posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 08:35 PM
originally posted by: InTheLight
Imagine if everyone on that plane protested with him? What power then?
You really are looking at the situation very simplistically, so simplistically that you are ignoring obvious reasons not to look at the situation in
that way. While the following summary of mine might appear like an "armchair psychological analysis" of the situation and cannot be confirmed, this is
the way I see the situation:
At the time the passengers were informed that since nobody had volunteered the airline would now proceed to use a lottery system to select a passenger
at random who would be forced to leave, THAT was their final chance to unite and protest with him. Why? Because at that moment all the passengers were
in the exact same position (fearing they themselves would be the person to be selected to be unjustly and very badly inconvenienced) and although the
situation was very unjust, the longer the passengers refused to accept their fate, the greater the chance that the situation could only get worse for
on the plane.
Once it was confirmed who the person was that was going to be kicked off the flight, EVERYTHING from that point onward for all other passengers
changed dramatically. Some would still be sympathetic that this poor guy was the one chosen and could not accept what was happening, some would now
want him to leave immediately so everyone could move on, the vast majority of passengers overall would be breathing a sigh of relief that it was not
them chosen, and that they would not have to be badly inconvenienced.
After 1 minute of refusing to leave, 95% of the passengers would start viewing this guy as the enemy. He alone
would not accept his fate and
every second longer it took for him to realise this and leave was starting to inconvenience everyone else. Flight staff would now have to either agree
to stay there indefinitely or have the man removed forcefully. They chose the second option.
The actual manhandling of the doctor would have evoked some rage and greater sympathy from other passengers, but without consciously acknowledging it,
they were glad that this threat to them being able to fly and fulfil all their own plans and obligations was being removed from their lives.
As soon as he was off the plane, along with the officers, and as soon as everyone composed themselves, they felt relieved. The threat to all their
plans had been removed and it was time to move on.