I found these quotes at essentially the same time and an interesting thought came to mind.

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo

Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him.
Paul Eldridge

There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.
Robertson Davies

The wisdom of a society is found in its ideals and its folly found in its ideas.

What are you willing to bring forward?