust The Scorpion ]

30 Comments

  1. If brains were gunpowder most couldnt blow their nose , current politicians prove it !

  2. Yes, the blind can be healed again to see…….if Jesus is the healer. HE has done it before. HE is also excellent at heart transplants.

  3. can the blind be healed to see again? no. it’s going to take a hard reset and it won’t be pretty.
    will it happen? i don’t think so, society and our species as a whole is doomed to decline into idiocy en mass.
    we are already well on our way. all you have to do is look around you to see it happening,
    if someone can’t see it then, well.
    the short story “The Marching Morons” by Cyril M. Kornbluth explains it very well.

  4. The reason you are taught not to question in public schools is to create the plethora of subservient sheep. Literally had a college professor melt down when asked a question. It is sad. The blind will continue to be mass produced as we march toward dystopia. I’m at the fork roads of accelerationist and still trying to warn people, but either way, the end is nigh.

    Good thing there is so much bread and so many circuses to keep people entertained. I shouldn’t be shocked, but even the food shortages aren’t waking the masses. Maybe because they are already zombies.

  5. I gave up trying to open the eyes of the blind years ago. Ignorance, laziness and procrastination are the main attributes of today’s society, so I’m gonna keep taking care of me and my wife and will have zero empathy, sympathy or concern for the sheep when they’re led to slaughtered.

    Today I cooked and then canned 7 qts of white bean chicken chili and thought to myself how little effort went into making at least 7 meals for me and my wife and how few people are able or willing to make the same effort.

  6. I knew a Nurse who smoked 1-2 packs a day and would not stop. Then her mom who also smoked liked crazy got lung cancer. Well, this woke the Nurse up and she stopped. My point is, often it takes a crisis, or a thump upside the head, to change people.

    I would guess that since the WuFlu came that there are a bunch more preppers. Inflation growing worse should also turn on a few dim lightbulbs too.

    Will all of the sheep turn into Sheep Dogs? More like Wolfs I would guess.

    1. Even a herd of sheep can be ruthless–the biggest, baddest sheep gets everything and the other sheep take what’s left. The non-conformists, who are blissfully feeding in another area of the meadow, know there’s food all around, and maybe they tried to direct the other sheep toward it, but as sheep will the other sheep ran in the direction indicated by their leaders.

      That doesn’t mean they’re wolves. It just means they’re animals, with violent tendencies but without the teeth and claws of the wolf.

  7. I’d estimate 1 to 2% were actual leaders.
    The rest of these “leaders” are sociopaths, psychopaths or narcissistic d-bags.

  8. I applaud this article. I will be brief. If anyone is interested, Deitrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran theologian, wrote about stupidity in Letters And Papers From Prison. It is too long to post here. The gist of the essay is stupid people are more dangerous than malicious people. Bonhoeffer was executed by the Nazis.

    Dave Duffy, the editor and publisher of Backwoods Home magazine wrote a very thought-provoking book titled: Can America Be Saved From Stupid People? His premise: It cannot. Avoid the Sheeple, Normies, Cucks, Clueless and the shambling, texting, slack-jawed, mouth-breathing, vaping, brain-dead Mall Zombies. Between the culling of the “vaccinated” and the pending economic hiccup, we are in for very unpleasant times. Plan accordingly.

  9. “It only takes one, you know, in the right position.” He laughed softly. “People talk about conspiracies, but why bother with bringing other people into a conspiracy when you can just influence a million people in the right direction? One percent of them will do precisely what you expect. Then it’s just a matter of being ready to use the supposed coincidence.”

    “And the rest won’t believe,” Cas snapped, glaring at him. “They won’t believe that it’s deliberate.”

    He shrugged, as if her anger was meaningless. “Of course not. Why should they? They’re told it’s all for their benefit.” He smiled faintly. “The sad part is, they believe it.”

  10. Did anyone else do a self-analysis from this article? I’m definitely not a blind follower. I am an independent thinker, but I’ve not been comfortable when put into the role of leader. I do speak out when I see something I think is wrong. And I do ask a lot of questions.

