Any movement whose rhetoric relies on an array of pathetic appeals will circle in on itself and, as a “movement,” go nowhere. Round and round it flies, swept by emotion to no end, leaderless, for its leaders are merely its followers.
Logos is needed to direct pathos: a people will bring its emotions, but the Idea will set a people in motion.
I do not determine what is right and wrong by looking at the budget of my organization or by taking a Gallup poll of the majority opinion. Ultimately, a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
—Martin Luther King Jr.