An honest person can’t deny this truth: people live up or down according to the expectations of others.
Have you ever considered how much power you have over others? Well, it’s not much…if two or more people are tugging them in the opposite directions. But if you and your philosophical allies are more numerous…what then?
The writer describes the rioters as “essentially” wild beasts because he knows they are, in fact, human beings. The article is both a piece of excellent reporting…and a shriek of horror.