Joe, this is a deeper phenonemon called the “tar-baby” principle and is basically:
Paul B. Hartzog

I can see the truth of the “tar baby principle” and the compelling image of the true counterculture. But you have not mentioned power. What good is refraining pushing your fist into the tar baby if you have no power behind your vision? A reference to Saul Alinsky and the drawing of power to ones cause by attracting powerful allies by a s tragic aligning of interests.

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