    I was a shy obedient child, but as an adult, even though I’d like to be in agreement with a group, I’m always thinking and I seem to have more questions about things than others do. I’ve run into problems at times because of it. A pastor will think I’m questioning his authority when what I’m trying to do is gain understanding through intellectual or spiritual discourse. Sometimes I’ve thought their response is defensive because I’m a woman. It’s disheartening and I’ve found that a few of my friends have experienced the same thing when honestly trying to understand something. One example was a pastor castigating Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I learned much from his book, Cost of Discipleship, especially his description of cheap grace. I honestly wanted to know what this pastor considered heretical. He never even answered my question. He just lambasted me for every perceived wrong he assumed of me. I was in shock. We left church that day and never returned. I’d seen red flags in that church and had prayed for God to show us if we should leave. He certainly did!

    Anyway, I certainly am not a blind follower and maybe that’s why I can’t understand the mentality of those who are. I’ve had experiences of standing alone throughout my entire life, even when I was that shy obedient child. I’m sure God has used it in teaching me to follow Him more closely, and to stand against the evil one. Considering what we’re seeing now, it’s another reminder to prepare spiritually and reach out to others in order for many more to come into His kingdom.

    1. NW Gal – “Did anyone else do a self-analysis from this article?” Yes, I just spent an hour doing it and then deleted it. I did not like what I saw…. In a nutshell

      I am a follower. But I am a loner at the same time. I say I don’t like people, but in truth I love people…..I just don’t like myself because I know I can do better. I am able to forgive others, but I can’t forgive myself. I clearly remember the bad things I have seen, but whatever good I may have done is cloudy. The obuse of the defenseless promotes an un-Godly rage in me, yet I seek peace. I judge the conduct of others, yet I make the mistakes too. I want to have relationships….yet I push people away for fear of loss. They say know your enemy…..my enemy is me.

      There’s a profile for ya…..

      1. SS, you just described a lot of us. Are you truly a follower or do you just not want to lead. Leading is a huge responsibilities that those with a soul contemplate greatly. We are all flawed but we are meant to be together (some of the time at least) so forgive yourself one step at a time …..and then enjoy the good that does exist in the others that you can abide.

        1. DAMedinNY – I was once the leader (hands on, mid-level) of a special group because I knew how to do that job effectively. The “higher ups” decided to change an operating procedure to reduce costs and thus expose both the good, and the bad, to unnecessary risk for the sake of time. I fought them on the issue. Money won…..at least they took my suggestion for my replacement. I have no problem with leading…….but I do have a problem with stupid decisions by those who want to micro-manage and take credit for success but shift blame when things go south. A true leader takes credit for both. I am now a follower of Jesus…..the perfect leader, and HE won’t bail out when things get tough. Perfect Love.

    2. NWGal, what you said resonates with me. And yes, we need to prepare spiritually most of all, then mentally and physically. We don’t know what is coming other than evil. It is difficult leaving the community of fellowship at your church but sometimes necessary. God will or has placed us where we need to be.

    3. Yep,
      Not a leader, not remotely,
      But,
      Am not a follower either, am sorta more like a badger than a sheep, wolf or sheepdog,
      Just want to be left alone

    4. NWG – I think by your questions you inspire other people, who may be blind followers, to start / resume thinking and asking questions themselves, which goes to Ken’s point: can they see again. I believe the answer is yes, then can see again but the situation then evoves to the question of how much are they willing to do.

      My suggestion: don’t stop asking questions but be smart about when, to whom and how we do it.

  11. I believe that many are waking up. We see this by the large numbers moving from the crime/taxes of blue cities to red states like Texas and my own Sunshine State. Maybe it is just a sheep stampede ?

    For certain we all need to “get right” with The Lord.

  12. Not sure if everyone got my drift… I’m not suggesting that all followers are blind followers. And I’m not suggesting that followers are a bad thing. Or that everyone should be a leader. Simply put, most people are followers. Nothing wrong with that at all. Nothing at all.

    What I am suggesting is that many (majority?) of people seem to be what I’m calling ‘blind followers’. And that, I believe, is not a good thing for a society in general.

    Anyway, thought I would attempt to clear that up.

    1. The world needs leaders, followers and yes wolves to keep a balance. Too many leaders or too many followers leads to inefficiency and disorder. Too many “blind followers” leads to tyrannical control and slavery for everyone. Several years ago I read an article on how the entire eco system was impacted when the wolves were removed from the Yellowstone area including all the way down to the impact on the trout population. The reintroduction didn’t sit well with local ranchers but was necessary to reestablish the balance of the elk, moose and trout populations.

      Awareness is the key to survival and the more information, knowledge, tools, skills you have to help increase your awareness the better your chances of not becoming a “blind follower”. Knowing how to identify and operate around the wolves, the sheep, the leaders and the “blind followers” the less chance you have of being deceived.

      1. Not just the animals. The “prey” population was doing a number on the vegetation as well as the hydrology. Yellowstone was pretty close to runaway desertification when they brought the wolves back.

        I hesitate to apply that to humans, though. Wolves run by instinct and hunt for food. Human wolves tend to use their intelligence to destroy lives, livelihoods, and hunt for power. If it was a matter of necessity and eating to live (instinct) it would be slightly different. Nature requires and enforces a balance. Humans…don’t. Human wolves are more like rats, stealing what they can and ruining the rest so no one else can have it.

        1. Lauren,
          Good points and yes the human wolf has a completely different agenda than the 4 legged one. I guess what I was trying to say is that human wolves keep us vigilant and remind us to never drop our guard. In a perfect world there would be no human wolves to worry about but Adam and Eve messed that up for all of us.

  13. Every time our government passes another regulation, they say ” It’s for your safety. ”
    I never felt unsafe before.
    Until they tell me it’s for my safety.
    NOW, I feel unsafe !

  14. Public speaking is a prime example. I’ve done a fair bit of it. At first, it was very stressful. Many hours of preparation followed by stressing over presentation. Soon, far too soon, it becomes easy. People crave a leader. Anyone who will give ANY KIND of presentation, is automatically presumed to be a “leader.”

    Now-a-days I don’t give presentations. Kind of strange, if I am a member of the crowd, I watch the crowd not the presentation. The admiration for the speaker is nearly universal. Hardly matters what the topic may be. Church, business, even a simple CPR class, the crowd forms into groups. The largest group is easily recognized. Rapt attention to the speaker, admiration (sometimes it’s ridiculous), some even seem to mimic the speaker in posture.

    Us humans are strange creatures. The best leaders are reluctant leaders. Choose your leaders carefully.

  15. In my view of the world there are only two leaders, God the father and satin. Like a pyramid all others are followers. God’s path is narrow “the ten commandments. satin uses the easy, lazy, whatever feels good way. Unfortunately, a lot of human nature guides us to the easy way of living.

  16. ‘A healthy society is one in which their are fewer blind followers and more independent thinkers.’

    …and that’s where we, globally, fail.

    The ‘push’ is to abolish those that CAN think, independently, rationally.
    Am I a follower?
    Maybe.
    But I have the ability to analyze the outcomes, positive/negative, of being a sole follower.
    Am I a leader?
    Maybe more so, a ‘suggester’.
    I can suggest. I am not a cram it down your throat, my way or the highway type of person. It’s up to you to make your own decisions on that suggestion.
    The same as my reasoning of, being or not being a ‘follower’.

    Hermey, the misfit elf, wanted to be an independent.

  17. Ken, Have to call you out on “I suppose that if you put 100 leaders in a room, nothing would get done.” I’ve been in that room many times. The results sometimes are nothing short of mind-blowing. Rooms at various times and places that were filled with heads of families, 4-H leaders, church leaders, scientists, or government/military, both here and in international settings. There’s a quality to good leadership, and an incandescence to excellent leadership, that’s always mission and other focused. It incorporates sacrifice, strategic inclusion, and a personal commitment to caring for the needs of the led. Good leadership is intelligent, resourceful, and efficient. The catalyst of good minds and souls who come together believing that knowledge shared is knowledge multiplied is so powerful. Positive change is the takeaway.

  18. Thank you for all the thoughtful responses. I did a lot of reflection bon this one. By ken’s comment I was reminded of an essay I read in college in my Christian fellowship group. It was called “Critical Loyalty” and it looked at what loyalty is, and the difference between critical loyalty and blind loyalty. The latter leads to cults, among other things. We can question in a way that’s healthy, with a godly motivation and synergy created with others that improves what we’re doing. Critical in this context doesn’t mean criticizing, but rather analyzing. And that’s where sincere probing questions should be welcomed, rather than rejected after being seen as a threat.

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