One of the yins that really gets my goat is the sheeple assumption that we have common morals, even though it is quite obvious that we don't. The yang is that we can decide our individual ethics, even though we need to be able to trust each other. Isn't this bass ackwards?
Wouldn't it be more effective for living sanely to share a common ethic and allow morals to be private, in order to maintain freedom and liberty ? Today, the political gang bashing of all the crack heads and pedophiles of the world is really maintaining a loud and deliberate front, because nobody will defend a druggie or a pervert. But major social and economic crimes of the past century have gotten public winks and nods because of the appearance of propriety by those leading the attack.
DeLay is a large scale example, or Adelphia - it goes on in every human organization - the loudest screamers of common good violations tend to be people hiding their own major common good violation. They hide behind 'let he who is without sin cast the first stone', knowing that human nature ensures no stones to be cast. Political Correctness keeps sheeple in line - What do you do if you find PC offensive? Steal ribbons?
Sheeplethink cannot be tolerated - please think for yourself. Keep your morals personal and share your ethics - bad ethics disappear when not tolerated by a group using the shun and dun. People make mistakes and can be forgiven - but systematic lying, cheating, thieving, etc. seems to have become the norm for sheeple society - i'm not playing sheeple games any longer.