Shaming to Unity
Character assassination seems to be all the rage for a culture that demands conformity. Teams that behave this way never accomplish much. It’s true for the catty cheerleading squad, a judgmental church, and the politically split United States of America. Unity that is achieved through shame and ignominy is not really unity. It’s a fear-based system of culture shaping that punishes those that are willing to challenge the cultural conventions of the day. The shaming of others is not a tactic of a secure leader with a cause to share. It’s the way the insecure can control those they disagree with because, somehow, disagreement has become the new definition of treason.