Something about this day reminded me of the Victorian journalist, Charles Mackay who noted in 1841:
Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.
My own take on it is over at Comment is Free… In short, if it is to assert it’s legitimate authority over its people the democratic state must hold to a higher standard of truth than those trying to over throw it by military means… Even if it means that many thousands of relatives will be left to nurse their own grief in private…
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty