Those of us who refuse to be whipped into a mob are few but feisty.
We arm our intellects. We prepare ourselves to recognize manipulation and deception. We know our core principles and convictions.
We are wary of outrage... We know it to be seductive and a key tool to uncenter us without our notice.
We acknowledge and affirm that no one can ever take our reason from us without our acquiescense and that we can surrender it in subtle ways. We make a practice of not yielding it.
We commit ourselves on this day and each day forward that we will move only on our own best individual judgment... never in haste or anger... responding, not reacting... with resolve or defiance as the situation calls for it.
We are no mob and no mob can have us.