Something like the dynamic of the university--indoctrinated students organizing to demand of indoctrinating institutions more indoctrination--plays out in the socials, where even an outright activist CEO like Tim Cook or Jack Dorsey isn't safe from the mob. Profit still reigns, but it has to pay off social justice. Increasingly, where matters of social justice intrude, no one is quite in charge. Mob rules, but the mob is just being a stickler regarding the rules of the respectable.
A tiny subset of the population contrives their own drama and its resolution determines the course of society. "Me too" was spawned in the universities in the early nineties with the first wave of "rape culture" propaganda.
Elite and mob are in perverse harmony. It's hard to tell where power ends and popular resentment begins. Look how little it took to get a British rail service to take down advertisements for Morrissey's latest record
Adverts for the new album by the former Smiths singer have been taken down on the Merseyrail network.
Morrissey has previously expressed support for the far-right For Britain party and earlier this month wore a badge with its logo on during a TV show, but he denies he is a racist.
Merseyrail apologised and said the posters did not reflect its "values".
The adverts, which contain no political message, were removed after a traveller on a Southport service to Moorfields contacted the company to ask if it agreed with Morrissey's opinions.
The man, who asked not to be named, told the BBC he was not "offended" by the posters and did not demand they were taken down.
He said he just questioned the company on whether they were appropriate.No one actually did anything. Nothing really happened. Someone asked a ridiculous question and down came the offending adverts that no one seemed to be offended by.
Honk honk went the train.