Social mood and authoritarianism
Philosophical gobbledygook to some, I'm sure, but I have high regard for Bob Prechter's writings.
"Yes. The impulse to polarize into "in groups" and "out groups" is strong in periods of negative social mood. When most people around you are following their emotions, the ability to think rationally is a big advantage. You make better decisions. You can recognize the patterns of collective human behavior, and in turn know whether to utilize that behavior or to get out of their way."
Better run and do something productive. h